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Thailand’s PTT readies massive Myanmar energy investment

1985
PTT, Thailand’s largest energy firm, is readying billions of US dollars to invest further into the rapidly opening Myanmar economy, President and CEO Pailin...
Thailand promotes investment in southern Muslim region

1953
Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) has announced new investment promotion measures that are targeted at the southern border provinces which are predominantly Muslim. The new...
Indonesia 2014 growth forecast put at 6.8%

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The largest economy in ASEAN, Indonesia, is expected to grow between 6.4 per cent and 6.8 per cent in 2014, the country’s central bank...
Can remote Papua New Guinea become a high-tech hub?

1992
When a mental image of Papua New Guinea (PNG) is conjured up, one of semi-nude land-before-time tribes seems more likely to appear than that...
Vietnam tourism industry in need for a push

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Vietnam's tourism numbers are hovering around 6 million per year as compared to Thailand and Malaysia with 22 million and 24 million respectively, and...
Philippine credit upgrades: Following the blind

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If Philippine President Benigno Aquino III could wear the country’s recent investment credit upgrades like medals earned from war, he doubtless would. And why not?...
ASEAN currencies in defence position benefit investors

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The sudden weakness of Southeast Asian currencies, which last month retreated the most in a year after a series of fiscal measures in the...
Myanmar mobile phone concessions: The bidders

1977
Myanmar will grant two concessions for mobile phone providers on June 27, with Qatar's Ooredoo being the most generous bidder with an investment pledge...
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The investment agency of Indonesia's finance ministry will start a fund of around $302 million to finance the exploration of geothermal energy resources in...
Philippines, Thailand boost ties with new agreements

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The Philippines and Thailand on June 21 signed three cooperation agreements aimed at boosting economic ties between the two Southeast Asian countries. Philippine Foreign Secretary...
Vietnam reduces tax for businesses

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Vietnam's National Assembly on June 19 agreed to reduce the corporate income tax rate to 22 per cent from 25 per cent starting January...
Thailand cuts rice subsidies

1998
The Thai government under much criticism agreed on June 19 to cut the fixed price for its rice subsidy scheme from 15,000 to 12,000...
Thailand expects investment applications worth 1 trillion baht

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Investment applications to Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) in 2013 would be at least 1 trillion baht ($32 billion), up from the previous target...
Malaysia turns to Pakistan for halal ventures

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A 30-company delegation from Malaysia has confirmed attendance for a trip to Pakistan, a statement from the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation said on...
Mozambique calls for Vietnam investors

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Mozambique is seeking investment from Vietnam and is ready to support them with a range of incentives, Gamilied Munguambe, Mozambican ambassador to Vietnam, said...

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Malaysia's largest state of Sarawak and Brunei's neighbour has been in the spotlight of Qatari investors during the June 12 launch of Inside Investor's...
Malaysia to ease long-term business visa policy

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Malaysia's prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said on June 13 that the country plans to introduce multiple entry visas for up to five...
Myanmar invites bids for Internet and fibre optic network

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Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications has invited an open tender for IP transit services with a total capacity of 10+ Gbps, to be used for...