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Cambodia reports $1.41b trade deficit

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Cambodia has accumulated a trade deficit of $1.41 billion in the first eight months of 2013, according to figures from the Ministry of Commerce...
South Korean firm invests $1.5b in northern Vietnam

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South Korea’s LG Electronics has been granted a licence to invest $1.5 billion into a new manufacturing complex in Dinh Vu–Cat Hai Economic Zone...
Tourist numbers to Indonesia increase 6.4%

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The number of foreign tourist to Indonesia, who were mainly visiting Jakarta, Bali and Batam, has increased by 6.4 per cent from January to...
Insights on Brunei’s global competitiveness ranking

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shed an interesting light on the current state of Southeast Asian economies,...
Myanmar investment reaches new heights

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Myanmar received a total of $731 million in foreign investment in August 2013, pumping up the total investment in the country to $43 billion,...
Samsung eyes Vietnam’s power sector

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South Korean industry giant Samsung is considering investing in Vietnam’s power sector, the country's Department of Energy said on September 7. Samsung will survey 5...
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:...
Vietjet plans for stock listing

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Vietnam's low-cost airline Vietjet said it is considering an initial public offering (IPO) "in 18 to 24 months"  to fund expansion after becoming profitable...
ASEAN textile exports to US, EU shrinking

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Exports of textiles and garments of ASEAN member countries to the US and European Union markets declined in 2012, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)...
Lao Airlines to increase number of aircraft

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Lao Airlines, Laos' national carrier, is planning to buy 2 twin-engine turboprops ATR72-600 aircraft next year and 2 Airbus 320s in 2015 to cope...
Ministers agree to set up ASEAN+6 FTA

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The 16 economic ministers of Asean+6 (10 ASEAN nations and China, South Korea, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand) have agreed at a meeting...
Pattaya gets more visitors than Vatican

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Pattaya, the popular beach town in southeastern Thailand, counted record visitor numbers in 2012 of 8.3 million people, both local and foreign, the Tourism...
Malaysia reluctant to join TPP

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Malaysia has said its participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would depend on "ensuring its sovereignty" in the pact which aims to combine the...
New fashion trend for Asia’s women: Refrigerator pants

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A new fashion trend originating from South Korea could become the thing all over Southeast Asia: Refrigerator pants. Made from cooling polyester fabrics, these pants...
Indonesia and India named world’s biggest shark killers

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In July, a European Union-sponsored study found that Indonesia and India kill the most sharks of all countries. The purpose of the study was...
Vietnam car industry ‘could collapse’

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Vietnam's automotive industry faces a major challenge under commitments to the ASEAN Free Trade Area (Afta) which will abolish auto import taxes in 2018. The...
New road to riches for Vietnam exports

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A second arterial highway linking Vietnam’s commercial capital Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta and southern coastal regions will be built with...
What Malaysian negotiators don’t want you to know about the TPP

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The sheer magnitude of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has not been lost on Putrajaya. The ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) involving 12 nations...