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Election bodes well for Philippine bourse

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The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) will remain on a steady positive trajectory no matter the results of midterm elections scheduled for Monday, May 13,...
Upcoming Philippine elections a personal affair

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In the May 13 midterm elections in the Philippines, involving congressional, local and provincial candidates, 12 of the top 20 senatorial candidates are part of political dynasties, Justin Calderon found out.
Germany sells 164 tanks to Indonesia

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The German government has approved the sale of 104 used Leopard 2 combat tanks, 10 other armed vehicles, including recovery tanks and bridge layers,...
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...