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Southeast Asia

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...
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...