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Brunei investors buy into Lotus F1 team

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Wealthy individuals linked to the royal family of Brunei are among the buyers of a 35 per cent stake in the Lotus Formula 1...
The highs and lows of Brunei’s currency peg

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The latest depreciation of most Southeast Asian currencies did not fail to make its mark on the Brunei dollar. Interestingly, this has nothing to...
ASEAN leaders use social media on haze issue

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Leaders of haze-affected countries in ASEAN, namely Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, took to social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook to find a...
Lost ancient city found in Cambodia

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Archaeologists have recently discovered, with revolutionary airborne laser technology, a lost city that thrived 1,200 years ago on a mist-shrouded mountain in Siem Reap...
ASEAN currencies in defence position benefit investors

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The sudden weakness of Southeast Asian currencies, which last month retreated the most in a year after a series of fiscal measures in the...
Belarus designs tractor for Cambodia

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A Belarus-based company has designed a tractor for sale in Cambodia, taking into account the "needs of the Cambodian market," according to the official...
ASEAN Economic Community behind schedule: Report

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The hope for a timely launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by end-2015, which has long been trumpeted by former ASEAN Secretary General...
Spotlight: ASEAN nations beef up cyber defenses

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Governments, it is widely agreed, must follow a mandate to protect their citizens. How much privacy they strip away from our online lives in order...
Spotlight: The cyber security conundrum – Join the discussion

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Cyber security policies pose a conundrum. In endeavouring to protect citizens against malicious online attacks, how can governments ensure the public they are not...
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...