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Middle East

Philippines Could Lose $1.5 Billion In Remittances From Cash-strapped Gulf States

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Around 80,000 to 100,000 jobs for Oversea Filipino Workers, or OFWs, among them 30,000 household service workers, could be lost due to the precarious...
Malaysian’s don’t want another national car – Dr. M disappointed

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad showed disappointment in a blog post after many Malaysians seem to reject his idea of introducing a new national...
Interview: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on New Malaysia and the rule of law

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Transcript of full interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad Firoz: Our first question is about the "New Malaysia." You’ve fought very, very...
Philippines, Kuwait draft labour protection agreement, ban remains

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The Philippines and Kuwait agreed on a draft migrant labour protection pact March 16, Manila’s labour secretary said, after talks set off by maid...
Duterte: OFW ban could be expanded to other countries

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on February 22 he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations...
Vietnam to cooperate with Qatar in food security

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Vietnam and Qatar have decided to work closer in the field of food security as the Middle East country is looking for new import...
Brain drain from Southeast Asia growing constraint for economic growth

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Young well educated people leaving their home countries in Southeast Asia to pursue a better career in a well-salaried job in richer countries of...
Philippines stops sending workers to Qatar, fearing food riots

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The Philippines on June 6 blocked the deployment of new overseas workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state started grappling with a diplomatic...
Philippines prepares to get hit by “economic bomb” in Middle East

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III held an emergency meeting with cabinet members and officials of the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs on January 6...
Five reasons Middle Easterners are looking to ASEAN

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Over the past decade, ties between the Middle East and Southeast Asia have strengthened significantly, which has led to an influx of tourists from...
Indonesia seeks Mideast tourists and investors, but confines destinations

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As part of an overall tourism offensive, Indonesia plans to increase the number of well-spending visitors from the Middle East and, at the same...
Cambodia aims at becoming hub for dental tourism

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Being aware that medical tourism is a success story in Southeast Asia, Cambodia has embarked on a particular segment of this business: Dental care....
Asian, Asia-Pacific carriers dominate list of world’s top 10 airlines

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Frequent flyers might be interested to know which the world's top 10 airlines are in terms of safety, comfort and innovation, as well as...
Four Thai hotel groups expanding in the Middle East

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With tourism on their home turf slowing, four Thai hotel companies are now expanding in the Middle East to tap the high-end hospitality market...
Thailand remains attractive for property buyers despite military rule

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Despite its current political and economic troubles, Thailand remains an attractive location for property investors, new data compiled by Global Property Guide, a popular...
Slowing remittance growth from Filipino workers cause for concern

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Slowing growth of remittances sent by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to their home country have alerted economists that there might be a sustained weakness...
Thailand’s singing zebra doves can fetch more than $90,000

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Among the most creative investment ideas of present days is certainly the zebra dove, a small bird native to Southeast Asia, which has become...
UAE firm plans to build ‘Little Manila’ outlets across the Middle East

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Dubai-based Al Ahli Holding Group has revealed plans to open no less than 20 Philippine-themed food and beverage outlets called “Little Manila” across the...