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Tourism arrivals in Brunei soar an unexpected 18%

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Brunei recorded an 18.3-per cent increase in tourist arrivals in 2017, exceeding the projected ten per cent growth set for last year, the country's...
Boracay island closes for tourists for six-months clean-up

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally approved the suggested closure of the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines for tourists over six...
After Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines put Grab on competition watchlist

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Just days after the Competition Commission of Singapore suspected that Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app Grab has infringed the country’s Competition Act by purchasing...
Profit vs. environment: Top Southeast Asia beaches close for clean-up

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Pollution, inadequate infrastructure and mass tourism are taking their toll on two of Southeast Asia’s most popular beach destinations, Boracay in the Philippines and...
Myanmar AirAsia could be Tony Fernandes’ next big thing

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Malaysia-headquartered AirAsia, the largest Asian budget carrier as per the size of its fleet, is in talks with a partner to set up an...
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...
Metro Manila subway one step closer to reality

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The long-awaited first underground line for Metro Manila, called Mega Manila Subway, is on the way to become reality with the first tranche of...
Foreign investment in the Philippines hits another high

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The Philippines recorded another all-time high in foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2017, although the growth was substantially lower than in 2016. The volume...
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...
Cambodia remains most corrupt country in Southeast Asia

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Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International,...
OFW ban sours Kuwait-Philippines relations as hundreds flee their employers

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Hundreds of Filipino domestic staff in Kuwait fled from their employers to the Philippines embassy after President Rodrigo Duterte offered them a free light...
Filipinos banned from working in Kuwait, over 2,000 desperate to go home

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The Philippine government on February 12 signed an administrative order to completely ban the deployment of Oversea Filipino Workers (OFWs) to Kuwait, according to...
Philippines eyes new, cheaper cash remittance channel for OFWs

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The Philippine government is looking for solutions to provide cheaper and more convenient remittance channels for its Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Particularly, technology developed...
Duterte has 30 luxury cars crushed in warning shot to smugglers (video)

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on February 6 personally oversaw the destruction of more than $1.2 million worth of smuggled luxury and classic cars at...
Thais spend a record of 9.38 hours on the Internet – daily

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Thai people are spending an average of nine hours and 38 minutes daily on the Internet, with around one third of this time used...
Philippine GDP growth expected to slow down

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The pace of economic expansion in the Philippines would further ease over the coming two years after peaking at a whopping seven per cent...
Philippines starts work on new $3-billion government center

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The Philippines has kicked off construction work for a new government district in New Clark City, a planned community under development in Capas, Tarlac...
Philippines stops sending OFWs to Kuwait after abuse, suicide cases

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Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the government in Manila enacted a ban on sending Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the wealthy,...