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Why access to financing is complicated in Brunei

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What is the most problematic factor of doing business in oil-rich, super-wealthy Brunei? Ironically, it is access to financing. At least this is what the...
Insights on Brunei’s global competitiveness ranking

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The Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) has shed an interesting light on the current state of Southeast Asian economies,...
Thailand ‘stunned’ by poor education ranking

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Thailand has been ranked poorly among the ten ASEAN countries for its education system in the recently released Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 by the...
Infographic: Competitiveness in Southeast Asia

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The new Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 of the World Economic Forum is out and clearly shows the changes in the region's economic ecosystem: Indonesia,...
Philippines gets more competitive

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The Philippines climbed six notches to 59th place in the newly released Global Competitiveness Report 2013-2014 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), from 65th...
Myanmar builds international confidence at WEF

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After the 22nd World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia, held in Myanmar from June 5-7, 2013, it is time to draw the conclusion...
Few in ASEAN aware of upcoming integration (video)

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The majority of the 600-million population in ASEAN are unaware of upcoming changes in the ten-member bloc, especially about new measures that are intended...
Myanmar seeks agriculture assistance

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During a bilateral meeting between Myanmar President Thein Sein and Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on the last day of the World Economic Forum...
No single currency in sight for ASEAN

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Despite lots of commitments for cooperation within the ASEAN bloc at the World Economic Forum on East Asia in Myanmar from June 5 to...
AirAsia Indonesia IPO to raise $200m

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The bourse debut of AirAsia's Indonesian subsidiary, Indonesia AirAsia, slated for the fourth quarter of 2013, is expected to raise $200 million, the airline's...
Microsoft the next entering Myanmar

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US software giant Microsoft is the next multinational company entering Myanmar after appointing its first local partner, Yangon-based Myanmar Information Technology. The company has been...
Aquino set for first Myanmar visit

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to make an historic visit to Myanmar on June 7, where a high-level delegation including senior executives...
Suu Kyi wants to run for president

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Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi made it for the first time clear that she wants to run for the...
Energy: Myanmar’s greatest challenge

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Rehashing Myanmar’s energy policy could allow the strategically located Southeast Asian nation to thrust forward its economy, becoming one of the fastest growing in...
Common ASEAN visa system in the making

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Four ASEAN countries on June 5 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2013 held in Myanmar signed an agreement to facilitate...
Prestigious event raises Myanmar’s profile

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2013 puts Myanmar in the spotlight. The country has received massive investment pledges in the line-up to the prestigious conference, but with high potential also comes risk.
Unilever steps into Myanmar fold

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Anglo-Dutch consumer goods producer Unilever began factory operations in Myanmar on June 4, the same day Coca-Cola restarted bottling in the country after an...
Spotlight Myanmar: Join the WEF tweet!

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Myanmar entered the world stage on June 5 by hosting the first ever event in the country for the World Economic Forum (WEF), the...