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Myanmar in transition: Minimum wage, credit rating, stock exchange

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Ahead of its anxiously awaited general elections slated for November 8, Myanmar is taking big steps forward in closing up to the modern world...
Manila’s tale of two cities: Where rich and poor coexist

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When Marc walks out of his Makati neighborhood, a cramped warren of squat slum dwellings in West Rembo, the view he sees could not...
Malaysia braces for critical pro-government rallies on September 16

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Preparations for pro-government rallies on "Malaysia Day" on September 16 are ongoing in a bid to show support for the beleaguered leadership of Malaysia's...
Indonesia reveals measures for “economic jump forward”

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo on September 9 unveiled a series of stimulus measures to boost slowing growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy and help...
Singapore growth forecast cut ahead of historic elections

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Economists are less upbeat about the growth outlook for the Singapore economy this year and have moderated their growth expectations for several sectors, according...
Asia braces for “grey tsunami” amid huge demographic shift

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Asia is on the way to become the “oldest” continent in just a few decades, with the number of people aged over 65 expected...
Singapore at 50: Well done, but challenges ahead

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Singapore just became 50 - a time span that saw the small city state transform from third world to first in record speed. The...
The 46 topics Benigno Aquino III talked about

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 27 delivered his sixth and last State of the Nation Address. Here are the 46 topics he...
Philippine president aims to secure his legacy

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III addressed parliament for the last time on July 27, racing to secure fragile legacies of peace in the war-torn...
Reopening of US naval base in Philippines could fuel South China Sea row

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The Philippine government on July 16 announced that it will revive a US-built deep-water naval base in Subic Bay, marking the return of military...
Thailand’s shadow economy among biggest globally

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Ever wondered why Thailand isn’t simply falling apart in its endless spiral of corruption, military coups, over-challenged governments, volatile economic environment, substandard education and...
ASEAN seen as future labour powerhouse, succeeding China

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The structural change in the East Asian labour market and rising wages in China – which used to be the cheap manufacturing hub of...
Hack reveals how some ASEAN countries spy on their peoplevideo

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Government agencies in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam are all on a customer list of a notorious Italian company whose main product is a...
Thailand to scrap minimum wage after 3 years

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Thailand's 300-baht-per-day ($9) national daily minimum wage will be scrapped next year to be replaced by the old system where wages vary by each...
ASEAN Economic Community: Which professions can move freely?

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Expectations are high among workers living in one of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. With the advent...
After LG: Samsung next to stop TV production in Thailand

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In another blow to Thailand's battered economy, South Korean electronics giant Samsung said on May 21 that it has ceased to produce television sets...
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Djibouti have world’s lowest labour costs

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A new study shows that three Asian countries, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia, and the small East African nation of Djibouti, have the world’s lowest...
Indonesia to impose ‘maids ban’ earlier than expected

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Indonesia will prevent its female citizens from working as housemaids and domestic helpers in foreign countries earlier than widely expected, it emerged after a...