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India’s weak rupee challenge for Philippine BPOs

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The drastic fall of the Indian rupee is a problem for India's fiscal balance, but some are happy about it, among them India's Business...
New fashion trend for Asia’s women: Refrigerator pants

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A new fashion trend originating from South Korea could become the thing all over Southeast Asia: Refrigerator pants. Made from cooling polyester fabrics, these pants...

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North Korea's official state news agency KCNA on August 10 reported that the country has produced its first indigenous smart phone, the AS1201 Arirang,...
Indonesia and India named world’s biggest shark killers

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In July, a European Union-sponsored study found that Indonesia and India kill the most sharks of all countries. The purpose of the study was...
South Korean consortium firm to build new Myanmar airport

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The Myanmar government has chosen Incheon International Airport Corp. as the preferred bidder for Myanmar’s new $1.1 billion Hanthawaddy International Airport, which is to...
Tigerair could tie up with Indian Spicejet

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Indian discount carrier Spicejet is reportedly in talks with Singapore budget airline Tigerair for a possible deal that would include Tigerair investing as a...
Brunei and Taiwan forging closer ties

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Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) last week met with the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) in Taiwan and agreed to strengthen bilateral trade...
India to borrow Vietnam $100m for military equipment

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India has offered a $ 100-million credit line to Vietnam to purchase military equipment, The Hindu newspaper reported on July 28. Vietnam will use...
Samsung pulls ahead of Apple in phone sales

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South Korean electronics giant Samsung has, for the first time, overtaken Apple as the world’s most profitable mobile phone maker. According to research firm...
Mandalay to become “logistics hub” for China, India

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Chinese businessmen in Mandalay, often found cradling a cup of tea on a restaurant veranda during hot afternoons, have been doing so for years....
South Korea grants $200m loan to Cambodia

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South Korea will provide Cambodia with $200 million as a loan for road and dam projects, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...
AirAsia India to take off in October

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AirAsia's newest venture, AirAsia India, is set to take to the skies in October 2013, the company's founder and CEO Tony Fernandes said on...
Intellectual property mixed within our meals

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How many times have you sat down for dinner and thought about intellectual property (IP) rights? Never, probably. But the food you eat contains...

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South Korea is leading by example in East Asia as it decided to correct frequent English misspellings on tourism signboards which sometimes are unintentionally...
Philippines, Taiwan sign nonviolence agreement

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The Philippines and Taiwan have reached an agreement not to use force in the disputed zones of the 250-kilometer Luzon Strait that splits their...
Taiwan launches free WiFi for all tourists

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Taiwan is now providing free Internet access at over 4,400 "iTaiwan" hotspots across the island to foreign tourists, who will also be able to...
ADB funds Myanmar-India highway

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Myanmar, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will build a new highway linking the northeastern part of India with Myanmar. The ADB has...
Japan wants slice of halal pie

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Shinto-dominated Japan has discovered the halal market and wants to tap the global trade of halal food and products through the Japan Halal Association,...