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Southeast Asia

More than one tenth of the Thai population is still living below the poverty line even though the country's GDP would be high enough...

The new Democracy Index 2016 released be the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) defines Thailand under the current junta as "hybrid regime" which is one...

The new Corruption Perception Index 2016 issued by Transparency International on January 25 paints no flattering picture of Southeast Asia as corruption in the...

Southeast Asian countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei, are now looking for alternative solutions after new US...

The inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States on January 20 brings with it a number of uncertainties and conflicts...

Malaysians can look forward to a brighter year as the country witnessed impressive growth that Europe and North America "could only dream of," Malaysian...

Despite domestic and regional criticism, the government of Laos sticks to its plan to build more hydropower plants in the country in its aim...

The newly released English Proficiency Index by Switzerland-based education company Education First, one of the most authoritative studies on English language abilities worldwide, brought...

Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election poses significant new risks for the Asia-Pacific region, notably China and other important trading partners of...

The world's two largest Internet retail companies, US-based Amazon and China's Alibaba, will need to brace themselves for some serious rivalry in Singapore and...

Thailand is the latest country looking to toughen tax collection rules for internet and technology firms like Google, Amazon and Facebook as the tax...

Barack Obama will be the first acting US president to visit the communist nation of Laos when he will partake in the 11th East...

"Thailand 4.0" is the new catchphrase for the Thai government in its aim to groom the country's start-up scene to an extent that Thailand...

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its newly released Asian Development Outlook 2016 notes that growth in Southeast Asia has slowed, mainly due to...

Vietnam, the largest market for beer in Southeast Asia, is increasingly attracting foreign brewers even though the country already has a sizeable number of...

A series of attacks allegedly or admittedly committed by radical Islamists shook Southeast Asia in the last week of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month...

While April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty, this year, it is super-hot. The mercury in some of the worst affected northern provinces...

South Korea's electronics giant Samsung received approval from the Vietnam government to build a $300 million research and development center in the capital Hanoi....