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Canada, Australia issue Mindanao travel warnings

Canada and Australia have raised travel warnings for their citizens to the Philippines’ second largest island, Mindanao, due to fresh threats of terrorism and...
Doha bank CEO on being a global player

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...
Thailand, Qatar want to ‘bridge cultural divide’

The Thai ambassador to Qatar at a cultural event on Thailand recently held in Doha said that both countries will seek "more cultural cooperation"...
Australian mining firm enters Myanmar

Australian mining firm Eumeralla Resources said in an investors' release on July 1 that it  is looking to advance tin and tungsten exploration in...
Australian academic calls Philippines ‘purgatory’ for poor

Citing rising inequality between the wealthy and not-so-wealthy, an Australian professor has called the Philippines a "purgatory for the poor". Prof. Gill Boehringer, a former...
Qatar, Singapore move closer for a reason

Qatar and the wealthy Southeast Asian city state of Singapore have decided to forge closer ties, and this augurs well for both nations. For...
Intellectual property mixed within our meals

How many times have you sat down for dinner and thought about intellectual property (IP) rights? Never, probably. But the food you eat contains...
What’s behind the leadership change in Qatar?

Normally, Qatar's internal affairs don't attract that much attention in the world. The small country in the Arabian Gulf, with a population of just...
Thai luxury hotel group to launch resort in Qatar

Thailand's Minor Hotel Group, best known for its luxury hotel brand Anantara, has said it will be venturing into Qatar and launch its first...
German ad-bidding platform comes to SE Asia

Berlin, Germany-based ad bidding platform Sociomantic has opened its first office in Southeast Asia in Singapore and will launch its regional arm on July...
Qatar emir resigns, hands over power to son

It took just seven minutes of a televised speech to explain a change that is spectacular for the entire Gulf region: In a first...
Qatar braces for new leadership

The oil-rich Gulf state of Qatar readies for fundamental changes in government which are expected to be announced on June 25, which has been...
Google balloons to bring web to the last corner (video)video

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...
BASF casts an eye on Asia Pacific

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

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

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

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...
Singapore to boost investment in Brazil

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...