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Travel in ASEAN: Where it’s safe for women

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Women wishing to travel alone in Asia will find this graphic very helpful. Listed are the safest places for female travelers in Asia, with Singapore taking the lead.

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All eyes will be on the Bank of Thailand on May 29 when the monetary policy committee meets to decide on a benchmark interest...
S’pore buys into Bloomberg competitor

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The Singapore government's investment arm Temasek Holding for $500 million has bought a 10 per cent stake in UK-based financial information services company Markit...
AirAsia X Thailand to spread wings

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A new long-haul budget airline is about to take off from Thailand as a local arm of Malaysia-based AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of...
Brunei wise to set focus on food security

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Agriculture is the next sector the Brunei government has set sights on to transform its oil-dependent economy, a forward-thinking measure that future generations will certainly be thankful for.
Sixteen nations kick off trade talks

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Sixteen economies in Asia Pacific began their first meeting on May 9  in Brunei on the establishment of a regional free-trade agreement, the Regional...
Speedy Samalaju embarks on a greener shade

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If the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) was a pole-vaulting competition, Samalaju would be the one pushing the benchmark ever higher, writes Justin Calderon after his trip to Sarawak.
Jakarta: Hospitality in a bohemian neighbourhood

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Kemang Icon by Alila is an all-suite boutique hotel located in the Kemang neighbourhood of Jakarta. Inside Investor spoke to General Manager Carter Crites about the hotel’s personalised uniqueness.
Behind the curtain: ASEAN’s 4 most secretive tycoons

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In ASEAN, a highly potent cocktail blending the benefits of export-led economies and under-the-table government support throughout the bloc has bred a nebulous class of tycoons that prefer to enjoy their prosperity in secret.
Tourism masterplan to help boost Brunei’s GDP

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Brunei has now embarked on the roll-out of a major tourism masterplan that aims to boost tourism numbers in the Sultanate to a level which would help the industry contribute to a larger extent to the country's GDP..
The ups and downs of ADB’s past 4 presidents

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A Japanese male has traditionally helmed the Asian Development Bank since 1966, bringing into the fold extensive experience from the financial realm – and the newest president of the bank is no different.
China pushes rival pact to TPP

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China and 15 other Asia-Pacific nations will kick off the first round of free trade talks in May to create one of the world’s...
Vietnam eager to deepen TPP relations

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Vietnam has said it wants to accelerate the negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which will help bolstering bilateral trade and economic ties between...
Cruise liner targets ASEAN markets

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Carnival, the world's largest cruise group, said it wants to expand rapidly in Southeast Asia as it expects the regional market for leisure voyages...
EU set to lift most Myanmar sanctions

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The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Myanmar shortly, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the "remarkable process of...
Sarawak’s widening problem with obesity

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Sarawak, unfortunately, is part of the obesity rise in Malaysia, an epidemic that can have drastic economic implications on a country’s social sector, namely upped healthcare expenditures, as well as a drop in work productivity.
Philippines ‘not ready’ for TPP

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The Philippines is not yet ready to join the international free-trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the head of the country's Trade...
Thailand eager for Australian investment

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Australian investment into Thailand stands at paltry figures compared to neighbouring ASEAN-member nations, prompting a recent visit from Thailand’s Board of Investment (BOI) to...