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It’s Settled: Indonesia Moves Capital City

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Jakarta is overcrowded and sinking into the sea Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a long-term plan for the...
Singapore’s Startup Ecosystem Grows To 150 Vc Funds

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Singapore’s ambition to create an ecosystem to support startups is gaining ground as the city-state is meanwhile home...
Thailand Tourism Arrivals, Spending Drop For The First Time In Years

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Thailand for the first time since 2014 – the year of the latest military coup – is faced...
Thailand, Laos, China To Sign Pact On High-speed Railway

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Thailand has agreed to sign a memorandum of cooperation with China and Laos for a rail link...
Imf Says Myanmar’s Economy Losing Steam

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Mandalay street market © Arno Maierbrugger The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed concern about the Myanmar economy...
Japan Keen On Investing In Hybrid Car Industry In Thailand

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Japanese companies are interested in investing more in hybrid car manufacturing in Thailand, the National News Bureau...
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Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on April 18 said the government intends to bring back the Formula One...
Malaysia Revives Another Chinese-backed Mega-project

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The Malaysian government said it will reinstate an idling multi-billion-dollar property project in Kuala Lumpur, Bandar Malaysia,...
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Thailand is finally starting to tackle its plastic garbage problem and will ban three types of plastic by...
Airasia Drops Plan To Take Off In Vietnam

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AirAsia’s meanwhile third attempt to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam has fallen through as the...
Indonesia Elections: Widodo Leading Comfortably In Early Counts

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Indonesia’s incumbent President Joko Widodo looks likely to have secured a comfortable win over his rival in Indonesian...
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Craters Restaurant decorated with cleared UXO in Phonsavan, Laos © Arno Maierbrugger The clearing of unexploded ordnance (UXO)...
Over 190 Million Indonesians Go To World’s Largest Polls

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Photo courtesy: AFP More than 190 million Indonesians, including some two million living overseas, are set...
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Laos is stepping up efforts for the use of electric vehicles in the country and will be...
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Malaysia will resume work on the multi-billion dollar East Coast Rail Link after negotiations with the China...
Indonesia Seeks Investment From Carmakers For E-vehicles

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The Indonesian government is seeking investment from Renault and Volvo to make electric vehicles as the country targets...
Brunei Faced With Widespread Boycott Over Stoning Law, Unflattering Twitter Hashtag

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Brunei caused a global outcry over its archaic Shariah laws © Arno Maierbrugger A growing number...
Myanmar Opens Market For Foreign Insurances

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Sule Pagoda in downtown Yangon Five foreign companies have been granted provisional licenses to sell life insurance policies through...