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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.
Brunei: Adjusting to new economic requirements

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Economic growth in the Sultanate of Brunei slowed to an estimated one per cent in 2012, owing to weakness in production and exports of crude oil, which is way below all other ASEAN peers except Singapore.
Vietnam seeks funds for airport upgrades

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Vietnam is calling for domestic and foreign private investment in its airports in line with its airport development programme, which aims to increase the...
Tunisia invites Malaysian investors

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Malaysian property developers have been asked to grab investment opportunities in Tunisia, which is undertaking the development of a new $20 billion city in...
EU set to lift most Myanmar sanctions

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The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Myanmar shortly, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the "remarkable process of...
Renewables: The brighter solution for the Gulf

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Qatar-based GreenGulf is a renewable energy company that develops and manages large-scale renewable energy assets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Inside Investor wanted to know more from the CEO.
Thailand shifts investment incentive focus

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Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) has set up a new incentive policy that prioritises remote areas and border regions in the country, according to...
Thailand sets up rail investment body

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Thailand's  government has announced plans to establish a railway investment and regulation unit, taking over functions currently managed by State Railway of Thailand. According to...
Philippine investment boom led by PPPs

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With no previous investment cycle to speak of, the Philippines’ first boom is being portended by increased interest in the country’s public-private-partnership (PPP) programme,...
Taiwan 4th largest investor in Malaysia

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Taiwan ranked as the fourth-largest foreign investor in Malaysia as of the end of 2012, behind Japan, the US and Singapore, the country's Department...
How are internal conflicts contaminating Myanmar?

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Myanmar is a country in a state of transition, with one foot through the door of political and economical liberalisation and the other stuck in civil unrest or various conflicts, Justin Calderon finds.