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Malaysian investors favour UK property

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Investors from Malaysia have poured no less than $3.8 billion into the UK property market since 2010, new data from global real estate form...
The way of Aquinomics in the Philippines

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The Philippine government with the new investment rating now has drawn the spotlight on itself and has to perform under pressure, while the world watches just how President Aquino steers this monumental opportunity.
Philippine growth hype needs job support

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Engendering inclusive growth through job creation remains the largest barrier to sustaining the Philippines' economic success, a new report released by the Asian Development...
ADB puts Thai growth at 4.9% this year

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) forecast Thailand's 2013 economic growth would be 4.9 per cent, with the private sector remaining the main driver. The...
Indonesia borrows $3b at record low cost

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Indonesia has issued two bonds at a combined value of $3 billion at a record low yield for a 10-year $1.5 billion bond at...
Foreign investment in Thailand up 126%

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Overseas businesses making the shift to the “Land of Smiles” accounted for a combined investment of $125.9 million during the first quarter of 2013,...
Malaysia elections set for May 5

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The 13th general election in Malaysia will be held on May 5, the Election Commission announced on April 10. Balloting will be preceded by...
Philippines seeks natural gas investors

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The Philippines is on the outlook for substantial investments into the country's natural gas sector, with the Department of Energy pursuing talks with natural...
Myanmar gets one-stop investment shop

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Investors, both foreign and domestic, can use a one-stop service center in Yangon as of April 10, according to the Myanmar Directorate of Investment...
Canada grants $7.1m to Fun Philippines

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The Philippine tourism industry is to receive a multi-million dollar service-oriented jolt from the Canadian government, the first major foreign investment into the country...
HSBC Qatar: Global banking with regional touch

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Global banking giant HSBC has been present in Qatar since 1954 and has set a significant foothold in commercial and private banking in Qatar. Inside Investor sat down with HSBC Qatar's CEO Abdul Hakeem Mostafawi to hear more.
Business speed: How does technology change?

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Fundamental technological shifts redefining business in the 21st century were the focus of the Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum 2013 held in Berkeley, California.
Brunei: Much catching up to do in Islamic banking

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Brunei has still to fully develop its Islamic finance sector. There are great opportunities for foreign Islamic banking institutions to forge ties with the Brunei government and its banking institutions in pushing the business.
The manifestos shaping Malaysia’s economic future

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With Malaysia’s 13th general election in all-out campaign mode, Inside Investor takes a look at the economic manifestos of the competing parties and how this could impact Malaysia's further development.
Philippines lags behind in foods exports

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The Philippines is behind its ASEAN peers when it comes to food exports, the Philippine Food Processors and Exporters Organisation (Philfoodex) said in a...
Thailand seeks more tourism investors

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Facing a surge in visitor numbers, Thailand is now starting to promote investment into additional leisure activities that support conventional beach and entertainment holidays...
Vietnam gets Las Vegas-style casino resort

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A huge leisure resort currently being set up in Vietnam's southern beach town of Vung Tau has been granted a gambling license, the Vietnam...
Brunei starts financial literacy initiative

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Brunei will launch a programme to improve financial literacy for people all over ASEAN, the Prime Minister’s Office announced at the 17th ASEAN Finance...