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Laos’ Big China-backed Projects Bring Debt And Hurt The Poor: Expert

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A United Nations human rights expert has urged communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts...
Laos expects more private investment this year

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The Communist Lao government expects domestic and foreign private investment to climb to 23,086 billion kip ($2.7 billion) in 2019 from around $2.36 billion...
Indonesia presents new economic stimulus package

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Indonesia on November 16 announced a new economic stimulus package to support the rupiah and spur growth in the lead-up to the upcoming presidential...
Philippine GDP growth drops to three-year-low

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Economic growth in the Philippines slowed to six per cent during the second quarter of the year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said on August...
The world’s largest jade market: A photo tour

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Mandalay in north-central Myanmar is the gateway to the country’s most precious (legal) commodity: Jade. And no wonder, Mandalay also hosts the world’s largest...
Laos received close to $4 billion in foreign investment this year

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Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith recently told the ongoing National Assembly meeting that there has been good progress in investments in Laos, with 4,118...
Malaysia says it is ready to help Mindanao out of poverty

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Malaysian businesses are ready to help the southern Philippine island of Mindanao out of poverty through targeted investments that would help the region develop...
Vietnam issues full ban on Bitcoin and all other cryptocurrencies

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While the value of the digital currency Bitcoin is going through the roof – 1 BTC on November 3 hit the $7,462-mark in day...
Malaysia stops imports from North Korea, closes embassy in Pyongyang

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Relations between former friends Malaysia and North Korea hit rock bottom in the wake of the alleged assassination of Kim Jong-un’s estranged half-brother at...
Vietnam’s economy in first slowdown in four years

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Vietnam's economy expanded an estimated 6.21 per cent this year, slightly less than in 2015 and marking the first slowdown in four years, but...
South Korea next to issue travel warning for parts of Laos

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South Korea followed the US and Australia in issuing a travel warning against trips to Laos' central province of Xaisomboun, as well as traveling...
Southeast Asia a haven for ‘crony capitalists’

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British magazine The Economist in its Crony Capitalism Index published March 15 found that Southeast Asia is one of the world's most buoyant regions...
Malaysia attracts $11.68b in foreign investment in 2013

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Malaysia attracted 38.774 billion ringgit ($11.68 billion) in foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2013, an increase of 24 per cent compared with 2012, the...
Indonesia’s mining exports in limbo

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Indonesia's metal ore and concentrate exports have ground to a complete halt, government officials said on January 24, signalling the turmoil in the mining...
IMF positive on Myanmar’s growth outlook

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Myanmar's economic outlook remains favourable and projected that real GDP growth will rise to about 7.8 per cent...
High-grade gold discovery in the Philippines

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Australian mining company Red Mountain Mining has made an exceptionally high-grade gold discovery at its Batangas Gold Project in the Philippines, the firm announced...
EU eyes investment into Myanmar’s mining sector

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Some EU countries are planning to sign an agreement with Myanmar's ministry of mines to start investing in Myanmar's mining industry. "If EU countries are...
Indonesia’s ore export ban to cost 100,000s of jobs

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Indonesia’s planned ban on mineral ore shipments in 2014 may cost hundreds of thousands of job losses in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, the Indonesian...