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Singapore to boost investment in Brazil

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Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Government of Singapore Investment Corp is reportedly planning to open an office in Brazil's capital Sao Paulo in 2014 as...
Few in ASEAN aware of upcoming integration (video)

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The majority of the 600-million population in ASEAN are unaware of upcoming changes in the ten-member bloc, especially about new measures that are intended...
Apple’s next innovation to intimidate Asia

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If anything can be said about Apple products, it’s that they are game changers. This week, the widely publicised Apple Developers’ Conference, which began...
ASEAN Timeline

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The next big step for ASEAN will be the AEC
New ASEAN start-ups that hold potential

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A look at the start-up scene in ASEAN brings to light that there are a number of fresh firms around that have high potential...
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...
Bahrain to host GCC-Asia conference

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The GCC-Asia Trade and Investment Conference is scheduled to be held in Manama, Bahrain later this year in October, a bulletin by the Bahrain...
No single currency in sight for ASEAN

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Despite lots of commitments for cooperation within the ASEAN bloc at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Myanmar from June 5 to...
High hopes for UAE, Qatar market status upgrade

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After five years in a row of missed opportunities, the UAE and Qatar are under consideration for a reclassification from their current frontier market status to that of emerging market, a move deemed overdue by some.
Qatar pledges $15b for Myanmar license

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Ooredoo, Qatar's national telecom company - formerly Qatar Telecom - said on June 5 that it would invest $15 billion in rolling out a...

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The future of mobile location-based services lies in its rapid adoption of indoor technologies. By Christian Carle, CEO and founder of Pole Star* For more than...

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What is the ratio between unemployment and corruption in ASEAN countries? This infographic shows the correlation between both factors.
Common ASEAN visa system in the making

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Four ASEAN countries on June 5 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2013 held in Myanmar signed an agreement to facilitate...
Prestigious event raises Myanmar’s profile

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2013 puts Myanmar in the spotlight. The country has received massive investment pledges in the line-up to the prestigious conference, but with high potential also comes risk.
Philippines gets first semiconductor lab

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In an effort to cut costs for the Philippines’ emerging semiconductor and electronics industries, the government has launched the country’s first laboratory to conduct...
ASEAN nations eager to conquer space

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Unnoticed by many, member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have stepped up their spending for space science in the past,...
Shoe factory collapses in Cambodia (video)video

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The collapse of the ceiling of a shoe factory in Cambodia on the morning of May 16 left at least two dead and injured...
SingTel on shopping spree in ASEAN

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Singapore’s largest telecoms provider, SingTel, said it will set aside $1.6 billion over the next three years for startup acquisitions in Southeast Asia,  preferably...