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Yangon To Get Skytrain

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China has proposed to fund a $1.5-billion elevated railway project in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon. China Railway Eryuan Engineering Group Co., Ltd (CREEC) made...
Corruption Is Getting Worse In Asia, Report Shows

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With an average score of just 44 out of 100 for three consecutive years, the Asia-Pacific region is making little progress in the fight...
Mass Arrivals Cause “headache” For Thai Tourism Minister

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Thailand received a record of 38.3 million tourists in 2018, and 2019 numbers are expected to be even higher. According to tourism minister Weerasak Kowsurat,...
Hcmc, Hanoi, Manila, Bangkok Among World’s Most Dynamic Cities

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Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi appear prominently among the global Top 10 most dynamically growing cities in the new City Momentum Index...
Malaysia Cancels $20-billion Rail Project With Chinese Contractor

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Malaysia’s economics minister on January 26 said that the government will cancel its $20-billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project with contractor China Communications...
Malaysia’s new government likely to reopen Mongolian model murder case

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The family of a Mongolian woman whose killing was allegedly linked to Malaysia's toppled leader is hoping for justice in a civil lawsuit that...
Philippines Gdp Growth Slowest In Three Years

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The Philippine economy grew 6.2 per cent in 2018, missing the government’s growth target as price increases slowed consumer spending as well as business...
Thailand Finally To Hold Elections On March 24

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Thailand will hold a general election on March 24, 2019 for the first time since the latest military coup in May 2014. The date...
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Top Asean Countries In Global Talent Index

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Singapore is topping the 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as in Asia-Pacific for the...
Asean Countries Welcomed 129 Million Tourists Last Year, Up 7.6%

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Close to 129 million tourists visited the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2018, which translates into a...
Eu Reinstates Import Duties On Rice From Cambodia And Myanmar

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The European Commission has reinstated duties on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar for three years after determining that imports were causing economic damage to...
Goldman Sachs Ceo Apologises To Malaysia, Say People Were “defrauded”

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David Solomon, new CEO of Goldman Sachs Group (pictured), apologised to the Malaysian people for the role that a senior banker at the firm,...
Bangkok Smog To Cause Economic Damage Of Over $200 Million

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The current severe air pollution crisis in Thailand’s capital Bangkok is expected to cost the country up to 6.6 billion baht ($207.8 million) in...
New Vietnam Stock Exchange Set Up As Umbrella For Hanoi And Hcmc Bourses

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The Vietnam government has set up a new state-owned stock exchange company, Vietnam Stock Exchange (VSE), which will operate as an umbrella company for...
Malaysia Insists Goldman Sachs Pays Back $7.5 Billion In 1mdb Case

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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says his government insists on reclaiming $7.5 billion from US financial firm Goldman Sachs in reparations over the...
Laos expects more private investment this year

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The Communist Lao government expects domestic and foreign private investment to climb to 23,086 billion kip ($2.7 billion) in 2019 from around $2.36 billion...
Opium cultivation in Myanmar drops further, UN says

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The area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar dropped for the fourth year in a row to 37,300 hectares in 2018 in the two...
EU lifts “yellow card” on Thai fishing industry

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The European Commission on January 8 removed Thailand from the group of "warned countries,” known as “yellow card,” for its action and progress in...