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Thailand seizes $800,000 from disgraced monk

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Thailand has seized nearly $800,000 worth of assets, including a Porsche and a Mercedes-Benz and dozens of other cars, from a monk who was...
Lee: ASEAN economic integration ‘economically difficult’

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Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in a statement in September 17 said that achieving the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will "depend on the...
GDP per capita in ASEAN doubled since 2000

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Real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in purchasing power parity in ASEAN has almost doubled from $2,882 in 2000 to $5,581 in 2011,...
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...
‘Financial crisis’: Laos stops payment for public projects

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Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong said during a special government meeting in Vientiane on September 13 that Laos was running a "high debt level"...
Solar power, a viable alternative for Brunei

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Brunei has made the energy sector in Southeast Asia sit up and take notice with its announcement that the oil-rich state will introduce a...
Dogs off the menu in Southeast Asia

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Westerners cringe at the thought of eating a man’s best friend, a taboo cuisine that has been dined upon throughout parts of Asia. An...
Laos’ opium farmers asked to turn to vegetables

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Farmers in Laos' impoverished northwestern province of Oudomxay, the regional crossroads of the Laos opium trade, have reportedly been encouraged by a project to...
Laos inflation becoming a concern

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Inflation in Laos remains high, driven by price rises in food and non-alcoholic beverages, restaurants and hotels, housing, water, electricity and cooking gas, as...
Laos forges closer ties with East Timor

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Laos and East Timor pledged to draft a number of bilateral and multilateral frameworks during a state visit of East Timor's Prime Minister Xanana...
Laos government urges Christians to leave

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Despite constitutional protections, the small minority that makes up Christians in Laos are faced with either giving up their religion or being deported out...
Laos sees conference tourism as ‘opportunity’

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The hotel and travel industry of Laos is studying how MICE tourism (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) could create an opportunity for the sector...
New Nikon factory in Laos to open in October

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A new factory of Japan's high-end camera maker Nikon will commence operations in October, the company announced. The DSLR camera manufacturing site will conduct a...
Laos stock exchange to triple number of companies

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The Lao Securities Exchange, which currently boasts just 2 listed companies, said on August 30 that it will start trading bonds and also triple...
Myanmar plans visa exemption for ASEAN countries

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The Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said it will try to sign reciprocal visa exemption with ASEAN countries in 2014. With Laos, the country has...
Laos, Hungary partner in agro-industries

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A Lao development firm, Sahamit Development Corporation Company, will team up with a Hungarian business group to produce agricultural goods for local markets and...
Bangkok’s taxi driver line up for protests

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After Red Shirts, Yellow Shirts, White Masks, People's Army, rice farmers and rubber farmers, Bangkok's taxi drivers are the next to stage a rally...
Lao Airlines to increase number of aircraft

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Lao Airlines, Laos' national carrier, is planning to buy 2 twin-engine turboprops ATR72-600 aircraft next year and 2 Airbus 320s in 2015 to cope...