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Vietnam foreign trade volume jumps to a record $410 billion

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Vietnam this year expects a record foreign trade volume of around $410 billion, the country’s General Department of Vietnam Customs said on December 20....
Thailand: Evermore tourists come a-flocking

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Thailand welcomed over 28.8 million international visitors from January to October 2017, the country’s Department of Tourism (DoT) announced. The number accounts for an...
China Telecom readies to become Philippines’ third telecom player

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China Telecom, one of the largest telecom operators in China, has been proposed by the government in Beijing to enter the Philippine market as...
Sihanoukville transforms into “casino city” with Chinese help

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Cambodia’s southern beach town of Sihanoukville is slowly transforming into a new regional gambling hub that could even resemble Macao, observers say. Chinese investors...
Philippines invites Chinese firms to become country’s third telecom player

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked China to invest in the Philippines’ telecommunication industry and to set up a subsidiary that would become the...
Philippines retains rank among world’s fastest growing economies

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The Philippine economy grew 6.9 per cent in the third quarter, exceeding all analyst estimates and cementing its position as one of the fastest-expanding...
FDI into ASEAN down 20%, Indonesia, Thailand drop the most

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) flows into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell by 20 per cent to $96.7 billion in 2016, the...
China to assist Cambodia in setting up e-commerce ecosystem

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Cambodia and China signed a memorandum of understanding on November 10 to support the development of the country’s e-commerce business operations, according to a...
Cambodia PM unimpressed by potential Western sanctions

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Cabinet speech last week said that he had no fear of Western sanctions against his country in...
US company to resume MH370 search, promises “no find, no fee”

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The Malaysian government has chosen US-based maritime company Ocean Infinity to begin a new search for the missing plane of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370...
Thai aviation safety upgrade to boost air traffic

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Smaller airlines in Thailand, as well as discount carriers, are expected to benefit the most from the lifting of a red flag classification against...
New CEO has big plans for ailing Proton brand

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A new CEO appointed by Chinese automaker Geely to head the international operations of Malaysian car manufacturer Proton Holdings Bhd as part of a...
Yuan set to end US dollar dominance in Cambodia

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The National Bank of Cambodia and the People’s Bank of China announced that they – for the first time – have introduced an official...
Most global cyberattacks launched from Singapore, IT security firm says

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Singapore has transformed into a global hub for cyberattacks and overtaken nations such as the US, Russia and China in this role, at least...
Thailand’s exports surge despite strong baht

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Despite a considerably strong domestic currency, Thailand’s exports in August grew at their fastest pace since January 2013, far better than expected as demand...
Philippines halts trade with North Korea

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The Philippines, North Korea's fifth-largest source of imports, will suspend all trade with the pariah state in order to comply with a UN Security...
China’s infrastructure grip on Southeast Asia tightens

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The agreement signed these days to start the first phase of a new high-speed railway as part of the connection between Bangkok and Thailand's...
Philippines seeks $135 billion in power investments

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The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for $135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to...