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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...
Indonesia considers joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Indonesia is studying the possibility of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States, known as TPP-11. The country will discuss the matter...
Laos pushes e-commerce initiative, seeks to reduce Internet costs

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The Lao Ministry of Post and Telecommunications has named the development of e-commerce as one of its core strategic goals over the next ten...
Singapore, Malaysia’s bourses to set up trading link

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Singapore and Malaysia unveiled a plan to create a trading link between each other by the end of this year that will allow each...
Nissan considers Thailand as electric vehicle manufacturing hub

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Japanese car maker Nissan, a mass market pioneer for electricity-powered vehicles with its Leaf model, has shortlisted Thailand to host its Asia-Pacific electric vehicle...
Tourism arrivals in Laos down by almost 10% this year

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In a stark contrast to its regional peers, where tourism is booming, Laos was faced with a drop in tourism arrivals by 9.1 per...
Former ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan dies at 68

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Surin Pitsuwan, veteran Thai politician, diplomat and former secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), died in Bangkok on November 30 from...
Philippines retains rank among world’s fastest growing economies

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The Philippine economy grew 6.9 per cent in the third quarter, exceeding all analyst estimates and cementing its position as one of the fastest-expanding...
Brunei diplomat to become new ASEAN Secretary-General

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Lim Jock Hoi, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei, has been appointed as the next Secretary-General of the...
FDI into ASEAN down 20%, Indonesia, Thailand drop the most

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) flows into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell by 20 per cent to $96.7 billion in 2016, the...
ASEAN to start talks about admitting East Timor

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene a meeting of senior officials next month to discuss admitting East Timor as a member. The...
ASEAN car market on growth trajectory

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The Philippines and Thailand, alongside Myanmar, which still has a much smaller market, were the three countries leading new automotive sales in the Association...
Thailand, Indonesia surge in Ease of Doing Business ranking

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Among ASEAN nations, Thailand and Indonesia were the ones that jumped the most in the new Ease of Doing Business 2018 ranking by the...
Vietnam, Brunei biggest winners in competitiveness index in ASEAN

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Vietnam and Brunei emerged as the countries that improved their competitiveness the most within Southeast Asia in the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released...
Thai furniture chain expands further in ASEAN, now to Jakarta

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One of the largest manufacturers and retailers of home furnishing products in Thailand, Index Living Mall, opened its first store in Indonesia in Jakarta...
Thailand spearheads regional push towards organic agriculture

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Thailand is establishing itself as a driving force for a push towards organic agricultural products within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN,...
Laos expects 7% GDP growth next year

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The government in Laos expects economic growth of at least seven per cent in 2018, the same level expected for 2017, according to Vientiane...