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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...
Asian shares dip on continued US shutdown

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Shares throughout Asia came under pressure on October 7 as politicians in Washington showed no signs of making progress to resolve the US budget...
Malaysia approves 428 manufacturing projects worth $8.8b

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The Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) said on October 3 that it approved 428 manufacturing projects at an investment volume of RM28.3 billion ($8.8...
Japan, Myanmar sign joint venture for Thilawa SEZ

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A joint venture agreement for the second phase of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) outside Yangon will be signed by Japan and Myanmar...
Promoting Malaysian furniture with pride

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Interview with the Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council
Laos trade reaches $4.52 billion in first half of 2013

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The Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce has reported that the value of imports and exports climbed to more than $4.52 billion in the...
Thailand is feeling the love for Volleyball

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In mid-September, Thais flooded to buy tickets for the Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship tournament set in Nakhon Ratchasima. The final game was between Thailand...
Japan grants Myanmar $5b development loan

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Japan has provided Myanmar with a low-interest development loan of $5 billion as part of a 40-year development plan to assist the country’s growth,...
Cambodia’s construction sector booming

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Cambodia's construction sector received a total investment of $2.14 billion in the first eight months of 2013, up 40 per cent over the same...
Japan to ease visa rules for more ASEAN countries

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After relaxing visa rules for tourists from Thailand and Malaysia, Japan plans to also ease visa requirements for Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos by the...
Thais abuse visa-free entry to Japan for illegal work

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Originally, the newly introduced tourist visa waiver for Thai (and also Malaysian) citizens was meant as a measure to boost tourism to the East...
Malaysia launches $100m fund for green energy

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Malaysia and Japan's  Asian Energy Investments Pte Ltd. have launched a $100 million venture capital fund to invest in clean energy projects in Southeast...
South Korea, ASEAN to boost agro-cooperation

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South Korea and the ten-member ASEAN  bloc will hold talks on September 27 on boosting their agricultural cooperation and on establishment of a joint...
Vietnam to beef up software outsourcing industry

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The Vietnamese software industry wants to embark on higher-value software outsourcing projects in a bid to boost the industry which is already doing 25...
Mazda to sell cars in Myanmar

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After Suzuki, Nissan, Toyota, Tata, Chery, Ford, General Motors and other carmakers, Japan's Mazda Motor Corp has said it will start selling new vehicles...
Thailand likely to surpass Malaysia in tourism ranking

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Thailand recorded a record growth of visitors in 2013 so far and is likely to surpass its rival Malaysia be the end of the...