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Thailand’s dependence on tourism reaches critical dimensions

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The Thai government in its economic review for 2016 said that travel and tourism accounted for 17.7 per cent of the nation’s income last...
Grab plans $700-million-investment in Indonesia

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Singapore-headquartered ride-sharing startup Grab has plans to invest $700 million in Indonesia over the next four years as part of its expansion plans in...
Vietnam to replicate Israel in becoming “start-up nation” by 2020

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The Vietnam government has ambitious plans to transform the country into a "start-up nation" in the next four years, replicating the success of Israel...
Startups set to spur new economic model for Thailand

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Thailand in its aim to embark on a innovation- and smart service-based economic model, dubbed "Thailand 4.0", is now set to boost the number...
Thailand drafts roadmap for “digital economy”

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Other countries have their "visions" for the economic future, Thailand uses a borrowed term from the IT sector: The country wants to become "Thailand...
Singapore to launch self-driving taxis next year

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Singaporeans and visitors will probably miss the customary chat with the cab driver when taking a taxi to get along in the city state...
Thailand seeks to become Southeast Asia’s start-up hub

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"Thailand 4.0" is the new catchphrase for the Thai government in its aim to groom the country's start-up scene to an extent that Thailand...
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As Silicon Valley venture capital funding slows down considerably, it's likely to be startups with real business models, product and service offerings that will...
Thailand pushes nascent startup scene

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Amid sluggish economic growth, Thailand is now trying to create the foundations for a flourishing startup scene, initiatives from which the country could certainly...
Uber-like taxi app launched in Myanmar

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Getting around in Myanmar is becoming easier since Yangon-based company Oway Ride launched a Uber-style ride-hailing app. The car-on-demand service can be booked in...
Vietnam startup gets funding from StanChart, Goldman Sachs

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MoMo, Vietnam's first and only mobile wallet service, raised $25 million from Standard Chartered Private Equity and $3 million from Goldman Sachs, VnExpress reported....
Phuket to become Thailand’s first smart city, Chiang Mai to follow

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Phuket City, the capital of Phuket province and of the island of the same name, will be turned into an innovation-driven “smart city” this...
Zilzar: The world’s digital Muslim marketplace

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Investvine talks with chief executive and co-founder of Zilzar, Rushdi Siddiqui, who has led the online platform to a rank and standard all its own....
Last-minute candidate in Singapore elections gives it a try

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It was a big surprise for many when Samir Salim Neji, 45, showed up last week to register as electoral candidate in Singapore's Bukit...
New-co-image

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Malaysian businesses are learning a thing or two from the collaborative power of co-working spaces, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which have the...
Go-Jek a mobility revolution for Jakarta

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Ranked as the city with the worst traffic by Castrol’s Stop-Start Index, Jakarta's congestion is a huge pain. For decades, the Indonesian government has...
Ooredoo broadens e-commerce strategy in Asia with partner Rocket Internet

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The Asia-focused e-commerce strategy of Ooredoo and its German partner Rocket Internet is making rapid progress with another acquisition in short order. Lamudi, Rocket...
US startup brings innovative Islamic microfinance to Indonesia

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Founded in San Francisco and recently moved to Jakarta, a financial startup called Blossom aims at nothing less than shaking up the microfinance sector...