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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,...
Thailand: Rice warehouses could go up in flames

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A fire which broke out at a rice warehouse in Chai Badan district of Lop Buri province in the morning of February 11 was...
Thai rice farmer draw Feb 15 deadline for government

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Hundreds of Thai farmers have gathered in a protest in Bangkok over the past days to set a deadline for the government to pay...
Singapore: Luxury car sales drop 90%

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Sales of high-end luxury cars in Singapore have dropped by up to 90 per cent depending on the brand, after measures to cool the...
Thai farmers advised to ‘steal their rice back’

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Disgruntled Thai rice growers, who haven't been paid by the government for their crops since November 2013 - some even longer - under the...
Thai ex-finance minister harshly attacks government (see full letter)

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Thailand's ex-finance minister, ex-foreign minister and former head of the Bank of Thailand, Pridiyathorn Devakula, in an open letter issued on February 6 to...

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Morocco as launched its long-awaited middle class housing plan, an initiative through which some 20,000 homes will be built by 2016, according to Housing...
Thai rice farmers plan huge rally in Bangkok

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Thailand's rice farmers have demanded to talk with a deputy prime minister or minister with a relevant portfolio about ending their ongoing road blockade...