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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...
Taking mind of Sarawak’s human capital

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The upper echelons of influence in Sarawak’s government, educational institutions and private sector all unanimously declare this is the greatest challenge to the state’s targeted developmental trajectory – human capital.
Islamic finance and its ASEAN dynamics

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Islamic Finance has developed into a $1 trillion global business with the dynamics to reach far more. The epicenters of this industry are in the Middle East and ASEAN, with sizeable cash flow between the two regions.
Sabah: Safety zone to calm investors

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In an effort to restore investor and business confidence in Sabah after the Royal Army of Sulu intrusion, Malaysia has set up the so-called...
Thailand, Laos mull high-speed train link

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Thailand will go ahead with a cross-border project on the development of a new high speed train system linking with that of neighbouring Laos,...
Philippine Airlines lands deal in Cambodia

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Philippine Airlines (PAL), the Philippines' national carrier, is planning to take a 49 per cent stake in newly founded Cambodia Airlines, according to a...
Vodafone, China Mobile eye Myanmar

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Telecom giants Vodafone (UK) and China Mobile are among the 22 bidders for the license for Myanmar's first nationwide mobile phone network. The world's two...
Singapore remains open for business: PM

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Despite a challenging transition from rapid expansion to a period of slower growth as its economy matures, Singapore remains open for business and investments,...