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Bangkok’s Skytrain mulls metro bid in Vietnam

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The operator of Bangkok's Skytrain, Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS), said it plans to join the bidding to operate two electric trains in Vietnam's...
Opposition mounts to Japan joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Opposition both domestic and foreign has steadily mounted since Japan declared its intent to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on March 13, 2013, reaching...
Cambodia calms investors ahead of elections

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Despite some observers feel that Cambodia's general elections on July 28 will be a test for the country's democratic credentials and political stability, Commerce...
ASEAN’s southern grouping gets active

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An effective force in ASEAN has recently been making headlines. As opposed to the their counterpart in the Mekong region (a union defined by...
Indian firms to invest $2.6b in Myanmar

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Top Indian companies are preparing to invest $2.6 billion in a number of industries in Myanmar, including telecommunications, energy and aviation, up from the...
Philippine catholic priests question economic growth

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Church officials in the Philippines, together with non-governmental organisations, have started to question the government's success stories of rapid economic growth as they claim...
ASEAN, APEC, G20 to jointly work on infrastructure

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Senior officials of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) , G20, and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have met for the first time on...
Philippines aims to cut poverty by half

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The Philippines hopes to lift millions out of poverty and cut the rate of people living below the poverty threshold by half by 2016,...
Mindanao’s unstable nature: Infographic

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With the US and Australia issuing fresh travel warnings for the Philippine island of Mindanao earlier this week, Inside Investor looks at three events...
Vietnam gets increasingly privatised

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Vietnam, technically a communist country that in the past decades has made a shift from a highly centralised planned economy to a socialist-oriented market...
Emerging market growth slows to over four-year low: HSBC

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Emerging market economic activity grew at the slowest pace in over four years according to a monthly report published by HSBC Holdings PLC dated...
FDI into emerging markets beats developed markets

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows into emerging market economies exceeded inflows into developed market economies for the first time last year, according to the...
South Korea grants $200m loan to Cambodia

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South Korea will provide Cambodia with $200 million as a loan for road and dam projects, according to the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...
Thailand remodels tax incentives for investors

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Thailand's Board of Investment is changing its tax incentive structure for foreign investors as it shifts its investment focus away from cheap labour and...
Spotlight: Thailand’s next crucible – A sunshine scenario

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Thailand's center-populist government has received its fair share of public slapping over the past few weeks, for its "brilliant" handling of populist, but extraordinarily...
Thailand, Qatar want to ‘bridge cultural divide’

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The Thai ambassador to Qatar at a cultural event on Thailand recently held in Doha said that both countries will seek "more cultural cooperation"...
‘Rubber City’ in Thailand’s south to drive development

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The planned "Rubber City" in Thailand's southern province of Songhkla, an industrial estate focused on rubber production and processing, is hoped to spur investment...
Ten reasons the Philippines won’t shrug off its laggard label

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It has been called the “new economic dragon,” a far cry from the hitherto ignominious reputation the country once commonly conjured up. Long one...