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End of EU trade preferences could bring Cambodia’s economy to its knees

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The European Union (EU) announced on October 5 that Cambodia would lose its special access to European markets under the so-called Everything But Arms...
New minimum wage for Cambodian textile workers: $182

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Cambodia raised the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on October 5 to $182, fulfilling an election promise by premier Hun Sen. A...
Trump backs boycott of Thai-made Harley-Davidson bikes

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In what is probably a first in US history, an acting president publicly supported calls for a boycott of a US product, and, with...
Cambodia opposition bemoans “death of democracy” after ruling party claimes landslide win

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Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) said on July 30 it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in...
Harley Davidson’s new Thailand plant comes at the right moment

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Harley Davidson, the US motorcycle maker which will open a new plant in Thailand later this year, retrospectively has made the right decision at...
All Indonesian Airlines Removed from EU Blacklist

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EU Removes All Indonesian Airlines from its Safety Blacklist. The European Union has removed all Indonesian airlines from its safety blacklist on June 14 in...
Foreign press explained the state of the nation in Thailand

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Spokespersons of the Thai government on February 19 called for a rare press conference for a large number of foreign media representatives and diplomats...
Cambodia garment makers get nervous over Hun Sen’s policies

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The Cambodian textile and garment sector, the main pillar of the impoverished country’s export industry, starts feeling the heat of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s...
Cambodia faces international action after opposition party ban

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The ban of Cambodia’s largest opposition party Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) by the country’s Supreme Court ahead of elections is not at all...
FDI into ASEAN down 20%, Indonesia, Thailand drop the most

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Foreign direct investments (FDI) flows into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) fell by 20 per cent to $96.7 billion in 2016, the...
Cambodia PM unimpressed by potential Western sanctions

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Cabinet speech last week said that he had no fear of Western sanctions against his country in...
Indonesia to trade palm oil and coffee for Russian fighter jets

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In good old COMECON style, Russia will accept payments from Indonesia for Russian-built fighter planes in commodities such as palm oil and coffee, reports...
ASEAN considers Schengen-style single-visa scheme

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Tourism officials of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, are looking into the possibility of creating a European Union-style single visa...
F**k you, EU – The president (many) Filipinos are proud of

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In a new escalation of words and as another sign of a severe lack of diplomatic skills, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said "Fuck you"...
Singapore exports drop sharply on weak global demand

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Singapore's exports fell 10.6 per cent in July, more bad news after they fell 2.4 per cent in the previous month. Non-oil domestic exports...
Europe-Asia summit overshadowed by Nice attacks

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The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting Summit (ASEM) opened in the Mongolian capital of Ulanbataar on July 15 with top leaders from 49 nations, including ASEAN,...
Modest recovery seen for Thailand’s economy – despite Brexit

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Thailand's economy seems to come back on its feet again after the World Bank raised the GDP growth forecast for the country in 2016...
Asian firms with strong UK ties feel the heat after Brexit vote

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Asian companies with investments, services or manufacturing bases in the UK will have to reconsider their ties to the country as it prepares to...