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Cambodia’s Construction Sector In Rapid Expansion

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Construction in Sihanoukville, Cambodia © Arno Maierbrugger Cambodia’s construction sector attracted total investments of $3.39 billion in the first...
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The Vietnamese government is planning to divest 7.5 per cent stake in Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank...
Tourism Numbers In Thailand Close To Stagnation

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Thailand has attracted 21.08 million tourists in the first half of 2019, marking a meager 0.81 per...
Vietnam Aims To Become Asean’s Leading Digital Economy

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Vietnam aims to become the leading digital economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) by...
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Currently, five companies are listed at the Yangon Stock Exchange © Arno Maierbrugger Myanmar will allow direct foreign...
Vietnam’s New High-speed Reunification Express Will Cost $26 Billion

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Vietnam’s ministry of planning and investment has presented a new concept for the country’s planned north-south high-speed...
Vietnam To Hike Minimum Wages By 5.5%

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Vietnam will next year lift regional minimum salaries in the private sector by 5.5 per cent after labour...
Laos Finally Launches E-visa

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Laos launched its tourist e-visa service on July 11, a move aimed at increasing tourism arrival numbers...
Airasia Won’t Get Involved In Malaysia Airlines, Founder Says

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AirAsia founder and group CEO Tony Fernandes has ruled out any involvement in Malaysia’s ailing national airline, which...
Thailand Gets First Foodtech Startup Accelerator

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Thailand, known for its delicious food and diverse restaurant scene, has been chosen by US-based workspace and...
Graft Trial Of Malaysia’s Ex-pm To Begin In August

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A trial of Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak on charges of corruption and money laundering involving state...
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Ancient temple in Bagan, Myanmar © Arno Maierbrugger.JPG Myanmar’s ancient city of Bagan has been approved for inclusion on...
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Residents of Indonesia's capital Jakarta on July 4 filed a lawsuit against the government over the toxic...
Airasia Could Take Over Malaysia Airlines: Reports

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Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia Group could come to the rescue of ailing national carrier Malaysian Airlines after discussion...
Chinese Rush To Buy Cambodian Property

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Phnom Penh building construction © Arno Maierbrugger Chinese interest in real estate in Cambodia is booming...
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Malaysia remains on course to become a high-income nation by 2024, the World Bank has reaffirmed its...
Skoda Plans To Set Up Production In Myanmar

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Car makers from the Czech Republic and Hungary are interested in assembling vehicles in Myanmar, according to...
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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has cut its estimate for tourism revenue growth this year from...