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Cambodia bans use of the term ‘tuk tuk’

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The Cambodian tourism ministry has banned motor rickshaw drivers in the country and especially in the capital Phnom Penh from using the term "tuk...
US firms doubtful of single ASEAN market

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A survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the US Chamber of Commerce and presented on August 20 in the...
Cambodia named 2nd best value-for-money destination

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Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has given yet another boost to Cambodian tour companies as it listed Cambodia as "second best-value travel destinations for...
Asia will account for 50% of world’s luxury market

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A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, entitled Rich Pickings, has found that Asia will account for more than half of the luxury...
Cambodia: ‘Rose Revolution’ wants to topple government

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A political grouping in Cambodia allegedly trying to topple the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen has become known as "Rose Revolution" because members...
Stock exchanges CEOs draft ASEAN asset class

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At the 19th ASEAN Exchanges CEOs meeting held in Manila on August 16, presidents of ASEAN stock exchanges discuss strategies to further promote ASEAN...
Sri Lankan firm invests in Cambodia rubber plantation

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Sri Lanka-based Kotagala Plantation, a unit of Lankem Ceylon Plc, has said it will set up a 15,000 hectare rubber plantation in Cambodia. According to...

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Southeast Asia is in the grip of an unusually intense outbreak of dengue fever. Cases this year are up 50% across the region over...
ASEAN’s largest medical fair set to open in Bangkok

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Bangkok's centrally located Queen Sirikit National Convention Center will be the venue for Southeast Asia's largest healthcare exhibition, the bi-annual Medical Fair Thailand 2013,...
Vietnam has largest online population in ASEAN

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Vietnam has the most active internet population in Southeast Asia, according to a new report by US-based Internet analytic firm ComScore. The country had a total...
Cambodia’s home-grown electric car still parked

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The first electric car in Cambodia, the locally produced Angkor EV 2013 that was unveiled in January 2013, is still parked due to a...
Our series: Ethics in Business – Are we aware of the ‘Iagos’ in our midst?

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A conversation with Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC Secretary-General
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...
Infographic: Female education in Southeast Asia

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Women are still deprived of equal access to education in Southeast Asia, even if compared to other parts of the developing world the education...
Bruneians set to gain from TPPA

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which Brunei Darussalam signed in 2005, has sparked new questions among a relatively small circle of Bruneians. The...

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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,...
ASEAN foreign ministers meet in Hua Hin

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In another step to discuss the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will gather...
ASEAN’s best companies under $1 billion in revenue

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The small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is lively in ASEAN, as the newest Forbes list of "Asia's best companies with sales under $1...