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Thailand: Evermore tourists come a-flocking

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Thailand welcomed over 28.8 million international visitors from January to October 2017, the country’s Department of Tourism (DoT) announced. The number accounts for an...
Philippines retains rank among world’s fastest growing economies

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The Philippine economy grew 6.9 per cent in the third quarter, exceeding all analyst estimates and cementing its position as one of the fastest-expanding...
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...
Cambodia PM unimpressed by potential Western sanctions

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Cabinet speech last week said that he had no fear of Western sanctions against his country in...
Thai aviation safety upgrade to boost air traffic

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Smaller airlines in Thailand, as well as discount carriers, are expected to benefit the most from the lifting of a red flag classification against...
Japan Tobacco buys Philippine cigarette maker for close to $1 billion

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Just  shortly after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte imposed a nationwide law that prohibits smoking in public, Japan Tobacco,  the world's fourth-largest tobacco manufacturer, thought...
Philippines seeks $135 billion in power investments

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The Philippines is seeking investment from China and Japan for $135 billion worth of power projects that President Rodrigo Duterte’s government is ready to...
Uber picks a quarrel with Philippine transport regulator

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Ride sharing company Uber on August 15 refused to suspend its services in the Philippines after it was ordered to shut down for a...
Increase in travelers to Vietnam entices hospitality investments

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Vietnam saw a record number of international arrivals in 2016 with more than ten million visitors and a 25-per cent increase over the previous...
AirAsia ventures into China, Cambodia

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Malaysian low-budget carrier AirAsia is working on expanding its network with two new subsidiaries in China and Cambodia. On May 14, Tony Fernandes, co-founder and...
Final flag for Malaysia’s Formula 1 race

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Malaysia will stop hosting to the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix this year, with the last race after 18 years to be held on...
Vietnam scraps plans to build nuclear power plants

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Vietnam has decided to ditch plans to build two nuclear power plants in its southeastern Ninh Tuan province owing to soaring costs and safety...
Japan’s Marubeni to invest $17 billion in Philippine infrastructure projects

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Japanese industry and trading conglomerate Marubeni Corporation committed to invest $17.2 billion in short- to long-term Philippine infrastructure projects, namely mass transport systems, roads...
Philippines, Japan ink economic, defense deals

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The Philippines and Japan agreed to cooperate closer in various economic sectors and to work together in regional security initiatives that "promote peace and...
Thailand’s biggest foreign investor stands by the country

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Japan, Thailand's biggest foreign direct investor, said it would keep offering support to its companies in the country as concerns grow that after the...
ASEAN’s emerging economies slip in competitiveness ranking

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All ASEAN-5 countries except Singapore dropped in the new Global Competitiveness Index 2016-2017 issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF), some of them significantly....
Philippines signs agreement with Japan on e-vehicles project

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The Board of Investments (BOI), the industry development and investments promotion arm of the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) has signed a Memorandum...
Asia markets in tailspin after Brexit vote, pound tumbles

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The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sent shock waves across Asian markets on June 24 as regional investors were the first...