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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...
Tiffany to polish diamonds in Cambodia

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New York-based jewellery firm Tiffany & Co is setting up a diamond-polishing factory in Phnom Penh along with a training center, local media reported. Construction...
Malaysian investors favour UK property

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Investors from Malaysia have poured no less than $3.8 billion into the UK property market since 2010, new data from global real estate form...
Personalised hospitality in Kuching, Sarawak

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The Ranee, located in the heart of Kuching along the Sarawak River, is a pioneer of boutique hotels in Sarawak. Inside Investor asked managing director Rosemarie Wong about the hotel’s involvement in hosting business travelers.
Philippines eyes $2b from health tourism

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The Philippines wants to position itself as an inexpensive medical tourism destination and has set the income target from this sector to $2 billion...
Investments in troubled Sabah region dip

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Sabah's Tawau Division, which has been the site of the Philippine's Royal Sulu Army's 'invasion' in February and subsequently experienced a number of armed...
Building a recognised education brand in Brunei

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Laksamana College of Business was the first British college opening a campus as a foreign educational institution in Brunei. Inside Investor wanted to know more from the renowned institution's head.
Thailand strikes gas deal with PNG

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra clinched a deal for gas concessions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) during her two-day tour that started on March...
Exclusive interview with new ASEAN Secretary General

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Le Luong Minh, who took over the five-year tenure as ASEAN Secretary-General on January 1, 2013, talked to Inside Investor about pressing issues to resolve.
Lynas Malaysia wins court battle

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Australia’s Lynas Corp saw shares jump as high as 5.1 per cent on March 19 after the Federal Court of Malaysia upheld a decision...
AirAsia X IPO lined up for June

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AirAsia X, the long-haul subsidiary of AirAsia Berhad, has readied its highly anticipated listing on Bursa Malaysia for June, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes...
Benefits and challenges of a Brunei TPP membership

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How can small Brunei benefit from the planned US-led global trade partnership? One of the challenges the TPP faces is preventing the dilution of its original economic goals for the sake of expansion.
East Timor’s oil wealth growing

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The state oil fund of East Timor showed a balance of $11.77 billion at the end of 2012, surpassing Oman's and Bahrain's with $9.1...
Philippines scraps common carriers tax

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Philippine tourist arrivals are expected to balloon after President Benigno Aquino III signed a new law on March 7 exempting foreign air and shipping...
ITB: Excellence in oil & gas engineering

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Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) is one of most recognised higher learning institutions in Brunei. Inside Investor sat down with Associate Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, Active Acting Vice Chancellor of ITB, to hear more.
Thailand, Singapore seen as top expat locations

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Singapore has been ranked first and Thailand second in a newly released Expat Explorer survey by UK-based bank HSBC because of the growing interest of foreigners in the two countries' real estate market.