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Cambodia rice exports set to double

Unlike Thailand's, neighbour Cambodia's rice exports have been surging over the first 7 months of 2013 and already surpassed the total figure achieved for...
China still center stage in Myanmar

As a no-questions-asked investor, China has been a clever bedfellow with Myanmar, notably the former military junta, a history that skewers sentiment negatively amid...
Cambodia’s textile industry grew 32%

The garment sector in Cambodia, which has been under fire for poor labour conditions and safety issues recently, reported exports worth $1.56 billion in...
Emirates, ANA look into Philippine Airlines stake

Loss-making Philippine Airlines is on the outlook for partnerships and new investors after majority owner San Miguel Corporation said that it wants to reduce...
Myanmar, Hong Kong to negotiate investment pact

During a visit of Hong Kong's financial secretary John Tsang in Myanmar on June 26, both governments agreed on negotiations about a bilateral investment...
Thai farmers want less for their rice

Thailand's rice farmers, or at least their organisation Thai Farmers Association, have suggested the government cut the ceiling prices of the highly disputed rice...
EU grants trade preference scheme for Myanmar

The European Union on June 12 readmitted Myanmar to its trade preference scheme, saying it wanted to support reform in the once pariah state...
Myanmar’s economy to quadruple by 2030

If the 10-nation ASEAN bloc is to double its economy by 2020, then a large thrust of the growth rate will be coming from...
ASEAN’s island airports safety questioned

While ASEAN member states are pouring funds into their glitzy main airport hubs to cope with ever-increasing traveller numbers, smaller airports in popular tourism destination are missing out on modernisation.
US to boost Myanmar trade, investment

The US is considering broadening trade with Myanmar by waiving import duties on locally produced goods, Acting US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis was quoted...
Philips to set up shop in Myanmar

Dutch electronics group Philips plans to expand its consumer electronics and healthcare business in Myanmar, bolstered by the European Union's recent decision to permanently...
End of EU sanctions augurs Myanmar rush

Investment and tourists are expected to come in droves following the European Union’s suspension of political and economic sanctions against Myanmar on April 22,...
EU set to lift most Myanmar sanctions

The European Union is expected to lift all sanctions on Myanmar shortly, except for an arms embargo, in recognition of the "remarkable process of...
ASEAN told to learn from EU’s mistakes

The Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should "not copy the EU common market concept," a senior envoy of the European Union (EU)...
Myanmar’s conflicts may deter investors

Continued religious and ethnic violence in Myanmar could deter much-needed investment by fostering a 'wait and see' attitude among foreign companies and entrepreneurs, according...
Lion Air’s rapid expansion questioned

Indonesia's Lion Air, the discount airline that placed the largest-ever order for Boeing in 2012 when it inked a deal for 230 planes and...
Personalised hospitality in Kuching, Sarawak

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.
Lion Air places record Airbus order

Indonesian carrier Lion Air has signed a $20 billion order for the delivery of more than 200 A320 medium-haul jets on March 18. It...