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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a new law on August 8 to establish the Philippine Space...
Thailand Seeks To Boost Weakening Economy With $10.2-billion Stimulus Package

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Thailand is planning a stimulus package worth 316 billion baht ($10.2 billion) to support farmers, lower-income earners, tourism...
Singapore Launches E-arrival Card For Foreign Visitors

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Foreign visitors traveling to Singapore using selected transport services can now submit electronic arrival cards up to 14...
Hong Kong Protests Hit Tourism In Southeast Asia

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Tourism officials in Southeast Asia have warned about disruptive effects on tourism caused by the Hong Kong...
Gloomy Outlook For Singapore’s Economy As Trade War Bites

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Singapore’s government cut its forecast for economic growth this 2019 to almost zero as the escalating US-China...
Tourism Arrivals In Philippines, Cambodia Jump

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Tourism arrivals have been significantly rising in both the Philippines and Cambodia in the first half of...
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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo confirmed that the country's capital will be moved from Jakarta to Borneo, whereby...
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The national oil companies of Malaysia and Indonesia could enter a close cooperation or even merge to...
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Malaysia launched a project on August 9 for a new mass market car to be produced locally...
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A new batch of communication satellites used by Myanmar were successfully launched into orbit on August 6...
Micro Loans Put Cambodia On Brink Of Debt Crisis

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The rapid rise of micro loans aimed at helping poor Cambodians to establish their own businesses has led...
Mandalay Set To Become Myanmar’s First Smart City

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Sunset over Mandalay, Myanmar's future "smart city" © Arno Maierbrugger Mandalay is about to become Myanmar’s first...
Un Urges Foreign Firms To Sever Ties With Myanmar’s Army-linked Businesses

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United Nations investigators urged foreign companies to cut ties with Myanmar businesses affiliated with the country's military,...
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The Philippine government approved a plan to build a new $14.5-billion international airport for Metro Manila that...
Malaysia Imposes Airport Departure Tax Of Up To $36

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Malaysia  will introduce an airport departure levy of up to 150 ringgit ($36) for all passengers flying...
Thailand’s Rangsit University Sees Business Case For Marihuana Products

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Rangsit University's own marihuana cultivation © Arno Maierbrugger Rangsit University, a private university in Pathum Thani, Thailand which is...
Thailand Kicks Off Era Of Medical Cannabis – Foreign Investors On The Sidelines

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Withoon Danwiboon, Managing Director of Thailand's Government Pharmaceutical Organisation © Arno Maierbrugger Thailand’s state-owned Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) will...
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Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, the owner of Malaysia Airlines, has hired US financial services firm...