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Axiata to buy Saudi Telecom’s Indonesia unit

Malaysia's telecom giant Axiata Group Bhd will buy Saudi Telecom's Indonesian unit in a bid to boost its presence in Southeast Asia's largest economy. The...
UK pushes for Philippine-EU free trade agreement

The British Embassy in Manila on September 26 pushed for the signing of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European...
Austrian documentary shows life of Bangladeshi textile workers (video)video

A new documentary, The Hands that sew your Shirt by Austrian filmmaker Thomas Haunschmid and funded by the Austrian chapter of CARE, a global...
Apple’s ‘cheap’ iPhones launched globally

Apple started the rollout for its new "cheap" iPhones 5C and 5s on September 20. The double debut will see around-the-world sales of the...
Number of Filipino workers in Qatar decreasing

The number of  Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Qatar has been decreasing since 2012, partly because of the Philippine government’s imposition of a $400...
Ireland remains IT hub of Europe

Ireland's inward investment promotion agency IDA Ireland was a prominent exhibitor at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2013 fair held on September 9. Inside...
How can Qatar beef up its appeal for foreign workers?

An easy question, it seems: Pay them a multiple of what they would earn at home. That’s true, but does only apply to highly-skilled...
Malaysian durians cause panic in Australia

A few packs of Malaysian top-notch Musang King and D24 durians being delivered to a lab in Sydney, Australia, have caused a stir after...

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Twitter adds abuse-reporting function

Twitter announced on July 29 that it will now be easier for users to report harassment and abuse from other users. This announcement comes...
‘Looking east’ strategy of Qatar is a promising move

The recent announcement that Qatar’s Foreign Ministry will set up a special unit to nurture relations with the 10-member bloc of the Association of...
Big Data World Show in Kuala Lumpur – Not to be missed!

More than 150 big data professionals from different industries including finance, telecommunications, government, and healthcare will come together to attend the Big Data World...
More Saudi tourists to Thailand – despite travel ban

Despite a travel ban being in place since the 1990s, the number of Saudi tourist to Thailand is growing, Arab media reported on July...
Qatargas delivers first-ever LNG shipment to Malaysia

Qatar's state-owned gas company Qatargas said on July 22 that it has sold its first ever cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Malaysia. The...
The 10 least visited countries in the world

Investvine has compiled a list of least visited countries worldwide by tourism numbers, and, guess what, ASEAN nations are not among them. Here is the...
Russia beefs up anti-spy measures – and buys typewriters

In the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal brought to light by whistleblower Edward Snowden, Russia has decided to take radical measures to avoid...
3D printing of bones can reduce hospital costs

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...