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Association of Southeast Asian Nations

AirAsia chief’s futile bid to become ASEAN Secretary-General

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Tony Fernandes, flamboyant Malaysian entrepreneur, co-founder and group chief executive of AirAsia Group and chairman of Tune Group, a Kuala Lumpur-based leisure and entertainment...
Thailand, Myanmar agree on mutual visa-free travel

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Thailand and Myanmar signed an agreement on July 28 to allow citizens with ordinary passports to make visa-free travel of up to 14 days, provided...
Education in Asia: Gap between richer and poorer countries widens

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The latest education ranking by the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published last month shows surprisingly diverse skills levels of young pupils...
Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

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Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 million foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a...
Dr M wants Myanmar be kicked out of ASEAN

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Dr Mahathir Mohamad, former Malaysian prime minister and still an influential figure in the country's somewhat opaque political ecosystem, said at an international conference...
ASEAN countries increase leasehold tenures to boost investment

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Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking steps to extend leasehold periods granted for foreign individual or companies for land...
Thailand slips 9 places in global rule-of-law ranking

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Thailand's global ranking on administration by law has slipped nine places to 56 out 102 countries this year from 47th out of 99 countries...
Philippines seen to lead growth in ASEAN real estate market

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The Philippines is expected to lead the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in terms of growth and development in the real estate market...
Surprise: Philippine growth suffers sharp slowdown in first quarter

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In a rare slowdown of its otherwise over the past years strongly accelerating economy, the Philippine's GDP growth surprisingly fell to a three-year low...
ASEAN Economic Community: Which professions can move freely?

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Expectations are high among workers living in one of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. With the advent...
Ex-ASEAN SecGen sharply criticises lacking foreign language skills in Thailand

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The former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Surin Pitsuwan, recently had another focus on one of his favourite topics -...
Carlsberg begins brewing beer in Myanmar

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Danish beer giant Carlsberg became the first foreign brewer to open a facility in Myanmar. The launch of the new $75-million brewery took place...
Thai city excels in environmental strategy

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The central Thai city of Nakhon Sawan, located at the origin of the Chao Phraya river which is formed by the convergence of the...
Mindanao attracts Mideast investors for port development and boosts halal industry

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The Philippine’s southernmost region of Mindanao, a predominantly Muslim island group with about 25 million people which last year signed a peace treaty with...
Bangkok property market remains hot for investors

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Despite concerns about an oversupply of new condominiums and apartments in Thailand’s capital Bangkok which could put pressure on prices and increase vacancy rates,...
Grooming business leaders for ASEAN’s challenges  – AIM

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The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) is a private graduate school in Makati City, Manila. AIM is the first school in Southeast Asia to...
Laos to export power to Singapore

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Laos plans to sell electricity to Singapore through the Southeast Asian power grid, which links transmission lines of members of the Association of Southeast...
Turkish company builds fridge plant in Thailand

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Beko, Europe's second-best-selling home-appliance brand, on January 7 announced that it had selected Thailand as the location of its first ASEAN production facility, with...