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Vietnam Corporations Line Up To Start Business With North Korea When Sanctions Fall

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Companies from Vietnam are eager to be among the first to do business with and in North Korea should international sanctions be lifted, positioning...
Ukrainian Agency To Build Arms Plant In Myanmar

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A Ukrainian state agency and the Myanmar military have signed a joint-venture agreement to build a plant capable of manufacturing armored personnel carriers and...
Ride-hailing Firm Grab To Invest “substantially” In Indonesia

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Singapore-headquartered ride-hailing firm Grab said on March 7 that it has secured $1.5 billion in fresh financing from a fund run by Japan’s SoftBank...
World’s Biggest Floating Solar Power Farms Planned In Thailand

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Thailand plans to build the world's largest floating solar farms to boost the country's share of clean energy, Bloomberg News cited Thepparat Theppitak, a...
Fmalaysia Open To Resume Mh370 Plane Search

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Malaysia will consider resuming the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 if companies interested in the hunt come forward with viable proposals or...
Vietnam Inks $21-billion Aviation Deals With Boeing, Ge

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Two Vietnamese budget airlines signed $20.9 billion worth of deals on February 27 to purchase planes from Boeing and engines from General Electric (GE)...
Go-jek’s Ride-hailing Service Launched As “get” In Thailand

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Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek officially launched its operations in Thailand on February 27 as part of its expansion into Southeast Asia. Under the brand...
Scania Opens New Truck And Bus Assembly Plant In Thailand

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Swedish commercial vehicle builder Scania is opening a new assembly facility for trucks and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone in Samut...
Malaysia To Unveil Home-made Flying Car

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Malaysia plans to unveil its first flying car prototype to the public this year, Minister of Entrepreneur Development Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said on...
Construction To Start For Metro Manila’s First Subway Stations

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A consortium of Japanese and Filipino firms has bagged the contract to design and build the first three stations of the Metro Manila subway...
Indonesia Beefs Up To Become Southeast Asia’s Digital Hub

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Indonesia has set itself the goal to become nothing less than a regional digital hub in Southeast Asia as early as next year. To...
Singapore To Hike Gst, Tightens Duty Free Allowances

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Amid slowing global growth, ongoing geopolitical uncertainty and technological disruptions to industries and jobs, Singapore issued a budget for 2019 that will see new...
Malaysia Gets First Robot Hotel

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Becoming increasingly popular in countries such as Japan, Singapore, China and Taiwan, the trend now comes to Southeast Asia: The first robot hotel will...
Laos Lays Out Economic Growth Path

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The Laos government has unveiled a new national development vision, which it plans to facilitate from 2021 to 2025. The plan entails the transformation of...
New Philippine Space Agency Seen To Capture $1.5-billion Market

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The planned Philippine Space Agency, or PhilSA, which has been announced last month by the country’s science and technology secretary, is expected to capture...
Indonesia’s Batam Hoping For $60 Billion In Investment

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Indonesia wants to re-position Batam, an island archipelago just 30 kilometers south of Singapore, as an alternative manufacturing and shipping hub that would compete...
Filipinos Spend More Than 10 Hours Online Per – World Record

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The Philippines are topping the global country ranking of Internet usage per day with an average ten hours and 2 minutes of screen time....
Thailand’s Central Group To Invest $200 Million In Ride-hailing Service Grab

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Bangkok-based family conglomerate Central Group, which is active in retail, real estate, hospitality and restaurants and operates Thailand’s biggest shopping mall, plans to invest...