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The wide kaleidoscope of ASEAN politics

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Within the sometimes chaotic politics in ASEAN countries, there are patterns that good governance is emerging, with select members leading the bloc by example while others falter, writes Justin Calderon.
Philippines bullish on investment grade

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The Philippines expects to get the much-awaited investment grade status by international rating agencies Standard & Poor's, Moody's and Fitch in about 6 to...
Cambodia aims for green economy

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Cambodia has adopted a national policy to achieve economic development through sustainable utilisation of the environment and natural resources during a cabinet meeting presided...
Malaysia: Private investment tops $46b

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Total private investments in Malaysia surged 24.8 per cent to a record $46 billion in 2012, according to the country's International Trade and Industry...
ASEAN bond sales set to hit record in 2013

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Bond sales of companies from ASEAN countries are likely to rise at least 20 per cent from last year’s $101 billion of credit notes...
Papua New Guinea in resources boom

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The state of Papua New Guinea boasts significant growth opportunities in the natural resources sector with an annual export potential to exceed $25 billion...
Navis Capital enters Vietnam, Indonesia

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Navis Capital, a Malaysia-based private equity firm, has announced plans to open offices in Vietnam and Indonesia, bringing their pan-Asia network to nine. Eternally on...
Cambodia construction sector takes off

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The construction sector in Cambodia attracted investment projects of about $2.1 billion last year, a 72 per cent rise compared with 2011, according to...
Aquino beats the big drum in Davos

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At his debut visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has pitched to the international investor community...
Is Myanmar a business opportunity bonanza?

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The opportunity for investors in Myanmar exists and a clearer picture of Myanmar’s course seems to pop out. Justin Calderon tries to capture the view of the new Myanmar from the right angle.
Cambodia in risk of overheating

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Cheap credit sloshing around Cambodia’s private sector could pose greater risks to development, the IMF has warned in their annual report on the country. Over...
Southeast Asia’s secret recipe: The rise of an emerging region

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Developing Asia is often looked at as the global steam engine of economic growth. But what is making it more successful than other emerging regions? Justin Calderon takes a closer look.
Vietnam’s economy in slow mode

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The economy of Vietnam expanded at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012 as bank lending and domestic demand eased, adding pressure on...
Myanmar drafts 30-year development plan

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The Myanmar government is currently setting up the National Development Plan, which covers the country's economic and social development over the next 30 years. The...

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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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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
Filipinos

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The Philippine GDP will grow by 5 per cent in 2012, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said during her visit in...
Oil Rig1

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Cambodia has postponed the start of oil production by four years to 2016, backing away for the first time from its claims that oil...