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Grabbing the opportunity: IPOs kick off in ASEAN

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ASEAN is set to become the world’s most active region for initial public offerings in 2013 after it has already earned a solid reputation in this field with several mega-IPOs happening in Malaysia in 2012.
Philippines counting on coconuts

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As the world’s second largest producer of coconuts, the Philippines will undergo an ambitious project to revitalise the industry by replanting trees over the...
KKR bullish on Southeast Asia in 2013

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US-based private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) sees economic growth and increased consumer spending in ASEAN as a good basis for...
Cheap loans boost Philippine real estate

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The real estate market in the Philippines is expecting another good year after residential and commercial property purchases and rentals have been booming throughout...
Southeast Asia’s secret recipe: The rise of an emerging region

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Developing Asia is often looked at as the global steam engine of economic growth. But what is making it more successful than other emerging regions? Justin Calderon takes a closer look.
ASEAN to drive world economy in 2013

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ASEAN high-growth countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will underpin the world's economic growth in 2013, according to a report by...
Thai food giant plans $2.5b expansion

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Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), Thailand's largest agro business conglomerate, has said it will spend 75 billion baht ($2.5 billion) to expand its domestic...
Philippines struggle to curb strong peso

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The Philippines by the end of the year 2012 have intensified efforts to contain the surge of the country's currency, imposing a ceiling on...
Thailand, Philippines top ASEAN bourses

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Thailand's SET index and the Philippines' PSE Composite were among the top 10 best-performing stock markets globally in 2012 based on year-to-date performance. The SET...
Merry Christmas in the East: The gift of Asian spending

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Despite having relatively small Christian population, Asian nations have come to represent the epitome of contemporary Christmas commercialism, offsetting lower spending in crisis-rocked Europe, writes Justin Calderon.
Luxury hotels discover Philippines

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The Philippines are increasingly being targeted by high-end hotel chains due to an anticipated growth in tourism on the back of a fast growing...
China’s island funding fuels conflict

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China on December 25 announced it will invest more than $1.6 billion to build infrastructure on disputed islands in the South China Sea and...
Strong peso hurts Philippine call centers

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The low-cost advantage of the export-oriented Filipino service economy, in particular the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry, has become under threat due to the...
Looking East: Resilience, your name is ASEAN

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When looking for new success stories in today’s global business environment, it is hard not to notice the remarkable resilience that Southeast Asia, and especially the ten ASEAN nations, are currently showing.
Taken by storm: The economic impact

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Countries in the presumable or constant path of storms must develop infrastructure and contingency plans to alleviate the social and economic costs of the whims of the world’s weather, writes Justin Calderon.
Philippines growing faster than expected

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The Philippine economy is expected to grow by more than 6 per cent this year, which is above the country's earlier growth forecast of...
Cambodia GDP set to grow 7%

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Cambodia is projected to have the second fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia behind Laos over the next few years, the World Bank said in...

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A $316-million lot in Manila’s upscale neighbourhood of Fort Bonifacio has opened up to local and foreign bidders, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority...