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Thailand issues free visas-on-arrival to boost tourism

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The Thai Immigration Bureau has approved the plan to temporarily waive visa-on-arrival fees for 21 countries, China and India among them, in hopes of...
Myanmar presents plan to attract over $200 billion in foreign investment

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The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) came up with an ambitious business plan that includes a major investment promotion strategy aiming to attract more than...
Malaysia auctions off 1MDB-linked superyacht

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Malaysia’s government has launched a one-month auction for luxury yacht Equanimity which has allegedly been bought with money stolen from the multibillion-dollar looting of...
Malaysia’s ex-PM, former treasury official charged with misuse of $1.6 billion

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Malaysia charged ex-premier Najib Razak and one of his former top treasury officials with six counts of criminal breach of trust, accusing them of...
European Union revokes preferential trade status for Cambodia

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The European Union on the 12th annual EU-Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit that took place in Brussels on October 18-19 temporarily revoked its...
Cambodia strengthens tourism cooperation with Thailand, Vietnam

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Cambodia will further strengthen its tourism sector cooperation with Thailand and Vietnam as the country seeks to attract ten million international tourists in 2025...
EU, Singapore ink free trade and investment pact

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Just shortly after a similar deal with Vietnam was settled, the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed free-trade and investment protection agreements in Brussels...
Philippines signs deal with Israeli oil exploration firm

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on October 18 signed a seven-year oil exploration deal with an Israeli firm in a bid to develop the country’s...
EU-Vietnam trade agreement to eliminate 99% of all tariffs

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The European Commission on October 17 adopted the long-planned trade and investment agreements between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam, paving the way for...
Malaysia in need to postpone “developed country” target

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Malaysia will become a developed country not before 2022, missing its longstanding “Vision 2020” target by at least two years, based on current government...
Thailand’s central bank seeks to prevent property bubble

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The Bank of Thailand imposed an 80-per cent loan-to-value limit on mortgages for homes worth more than ten million baht and for all second...
Malaysia Ex-PM’s wife Rosmah arrested, to be charged with money laundering

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak, has been detained on October 3 by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC). According to...
Laos quietly introduced new tourist tax on Oct. 1

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The Lao government eventually without much fanfare introduced a tourist tax - which was in the planning since 2010 - on October 1, 2018....
Malaysia hopes to welcome 30 million tourists by 2020

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Malaysia's Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is targeting 30 million tourist arrivals in Malaysia by 2020, state news agency Bernama reported. Deputy tourism minister...
1MDB saga to be turned into movie

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The story of the multi-billion-dollar graft scandal involving Malaysian state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) – believed to be the world’s largest-ever fraud case...
“Malaysia’s Imelda” likely to be charged for money laundering

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Rosmah Mansor, wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak who is embroiled in the multi-billion fraud scandal surrounding state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad...
Philippine inflation could rise to 7%, only lagging Myanmar’s in ASEAN

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Filipinos are increasingly forced to tighten their belts in the wake of a continued high inflation rate which reached 6.4 per cent in August...
Amazon’s cloud service unit to invest almost $1 billion in Indonesia

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American IT giant Amazon is planning a 14 trillion-rupiah ($945 million) investment in Indonesia, according to The Straits Times, which referred to local news...