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Southeast Asia

Thai central bank to issue state-backed digital money

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The central Bank of Thailand (BoT) revealed on August 22 plans to introduce a state-issued cryptocurrency on R3’s Corda blockchain. The move signifies the...
Indonesia proposes palm oil to be used as jet fuel

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Indonesia, the world’s top producer of palm oil, has suggested to use palm oil as biofuel in jet fuel and asked Boeing and Airbus...
Foreign arrivals to the Philippines at all-time high

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Foreign visitor arrivals in the Philippines reached an all-time high of 3.7 million in the first half of 2018, the country’s Department of Tourism...
Water colours: Experiencing ASEAN’s largest ornamental fish market

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Aficionados of ornamental fish in Asia don't need to look further than Thailand: Here, in Ratchaburi province some 100 kilometers west of Bangkok, the...
Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam with highest consumer confidence in Southeast Asia

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The Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam, just behind India, rank within the top four in the latest international consumer confidence survey compiled by US-based research...
Traffic-choked Jakarta to launch MRT operations by next March

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Indonesia's first mass rapid transit (MRT) rail system is on track to start operations in March next year, giving around 170,000 commuters a day...
Cambodia restores  rail connection to Thailand after 45 years

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Cambodia on July 4 reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand in...
Go-Jek reveals new brands for Thailand and Vietnam

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Indonesian ride-hailing app Go-Jek revealed the names and branding for the separate units it is establishing in Thailand and Vietnam, two countries which are...
Ramadan’s over: A stroll through Brunei’s Gadong Night Market

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Among the remarkably plentiful sights to see in Brunei is one place everybody who is interested in Asian food and/or authentic local markets shouid...
Go-Jek readies to enter Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore

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Indonesia’s highly popular ride-hailing service Go-Jek is close to its a number of announcements that it will expand within Southeast Asia and enter the...
After Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines put Grab on competition watchlist

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Just days after the Competition Commission of Singapore suspected that Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing app Grab has infringed the country’s Competition Act by purchasing...
Malaysia hopes for substantial tourist arrival hike up to 2020

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Malaysia’s tourism promotion agency Tourism Malaysia says it was possible that the country could receive 36 million tourists by 2020, a growth of 39...
Uber retreats from Southeast Asian market, sells to Grab

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Uber on March 26 sold its entire Southeast Asian business to rival Grab, ending a bruising battle between the ride-hailing behemoths and marking the...
Myanmar AirAsia could be Tony Fernandes’ next big thing

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Malaysia-headquartered AirAsia, the largest Asian budget carrier as per the size of its fleet, is in talks with a partner to set up an...
Indonesia’s ride-hailing app Go-Jek considers stock listing

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Indonesian start-up Go-Jek is considering an initial public offering (IPO) in Indonesia and possibly at another exchange in the region, the company's president Andre...
Cambodia remains most corrupt country in Southeast Asia

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Cambodia remained the most corrupt country in Southeast Asia in the Corruption Perception Index 2017, the annual global graft ranking compiled by Transparency International,...
Foreign startup founders flock to Vietnam

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Vietnam’s vibrant startup scene is not only fostering a new class of domestic entrepreneurs, it is also attracting a growing number of foreigners who...
New Myanmar bank to supply tourism businesses with cheap loans

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A new bank, Myanmar Tourism Bank, will begin operations within six months in so far three branches in Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw with the sole...