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ASEAN ministers seek solution for South China Sea conflict

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Southeast Asian foreign ministers gathered on June 30 at the ASEAN summit in Brunei to intensify discussions with China on a binding code of...
No ‘butts’ about ASEAN healthcare

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In the Philippines, there is no need to fear committing a faux pas by taking a cigarette from an open pack on a table....
Qatar, Singapore move closer for a reason

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Qatar and the wealthy Southeast Asian city state of Singapore have decided to forge closer ties, and this augurs well for both nations. For...
ASEAN meeting overshadowed by tensions

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The disastrous haze caused by Indonesian forest fires over the past weeks and rekindled territorial disputes in the South China Sea are among the...
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...
Spotlight: ASEAN to discuss haze in Brunei

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In search for a culprit to ending the haze phenomena that plagues Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia every year, ASEAN should embark on a soul-searching...
Southeast Asia haze: Fallout ensues – Join the discussion

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Malaysia’s palm oil giant Sime Darby has deflected blame over being involved in the disastrous haze that engulfed Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia earlier this...
Indonesia asks ASEAN for help to tackle fires

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Indonesia on June 26 said it "is prepared to accept assistance from ASEAN member countries" to solve the forest fire problem on Sumatra, according...
Cambodia to speed up Internet with $80m submarine cable

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Cambodia’s largest internet service provider Ezecom said on June 25 it will construct the country's first submarine Internet connection which is expected to "dramatically...
Brunei partners with IBM to save energy

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IT giant IBM on June 25 announced that it joined forces with Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) "to explore smarter ways to conserve and consume...
Ten reasons why Thailand may lose out in the ASEAN race

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Thailand will have to address certain issues that affect investors' confidence in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing business environment in ASEAN....
The tale of the sleepiest ASEAN bourses

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Discounting Myanmar, which has yet to create a stock exchange of its own, the Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) and Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) are...
North Korean foreign minister expected at ASEAN meeting

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North Korean foreign minister Pak Ui-chun is expected to attend the ASEAN Regional Forum in Brunei slated for July 2, Japan news agency Kyodo...
Royal Brunei the first ASEAN airliner to deploy 787s

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Brunei's national carrier Royal Brunei Airlines will be the first airliner in Southeast Asia to deploy Boeing's 787 Dreamliner aircraft. An initial fleet of four...
Massive rise in Asia fuel imports predicted

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Asia’s voracious demand for power will force greater amounts of fuel imports in the decades to come, an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report has...
What’s behind the leadership change in Qatar?

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Normally, Qatar's internal affairs don't attract that much attention in the world. The small country in the Arabian Gulf, with a population of just...
Thai luxury hotel group to launch resort in Qatar

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Thailand's Minor Hotel Group, best known for its luxury hotel brand Anantara, has said it will be venturing into Qatar and launch its first...
German ad-bidding platform comes to SE Asia

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Berlin, Germany-based ad bidding platform Sociomantic has opened its first office in Southeast Asia in Singapore and will launch its regional arm on July...