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The United Nation's recently published Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2013 shed an interesting light on GDP growth expectations of...

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Steve Troop, CEO of Barwa Bank, about GCC investors' response

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The surprise announcement by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke on September 19 that the Fed will not taper its money stimulus programme yet came...

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To many people, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a US phenomenon characterised by large, tattooed, aggressive men who brawl with each other inside a...

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Property prices in Myanmar and especially in the business capital of Yangon have been surging over the past months to the effect that square...

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Brunei has made the energy sector in Southeast Asia sit up and take notice with its announcement that the oil-rich state will introduce a...

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The Asian energy ministers’ meeting, the Fifth Asian Ministerial Energy Roundtable held on September 12 in Seoul and co-hosted by South Korea and Qatar,...

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An analysis by Ronald Mendoza, Asian Institute of Management

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Latest political and economic developments in Thailand have given many observers reason to believe that the country has crossed the line to being a...

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shed an interesting light on the current state of Southeast Asian economies,...

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Former Director-General of Health Malaysia, Tan Sri Ismail, gives advice

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Immigration is a hot topic in any country in the world and Southeast Asian countries are no different to the UK or the US...

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An easy question, it seems: Pay them a multiple of what they would earn at home. That’s true, but does only apply to highly-skilled...

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A conversation with Dr. Rebecca Sta Maria, Secretary General, MITI

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The 19th talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement held in Brunei last week have put the nation into the global spotlight once more,...

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What is currently happening in Southeast Asia’s economies needs closer attention. It seems that the major nations have hit a speed bump in their...

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Economic growth of some ASEAN countries seems to have hit a speed bump lately. A combination of Indonesia's record current account gap, Thailand's economic...

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The successful bid of Ooredoo (formerly Qatar Telecom) for a mobile phone licence in Myanmar was a great step forward towards closer business relations...