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The Philippines continues to surprise economists with its impressive growth rates even in an otherwise lackluster global economic environment. For example, the country's GDP...
Vietnam refuses to stamp Chinese passports with controversial map

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Vietnamese immigration officials are refusing to stamp new Chinese passports featuring the nine-dash line that represents China's claim on most of the South China...
Philippines relent in South China Sea conflict

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on July 25 released a softened joint statement regarding territorial disputes in the South China Sea after...
ASEAN growth has slowed, but recovery seen until next year

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its newly released Asian Development Outlook 2016 notes that growth in Southeast Asia has slowed, mainly due to...
Europe-Asia summit overshadowed by Nice attacks

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The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM) opened in the Mongolian capital of Ulanbataar on July 15 with top leaders from 49 nations, including ASEAN,...
Asia markets in tailspin after Brexit vote, pound tumbles

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The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves across Asian markets on June 24 as regional investors were the first...
Just five ASEAN universities in Asia’s Top 50

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The 2016 QS University Rankings Asia released on June 14 shows that just five universities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are...
One third of tourists to Thailand are Chinese

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Thailand is being run over by Chinese tourists as it is expected that no fewer than 10 million visitors from China will come to...
Vietnamese remain beer-guzzling champs in ASEAN

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Even Barack Obama couldn't resist when he sat down for a $6-noodle soup at a street restaurant in Hanoi earlier this week, gulping down...
Thai economy to recover, but slowly

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Thailand's sluggish economy is expected to recover from moderate investment activity and continued political uncertainty, but just at a slow pace, according to Moody's...
Massive street protests against new tax in Malaysia

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Thousands of people on April 2 joined a rally in Kuala Lumpur to protest against the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 6 per...
IMF recommends raising VAT in Thailand to 10%

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its economic report on Thailand released on March 28 recommends that the country's government raises value-added tax (VAT)...
Singapore “happiest country” in ASEAN, followed by Thailand

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Singapore tops the list of happiest countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in the World Happiness Report 2016, which was...
Brunei defense budget to be raised by 5%

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Brunei's Legislative Council proposed an increase of the defense budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year of about five per cent to 564 million Brunei...
Laos tightens border controls after new fatal shooting of Chinese

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The Lao government issued an urgent order for stricter controls of foreigners entering the country after several recent incidents of violent gun attacks on...
Laos kicks off ASEAN chair – security, integration on top of agenda

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Laos this week kicked off its chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, with an agenda-setting meeting of the bloc’s foreign...
Corruption still widespread in Southeast Asia

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The latest Corruption Perceptions Index 2015 released by Berlin-based graft watchdog Transparency International on January 27 shows that “tea money” remains an important requirement...
Making ASEAN businesses happen

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In journalist and political circles lately there has been a lot of buzz over the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The opportunity has...