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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...
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...
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...
Brunei royals back foundation of new Wall Street bank

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Members of the Royal Family of Brunei are among the financial backers of a plan by former Credit Suisse CEO Brady Dougan to launch...
Qatar buys Singapore tower in largest-ever deal in Asia-Pacific

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Qatar's sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority agreed to buy Asia Square Tower 1 in Singapore for $2.5 billion from US investment firm BlackRock Inc....
Indonesia to impose ‘maids ban’ earlier than expected

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Indonesia will prevent its female citizens from working as housemaids and domestic helpers in foreign countries earlier than widely expected, it emerged after a...
Telenor launches Myanmar mobile phone service

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Norway’s Telenor said it would launch telecommunications services in Myanmar on Sept. 27, becoming the second foreign telecoms company to start operating in one...
Thailand’s Centara group in Mideast expansion

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Thailand’s largest hotel operator, Centara Hotels & Resorts, has said that it is eager to expand with new facilities in the Middle East as...
CEO Steve Troop Sm

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Outlook remains very positive, finds Barwa Bank CEO Steve Troop
Ooredoo, Digicel sign deal in Myanmar

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Qatar's Ooredoo and Digicel Asian Holdings, a consortium of Jamaica-based Digicel Group, Yoma Strategic and First Myanmar Investment Co Ltd (FMI), said in a...
Push for Islamic Finance needed in Brunei

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Brunei, although it has a small banking market, is still somehow underestimating the potential of Islamic finance as incentives to set up Shariah banking...
Qatar brings innovation to ASEAN

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Good news emerged recently with regards to Qatar’s business involvement in Southeast Asia. Not only that the country’s telecom group Ooredoo announced that it...
Malaysia’s total trade up 2.4% in first 9 months of 2013

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Malaysia's total trade for the January-September 2013 period increased 2.4  per cent to RM1 trillion ($317.5 billion) in the same period of 2012, said...
Singapore will be Asia’s new LNG trading hub

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The small city-state of Singapore is on the verge to become Asia’s new trading hub for liquefied natural gas, and this will be crucial...
30,000 Thai workers for Qatar?

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As reported on October 16, an agreement is set to be signed this month between Thailand’s labour ministry and officials from Qatar to send...
Qatar wants to recruit 30,000 Thai workers

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Thailand's labour ministry is set to sign an agreement in October on conditions for the employment of Thai workers in Qatar, labour permanent secretary...
An overlooked opportunity: Laos

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After the World Bank recently released its bi-annual East Asia and Pacific Update on economies in the region, there was much talk about the...
Travel feature: Stuck in Doha

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Late September 2001, and the world was still on-edge during the weeks after the infamous Twin Tower attacks. What better time to open a...