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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...
Is ASEAN willpower finally strong enough to cut subsidies?

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In light of recent news, the answer is apparently yes. Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines have finally demonstrated the political will necessary to remove...
Doha bank CEO on being a global player

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Inside Investor sat down with Doha Bank Group Chief Executive Officer R. Seetharaman to hear more about the development plans for his institution. Q: Doha...
Brunei’s Darussalam Air set for take-off in 2014

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Brunei’s new low-cost carrier Darussalam Air has scheduled its first operations to begin in the first quarter of 2014, prioritising the Umrah pilgrimage market. With...
Thailand, Qatar want to ‘bridge cultural divide’

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The Thai ambassador to Qatar at a cultural event on Thailand recently held in Doha said that both countries will seek "more cultural cooperation"...
ASEAN: As safe as we think?

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Recent news of the mysterious death of British writer and movie producer Joseph Lang has sent chills through expat communities in the region. The...
ASEAN Muslim grouping highly lists food security

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The ASEAN grouping representing the southern swathe of Southeast Asian Muslims has made a joint push for hybrid rice farming to up production, it...
“Apple market cap touches $600 billion!” Is Brunei being left out?

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“Apple market cap touches $600 billion!” news reported by the Wall Street Journal on April 10, 2012 speaks volumes about our national economic standing....
Foreign direct investment in Cambodia surges 73%

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A few weeks ahead of the general elections on July 28, Cambodia received applause from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development which...
ASEAN’s most punctual airline: Thai AirAsia

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FlightStats, a US-based flight and airport information service provider, has recently released its May 2013 Airline and Airport On-time Performance Report which determines the...
Australian mining firm enters Myanmar

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Australian mining firm Eumeralla Resources said in an investors' release on July 1 that it  is looking to advance tin and tungsten exploration in...
Web boosted by new ASEAN-Japan submarine cable

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The new $400 million Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) system is expected to significantly improve internet connectivity between Brunei, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and...