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Brunei’s growth will depend on diversification

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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...
Lessons learnt: The end of a volatile summer for ASEAN

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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...
ASEAN markets jump after surprise Fed decision

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Southeast Asian stocks and currencies saw robust gains as investors returned to emerging markets after the US Federal Reserve surprisingly announced that there will...
Asia’s worst currency: The rupiah

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Indonesia's currency, the rupiah, has topped India's rupee in being the worst-performing currency in Asia since June, Japanese investment house Nomura said. The currency has...
Cheapest labour in Asia: Not Myanmar, not Bangladesh

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In the past years, there has been a notable shift of labour costs within Asia, and China is no longer leading the pack. The...
Excellency in medicine

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Dr. Chong Su-Lin, CEO of Prince Court, shares her strategy
Singapore is largest FX trading center in Asia

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Singapore has been ranked the largest foreign exchange center in Asia, overtaking Japan, and the 3rd largest in the world in 2013, after London...
Southeast Asia in the stranglehold of capital outflows

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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...
Asia will account for 50% of world’s luxury market

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A new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, entitled Rich Pickings, has found that Asia will account for more than half of the luxury...

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Over the weekend, the All Burma Students’ Democratic Front (ABSDF) agreed to a 12-point cease-fire plan with the government of Myanmar. This is by...
Thailand’s BentoWeb plans Asian expansion

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Thai online marketplace BentoWeb is preparing for an Asian expansion. The company has spent the last 15 months incubating in Thailand and has achieved...
The ‘Accidental President’ delivers his State of the Nation address

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Four days ago we published an article detailing what we thought Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (known as PNoy) should address in his State...
The #haze is back!

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The haze has returned to many parts of Malaysia with the resumption of fires in Sumatra, Air Pollution Index (API) levels are inching higher...
ADB trims Asia growth outlook

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on July 16 trimmed its growth outlook for developing Asia for 2013-2014 due to an ongoing slowdown in China,...
Six ways CEOs can foster creativity in Asia

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In small and medium enterprises (SME), a top provider of new jobs, the law of the land has and will always be innovate or...
Food security: My food, your food, our food

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For the past few years, the global debate has intensified around food security. It’s become part of the international policy arena with the term...