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3G can revolutionise media-savvy Thailand

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The long-awaited upgrade to the fast mobile network standard 3G due to be implemented in early 2013 will revolutionise the digital market in Thailand, already a top media consumer in the Asia-Pacific region, Justin Calderon learned.
Southeast Asia’s secret recipe: The rise of an emerging region

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Developing Asia is often looked at as the global steam engine of economic growth. But what is making it more successful than other emerging regions? Justin Calderon takes a closer look.
Waiting for the right time to invest in Myanmar

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Myanmar has received a great deal of attention from investors when the country opened up its economy in 2011, and later on eased its investment rules to attract foreign direct investments: However, investors need to be cautious.

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Myanmar's first industrial park, the Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Yangon, will open in 2015, the country's Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic...

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Vietnam has planned to double its total investment in Laos to $7 billion by 2015, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. The...

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Bilateral trade volume between Cambodia and Vietnam jumped to $3.3 billion in 2012, a 18 per cent rise from $2.8 billion in 2011, according...
Singapore start-ups struggle for capital

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Despite Singapore's liberal investment rules, tax-friendly environment and highly-educated workforce, start-up companies in the city state are increasingly struggling to obtain venture capital or...
Thailand investment projects top $33b

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Applications for investment projects at Thailand's Board of Investment in 2012 totalled 1.127 trillion baht ($33.5 billion), the highest ever, the country's industry minister...
Strong peso hurts Philippine call centers

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The low-cost advantage of the export-oriented Filipino service economy, in particular the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, has become under threat due to the...
Vietnam’s economy in slow mode

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The economy of Vietnam expanded at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012 as bank lending and domestic demand eased, adding pressure on...
Drive for green investments in ASEAN

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ASEAN countries, in particular Malaysia and Thailand, are rapidly developing projects in the green economy and alternative energy sector. 2012 saw Malaysia on the road...
ASEAN trade with China hits $360b

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Bilateral trade between China and ASEAN stood at $360 billion in the first 11 months of 2012, according to data released by the China-ASEAN...
EU, Singapore set to ink free trade agreement

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Singapore as the first Southeast Asian nation has concluded a free trade agreement with the European Union on December 16, seeing the EU eliminating...
Foxconn postpones Indonesia investment

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Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Ltd, or Foxconn, has delayed its huge investment in Indonesia, according to the country's industry minister MS...

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Vietnam's economic growth, hit by high inflation, shrinking exports and bad debts, is expected to slow to 5.1 per cent in 2012 from 5.89...

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European Union member Portugal wants to be "more active" in Thailand and other ASEAN nations in an attempt to push trade relations with the...

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Filipino-German energy firm Hydrotec Renewables Inc will begin the first phase of its planned series of mini-hydropower projects with a plant on the Marikina...

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Some of the biggest names in private equity have recently been racing to set up business in ASEAN and to put their surplus cash to work. They are all drawn by a region that is still defying the global economic slowdown.