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Tourism: Top 10 foreign spenders in Malaysia

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A new study by credit card firm Visa has listed the top spenders among card holding tourists coming to Malaysia in 2012. The result:...
Vietjet plans for stock listing

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Vietnam's low-cost airline Vietjet said it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) "in 18 to 24 months"  to fund expansion after becoming profitable...
ASEAN textile exports to US, EU shrinking

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Exports of textiles and garments of ASEAN member countries to the US and European Union markets declined in 2012, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)...
Japan warns of property investment scam in Cambodia

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The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan and related bodies are warning of a rise in fraudulent investment schemes involving real estate in Cambodia,...
Vietnam posts trade deficit, but FDI on the rise

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Vietnam had a $300 million trade deficit in August 2013 after reporting trade surpluses in June and July, local media reported. The deficit for the...
Ministers agree to set up ASEAN+6 FTA

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The 16 economic ministers of Asean+6 (10 ASEAN nations and China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand) have agreed at a meeting...
Malaysia reluctant to join TPP

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Malaysia has said its participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would depend on "ensuring its sovereignty" in the pact which aims to combine the...
Vietnam’s trade surplus with EU at $13.5 billion

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Vietnam registered a trade surplus with the European Union of $13.5 billion out of a total bilateral trade of $19 billion in the past...

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On August 14, the Philippines and the US conducted high level talks on a proposal to increase the US military’s rotational presence in the...
Japan’s debt reaches 1,000,000,000,000,000 yen

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On August 9, Japan's government announced a new world record: The country's national debt has reached 1,008,600,000,000,000 yen, or more than 1 quadrillion yen,...
Indonesia and India named world’s biggest shark killers

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In July, a European Union-sponsored study found that Indonesia and India kill the most sharks of all countries. The purpose of the study was...

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The government of the Philippines has announced that it will seek a larger American military presence in the country. The Philippines hosted the largest American...
Vietnam car industry ‘could collapse’

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Vietnam's automotive industry faces a major challenge under commitments to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (Afta) which will abolish auto import taxes in 2018. The...
Japanese bookstore challenges Amazon in ASEAN

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Tokyo-based bookstore Kinokuniya Co said on August 6 that they will be setting up online stores throughout Southeast Asia in order to catch up...
Sun rises on Japan’s TPP entrance

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The US appears to have galvanised political will in one of the most crucial allies behind the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a free trade agreement...
Next Japanese debt watcher upgrades Philippines

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Rating and Investment Information Inc (R&I), a debt watcher from Japan, has upgraded its Philippines' credit outlook from "stable" to "positive" citing "progressive changes...
What Malaysian negotiators don’t want you to know about the TPP

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The sheer magnitude of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has not been lost on Putrajaya. The ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) involving 12 nations...
Thailand’s BentoWeb plans Asian expansion

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Thai online marketplace BentoWeb is preparing for an Asian expansion. The company has spent the last 15 months incubating in Thailand and has achieved...