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The downside to foreign presence in Cambodia

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Cambodia has undergone magnificent economic transformation in recent years despite a tumultuous history characterised by French colonisation, the extended Vietnam war, the following brutal...

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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...

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Malaysia's largest state of Sarawak and Brunei's neighbour has been in the spotlight of Qatari investors during the June 12 launch of Inside Investor's...
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...
Google balloons to bring web to the last corner (video)video

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Internet giant Google on June 15 launched what it calls 'Project Loon' in New Zealand, a network of Internet-beaming balloons that travel in the...
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar: No need for copyrights

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Three ASEAN countries for the coming 8 years will not have to bother about intellectual property rights. The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on June...
Spotlight: ASEAN cyber security policies – Join the discussion

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With the revelation of an immense and active US-conducted global surveillance network made by former CIA employee Edward Snowden, the haunting -- taintedly Orwellian...
US investment shifts to ASEAN

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As China and India begin to lose luster, private investors are increasingly setting their gaze on the diverse and rapidly growing countries of ASEAN....
Cambodia, Thailand to open joint trade zones

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Cambodia and Thailand on June 12 agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment by establishing two special economic zones along their shared border, the...
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...
BASF casts an eye on Asia Pacific

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The world largest chemical company, Germany's BASF,  has announced an investment of $13.8 billion by 2020 in order to implement its regional growth strategy...
Sarawak reaches out to Qatar investors

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Big deal is in the making, says chief minister
Philippines invites investors from Saudi Arabia

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The Philippines has been encouraging Saudi businesses to invest in the country and attend or participate in major trade fairs and exhibitions in the...
Doha Metro works awarded, Austrian firm gets mega-contract

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Austrian construction company Porr AG together with Saudi Arabia's Bin Ladin Group and a local contractor, has secured the contact for the Green Line...
Cambodia’s rice exports surge

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Milled rice exports from Cambodia rose 127 per cent to 146,854 tonnes in the period from January to May 2013 compared to the same...
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...