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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...
Philippine rating upgrade ‘in 3 months’

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The Philippines is expecting at least one more credit rating upgrade in the next three months, according to a research note by First Metro...
BAT doubles tobacco sourcing from Phils

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British American Tobacco (BAT) has announced that it will step up its sourcing of tobacco leaves from the Philippines by doubling purchases to 3.6...
Abraaj cashes in on Thai IT investment

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Dubai-based emerging market investor Abraaj Group has sold its stake in Thailand's IT company Unitrio to Japan's telecom major NTT, the company said in...
Vietnam, an underestimated investment destination

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Of the Southeast Asian nations on the radar for Middle East investment, Vietnam so far has played an underestimated role. Despite some prevailing risks, the country has a rewarding investment profile.
Siam Cement to invest $1.5b

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Thailand's Siam Cement Group (SCG) plans to invest $1.5 billion in cement and power plants and logistics facilities in the region, especially Indonesia, Myanmar...
Cambodia exports up 21% in first quarter

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Cambodian export values increased more than 21 per cent in the first quarter 2013 compared to the same period last year, a report in...
Laos expects $5b loan for rail project

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A $5 billion dollar loan, worth more than half of Laos’ total GDP, for construction of a rail link across southern Laos between Thailand and...
Philippine bourse breaks record mark

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The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) index pierced the 7,000-mark on April 22 for first time, a surge built on optimism that lower bank deposit...
Indonesia tops FDI record

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Indonesia drew in a record 65.5 trillion rupiah (about $6.744 billion) in foreign direct investment (FDI) from January to March 2013, marking a 27.7...
Thai BTS fund off for a dazzling start

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The newly listed infrastructure fund of Bangkok's Skytrain operator BTS received an overwhelming response when it listed on April 19 at the Stock Exchange...
Unearthed gem: Mindanao, Philippines

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Romeo Montenegro of the Mindanao Development Authority spoke with Inside Investor about the huge potential the Philippines' southern region has.
Southeast Asia’s hunger for LNG gives Qatar a boost

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Not unimportant to the Qatari economy is the fact that future streams of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, will flow heavily in the direction of Southeast Asia, with Thailand and Indonesia being the biggest absorbers.