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Vietnam urged to relax restrictions on foreign property investment

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Singapore developers and investors are urging Vietnam to open up its real estate sector more to foreign investment, but there is still some resistance...
Vietnam needs $500b for infrastructure in 10 years, says ministry

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Vietnam needs $500 billion for its infrastructure development in the next 10 years, a senior official at the Ministry of Planning and Investment has...
Internet in the Philippines slowest in ASEAN

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The Philippines has the slowest average Internet broadband speed in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to the crowd-sourced Net Index rankings...
Thailand to help launch investment bank for Asia

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Thailand has been invited by China to become one of the founding fathers of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which is supported by...
Vietnam has 110 super-rich, World Bank says

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The World Bank estimated that Vietnam was home to 110 super-rich citizens in 2013, meaning individuals with assets of $30 million or more excluding...
Business optimism on the rise in Vietnam

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According to the World Bank, new reforms for employing workers, increasing access to credit and investor protection measures have made it easier to do...
Vietnam GDP grows 5.18% in first two quarters

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Vietnam's economic growth picked up in the first half of the year, official figures showed on June 28, indicating the effects of anti-Chinese riots...
Malaysia to see 5.4% GDP growth this year

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Malaysia is expected to register real gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 5.4 per cent this year, according to World Bank's Malaysia Economic Monitor:...
Vietnam GDP growth accelerates after dong devaluation

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Vietnam's economic growth quickened in the second quarter as the outlook for exports improved after the dong was devalued for the first time in...
Middle East needs SME lending initiatives, says IMF

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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Middle East and North Africa present a large, untapped market for financial institutions willing to help...
Indonesia 10th largest economy globally: World Bank

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Indonesia has the 10th largest economy in the world with the country contributing 2.3 per cent of global economic output; according to a recent...
World Bank grants $390m loan to help reduce poverty in Vietnam

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Vietnam’s central bank and the World Bank have signed a loan agreement worth $390 million to support three projects across the country, including reforms...
Dubai Land Department receives two major awards at Ideas Arabia

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The Dubai Land Department (DLD) has scooped two prestigious awards at Ideas Arabia–Idea of the Year Competition, a major competition held under the patronage...
ADB warns Thailand to change politics, address debt

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has suggested that once Thailand has a permanent government in place, it should drop its populist policies as a...
Huawei has a vision for Middle East smart cities

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Huawei, a China-based global information and communications technology solutions provider, outlined its vision to support the development of Smart Cities in the Middle East...
Foreign investment creates 150,000 jobs in Myanmar

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Foreign investment in Myanmar has created more than 150,000 job opportunities for citizens, according to the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). The MIC grants permissions for...
Laos seeks investors for road infrastructure

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Laos has invited private investment in national road construction for the first time, media reports said on March 31, as it faces mounting budget...
Cambodia says it’s ‘not ready’ for AEC

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Cambodia is not ready to join the Asean Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015, a senior official has admitted. Given its low...