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Philippines needs to prepare for AEC

1902
Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) criticised that the country might not be sufficiently prepared for the upcoming single market of the ASEAN...
Vietnam firms invest $2.65b overseas

1599
Vietnamese companies are increasingly investing overseas, especially in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Russia, with their investment reaching $2.65 billion in the first quarter of...
Thailand, Brunei plan halal ventures

2799
Thailand, the largest food producer in Southeast Asia, and the Sultanate of Brunei will team up to enter an agricultural  cooperation with a focus...
Chile seeks more Malaysia investment

1600
The South American nation of Chile, one of the strongest economies on the continent, is hoping for more Malaysian investments into the country, according...
Laos growth forecast put at 7.7%

2009
Laos' GDP is expected to grow 7.7 per cent in 2013 as resource based industries, manufacturing and services continue to generate solid growth, according...
Japan wants slice of halal pie

2397
Shinto-dominated Japan has discovered the halal market and wants to tap the global trade of halal food and products through the Japan Halal Association,...
Malaysian investors favour UK property

1863
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

1900
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

1458
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

1656
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

1462
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%

1750
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

1508
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

1980
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

1931
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

1990
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

2386
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?

1558
Fundamental technological shifts redefining business in the 21st century were the focus of the Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum 2013 held in Berkeley, California.