Politics

Politics

Government deals, personalities, bills, and news

Tall order for Myanmar infrastructure

1747
Over the next 20 years, Myanmar’s infrastructure needs add up to between $100 billion and $150 billion, with another $40 billion to $60 billion...
S’pore buys into Bloomberg competitor

1359
The Singapore government's investment arm Temasek Holding for $500 million has bought a 10 per cent stake in UK-based financial information services company Markit...
Myanmar-US: Trade agreement signed

1408
Myanmar President Thein Sein has ended his  landmark visit to Washington D.C. on May 21 by securing a trade agreement with the Obama administration...
Filipinos encouraged to invest more

1259
US personal finance expert Suze Orman, best known for her Emmy-award winning TV show and best selling books, has pressed Filipinos to invest in...
Indonesia gets new investment head

1163
The CEO of Indonesia's state-owned oil giant Pertamina, Karen Agustiawan, is the top candidate to become the head of the country's Coordinating Board for Investment...
Philippines gets investment task force

1280
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has created an inter-agency task force that will help investors do business in the country, the government in Manila...
Malaysia investment surges 44%

1178
Malaysia attracted a 44 per cent increase in investments in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012, driven by...
Myanmar president adheres to reforms

1914
Myanmar President Thein Sein met with US President Barack Obama on May 20 at the White House in Washington D.C., pledging his government’s commitment...
F1 ‘on track’ with $3b Singapore IPO

2068
Formula One Group, Bernie Ecclestone's motor sports rights management firm, has said it is "on track" with its delayed initial public offering (IPO) at...
Indonesia starts new oil & gas tender

1351
Indonesia has opened a new licensing round for 21 oil and gas exploration blocks, two of which are for unconventional gas concessions on the...
Thailand worried over Laos railway delay

1512
Delays on the Laos side of the China-ASEAN high-speed rail line have pressured the Thai government to take matters into their own hands. During a...
Latin America and ASEAN forging closer ties

1668
While the northern hemisphere has been struggling to solve internal crunches, new trade, investment and cooperation axes were being formed globally. In this scenario, ASEAN and Latin America are moving closer.
All the hubbub about Sarawak’s halal hub

1694
The Tanjung Manis Halal Hub offers a springboard to reach and grow the halal industry in and from Sarawak, a topic that will be on top of the agenda of Inside Investor's high-level discussion on June 12 in Kuching.
ASEAN business visa policy favourable for Qatar

1264
A multi-state visa for ASEAN visitors is a highly desirable and necessary way to improve the region’s growth prospects. And, this will be a great relief for business travelers who want to explore various opportunities in the region.
AirAsia X Thailand to spread wings

2312
A new long-haul budget airline is about to take off from Thailand as a local arm of Malaysia-based AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of...
Malaysia stocks perform well after polls

1267
Malaysian stocks continued to show a positive path after the May 5 elections in the past two weeks. Stocks rose strongly on fresh investor...
Thailand to revamp incentive policy

1211
Thailand's Board of Investment has said it will enforce a new investment regime by the beginning of 2015, giving more than 19 months for...
Big names ready to enter Vietnam

5170
More and more multinational corporations and global investors are looking to invest in Vietnam despite the country's current economic uncertainties in the banking sector...