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Vietnam’s top IT companies reach over $16 billion in revenue

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The turnover of Vietnam’s top 50 IT companies topped $16 billion last year and employment reached roughly 93,000 people, according to the Vietnam Software...
Thailand seeks to lure more electric vehicle makers

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Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) has announced new packages and privileges for electric vehicle companies to establish operations in the Eastern Economic Corridor, a...
Vietnam orders military hardware from Russia for $1 billion

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Vietnam has placed orders for Russian weapons and military services worth more than $1 billion, Russia’s state news agency TASS reported, according to Reuters.  “We...
Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed railway postponed for two years

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Malaysia and Singapore agreed to postpone the development of a high-speed rail service between the two countries by two years, Malaysian business weekly The...
Grab to stoke up ride-hailing competition in Indonesia with $250m investment

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Singapore ride-hailing company Grab, which claims it holds 65 per cent of Indonesia's ride-hailing market, will invest $250 million through its newly launched unit...
Dr. M talks tech with Alibaba’s Ma

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, also known as Dr. M, met with the founder of China’s largest e-commerce enterprise Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, at...
No more “foreign garbage” imports to Thailand

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Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an Environment Ministry official said on August 16, the latest country...
Vietnam’s economic miracle unabated – new “tiger” is born, report says

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A latest commentary by Qatar National Bank (QNB) on Asian economies stated that Vietnam has become one of Asia’s, as well as the world’s...
Malaysia, Indonesia agree on joint production of new ASEAN car

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Indonesia and Malaysia have reached a deal to set up a joint venture to produce the first fully local-made vehicle for domestic use and...
Laos suspends new hydropower projects after dam break

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The Lao government will suspend approval of new dams while it reviews more than 50 current projects following the catastrophic collapse of a hydropower...
Indonesia’s Go-Jek launches first service abroad in Vietnam

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Indonesia's fast-growing ride-hailing service Go-Jek launched its first International operations in Vietnam, with the brand Go-Viet now available on Google Play Store and Apple...
Dam collapse dents Laos’ “battery of Asia” ambitions

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The collapse of a hydropower dam under construction by a South Korean company in southeastern Laos in the evening of July 23 is a...
Google launches free public high-speed WiFi in Thailand

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Google’s Thailand unit on July 18 announced a number of initiatives in the country, among them free high-speed public Wi-Fi, in an effort to...
Traffic-choked Jakarta to launch MRT operations by next March

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Indonesia's first mass rapid transit (MRT) rail system is on track to start operations in March next year, giving around 170,000 commuters a day...
Elon Musk team sent to Thailand to help boys trapped in cave

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The first two members of the engineering team dispatched by US billionaire Elon Musk are due to arrive in Thailand late on July 7...
Mahathir muses about jointly developed Malaysian-Indonesian car

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on a visit to Indonesia on June 29 revived an idea he had some time ago of a project...
Go-Jek reveals new brands for Thailand and Vietnam

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Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek revealed the names and branding for the separate units it is establishing in Thailand and Vietnam, two countries which are...
All working expats in Indonesia now required to learn local language

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A new decree by Indonesia President Joko Widodo that is set to take effect on June 26 has caught many expat businesses and domestic...