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Axiata to merge Asian business with Telenor The two telecom companies Axiata from Malaysia and Telenor from Norway are...
Tuk-tuk polo, an inspiration for Thailand?

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If Thailand would ever have been colonised by the Brits, there maybe would be an openness for sports such as cricket and polo like...
Vietnam to boost trade with Sri Lanka to $1b

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Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh said Vietnam will step up cooperation with Sri Lanka to increase two-way trade to $1 billion by...
Cheapest labour in Asia: Not Myanmar, not Bangladesh

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In the past years, there has been a notable shift of labour costs within Asia, and China is no longer leading the pack. The...
Sri Lankan firm invests in Cambodia rubber plantation

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Sri Lanka-based Kotagala Plantation, a unit of Lankem Ceylon Plc, has said it will set up a 15,000 hectare rubber plantation in Cambodia. According to...
Indonesia and India named world’s biggest shark killers

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In July, a European Union-sponsored study found that Indonesia and India kill the most sharks of all countries. The purpose of the study was...
Thailand, Sri Lanka to push trade to $1b

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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse on May 31 agreed to forge closer economic ties and double bilateral trade...
Myanmar’s jewellery industry starts shining

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Myanmar has been striving for decades the expansion of its gems market. With increasing international demand, the local industry is moving ahead and held the first International Jewellery Expo in May 2013.
Look closer: Is there blood on your shirt?

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The April 24 collapse of a garment factory building in Bangladesh that left more than 1,000 dead has highlighted the question again: Why are costs and profits in the fast-fashion industry so extremely distorted?
The ups and downs of ADB’s past 4 presidents

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A Japanese male has traditionally helmed the Asian Development Bank since 1966, bringing into the fold extensive experience from the financial realm – and the newest president of the bank is no different.
Thailand to invest in Mozambique

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Thailand and the southeast African state of Mozambique are exploring joint investments in energy-related projects and the mineral sector, with Thailand to transfer energy...
Finally: Fast food on the table in Myanmar

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In its transition to become a 21st century economy, Myanmar now faces the advance of fast food companies trying to penetrate a market that...
Leaders mull pan-ASEAN tourist visa

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Representatives of the 10-nation ASEAN bloc at a meeting on January 20 in Laos' capital Vientiane have announced the possibility of creating a pan-ASEAN...
Philippines counting on coconuts

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As the world’s second largest producer of coconuts, the Philippines will undergo an ambitious project to revitalise the industry by replanting trees over the...

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Asian tourist destinations have been unlikely beneficiaries of the political turmoil and unrest haunting many Middle Eastern and Arab countries.  While wealthy residents of...