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Philippines stops sending OFWs to Kuwait after abuse, suicide cases

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Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the government in Manila enacted a ban on sending Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the wealthy,...
China pushes Asian infrastructure bank

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China pushed ahead with the creation of its proposed $50-billion Asia regional bank by signing a memorandum on October 24 with 21 countries, which...
Malaysia’s ASEAN chair in 2015 to be ‘challenging’

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Malaysia’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015, when it takes over from Myanmar, will be both "challenging and interesting," says the country's Deputy Foreign Minister...
Laos seeks to export rice to Brunei

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The Lao government has said that it is ready to export rice to Brunei and has invited officials from Brunei’s Finance Ministry to conduct...
Indonesia to end 60+ bilateral investment treaties

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Indonesia is planning to terminate more than 60 bilateral investment treaties that allow disgruntled foreign investors to bypass local courts and seek compensation in...
Indonesia, Saudi Arabia sign defense agreement

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Indonesia and Saudi Arabia signed a defense cooperation agreement (DCA) on January 23, the first of its kind between the two nations. The agreement was...
Brunei to boost economic ties with Kuwait

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At a recent meeting of Kuwait's Ambassador to Brunei Dr. Fahad Meshari Al-Dhafiri with Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock...
Myanmar, EU to sign investment agreement

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Myanmar will soon sign an investment protection agreement with the European Union to promote foreign investments, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). “The EU...
Japan, Brunei vow to enhance cooperation

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Japan and Brunei leaders on December 13 agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation in fields like energy, economy and defense ahead of a special summit...
Malaysia and Taiwan to enhance economic relations

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Malaysia and Taiwan on December 9 made a commitment to explore ways to further enhance bilateral economic relations and to overcome challenges between the...
Brunei’s brain drain revised

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The debate on Brunei’s brain drain has again hit a feverish pitch since Hardware Zone published a post entitled “Very severe brain drain as...
Malaysia summons Singapore envoy over spying reports

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Malaysia's government summoned Singapore's high commissioner for talks on November 26, saying it was "extremely concerned" by media reports that the city-state helps Western...
Aussies strike back: ‘Indonesia spying on us’

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After a spying scandal involving Australian intelligence who allegedly tapped the Indonesian president's phone escalated in deteriorating relations between the two countries and harsh...
1.4 million Bangladeshis seeking work in Malaysia

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Around 1.4 million Bangladeshi citizens have registered for work permits in Malaysia, the government in Putrajaya said. However, only 500,000 of them were qualified...
EU and Thailand sign partnership

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The European Union and Thailand have finalised the text of a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), according to a press statement from the EU...
Singapore, Taiwan sign free trade agreement

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Singapore and Taiwan signed an economic partnership agreement on November 7 to boost bilateral trade and economic cooperation, the culmination of nearly three years...
Vietnam, Saudi Arabia move closer

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Vietnam and Saudi Arabia emphasised their close relationship as "strategic partners" in trade, investment and foreign affairs, according to Vietnam’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia,...
Indonesia, South Korea to complete trade talks

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South Korea and Indonesia on October 12 agreed to complete negotiations on an economic pact that includes free trade provisions by the end of...