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Southeast Asia

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...
Vietnam seeks to “upgrade” tourism sector

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Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector of its economy by 2020 in order to create a driving force for the development...
Tourism arrivals in Laos down by almost 10% this year

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In a stark contrast to its regional peers, where tourism is booming, Laos was faced with a drop in tourism arrivals by 9.1 per...
Grab launches service in Cambodia, challenging Uber

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Singapore-headquartered ride-hailing firm Grab on December 19 launched its services in Cambodia, making it the eighth country in Southeast Asia the company is now...
ThaiBev “wins” bid for Saigon Beer maker

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Thai Beverage, through its Vietnamese affiliate Vietnam Beverage, on December 18 won the right to buy around 54 per cent stake in Vietnam's guel,...
Internet economy in Southeast Asia to grow to $50 billion this year

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The online economy is expected to grow substantially in Southeast Asia, a region which is already the world’s third largest in terms of the...
Singapore takes over Germany as world’s most powerful passport

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The Singapore passport has been ranked the "most powerful" in the world, according to the Global Passport Index by global advisory firm Arton Capital. The...
Indonesia seen as new frontier for startups in Southeast Asia

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The successful first-ever IPO of a startup in Indonesia, as well as the country's burgeoning tech industry, has moved the nation in the spotlight...
Indonesia’s Go-Jek set for expansion drive in Southeast Asia

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Indonesia’s popular ride-hailing company Go-Jek, the country's first billion-dollar startup, is looking to expand to at least four countries in Southeast Asia, Bloomberg News...
Vietnam, Brunei biggest winners in competitiveness index in ASEAN

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Vietnam and Brunei emerged as the countries that improved their competitiveness the most within Southeast Asia in the latest Global Competitiveness Report 2017-2018 released...
Asia has the fastest growing tourism destination cities

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Bangkok still tops the list of the world's most popular tourism destination cities worldwide, but competition is growing within Asia, the latest Mastercard Destination...
“Quality of nationality” varies widely in Southeast Asia

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The newly released Quality of Nationality Index by UK-based residency consultancy Henley & Partners gives some insight in what the firm calls "objective value...
Thailand sets $90-billion tourism revenue target

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The Thai government has set a tourism revenue target of three trillion baht, a whopping $90 billion, for 2018 from domestic and international tourists,...
Laos seen on track to become upper-middle-income country by 2030

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Laos will transform into a high-middle-income country from its current lower-middle-income position by 2030 and also leave behind its status as least developed country...
Uber Philippines slapped with hefty fine

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The Philippine transport regulator said on August 25 that a one-month suspension ordered earlier this month on ride-sharing service Uber in the Philippines would...
IKEA makes Malaysia its regional distribution hub

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Do-it-yourself furniture chain IKEA, the world’s largest, will set up its regional distribution and supply chain center for Southeast Asia in Malaysia, the company...
China’s infrastructure grip on Southeast Asia tightens

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The agreement signed these days to start the first phase of a new high-speed railway as part of the connection between Bangkok and Thailand's...