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Duterte enters presidential race in Philippines, leads poll

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Rodrigo Duterte, mayor of the southern Philippine metropolis of Davao City, will be another contender for the May 2016 elections weeks after the deadline...
ASEAN Economic Community formally created – is it real?

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Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, on November 22 declared the establishment of the long-planned regional economic bloc, the ASEAN...
Philippines clears streets of the poor ahead of APEC summit

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The Philippine government is clearing Manila's streets of hundreds of homeless Manila residents, including more than 140 street children ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic...
Now Suu Kyi must live up to her promises

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The landslide victory of the National League for Democracy of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi brought the party 163 out of 182...
Global healthcare spending compared (infographic)

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This infographic by Medigo displays data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)’s Healthcare Outcomes Index 2014, which took into account a number of diverse...
Myanmar’s exorbitant property prices to stay until 2018

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Sky-high property prices in Myanmar, which in the country’s commercial capital Yangon have reached or partly exceeded the level of New York, Tokyo or...
Black economy in Myanmar soared since country’s opening

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Flows of illicit money in and out of Myanmar increased heavily since the country started to open its economy to the outside world, a...
Myanmar to open stock exchange in December

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The Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) will begin trading in early December, Myanmar’s deputy finance minister Maung Maung Thein said on October 13. Initially slated to...
Cambodia mulls inclusion of Islamic finance in microcredits

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Cambodia, a country whose official religion is Buddhism, but which has a sizeable Muslim minority, is thinking about the possibility to include Islamic finance...
Bongbong Marcos counts on dad’s legacy in election bid (video)

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Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, son of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, in his first public comments since announcing on October 5 he would run...
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...