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Japan set to step up Myanmar investment

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Japan is likely to take the top spot as leading foreign investor in Myanmar, it turned out at a meeting of delegates of 50...
Philippine job growth lowest in ASEAN-5

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With the recent assessment by the World Bank that the Philippine economy surged an unexpected 6.6 per cent in 2012, many political and business...
Singapore expects less investment in 2013

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The city state of Singapore is targeting 11-13 billion Singapore dollars of investment commitments in manufacturing and services in 2013, compared with S$16 billion...
37% jobless in Myanmar, study finds

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In a first ever countrywide study the Myanmar government found that 37 per cent of the nation's population are unemployed and an average of...
Thailand moves 2013 growth to 4.9%

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Thailand’s economy is expected to expand by 4.9 per cent in 2013, according to the Bank of Thailand (BOT), surpassing earlier estimates. The BOT has...
$5b for power projects in Vietnam

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The Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN), the largest power provider in the country, said it will spend around $5 billion for power projects in...
Jakarta residents up to the neck in water

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Heavy seasonal rains have come down across the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, forcing more than 10,000 to flee their homes, with four reported deaths...
HTC beats rivals with Burmese fonts

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has become the latest entrant to the formerly isolated Myanmar market in an apparent bid to beat rivals Samsung and...
Food security a concern: ASEAN can help

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The future outlook for affordable food supply in the world is bleak: A new norm of costlier food is setting in globally. Food imports for the more arid countries in the world , notably those in the GCC region, will become more challenging.
Cambodia in risk of overheating

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Cheap credit sloshing around Cambodia’s private sector could pose greater risks to development, the IMF has warned in their annual report on the country. Over...
Philippine 2013 GDP forecast raised again

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Economic analysts are forecasting a standout year for the Philippines, already home to one of the fasting growing stock markets in the world whose...
Philippines in the early stages, says Citi

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The Philippines is in the "early stages" of becoming an investment-driven community, US-based financial services major Citi said in a recent analysis on the...
Laos growing, but risks remain

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Laos has maintained robust growth in 2012 and expects further advancement in 2013, though the country is facing a challenge in managing its domestic...
Singapore closely avoids recession

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Singapore escaped a technical recession after the economy grew in the fourth quarter of 2012 by 1.8 per cent over the third quarter, the...
ASEAN to drive world economy in 2013

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ASEAN high-growth countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will underpin the world's economic growth in 2013, according to a report by...
East Timor aims to join ASEAN

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The tiny nation of East Timor has reaffirmed that it is keen to join the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to accelerate its economic...
Malaysia braces for huge FDI inflows

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With a number of large projects coming up in Malaysia starting from 2013, the nation is expecting new record capital inflows into the several...
Vietnam’s economy in slow mode

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The economy of Vietnam expanded at its slowest pace in 13 years in 2012 as bank lending and domestic demand eased, adding pressure on...