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Thai farmers want less for their rice

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
US, EU step into Myanmar hotel industry

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The Myanmar hotel industry has caught the eye of companies from the US and the EU, who plan to invest in the country from...
Expanding ASEAN: Five candidates and their options

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ASEAN is playing an increasingly important role as a growth engine for in regional trade and investment. It is no wonder that several neighbouring states are looking into the possibility of joining ASEAN as full-fledged members.
Myanmar asks for more EU support

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On his historic trip to the European Union, Myanmar's president Thein Sein on March 5 asked the bloc to lift sanctions against his country...
Indonesia textile sector faces challenge

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The textile sector in Indonesia is likely to attract investment of just about $155 million in 2013, according to Indonesian Textile Association (API). Most of...
A look at North Africa: Algeria’s troubles

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If investors weren’t already rattled enough by the prospects of dealing with Algeria’s red-taped system, it now seems that they will also have the added possibility of an Islamist militant resurgence on their minds.