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Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries, launched a new programme in Laos that...

A $700-million urban development project saw its groundbreaking ceremony in Yangon downtown on February 17: The "Yoma Central" complex, the country's largest real estate...

More than one tenth of the Thai population is still living below the poverty line even though the country's GDP would be high enough...

The World Bank has adjusted this year's economic growth forecast for Myanmar to 6.9 per cent from previously 8 per cent. The global lender blames...

The Philippine economy grew 6.6 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, putting the Southeast Asian nation among the world’s fastest-growing countries...

The World Bank revised up its forecast for Thailand's economic growth by 0.1 percentage point to 3.2 per cent for next year in anticipation...

Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking...

Thailand's economy seems to come back on its feet again after the World Bank raised the GDP growth forecast for the country in 2016...

The World Bank projects that Vietnam and the Philippines will grow strongest among large developing economies in East Asia over the coming years. In the...

Economic growth in Myanmar has been hampered by a more difficult economic environment in the country's fiscal year 2015-2016 (April 1 to March 31),...

The Philippines in a last-minute decision is officially joining the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) before the deadline by the end of this...

Inequality in Indonesia has reached historical high, a World Bank report released in Jakarta on December 8 revealed. The country's Gini coefficient, which measures...

A new report released by ratings agency Standard & Poor’s and the World Bank, Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services Global Financial Literary Survey, shows...

The World Bank in the latest of its half-yearly East Asia and Pacific Economic Update reports released in October documents a rapid decline in...

The World Bank cut its 2015 and 2016 growth forecasts for developing East Asia and Pacific (EAP), saying the outlook was clouded by the...

The general strength of the US dollar and poorly managed currency control by the Myanmar central bank has led to another plunge of the...

During the hottest and driest season of the year, the massive Chao Phraya dam in central Thailand, one of the largest dams in Southeast...

Net oil exporter Malaysia and commodity-rich Indonesia are the two nations to suffer most from low oil prices, while Japan will likely have the...