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Cambodia, next powerhouse for ASEAN investors

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The success Qatar’s Ooredoo had with being issued a mobile phone license in Myanmar is an encouraging development for Middle East investors who are...
Detailled Cambodia garment factory map shows everything

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The Cambodian Center for Human Rights has put a map of garment factories operating in Cambodia and their supply chains on the Internet. The map...
Five coolest SMS applications in ASEAN

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While the use of smartphones is on a rapid rise throughout ASEAN, many people are still heavy SMS users, with industry experts estimating hundreds...
Japan yakuza: How about your mafia magazines, ASEAN?

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Every business needs to have a handle on communication with their employees, even organized crime syndicates, it now appears. Japanese media has reported that...
3D printed fashion becoming popular in ASEAN

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Kuala Lumpur recently was the stage of Asia's very first 3D printed fashion show - a new trend that combines 3D printing with fashion...
Cambodia calms investors ahead of elections

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Despite some observers feel that Cambodia's general elections on July 28 will be a test for the country's democratic credentials and political stability, Commerce...
Brunei to sell Jordan mining investment over row

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The Jordan government has said it will purchase Brunei's shares in Jordan Phosphate Mines, the largest mining and chemical company in the country. Brunei...
Phnom Penh slum kids’ video goes viralvideo

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A video featuring 160 slum kids from a poor district in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh received almost 240,000 hits on Youtube as of July...
ASEAN’s southern grouping gets active

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An effective force in ASEAN has recently been making headlines. As opposed to the their counterpart in the Mekong region (a union defined by...
ASEAN, APEC, G20 to jointly work on infrastructure

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Senior officials of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) , G20, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have met for the first time on...
How Southeast Asia’s wealthy like to fly

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The battle for low-budget passengers is only one side of Asia's thriving air travel business. Airlines are increasingly targeting the wealthy and are beefing...
3D printing of bones can reduce hospital costs

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In what could have a tremendous cost-saving effect especially for hospitals in emerging countries, medics are now experimenting with new ways of healing broken...
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...
Malaysia’s Hong Leong Bank enters Cambodia

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Malaysia-based Hong Leong Bank has secured a banking licence for its operations in the Cambodia from the National Bank of Cambodia. Operations on July...
Ten features travelers really want at airports

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Airport planners who design the constantly expanding airports in Southeast Asia should take into account the latest survey by flight comparison website Skyscanner on...
Travel feature: Brainless in the desert

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During my hotel career, my numerous “sales trips” to the Middle East often led to unexpected adventure. And thus there I was, one March,...
Canada, Australia issue Mindanao travel warnings

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Canada and Australia have raised travel warnings for their citizens to the Philippines’ second largest island, Mindanao, due to fresh threats of terrorism and...