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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...
Uber picks a quarrel with Philippine transport regulator

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Ride sharing company Uber on August 15 refused to suspend its services in the Philippines after it was ordered to shut down for a...
Despite slowdown, Philippines to lead GDP growth in SE Asia this year

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Citigroup in a new country study said it expects the Philippines to enjoy the fastest economic growth in Southeast Asia and the third-fastest growth...
Singapore has fastest broadband service in the world

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Singapore is topping a new global ranking on Internet speeds with an average download speed of 55.13Mbps, which means that a 7.5 GB high...
Grab starts service in Myanmar, secures $2.5b in new financial backing

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Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab started full operations in Myanmar this week, launching localised apps with new safety and technology features after a four-month trial...
Amazon to kick off Southeast Asian expansion in Singapore

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In what could become a battle of the e-commerce giants, Amazon is reportedly setting up shop in Singapore as early as this week to...
Brewers prepare for IPO in beer-crazy Vietnam

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Vietnamese down record amounts of beer at a time when its largest state-owned breweries Sabeco from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi-based Habeco are...
Alibaba spends another $1b on Lazada to pump up Asian e-commerce business

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba will invest an additional $1 billion into online shopping portal Lazada which operates in six countries in Southeast Asian, namely...
Google’s tax deal with Indonesia role model for SE Asia

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Google through its Asia Pacific headquarters agreed on future tax payments in Indonesia, a move seen as the beginning of a shake-up in how...
Cambodia “least tourism-friendly country” in Southeast Asia: WEF

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Cambodia scores lowest in Southeast Asia as per most indicators in the newly released, biannual Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report of the World Economic...
Brain drain from Southeast Asia growing constraint for economic growth

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Young well educated people leaving their home countries in Southeast Asia to pursue a better career in a well-salaried job in richer countries of...
Global Cyber Attack cripples Computers in Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia has not been spared by the global cyber attack that affected so far around 50,000 computers in nearly 100 countries all around...
Myanmar expects 7.5 million tourists by 2020

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Myanmar expects to welcome 7.5 million foreign tourists by 2020, significantly up from the 2.91 million who visited the country last year, Tint Thwin,...
Cambodia to set minimum wage for all workers

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Cambodia will introduce a national minimum salary for all workers and not just for textile workers, teachers and doctors as it was the case...
Grab, Uber make inroads into Myanmar

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While taxi hailing apps Grab and Uber are struggling with the Thai government over their legal status and over licensing issues, both companies are...
Vietnam holds record for bribery in Southeast Asia

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The new report “People and Corruption 2017: Asia-Pacific” released by anti-graft organisation Transparency International comes to the conclusion that an estimated 900 million people...
Singapore passport ranks best in Asia for visa-free travel

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 Singapore's passport remains to be widely accepted globally, reaching its highest at rank 4 on this year's Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index against...
Vietnam gains most in new global wealth report

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The newest edition of the annual Knight Frank Wealth Report found that wealth creation in Vietnam has been accelerating at the fastest pace of...