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New $1.1b district for Phnom Penh

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Booyoung Group, a South Korean conglomerate, has started ground breaking on the construction of a more than $1.1 billion new town in the heart...
Mandalay gets 20 new hotels

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Twenty hotels providing over 1,400 rooms will be built in Mandalay, the top tourism destination in central Myanmar,  to meet growing demand for hotel...
Investment in Southeast Asia’s solar revolution

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Across the sun-drenched tropical expanse of Southeast Asia and with a number of new projects coming up, solar power is increasingly gathering a polished appeal, finds Justin Calderon. Has the solar revolution in ASEAN arrived?
Indonesian growth in decelerating trend

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Indonesia’s economy posted its lowest growth rate during the first quarter of 2013 in over the past two years despite having topped FDI records,...
ADB: Basics of growth in the Philippines

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The Asian Development Bank's Philippine country director, Neeraj Jain, explains how governance reforms have improved the nation's economy.
Manufacturing key to more Philippine jobs

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In order to rid the inglorious reputation of ASEAN’s most economically unequal economy, the Philippines will need to address infrastructure, policy and skills bottlenecks...
AEC: Will it just remain a vision?

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The 22nd ASEAN Summit in Brunei has made a very clear statement with regards to the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community. It turned out that ten-member bloc will most likely not be able to meet its target.
Asia hotels in investor spotlight

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Hotel receipts nearly tripled in Asia the first quarter of 2013, supported by a tourism boom in the emerging countries of Southeast Asia’s Mekong...
Malaysian stocks strong after elections

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The Malaysian stock market experienced one of its strongest openings in many years after the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional extended its 56-year rule in...
Election result shows ethnic divide

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Malaysia's governing coalition extended its half-century rule despite its worst-ever performance in a general election at a result that exposes growing racial polarisation in...
Speedy Samalaju embarks on a greener shade

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If the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) was a pole-vaulting competition, Samalaju would be the one pushing the benchmark ever higher, writes Justin Calderon after his trip to Sarawak.
Indonesia seeks Iraq refinery investment

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Indonesia, a main importer of crude oil and its refined products in Southeast Asia, is likely to partner with Iraq, one of the world’s...
Thai rice industry under heavy pressure

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The steadily appreciating baht, a farmer subsidy scheme that is distorting competition and a build-up of the biggest-ever stockpiles have put Thailand's formerly flourishing...
Textiles sector strengthens in Vietnam

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  Garment and textiles could become Vietnam’s top export items this year if the sector manages to maintain the 19 per cent growth rate attained...
Philippines gets second investment rating

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Global rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) has raised its investment rating for the Philippines one level to BBB- from BB+, with a stable...
Singapore economy in structural change

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The economy of the small city state of Singapore, which in the first quarter of 2013 faced another contraction of 0.6 per cent on a...
Sarawak saw $1b investment in Jan, Feb

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Sarawak attracted around $1 billion in investment in the first two months of 2013, the highest among the states in Malaysia, according to the...
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund kicks off

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB)-supported ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF) has readied $1 billion to begin operations for lending projects by the second half of...