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Strong peso to hurt Philippine economy

The strengthening of the Philippine peso against the US dollar, in tandem with higher inflation, will be among the factors that could cause the...
Khazanah seeks content investment

Khazanah Nasional Berhad, the investment arm of the Malaysian government, together with Astro Overseas, a company of Malaysia's pay-TV group Astro, has set up...
Singapore economy flexes its muscles

Singapore posted a surprise upswing in the first quarter of 2013 with the government saying GDP expanded by 1.8 per cent, an improvement from...
Dawei project gets nod from Thailand

Thailand's cabinet has approved the investment plan for the Dawei deep seaport development project in Myanmar, according to a report by state-owned Thai News...
Cambodia drafts PPP programme

In order to meet Cambodia’s starving need for infrastructure born out of high-octane economic growth, the government is now aggressively developing the foundation of...
Singapore and Oman forge closer ties

Bilateral relations between Oman and Singapore are moving forward after the signing of two new agreements under the Oman-Singapore Enhanced Partnership, which aims to...
Tall order for Myanmar infrastructure

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

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.