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Cambodia garment makers get nervous over Hun Sen’s policies

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The Cambodian textile and garment sector, the main pillar of the impoverished country’s export industry, starts feeling the heat of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s...
Cambodia faces international action after opposition party ban

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The ban of Cambodia’s largest opposition party Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the country’s Supreme Court ahead of elections is not at all...
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...
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...
Indonesia to trade palm oil and coffee for Russian fighter jets

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In good old COMECON style, Russia will accept payments from Indonesia for Russian-built fighter planes in commodities such as palm oil and coffee, reports...
ASEAN considers Schengen-style single-visa scheme

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Tourism officials of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are looking into the possibility of creating a European Union-style single visa...
F**k you, EU – The president (many) Filipinos are proud of

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In a new escalation of words and as another sign of a severe lack of diplomatic skills, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said "Fuck you"...
Singapore exports drop sharply on weak global demand

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Singapore's exports fell 10.6 per cent in July, more bad news after they fell 2.4 per cent in the previous month. Non-oil domestic exports...
Europe-Asia summit overshadowed by Nice attacks

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The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM) opened in the Mongolian capital of Ulanbataar on July 15 with top leaders from 49 nations, including ASEAN,...
Modest recovery seen for Thailand’s economy – despite Brexit

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Thailand's economy seems to come back on its feet again after the World Bank raised the GDP growth forecast for the country in 2016...
Asian firms with strong UK ties feel the heat after Brexit vote

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Asian companies with investments, services or manufacturing bases in the UK will have to reconsider their ties to the country as it prepares to...
Asia markets in tailspin after Brexit vote, pound tumbles

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The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves across Asian markets on June 24 as regional investors were the first...
Bruneians could soon need visa to enter EU

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Brunei citizens could be forced to arrange for a visa to visit the European Union as the country, together with the US and Canada,...
Cambodian bikes a big hit in Europe

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Cambodia’s bicycle industry has maintained strong export growth to Europe last year, according to latest data released by the European Commission, making bike production...
The ASEAN Economic Community kicks off – will it succeed?

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Today, December 31, is the day when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is officially being inaugurated. The new economic bloc, a free trade area...
Asia shares, crude down on Greek tragedy

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The surprising results from Greece's referendum on July 5 sent markets into a tailspin after Asian stock exchanges opened today, with US crude suffering...
ASEAN Economic Community: Which professions can move freely?

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Expectations are high among workers living in one of the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN. With the advent...
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Two Southeast Asian countries not particularly known for large agricultural exports, Myanmar and Cambodia, have both declared that they want to participate in the...