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Laos A Draw For Investors, But Obstacles Remain

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With growth rates of around seven per cent in recent years, Laos is one of the best performing in ASEAN. The country’s GDP rose...
Indonesia’s Batam Hoping For $60 Billion In Investment

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Indonesia wants to re-position Batam, an island archipelago just 30 kilometers south of Singapore, as an alternative manufacturing and shipping hub that would compete...
Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei Top Asean Countries In Global Talent Index

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Singapore is topping the 2019 Global Talent Competitiveness Index in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as in Asia-Pacific for the...
Asean Countries Welcomed 129 Million Tourists Last Year, Up 7.6%

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Close to 129 million tourists visited the ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2018, which translates into a...
Laos lost $30 million to corruption this year

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Corruption in Laos has become worse despite the government’s ramped-up efforts to battle the issue over the past two years, NGOs say. In addition, many...
Indonesia’s digital economy to become largest in ASEAN by 2025

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The annual “e-Conomy Southeast Asia” study conducted by Google and Singapore's state holding company Temasek found that Indonesia’s digital economy is poised to become the...
Thailand’s economy slows, foreign investors on the sidelines

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Thailand's economy slowed in the third quarter this year as the trade war and a slowdown in tourism started to bite, prompting the government...
Thailand takes over ASEAN chairmanship

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The chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formally turned over on November 15, with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...
EU-Vietnam trade agreement to eliminate 99% of all tariffs

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The European Commission on October 17 adopted the long-planned trade and investment agreements between the European Union (EU) and Vietnam, paving the way for...
Thailand’s weak education system a big drawback for development

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Thailand’s outdated and somewhat defunct education system is holding back a new generation from becoming productive and innovative, it turned out in the new...
Philippine inflation could rise to 7%, only lagging Myanmar’s in ASEAN

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Filipinos are increasingly forced to tighten their belts in the wake of a continued high inflation rate which reached 6.4 per cent in August...
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...
Water colours: Experiencing ASEAN’s largest ornamental fish market

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Aficionados of ornamental fish in Asia don't need to look further than Thailand: Here, in Ratchaburi province some 100 kilometers west of Bangkok, the...
Interview: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on New Malaysia and the rule of law

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Transcript of full interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Firoz: Our first question is about the "New Malaysia." You’ve fought very, very...
Thailand only ASEAN country that improved digital competitiveness

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Thailand is placed comparatively well on this year’s World Digital Competitiveness Ranking compiled by Lausanne, Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) which issues...
World Cup 2034 closer to become pan-ASEAN event

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Malaysia could join three countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, in their consideration to bid for...
US-China tensions a problem for ASEAN, says Singapore PM

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Three Vietnamese cities added to proposed ASEAN smart cities network

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Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang in Vietnam will be part of the network of smart cities in the Association of Southeast...