Politics

Politics

Government deals, personalities, bills, and news

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Brunei is showing interest in investing in the Philippines, namely in Iloilo, a province located in the Western Visayas region, it emerged after a...

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Indonesia is aiming to increase foreign direct investment by 23 per cent in 2013, after inflows already hit a record high in the previous...

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Qatar National Bank (QNB) is reportedly among at least three bidders for the Indonesian unit of Dutch Rabobank. The deal is expected to have...

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A much-anticipated initiation to bid on oil exploration licenses for 18 of Myanmar’s onshore oil blocks has been released, the country’s Ministry of Energy...

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Tune Group, a company conglomerate co-owned by AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes and his partner Kamaruddin Meranun, is looking to expand its insurance business by...

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Investors from Singapore have shown interest in building a number of top hotels in Myanmar, namely in the business capital Yangon and the tourist...

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Philippine’s fast-food giant Jollibee Foods Corp will allocate $135 million of its 2013 capital expenditure to expand its brand through the establishment of 300...

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The Malaysian state of Sabah wants more Romanian businessmen to explore investment opportunities especially in the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC), it turned out during...

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Philippine Business Bank (PBB), one of the largest savings banks in the Philippines, is set to launch an IPO in February 2013 amid an...

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US companies are seeking to win large-scale infrastructure projects in Cambodia in an effort to compete with Chi­nese influence in the country, US officials...

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Thailand’s economy is expected to expand by 4.9 per cent in 2013, according to the Bank of Thailand (BOT), surpassing earlier estimates. The BOT has...

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The opportunity for investors in Myanmar exists and a clearer picture of Myanmar’s course seems to pop out. Justin Calderon tries to capture the view of the new Myanmar from the right angle.

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Economic analysts are forecasting a standout year for the Philippines, already home to one of the fasting growing stock markets in the world whose...

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The Indonesian government has announced plans to redenominate its currency and to reduce the number of zeros on the rupiah by three beginning...

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Rating agency Moody’s has issued an upgrade appraisal for the Philippines on the back of the country’s strong economic fundamentals. The move signals that...

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Vietnam's economic growth, hit by high inflation, shrinking exports and bad debts, is expected to slow to 5.1 per cent in 2012 from 5.89...

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The East Coast Economic Region (ECER) in Malaysia has attracted a staggering 37 billion ringgit ($12 billion) in investments between 2007 and November 2012,...

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In an effort to boost the country's economic development, the Laos government has agreed to set up no less than 41 special economic zones,...