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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...
Saudi Arabia launches new housing scheme

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Saudi Arabia’s government has launched a new scheme to provide housing aid to its citizens, in the hope of ending a shortage of homes...
Indonesia to launch world’s largest health insurance system

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Indonesia is planning to launch the world’s largest single-payer health care insurance programme between now and 2019. Under the new system, the government is...
Global markets wait for cheap Thai rice

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Rice traders on the world market have temporarily paused dealing to wait for the Thai government to sell its stockpile cheap to repay a...
Malaysia spent $1.7b on affordable housing

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The Malaysian government has spent $1.7 billion to build affordable homes for the people since the Eighth Malaysia Plan (from 2001), said Deputy Prime...
‘Without talks, Thailand will burn down’: Chuwit

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Thai politician Chuwit Kamolvisit, 53, who made his fortune with sleazy massage parlours all over Bangkok before he launched his own party, said in...
Malaysia’s population hits 30 million

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The Malaysian Statistics Department said that Malaysia's population is hitting 30 million "this week", and the population has more than tripled since the department...
Sinning in Singapore gets more expensive

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With Singapore's new budget 2014/15, the so-called "sin" taxes on tobacco, alcohol and gambling are going up in the city state, with alcohol taking...
Thai farmers to lay siege to Bangkok’s main airport

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Tens of thousands of farmers, traveling on more than 1,000 farm tractors in a long convoy from the upper northern and central provinces, on...
Protest action resumes in Bangkok, farmers burst into tears

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After a period of party-like harmless street blockades, anti-government protesters in Bangkok have taken action again, and this time they are supported by thousands...
Yingluck promises rice payments ‘next week’

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Long-overdue government subsidy payments to farmers under the rice-pledging scheme will begin next week, Thaialnd's caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on February 13,...