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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.
Hunt for Vietnam banks has begun

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Stressed Vietnamese banks are facing rising interest of foreign buyers in its shares, whose value in the past was continuously shrinking on the back...
Europe upbeat on ASEAN investment

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Companies from Europe are keen to increase their investment activity in ASEAN countries over the coming years on the back of a positive economic...
EU, Singapore set to ink free trade agreement

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Singapore as the first Southeast Asian nation has concluded a free trade agreement with the European Union on December 16, seeing the EU eliminating...

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Vietnam's economic growth, hit by high inflation, shrinking exports and bad debts, is expected to slow to 5.1 per cent in 2012 from 5.89...

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European Union member Portugal wants to be "more active" in Thailand and other ASEAN nations in an attempt to push trade relations with the...

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It’s time for the Gulf Cooperation Council to look East. Global capital is now ending up in Southeast Asia, a region identified as new investment haven with growth prospects unheard of at present times
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The Thai cabinet has approved a proposed free-trade agreement (FTA) with the EU set to commence in 2015 amid worries on its impact to...
Banana Plantation Mindanao

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The recently signed peace deal in the Philippines' troubled southern Mindanao region has prompted a number of countries to step up their investment and...
Singapore Dollars

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Despite Singapore being one of the few AAA-rated Asian countries, its strong reliance on trade and exports means that the economic performance of its larger US and European counterparts cannot be ignored.
Phra Nakhon Khiri Historical Park

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Figures released by the Tourism Authority of Thailand show that tourists from the Middle East are currently topping the growth in arrivals to the...
Wealthy Arab

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The Gulf Cooperation Council countries will reach a combined trade surplus of up to $500 billion in 2012, a report by KFH-Research, a unit...
Temasek Holdings Singapore

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Singapore's sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holding is looking at assets in Europe as it considers dropping share values of EU companies as a result...
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With slowing growth in China and India, all eyes are now on the emerging Southeast Asian economies which are showing resilience not only towards these two large trading partners, but also towards the EU debt crisis.
Myanmar New Capital City Naypyidaw

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After more than 15 years of harsh sanctions against Myanmar, US companies now get the opportunity to refresh economic relations with the former pariah...