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Roundup: ASEAN’s future looks bright

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2012 was another good year for ASEAN economies, and 2013 is shaping up to be one as well. Despite a weak global economy, Thailand,...
As it stands now, investors should be wary of Thailand

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After successful growth over the past years, the recovery from the 2011 floods, with a thriving capital market and a favourable investment incentive scheme,...
Thai monk caught in whirlpool of scandals

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Remember Thailand's jet-setting monks? It gets worse. Until a month ago, 33-year old Wirapol Sukphol had no limelight in Thailand, and why should he? Monks...
Sonic Bang: Thailand’s first international pop music festival

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Thailand is hosting its first annual international pop music festival in Bangkok this August. “Sonic Bang” will be a one-day event featuring 30 artists...
Spotlight: The TPP’s ASEAN impact

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Exclusionary trade treaties are the weapon de jour of geopolitics. In the race to form the most comprehensive, tightly knit world order, the US...
Thailand’s maestro of start-ups on a roll

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These are high times for Thai venture capital firm Ardent Capital. The firm has just launched a project called ACommerce aimed at facilitating e-commerce...
Thailand’s financial know-how most improved in ASEAN

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Thailand has proven to be increasingly curious about the arcane world of finance, ranked the most improved in financial literacy among the 16 Asia-Pacific...
Philippines: Poultry with prospects

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An interview with San Miguel Pure Foods' president Rita Palabyab
Thailand’s shrimp export set to decline by half

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After losing its status as the world's largest rice exporter, Thailand's external trade is now shaken by an additional problem: The industry has been...
ASEAN e-reader boom led by 2 companies

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The e-reader market in Southeast Asia is booming. ASEAN people have proven themselves eager consumers of the latest “smart” gadgets, like tablets and iPhones,...
Chulalongkorn University says sorry for Hitler picture

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Thailand's Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, one of the country's most renowned, apologised on July 15 for a mural displaying a portrait of German Nazi...
Myanmar faces down its own Hitler fascination

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The recent airtime Hitler has been getting in Thailand (first at a chicken restaurant, then a prestigious university) is nothing new to Myanmar. In front...
Philippines emerging onto favourable manufacturing track

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The sadly immature Philippine manufacturing sector is beginning to show its capable of more than just baby steps. The jobs-starved nation has captured the...
Police rescue 90 smuggled cats on Thai border

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Thai police stopped a pickup truck on July 11 filled with 90 smuggled kitties that were headed straight to restaurants in Vietnam, where they...
ASEAN’s growing population: Many new mouths to feed

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ASEAN's overall population is exploding. Whether this is good or bad is dependent on the country. While large populations can be viewed as adding...
Myanmar to export household workforce to Singapore

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The term Overseas Myanmar Workers, or OMW, has still to be coined, but the government in the former pariah state has recognised that legal...
World Bank expects slower growth for Vietnam

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Vietnam’s economy is expected to grow at a moderate rate of around 5.3 per cent in 2013 and 5.4 per cent in 2014, according...
Ex-ASEAN SecGen: Thai education ‘terrifying’

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Surin Pitsuwan, former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, has expressed his concerns over Thailand's education system, saying it has...