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Philippines signs deal with Israeli oil exploration firm

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 18 signed a seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country’s...
Japan pledges support to Laos for Vietnam War bomb removal

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Japan on October 8 pledged to give 900 million yen ($8 million) towards removing unexploded bombs in Laos that were scattered there during the...
Thailand worried by plunge in Chinese tourist arrivals

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As the number of Chinese tourist arrivals in Thailand keeps tumbling, dragging down overall visitor growth in the country, Thailand is dimming the outlook...
Filipino entrepreneur builds passenger drone for traffic-plagued cities (video)

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A Philippine inventor has constructed a large drone suitable for passenger transport and found a partner for mass production in Australia. Former dancer and camera...
Malaysia halts property developments exclusively for foreigners

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The Malaysian government will no longer allow property developments and new townships solely aimed at foreign buyers in a bid to reduce “mindless foreign...
Agreement signed to build China-Myanmar Economic Corridor

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Myanmar and China signed a memorandum of understanding to set up the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor (CMEC) as part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative,...
Malaysia axes Chinese-backed pipeline projects worth $3-billion

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The Malaysian government has finally decided to cancel three China-backed pipeline projects after halting work on them, The Financial Times wrote. The report said...
Vietnam orders military hardware from Russia for $1 billion

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Vietnam has placed orders for Russian weapons and military services worth more than $1 billion, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported, according to Reuters.  “We...
Chinese to build $1.2-billion “vacation town” in Cambodia from scratch

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Chinese developer Tianjin Union Development Group has unveiled plans for yet another project called “Tourism Vacation Town” in Cambodia that will cost $1.2 billion...
Chinese poured $32.9 billion into Asia property last year, Thailand top destination

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Mainland Chinese property buyers acquired real estate across Asia for $32.9 billion in 2017, up 352.4 per cent from $7.28 billion in 2016, a...
Taiwan considers cutting visa-free travel to twice a year for Thailand, Philippines, Brunei visitors

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Taiwan mulls reducing the number of visa-free entries for citizens of Thailand, the Philippines and Brunei to two times year, down from currently six...
Sinking Bangkok among cities to be hardest hit by climate change

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As Bangkok prepares to host climate change talks, the Global Warming and Climate Change Conference from October 4-5, experts once again remind that unchecked...
Indonesia invites China to take part in multi-billion infrastructure projects

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While Malaysia just has expressed unease about alleged infavourable repercussions of Chinese investments in construction and infrastructure in the country, Indonesia is fully optimistic...
Foreigners banned from buying property in large Chinese project in Malaysia’s Johor

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Foreigners will not be allowed to buy residential units anymore in a huge development in Johor state in southern Peninsular Malaysia backed by Chinese...
Vietnam demands Monsanto pay its dues for Agent Orange

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Vietnam has demanded US chemical giant Monsanto pay compensation to the victims of Agent Orange, which the company supplied to the US military during...
Laos next target for Chinese tourist “invasion”

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With hordes of Chinese tourists overrunning one Southeast Asian country after the other as a result of a new travel freedom and rising spending...
Malaysia shelves Belt and Road projects with China

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Malaysia has cancelled two multi-billion dollar projects that were part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road project, with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad saying that...
Dr. M talks tech with Alibaba’s Ma

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, also known as Dr. M, met with the founder of China’s largest e-commerce enterprise Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, at...