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Levi Strauss cuts orders from Cambodian suppliers

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Fashion brand Levi Strauss & Co. has slashed orders from Cambodian factories amid the political unrest in the country, after a nationwide strike by...
Thai junta promises to clear rice farmers’ outstanding bills

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The army-led National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) in Thailand has instructed the Finance Ministry and Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives to...
Indonesia 10th largest economy globally: World Bank

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Indonesia has the 10th largest economy in the world with the country contributing 2.3 per cent of global economic output; according to a recent...
Malaysia’s pump prices among lowest globally – thanks to subsidies

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Malaysians enjoy some of the lowest petrol pump prices among the major world economies, according to a new study by UHY, the international accountancy...
Philippines retains highest unemployment rate in ASEAN

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The Philippines has the highest unemployment rate among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to a recently published report of...
Workers beaten at May Day protests in Cambodia

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Security forces beat demonstrators on May 1 after a May Day rally held in defiance of a government ban on public protests in the...
Shariah law in Brunei starts May 1 despite criticism

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The Sultan of Brunei announced on April 30 that a controversial new penal code featuring tough Islamic criminal punishments that has been criticised by...
World Bank grants $390m loan to help reduce poverty in Vietnam

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Vietnam’s central bank and the World Bank have signed a loan agreement worth $390 million to support three projects across the country, including reforms...
Thai gov’t asks for more troops in Bangkok in anticipation of violence erupting

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The Thai government is to ask the army to deploy more troops in Bangkok as fears mount that the country's lengthy political crisis could...
Inequality in the Philippines still high, says ADB

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Inequality in the Philippines might have not changed rapidly in the last 20 years, but the gap between the rich and the poor in...
Vietnam wants to become ‘textile hub of the world’

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Bilateral and multilateral trade pacts will make Vietnam a garment and textile production center in the world, say economists. The country is currently negotiating the...
Mass faintings at Cambodian garment factories

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Mass faintings involving hundreds of people have occurred at least twice this week at factories in Cambodia, where workers who make popular sportswear fell...
Labour costs rising in Southeast Asia

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Labour costs in the Southeast Asia region are rising further in 2014, in line with the implementation and increment of minimum wage in a...
Myanmar invites investors for low-cost housing

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In a bid to boost living standards for the large numbers of Myanmar people who struggle to find adequate housing, the construction ministry is...
Brunei’s new Shariah code enforced from April 22

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Brunei will enforce the first phase of its newly introduced Shariah Penal Code Order, which the country's religious affair minister said will be able...
Security stepped up in Bangkok as protests resume

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As anti-government protest marches resumed in Bangkok on March 24, police have beefed up security measures in the Thai capital. Police stations throughout the...
Philippine government fails to reduce poverty

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The Philippines will have to downgrade its target to reduce poverty, officials warned March 18, a move which would leave an additional four million...
Philippines may miss 2014 growth targets

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Despite the continued positive outlook by international rating agencies on the Philippine economy in 2014, two important developments, if left unchecked, could change their...