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Indonesia seeks to host 2032 Olympics

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo announced plans on September 1 to bid for the hosting of the 2032 Summer Olympics. The move following the country’s...
Bangkok enters list of 100 most expensive cities in the world

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As cost of living in Thailand is on the rise and the baht remains strong, Bangkok has now entered the global top 100 most...
Singapore, Tokyo ranked Asia’s smartest cities

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Two Asian cities made it in the top-ten smartest cities in the world, according to the 2017 Smart Cities Index compiled by EasyPark Group,...
Living in Asia’s top cities most expensive, Singapore, Hong Kong remain on top

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Cities in Asia are becoming more and more expensive to live for expatriates and locals alike, the newly released Worldwide Cost of Living report...
Singapore exchange pitches for Saudi Aramco IPO

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Singapore is among the six stock exchanges pitching for the non-domestic part of the upcoming listing of the world's largest oil company, Saudi Aramco,...
Disney said to consider theme park in Thailand

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US entertainment giant Walt Disney Company is reportedly considering the possibility of building a theme park in Thailand, at least according to Pongpanu Svetarundra,...
Bangkok dethrones London as world’s most popular travel destination

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Thailand's capital Bangkok has been ranked top of in MasterCard's 2016 list of the world's most popular travel destinations by number of visitors. The...
Skyscraper office rents in Asia-Pacific rise fastest worldwide: Survey

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Rents in commercial towers in Asia-Pacific are increasing faster than those in Europe and North America, according to the latest Skyscraper Index by global...
Singapore costliest, KL cheapest city for expats in ASEAN

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Singapore remains the most expensive city for expats in the Association for Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, according to the 2016 Cost of Living...
Southeast Asian shares bounce back – China, Japan extend drop

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Volatile stock markets in Asia on August 25 showed signs of a respite from the recent blood-letting, as bargain hunters helped most stocks off three-year...
Thailand to go ahead with $12b high-speed railway project

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Thailand is going ahead with plans for a $12-billion high-speed railway connection linking Bangkok and Chiang Mai to be built with Japanese help, a...
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Japan, a country that is currently pursuing a foray into the global halal industry, is experiencing strong interest for the country’s first-ever halal fund,...
East Asia’s rapid urbanisation an economic game-changer: World Bank

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Rapid urbanisation in East Asia is transforming the region and will lead to drastic socio-economic changes in the near future, the World Bank said...
Singapore’s GIC in talks to buy Tokyo building for $1.6b

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Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC is in talks to buy a Tokyo office tower for about 170 billion yen ($1.6 billion), three people with...
Singapore rises to 4th priciest city in the world for expatriates

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Singapore is now the fourth most expensive city in the world for expatriates and the second most expensive in Asia, according to the latest...
Japanese SMEs now favour Philippines over Thailand

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The Tokyo branch of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) said the political situation in Thailand has prompted some Japanese businesses to transfer...
Japan “gravely concerned” about developments in Thailand

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Thailand's biggest investor, Japan, expressed "grave concerns" after the Thai army imposed martial law on May 20. After several months of anti-government protests, generals...
Gree Ventures raises Asia start-up fund worth $50m

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Tokyo-based venture capital firm Gree Ventures announced that is has collected cash for its second start-up fund of around 5 billion yen (some $50...