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Politics

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Myanmar’s Economy Picking Up Again Ahead Of Next Year’s Elections

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Government district in Naypyitaw, Myanmar © Arno Maierbrugger Myanmar’s GDP is projected to grow by 6.6 per cent...
Mckinsey Tasked With Assessing Indonesia’s New Capital Project

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The Indonesian government has commissioned the local branch of US management consulting firm McKinsey & Company to...
Indonesia Brings High-speed Internet To Remote Eastern Provinces

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Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo on October 14 announced the completion of the last leg of a 13,000-kilometer fiber-optic...
Thailand Will Be Host To World’s First Cannabis Festival

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Thailand will host what it calls the “World Ganja Festival” next year, an event organised by the...
Brunei’s Youth Unemployment Highest In Southeast Asia: Imf

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Not much signs of wealth inside Brunei's floating villages © Arno Maierbrugger At a whopping 31.7...
Filipino jeepney drivers protest against phase-out plans for old vehicles

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The US-China trade war is hitting the Philippine economy © Arno Maierbrugger The World Bank has downgraded its...
Singapore Smartest  City In Southeast Asia, Others Not So…

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Traffic congestion in Metro Manila Singapore made it to the top of the Smart City Index 2019, the...
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Thailand’s commerce ministry is considering whether to remove certain innovation-related businesses from the list of those open...
Myanmar Lauded For Easing Business Environment

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Custom House along Strand Road in Yangon, a well-preserved British colonial building still fulfilling its original function © Arno Maierbrugger
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Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General...
Vietnam Economy Blasts Off With 7.3% In Third Quarter

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Vietnam’s economic growth quickened in the third quarter, underpinned by solid growth in exports and manufacturing, the General Statistics...
Sweden’s Ericsson Exposed For Bribery In Vietnam, Indonesia

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Swedish mobile telecoms equipment maker Ericsson has been found violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...
Majority Of Filipinos Content With Bloody Anti-drug Campaign

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A great majority in a representative poll amongst 1,200 Filipinos is satisfied with President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody...
Vietnam, Thailand Benefit Most From Chinese Company Relocation Amid Trade War

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More Chinese manufacturers are looking to Vietnam and Thailand as a production base to avoid US tariffs,...
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Cambodian labour ministry on September 20 announced a raise in next year's legal minimum wage for workers...
Vietnam Best Country For Foreign Investment In Se Asia: Report

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Vietnam has climbed in the ranking of best countries in which to invest this year, surpassing other...
Thailand, Cambodia To Connect Capital Markets

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Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Cambodia (SECC) on...
Thailand Seeks To Lure Companies Fleeing China With 50% Tax Break

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The Thai government has introduced a package of incentives for companies in China affected by the China-US trade...