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One third of tourists to Thailand are Chinese

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Thailand is being run over by Chinese tourists as it is expected that no fewer than 10 million visitors from China will come to...
Eight Asia-Pacific budget carriers enter landmark alliance

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Budget airlines in Asia-Pacific formed the region’s first alliance of its kind, opening their network and their respective passengers to each other and using...
Metal debris found in Thailand unlikely to be from flight MH370

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A curved metal panel that appeared to be part of a plane has been found off the coast of southern Thailand in the morning...
Barclays cuts hundreds of jobs in Asia, exits South Korea, Taiwan

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British bank Barclays is closing its investment banking units in Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as in Australia and Russia,...
Japanese foundation boosts education for poor in Laos

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An estimated 1,300 schoolchildren in four rural districts of Savannakhet province in Laos will have a bountiful supply of school material this academic year...
Japanese financial firm to buy Indonesia’s Bank Mutiara

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Japanese finance company J Trust Co Ltd is set to buy Indonesia's PT Bank Mutiara Tbk to tap rising demand for retail finance in...
Japan aims to lure more ASEAN tourists

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In an effort to compete with South Korea in drawing tourists from the Philippines and other Southeast Asian nations, Japan has been stepping up...
Japan in $20b ASEAN charm offensive

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Japan has pledged $20 billion in financial support to Southeast Asian countries at the Japan-ASEAN summit in a bid to counter the increasing influence...
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...
Japan to set up revamped postal system in Myanmar

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Japan has launched an initiative to modernise Myanmar’s postal system by introducing its fast, efficient and precise services in the Southeast Asian country, local...
Japan, South Korea eye Vietnam as production bases

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Japanese and South Korean companies are increasingly venturing into Vietnam. In the first ten months of 2013, Japanese investors made foreign direct investments (FDI)...
Disaster in the Philippines: Japan never forgets

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“We will never forget what the Philippines did for us in 2011,” said Kenzo Iwakami of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica), the team...
ASEAN to sign deal with trading partners by 2015

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ASEAN and its six trading partners are targeting to sign by 2015 the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade agreement that is...
Myanmar inks rubber deal with Japan

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Myanmar and Japan have signed a memorandum of understanding on the manufacturing and export of rubber, according to the Myanmar Rubber Planters and Producers...
Margins of Cambodia’s garment export shrinking

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Cambodia’s garment exports continued on an upward trend in the first nine months of 2013, but factory profit margins were squeezed due to labour...
Vietnam presses ahead with nuclear power plans

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Vietnam is pressing ahead with Southeast Asia's most ambitious civilian nuclear energy programme. Foreign companies and governments are competing to get a toehold in...
Japan eyes Indonesian rail projects

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The Japanese government has agreed with Indonesia to conduct next year its first feasibility study on introducing Japan's bullet train technology to the Southeast...
Japanese banks eager to enter Thailand

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Japanese banks are seeking permits to set up representative offices in Thailand in response to the surge in small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) from...