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Brunei discovers tourism can be business – sets target of 450,000 visitors by 2020

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The sleepy mini-state of Brunei Darussalam squeezed within Sarawak in the north of Borneo Island is set to give its underdeveloped tourism industry a...
Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam with highest consumer confidence in Southeast Asia

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The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just behind India, rank within the top four in the latest international consumer confidence survey compiled by US-based research...
Traffic-choked Jakarta to launch MRT operations by next March

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Indonesia's first mass rapid transit (MRT) rail system is on track to start operations in March next year, giving around 170,000 commuters a day...
Indonesia to set up new economic centers outside of heartland Java

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Indonesia will extend its portfolio of economic growth centers beyond the economic heartland of Java, national development planning minister Bambang Brodjonegoro said, adding that...
Mahathir muses about jointly developed Malaysian-Indonesian car

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on a visit to Indonesia on June 29 revived an idea he had some time ago of a project...
Chaos in Bali as volcano erupts again, thousands stranded at airport

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Ash from a volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali forced the closure of the international airport on June 29, as volcano Mount...
Go-Jek reveals new brands for Thailand and Vietnam

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Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek revealed the names and branding for the separate units it is establishing in Thailand and Vietnam, two countries which are...
All working expats in Indonesia now required to learn local language

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A new decree by Indonesia President Joko Widodo that is set to take effect on June 26 has caught many expat businesses and domestic...
RedDoorz to open more than 100 budget hotels in the Philippines

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Singapore-based startup RedDoorz, an online booking platform for budget hotels, on June 20 announced it would expand to the Philippines, its third country in...
World Cup 2034 closer to become pan-ASEAN event

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Malaysia could join three countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam, in their consideration to bid for...
All Indonesian Airlines Removed from EU Blacklist

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EU Removes All Indonesian Airlines from its Safety Blacklist. The European Union has removed all Indonesian airlines from its safety blacklist on June 14 in...
Poverty in Indonesia becomes urban problem

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Indonesia’s national development planning ministry is targeting a national poverty rate next year of 8.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, down from the...
Go-Jek confirms expansion to Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore

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Indonesia's homegrown ride-hailing app Go-Jek on May 24 confirmed earlier reports that it will launch its services in four other Southeast Asian countries as...
Malaysia ex-PM banned from leaving country – quits as party head

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Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at a news conference on May 12 in Kuala Lumpur confirmed that he banned his predecessor Najib Razak...
Indonesian businesses asked to start hedging “beyond usual” as rupiah tumbles

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Indonesia’s central bank on April 25 urged businesses in the country to hedge their foreign exchange needs beyond minimum requirements, as policymakers seek to...
Grab and Go-Jek feel the heat from disgruntled motorbike drivers

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Hundreds of Indonesian motorcycle taxi drivers working for ride-hailing start-ups Grab and Go-Jek on April 23 called for an end to low online fares...
Indonesia considers joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Indonesia is studying the possibility of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without the United States, known as TPP-11. The country will discuss the matter...
Seizure of 1MDB-linked luxury yacht declared unlawful

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A Jakarta court has ruled against the Indonesian police's seizure of a luxury yacht wanted as part of a US probe into alleged multibillion-dollar...