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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...
World Bank lauds Philippine peace deal

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The World Bank joined the global community in congratulating the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front for their signing of a peace...
Philippines may miss 2014 growth targets

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Despite the continued positive outlook by international rating agencies on the Philippine economy in 2014, two important developments, if left unchecked, could change their...
Philippines’ Metro Pacific eyes big projects in Vietnam

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Philippine infrastructure giant Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC) is looking into expanding to Vietnam with two road projects that are still in the preliminary...
Are hearts dead?

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A conversation on Ethics in Business with Mukesh Kapila, humanitarian
Dubai Land Department ranked 4th globally for transaction speed

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The Dubai Land Department's (DLD) ability to complete real estate deed transfers within 30 minutes has earned it a fourth place position on a...
McDonald’s Enters Vietnam…Burger War Kicks Off!

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US fast food chain McDonald's this weekend will open its first restaurant in Vietnam by entering a new Southeast Asian country for the first...
Philippine economy strongest since 1950s

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The Philippines in the last quarter of 2013 capped its strongest two years of growth since the 1950s, when the country enjoyed a post-war...
Laos to strengthen SMEs ahead of AEC

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The government of Laos will bolster a promotion fund designed to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) ahead of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)...
Malaysia: Public servant loans could trigger crisis

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Malaysia could fall into a similar subprime crisis that plagued the US in 2007 if the federal government carries on with the unplanned sale...
World Bank slams Malaysia’s education system

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The World Bank in a recent working paper entitled Malaysia Economic Monitor has pointed out the “urgent need to transform Malaysia’s education system” for...
Indonesia’s jobless rate seen at 6% in 2014

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The unemployment rate in Indonesia is forecast to ease to 6.03 per cent in 2014 from 6.25 per cent in August 2013. The Indonesian...
S&P warns of Malaysia’s household debt

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Rating agency Standard & Poor's  has said that Malaysia’s rising household debts, while still manageable in this current economic condition, would be “problematic” if...
World Bank cuts 2013, 2014 Philippine growth estimates

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The World Bank has lowered its growth forecasts for the Philippines for 2013 and 2014 following the typhoon Haiyan disaster. But the bank added...
Philippines: Western Union opens banking channel

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Global payment service provider Western Union Company is expanding into the Philippines’s bank channel paving the way for international direct-to-bank remittances in minutes to...
World Bank starts investment survey on Myanmar

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The World Bank has begun a survey of more than 1300 companies to help identify barriers to doing business in Myanmar, it announced in...
World Bank steps up Philippine typhoon aid to $1b

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The World Bank said it raised to almost $1 billion its financial aid package to support relief and reconstruction in typhoon-devastated areas in the...
Group farming a way out of poverty (video)video

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Lo Thi Tiep, 28, lives with her husband and two kids in a mud thatch house in Bung Lao commune, Dien Bien Province in...