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If Malaysia can close their gender gap, economic momentum substantial enough to escape the middle-income trap would be feasible, the World Bank’s 2012 report...

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Laos is on the way to become Southeast Asia model nation for the use of hydropower as a primary source of electricity, though the...

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The World Bank in its latest "Food Price Watch" report released on November 29 said that a "new norm" of costlier food was setting...

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In a bid to showcase the country's overlooked growth potential, Bangladesh will stage its first ever investment summit on December 4 in Singapore. The...

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The 7th East Asia Summit, together with the 21st ASEAN summit, currently being held in Cambodia from November 16 to 20, is the stage...

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The Philippine GDP will grow by 5 per cent in 2012, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said during her visit in...

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Thailand is hoping to achieve high-income status in 15 years, raising gross national income (GNI) to $12,400 per capita, a goal outlined in the...

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China’s manufacturing dominance is becoming increasingly undermined by the rising fortunes of its smaller ASEAN-member neighbours. But not only manufacturing, also investments are moving south.

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The world's largest credit card company, Visa Inc, has signed agreements with three private banks in Myanmar – Kanbawza, CB and Myanmar Oriental –...

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Investors are well advised to remodel their investment strategies in Myanmar. Latest news show that it is clearly a long way to go for this country to wipe out the effects of 50-plus years of harsh military dictatorship.

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Discouraging results in the latest "Ease of Doing Business 2013" ranking by the World Bank and a sluggish foreign direct investment inflow in 2012...

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For the seventh year running, Singapore has been ranked the easiest place to do business in the world, according to the Doing Business 2013...

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Malaysia's biggest state, Sarawak, is targeting foreign direct investments of $3 billion, Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud told Dubai-based Gulf...

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Today the pulse of Cambodia’s capital follows the rhythm of construction mallets and whirring traffic. Offices, homes and shopping spaces are being erected across a city that hopes to detach itself from a gruesome past.

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Investors' applications through the Thai Board of Investment (BoI), the approving body for strategic industry and commercial investments under a tax privileges scheme, will...

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About $100 million of a $500-million loan granted by India has been earmarked for building and improving roads in the Myanmar part of the...

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Myanmar aims to overtake both Laos and Cambodia in average income per capita by 2014 or 2015, Radio Free Asia's news service reported on...

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Laos launched a new online trading platform in late June, the Lao PDR Trade Portal, providing traders and government agencies an easily accessible source...