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According to a recently released report by the United Nations on the world economic situation and its prospects in 2015, the world economy continues...
Businessman from the Philippines tops the 10 richest in ASEAN list 2015

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While tycoons from China and India dominate the richest in Asia list, these 10 billionaires will find solace in topping the regional list in...
Cambodia’s garment workers march again for higher wages

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Six Cambodian trade unions led around 1,000 garment workers to march through streets in Phnom Penh on October 12 to demand a higher minimum...
IMF projects 8.25% growth in Myanmar led by rising gas production

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Economic growth is accelerating and inflation is stabilising in Myanmar but the country needs sustained policy and institutional reforms even as the authorities’ capacity...
Myanmar sees foreign investment topping $5 billion in fiscal year 2014-15

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Myanmar has revised its forecast for foreign direct investment (FDI) to more than $5 billion for the fiscal year that began in April, a...
Fitch signals Vietnam rating upgrade as economy strengthens

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Fitch Ratings indicated Vietnam is on course for a credit upgrade as signs the economy is gathering strength underpin a bond rally that drove...
Widodo mulls raising fuel prices as early as October

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Indonesia’s President-elect Joko Widodo is considering raising subsidised fuel prices as early as next month as he seeks to free up state funds to...
Vietnam plans $1 billion bond sale

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Vietnam plans to raise $1 billion by selling dollar-denominated bonds in international markets later this year, a government official familiar with the matter said...
Malaysia seeks to boost outsourcing business

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Malaysia’s outsourcing industry achieved a higher overall revenue of $490 million last year as compared to $385 million in 2012 from overseas outsourcing opportunities...
World Bank announces new partnership strategy for the Philippines

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The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors has endorsed a new Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for the Philippines, which supports the country’s goal...
Poverty still rampant in Myanmar, says UN report

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Some 95 per cent of adults in Myanmar live on under $10 a day, with 10 per cent preferring to save money in gold...
Philippines drops in global competitiveness ranking

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The Philippines's competitiveness ranking fell four notches this year as the country still faces challenges in infrastructure, corruption and a high jobless rate, according to...
Malaysian economy to grow 5.1% in 2014

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Despite the ongoing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 tragedy that will likely impact tourism receipts for the country, Malaysia’s economy is expected to expand by...
Southeast Asia a haven for ‘crony capitalists’

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British magazine The Economist in its Crony Capitalism Index published March 15 found that Southeast Asia is one of the world's most buoyant regions...
Southeast Asia overtakes China in FDI

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Southeast Asia overtook China in inward foreign direct investments (FDI) last year as China's workforce peaked and wages increased, according to the Bank of America...

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The property market in Switzerland, one of the most expensive globally and heavily sought-after by foreign buyers, is at rising risk of overheating, according...
Singapore manufacturing rebounds in January

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Manufacturing activity in Singapore rebounded in January 2014, after a contraction in the previous month, boosted by a resurgence in the electronics or tech...
Illicit money flows cost Philippines dearly

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A study by US-based anti-graft watchdog Global Financial Integrity (GFI) said a record high of $25.8 billion came into the Philippines illegally in 2011,...