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Vingroup (ex-Vincom)’s dollar junk bond yielding 11.875 per cent on issuance late October 2013 illustrates a Vietnamese corporate paying a reasonable cost of capital....

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The 9th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in London on October 29 to 31 was the first ever such event in the non-Muslim...

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The Malaysian prime minister  Najib Razak's widely expected and inevitable announcement to introduce a Good and Service Tax (GST) of six per cent by...

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Tourism in ASEAN is booming, and many countries – possibly apart from Brunei – are making decent proceeds out of it. This year, Thailand...

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The US dollar has had some of its worst weeks in months after series of bad news including the US government shutdown, weak employment...

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Brunei has a high living standard, its residents are wealthy, the country is safe and clean, all infrastructure is in place and all public...

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There are some strange things going on in Malaysia these days and one has to wonder what the underlying reasons are. First of all, the...

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As reported on October 16, an agreement is set to be signed this month between Thailand’s labour ministry and officials from Qatar to send...

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The state funeral procession on 13 October 2013 of General Giap, the legendary general and strategist who masterminded the Vietnamese victory over the French,...

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Brunei stood in the limelight this year for holding the chairmanship of ASEAN, and the country has positioned itself well on the diplomatic stage,...

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No country resembles a laboratory of political and economic development more than Myanmar. A country with effectively two capitals, old and new, in Yangon...

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As Brunei's chairmanship of ASEAN slowly turns to an end, the country is hosting the 23rd ASEAN summit on October 9-10, the next in...

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A conversation with Datin Paduka Siti Saadiah, KPJ Healthcare

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Late September 2001, and the world was still on-edge during the weeks after the infamous Twin Tower attacks. What better time to open a...

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Thailand has just prolonged its populist policy of buying rice from farmers at up to more than 50 per cent above the world market...

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What is the most problematic factor of doing business in oil-rich, super-wealthy Brunei? Ironically, it is access to financing. At least this is what the...

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The “Indonesian Trade and Investment Update 2013” held at the Indonesian embassy in Doha on September 26 is a good occasion to give an...

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With Brunei posting a dismal GDP growth of 1.5 per cent in 2012, it is often easy to point fingers at the government authorities...