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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...
Singapore exchange pitches for Saudi Aramco IPO

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Singapore is among the six stock exchanges pitching for the non-domestic part of the upcoming listing of the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco,...
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...
Duterte takes over and faces the test

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte assured Saudi businessmen during a speech before the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the Philippines was ripe for...
Brunei Times in surprise closedown

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Brunei Times, the second-largest daily newspaper by circulation in the small Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam behind Borneo Bulletin, published its final edition on November...
Saudis confirm money for Najib was “donation”

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Saudi Arabia's foreign minister confirmed that a $681 million deposit in Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's private bank account was a donation originating from...
Najib’s platinum credit cards ran hot on luxury spending: Report

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife allegedly spent as much as $15 million on luxury items over the past years, according to...
Cambodian workers, maids to seek greener pastures in Saudi Arabia

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Cambodia and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding on February 11 to create a framework for sending labourers and household helpers to Saudi...
Malaysia PM cleared of graft – $681-million ‘gift’ came from Saudi royals

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Malaysia's anti-corruption investigators cleared Prime Minister Najib Razak of graft over a transfer of $681 million donated to his personal bank accounts, bringing the...
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...
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...
Malaysia seeks more visitors from Middle East

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Tourism Malaysia has started different programmes to attract visitors from the region for its big celebration, the Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2014 in the...
Takaful markets in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia thrive

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The Malaysian and Saudi Arabian cooperative and Islamic insurance (takaful) markets are the only two that are seeing growth especially in new policies and...
Vietnam, Saudi Arabia move closer

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Vietnam and Saudi Arabia emphasised their close relationship as "strategic partners" in trade, investment and foreign affairs, according to Vietnam’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia,...
Promoting Malaysian furniture with pride

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Interview with the Malaysian Furniture Promotion Council
Axiata to buy Saudi Telecom’s Indonesia unit

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Malaysia's telecom giant Axiata Group Bhd will buy Saudi Telecom's Indonesian unit in a bid to boost its presence in Southeast Asia's largest economy. The...
‘Most handsome’ Arab makes Vietnamese girls sob

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Omar Borkan Al Gala, the “most handsome Arab” who came to fame after he was given marching orders from Saudi Arabia in April 2013...
Tourism: Top 10 foreign spenders in Malaysia

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A new study by credit card firm Visa has listed the top spenders among card holding tourists coming to Malaysia in 2012. The result:...