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Duterte: OFW ban could be expanded to other countries

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on February 22 he would extend his ban on sending workers to Kuwait to include other countries if investigations...
Philippines stops sending workers to Qatar, fearing food riots

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The Philippines on June 6 blocked the deployment of new overseas workers to Qatar as the gas-rich Gulf state started grappling with a diplomatic...
Philippines prepares to get hit by “economic bomb” in Middle East

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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III held an emergency meeting with cabinet members and officials of the country’s Department of Foreign Affairs on January 6...
Medical tourism to Asia-Pacific to cross $20bn-mark by 2019

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With medical travelers mainly hailing from the Middle East, Africa and Asian countries, and a smaller portion from the US and Europe, health tourism...
Thailand positions itself as ‘Muslim-friendly destination’

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Thailand, the world’s tenth-most visited country that expects to welcome no less than 28 million foreign visitors this year, is positioning itself as a...
Slowing remittance growth from Filipino workers cause for concern

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Slowing growth of remittances sent by Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to their home country have alerted economists that there might be a sustained weakness...
Singapore company plans Oud factories in the Middle East

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Asia Plantation Capital, a Singapore-headquartered group that operates agarwood plantations in Southeast Asia that deliver the precious raw material for expensive Oud perfumes highly...
Gulf nations to invest in Morocco’s tourism properties

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Gulf states will invest $737 million in tourism infrastructure in the port of Casablanca in the first of a series of such projects, a...
Oman apartment prices most affordable in GCC

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According to the Cost of Living GCC Report 2013-2014 (CLR) published by India-based research firm Bharat Book Bureau, owning an apartment is lot less...
Malaysia to join GCC Security Council

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Malaysia will serve as non-permanent member of the Security Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the political and economic union of Arab states, for...
CEO Steve Troop Sm

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Outlook remains very positive, finds Barwa Bank CEO Steve Troop
Third GCC-ASEAN meeting held in Bahrain

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The foreign ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held their 3rd ministerial meeting on November...
The business of MMA in Asia should not go unnoticed

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To many people, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a US phenomenon characterised by large, tattooed, aggressive men who brawl with each other inside a...
Singapore-GCC trade agreement in effect

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A new trade pact, the Gulf Cooperation Council-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (GSFTA) came into effect on September 1, 2013. The GSFTA is a comprehensive free...
All the hubbub about Sarawak’s halal hub

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The Tanjung Manis Halal Hub offers a springboard to reach and grow the halal industry in and from Sarawak, a topic that will be on top of the agenda of Inside Investor's high-level discussion on June 12 in Kuching.
ASEAN’s economic unity:  A role model for the GCC?

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To pay attention to the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community, or AEC, is especially interesting for GCC countries, where ideas of an economic union have been mulled for a number of years as well.

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Imports of halal chicken to 369 McDonald’s restaurants across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region hit more than 12,000 tonnes in 2012, accounting for...
Looking East: Property buyers place their bets on ASEAN

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On the outlook for investment opportunities, the Southeast Asian market has recently come on the radar for Gulf real estate investors. But which country should be targeted to realise the best yields?