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Economic development

Vietnam to advise North Korea on economic development

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Vietnam is set to teach secluded North Korea lessons of how to open its economy during a visit of North Korea's foreign minister Ri...
Indonesia to set up new economic centers outside of heartland Java

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Indonesia will extend its portfolio of economic growth centers beyond the economic heartland of Java, national development planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said, adding that...
Labour Day brings new minimum wage to Laos: $130 per month

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All businesses and factories in Laos are required to increase the minimum wage from 900,000 kip (some $108) to 1.1 million kip ($133) a...
Thailand’s economy shows some muscles

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Investment drawn to Thailand’s proposed Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) could push the country’s economic growth rate above five per cent by 2021, Siam Commercial...
Malaysia says it is ready to help Mindanao out of poverty

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Malaysian businesses are ready to help the southern Philippine island of Mindanao out of poverty through targeted investments that would help the region develop...
ASEAN to start talks about admitting East Timor

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will convene a meeting of senior officials next month to discuss admitting East Timor as a member. The...
Laos seen on track to become upper-middle-income country by 2030

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Laos will transform into a high-middle-income country from its current lower-middle-income position by 2030 and also leave behind its status as least developed country...
Thailand to open Rubber City in early 2018

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Thailand's Ministry of Industry said it will open the new Rubber City industrial estate in the southern Hat Yai district of Songkhla province near...
Cambodia’s poverty rate dropping rapidly

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The United Nations hailed Cambodia for its accomplishments in meeting its Millennium Development Goal targets in 2015. In a recent report, the UN calls...
Singapore at 50: Well done, but challenges ahead

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Singapore just became 50 - a time span that saw the small city state transform from third world to first in record speed. The...
The 46 topics Benigno Aquino III talked about

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on July 27 delivered his sixth and last State of the Nation Address. Here are the 46 topics he...
Philippine president aims to secure his legacy

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III addressed parliament for the last time on July 27, racing to secure fragile legacies of peace in the war-torn...
Vietnam head-to-head with Philippines in economic growth

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Vietnam's economy grew by 6.28 per cent in the first half of this year, racing along at its fastest pace since 2008, official government...
US startup brings innovative Islamic microfinance to Indonesia

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Founded in San Francisco and recently moved to Jakarta, a financial startup called Blossom aims at nothing less than shaking up the microfinance sector...
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Singapore’s aim of becoming a smart nation has been bolstered lately by the news of a S$200-million investment in a data center infrastructure by...
DAFZA transforms into a wireless smart city

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Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is transforming into a wireless smart city, becoming the first free zone in the region to integrate free WiFi...
Smart city networks market to reach $3.5b by 2020

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According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenues from communication nodes for smart cities, and the infrastructure and services to support them,...
Pakistan mulls smart cities to tackle infrastructure challenges

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As Pakistan continues to face challenges in urban efficiency, IT experts proposed setting up smart cities to improve civic infrastructure and highlight technologies the...