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In Thailand's never-ending story of its costly rice subsidy scheme, the country's ministry of finance has now said it needs to cap the loss...
Property prices in Myanmar spiraling

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Want to invest into a land plot in downtown Yangon? For a standard size of around 1,000 square meters be ready to shell out...
Qatar to intensify relations with ASEAN

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Qatar is planning to set up a "dedicated unit" for Qatar-ASEAN affairs in order to establish closer relations with the 10-member bloc of  southeast...
Thailand fears repeat of 2011 flood disaster

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Heavy rain in several provinces in central, eastern and lower northeastern Thailand since July 23 have caused flash floods that affected around 10,000 people,...
More Saudi tourists to Thailand – despite travel ban

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Despite a travel ban being in place since the 1990s, the number of Saudi tourist to Thailand is growing, Arab media reported on July...
Thailand sets radical targets for solar energy

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The Thai government has said that it aims to build 3,000 megawatts of solar power capacity by 2021, 50 per cent more than previously...
Modern day slavery in Southeast Asia: Thailand and Cambodia

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Many in Western, developed nations believe that slavery has been long abolished. In reality it is a thriving multi-billion dollar industry — some estimate...
Qatargas delivers first-ever LNG shipment to Malaysia

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Qatar's state-owned gas company Qatargas said on July 22 that it has sold its first ever cargo of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to Malaysia. The...
Squeeze-out in cyberspace: Facebook vs. ASEAN social media

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Southeast Asians love Facebook. Indonesia has 64 million total Facebook users, Bangkok is the city with the most Facebook users per capita and Vietnam...
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...