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United Arab Emirates

‘Most handsome’ Arab makes Vietnamese girls sob

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Omar Borkan Al Gala, the “most handsome Arab” who came to fame after he was given marching orders from Saudi Arabia in April 2013...
Warning of fake ringgit used by tourists

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Fake banknotes, most of all the Malaysian ringgit, are being increasingly used in Thailand's south, the Thai Association of Foreign Exchange warned on September...
Singapore-GCC trade agreement in effect

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A new trade pact, the Gulf Cooperation Council-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into effect on September 1, 2013. The GSFTA is a comprehensive free...
Cebu Pacific plans Qatar route

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The Philippines' low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air said it is considering launching direct flights from Manila to the Qatari capital Doha. Officials from the Manila-based...
Indonesia to stop ‘exporting’ maids by 2017

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The Indonesian government has said it will  stop to allow domestic helpers to work abroad by 2017 under the country's new Domestic Worker Roadmap,...

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The Philippines is increasingly dependent on its workers not only finding employment abroad, but also propping up the domestic economy. Philippines workers abroad –...
ASEAN consumers among world’s most confident

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A recent report by consumer research firm Nielsen showed that people in ASEAN countries are among the world's most confident consumers due to dynamic...
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...
Philippines: Poultry with prospects

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An interview with San Miguel Pure Foods' president Rita Palabyab
UAE scopes out Philippine poultry

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A UAE mission including halal inspectors recently took a tour of the Philippines to visit poultry plants just weeks after a ban on meats...

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As I cross the city streets and desert dunes of Dubai, I cannot help but wonder how this nation could attain such greatness. Having...
UAE firm to build hotels in Myanmar

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An United Arab Emirates-based company is among the five businesses that were were granted permission to invest in Myanmar on June 12, according to...
High hopes for UAE, Qatar market status upgrade

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After five years in a row of missed opportunities, the UAE and Qatar are under consideration for a reclassification from their current frontier market status to that of emerging market, a move deemed overdue by some.
Philippines blacklisted for handling aid

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France has put the Philippines on a blacklist of countries that do not help investigate foreign aid fraud, according to a report published by...

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Eureeca, a crowd investing or crowd sourcing platform targeting growth companies and small & medium businesses to source funding from the crowd, announced its...
Filipinos’ remittances to keep positive trend

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Remittances from Overseas Filipino Workers (OWF) remained strong during the first quarter of 2013. The Philippines Central Bank forecasts a solid 5 per cent annual increase in remittances volume for the full year.
Absurd race for Asia’s tallest tower

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China and Pakistan have joined the race to build Asia's tallest tower, at least as long as the planned 1 kilometer-high Kingdom Tower in...
ASEAN business visa policy favourable for Qatar

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A multi-state visa for ASEAN visitors is a highly desirable and necessary way to improve the region’s growth prospects. And, this will be a great relief for business travelers who want to explore various opportunities in the region.