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Tourism arrivals in Brunei soar an unexpected 18%

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Brunei recorded an 18.3-per cent increase in tourist arrivals in 2017, exceeding the projected ten per cent growth set for last year, the country's...
Pollution off Bali’s lovely holiday coast exposed: A sea of plastic (video)

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A British diver has captured horrifying footage of plastic pollution while swimming in coastal waters near Bali. On March 3, Rich Horner posted a...
Myanmar AirAsia could be Tony Fernandes’ next big thing

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Malaysia-headquartered AirAsia, the largest Asian budget carrier as per the size of its fleet, is in talks with a partner to set up an...
Indonesia’s ride-hailing app Go-Jek considers stock listing

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Indonesian start-up Go-Jek is considering an initial public offering (IPO) in Indonesia and possibly at another exchange in the region, the company's president Andre...
Indonesia needs $20 billion for tourism development

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Indonesia's initiative to create and promote ten "new Balis" - ten new tourists destinations that could become as popular as the crowded holiday island...
Cambodia remains most corrupt country in Southeast Asia

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Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International,...
Jakarta startup digitises street vendors with WiFi, smart tech

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An initiative by private investors in Indonesia aims at beefing up the kiosks of street vendors in Jakarta with smart technology and WiFi connections...
Thais spend a record of 9.38 hours on the Internet – daily

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Thai people are spending an average of nine hours and 38 minutes daily on the Internet, with around one third of this time used...
Google invests in Indonesia’s ride-hailing platform Go-Jek

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Google is the next big-time investor in Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek, a move that is part of Google's ambition to grow Indonesia's digital economy...
Nissan considers Thailand as electric vehicle manufacturing hub

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Japanese car maker Nissan, a mass market pioneer for electricity-powered vehicles with its Leaf model, has shortlisted Thailand to host its Asia-Pacific electric vehicle...
Indonesia hits $1-trillion GDP benchmark

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Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, for the first time crossed the $1-trillion mark in its GDP revenues, reaching an estimated $1.004 trillion as per...
Singapore’s economy picks up steam

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Singapore's gross domestic product expanded 3.5 per cent in 2017, backed by "the global economic upswing" and improved productivity, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...
Japanese enter e-cash and online lending market in Indonesia

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Indonesia, a country where millions of people don’t have bank accounts and therefore cannot pay with other means than cash, is stepping up its...
Internet economy in Southeast Asia to grow to $50 billion this year

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The online economy is expected to grow substantially in Southeast Asia, a region which is already the world’s third largest in terms of the...
Indonesia’s retail stores feel the void as online shopping takes off

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After years of impressive growth in wages and consumer spending, sales at retail outlets and malls in Indonesia are at the crossroads, while, at...
Almost 60,000 stranded under the volcano as Bali airport shuts down

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More than 59,000 travelers are stuck in Bali as the island’s Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar was ordered closed for at least...
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...
Thailand, Indonesia surge in Ease of Doing Business ranking

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Among ASEAN nations, Thailand and Indonesia were the ones that jumped the most in the new Ease of Doing Business 2018 ranking by the...