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Myanmar builds international confidence at WEF

After the 22nd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, held in Myanmar from June 5-7, 2013, it is time to draw the conclusion...
Najib affirms Malaysia’s 2020 development goal

In a speech delivered in Kuala Lumpur on June 11, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Abdul Tun Razak affirmed that the country is on track...
Sarawak to receive high-level Qatari delegation

This Thursday, June 12 , Sarawak gets put into the spotlight as business titans from Qatar representing institutional investment bodies, halal food industries and Islamic finance descend upon Kuching.
Vietnam’s garment industry upbeat

Vietnam's textile industry, one of the country's key export sectors, is on a growth path due to increased interest of foreign firms to shift...
Inside Investor sets focus on Sarawak

Sarawak will see a high-profile business event on June 12 when Inside Investor launches its brand-new Inside Sarawak 2013 investment report.
Chinese investment in Myanmar drops

While interest of other foreign investors in Myanmar is surging, Chinese investment in the newly opened Myanmar economy has fallen over the past year...
Aquino set for first Myanmar visit

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to make an historic visit to Myanmar on June 7, where a high-level delegation including senior executives...
Suu Kyi wants to run for president

Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made it for the first time clear that she wants to run for the...
Spotlight Myanmar: Join the WEF tweet!

Myanmar entered the world stage on June 5 by hosting the first ever event in the country for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the...
India’s Singh on Thailand visit

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Thailand on May 30 from Japan to conduct a two-day visit in the Southeast Asian nation where...
Vietnam investment grows 8.9%

Pledges for foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam for the January-May 2013 period rose 8.9 per cent from a year earlier to $8.52 billion,...
Brunei can benefit from Japan’s economic opening, if it happens

The recent visit of Brunei's leader to Japan has been an important step to intensify and promote bilateral economic ties as Japan has entered a new era of consolidating and restructuring its economy.
Myanmar crosses the diplomatic Rubicon

US President Barack Obama used the word Myanmar when meeting with the country’s president, Thein Sein, during his historic visit to Washington, signalling that the nation had finally crossed the diplomatic Rubicon.
Japan seeks to tap Myanmar’s potential

Japan's premier Shinzo Abe arrived in Myanmar on May 24 on a first visit by a Japanese leader since 36 years, closely following Myanmar...
Japan: New time zone for stock market?

Tokyo's mayor Naoki Inose has proposed Japan's standard time (JST) should be pushed ahead two hours to allow the Tokyo stock market...
Strong peso to hurt Philippine economy

The strengthening of the Philippine peso against the US dollar, in tandem with higher inflation, will be among the factors that could cause the...
Khazanah seeks content investment

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment arm of the Malaysian government, together with Astro Overseas, a company of Malaysia's pay-TV group Astro, has set up...
Singapore economy flexes its muscles

Singapore posted a surprise upswing in the first quarter of 2013 with the government saying GDP expanded by 1.8 per cent, an improvement from...