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The European Union risks a trade war with Malaysia over its “grossly unfair” policies aimed at reducing...
Chinese firm to create 50,000 jobs in Mindanao

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Panhua Group, a Chinese steel company, will set up a steel factory  for $3.5 billion in investment at the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate of the...
Poverty in Indonesia becomes urban problem

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Indonesia’s national development planning ministry is targeting a national poverty rate next year of 8.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent, down from the...
More warnings on “overheating” Philippines economy

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Another warning has been aired that the Philippine economy, one of the fastest-growing in Asia, is in risk of overheating – just shortly after...
Singapore job market declined for the first time in 14 years

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Singapore's total working population, excluding foreign domestic workers, shrank for the first time since 2003 by an estimated 10,700 last year, according to preliminary...
Foxconn to replace tens of thousands of factory workers by robots

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Taiwanese electronic giant Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer for consumer electronics including iPhone, iPad, Kindle, Playstation and Xbox, as well as many types...
Careers aliens do not + whore dust: Thainglish at its finest

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A recent unintentionally hilarious, but nevertheless highly embarrassing case of "lost in translation" calls to mind that English proficiency is not at its best...
Philippine domestic tourism takes off, backed by growing middle class

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Greater economic vitality in the Philippines has put more disposable income in the pockets of members of the middle class, who are increasingly discovering...
Thailand to scrap minimum wage after 3 years

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Thailand's 300-baht-per-day ($9) national daily minimum wage will be scrapped next year to be replaced by the old system where wages vary by each...
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Djibouti have world’s lowest labour costs

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A new study shows that three Asian countries, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Cambodia, and the small East African nation of Djibouti, have the world’s lowest...
Levi Strauss cuts orders from Cambodian suppliers

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Fashion brand Levi Strauss & Co. has slashed orders from Cambodian factories amid the political unrest in the country, after a nationwide strike by...
Vietnam aims to create 1.6 million jobs in 2014

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Vietnam is expected to create 1.6 million jobs in 2014, said a report by the Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA)...
Infographic: How can the Philippines create 14.6m jobs?

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The Philippines needs to generate 14.6 million good jobs by 2016 to uplift the economic status of jobless and underemployed Filipinos as well as...
Singapore tightens rules for skilled foreign workers

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Singapore's government announced rules on September 23 that will force many companies operating in the city-state to consider Singaporeans for skilled job vacancies before...
Filipinos want higher wages, firms refuse

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Foreign companies in the Philippines firms have reportedly refused to raise their minimum salary as demanded by trade unions, saying they fear the Philippines...
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Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman are expected to lead the way this year in salary hikes for GCC employees. Executives and workers in these three GCC countries are primed for better pay in 2012.

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Business leaders in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are looking to forge lasting relationships with employees as the region moves forward in establishing a...
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The Malaysia Productivity Corporation (MPC) was established by the country's government to support the nation’s aspirations to achieve a productivity growth at an average of 4.6 per cent annually until 2020.