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Indonesia stops energy projects worth $25 billion as rupiah hits 20-year low

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Indonesia plans to delay $25 billion worth of power projects as it seeks to rein in a widening current-account deficit and a selloff in...
Malaysia shelves Belt and Road projects with China

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Malaysia has cancelled two multi-billion dollar projects that were part of China’s ambitious Belt and Road project, with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad saying that...
(De)constructing Sihanoukville – a photoblog

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Let’s call it nostalgia, or call it utter astonishment – but something is happening WITH Sihanoukville. Something irreversible. We know what’s happening IN Sihanoukville since...
Thailand dreams of 100 smart cities

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As a part of its Thailand 4.0 initiative - a plan to transform Thailand's economy into a digitally powered ecosystem - the country has...
Malaysia’s GDP growth this year seen at 5.2%, lower than 2017

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Malaysia is expected to maintain a robust economic momentum but will grow slower than last year, according to estimations by Moody's Investors Service issued...
Laos seen on track to become upper-middle-income country by 2030

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Laos will transform into a high-middle-income country from its current lower-middle-income position by 2030 and also leave behind its status as least developed country...
Thailand posts highest quarterly GDP growth in four years

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Thailand’s economy grew at the fastest pace in more than four years, led by a surge in tourism arrivals and agriculture exports. Gross domestic...
France pledges multi-billion dollar investments in Indonesia

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French President Francoise Hollande during his state visit to Indonesia on March 29 pledged $2.6 billion in investments for the country mainly in energy,...
PM Najib promises Malaysians “bright year ahead”

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Malaysians can look forward to a brighter year as the country witnessed impressive growth that Europe and North America "could only dream of," Malaysian...
‘Public health services are still weak’ – ADB

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The Asian Development Bank is supporting countries across Asia-Pacific in reforming and updating their healthcare systems, which requires proper management and funding. ADB health expert Dr Susann Roth goes...
Indonesia gets more infrastructure investment from Singapore

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Indonesia welcomes more investments from Singapore in the transport sector to help the vast archipelago's push to improve its infrastructure, president-elect Joko Widodo said. Infrastructure...
Saudi, UAE lead $1.5-trillion Middle East construction market

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Some 60 per cent of the $2.5 trillion worth of projects in the Middle East and North Africa region are taking place in the...
Laos seeks investors for road infrastructure

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Laos has invited private investment in national road construction for the first time, media reports said on March 31, as it faces mounting budget...
Current top long-term construction projects in the GCC by value

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The GCC’s construction sector is on its old growth path again, with the UAE being one of the major drivers. Strong government spending for...
Manila airport rated world’s worst again

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The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1 was once again voted as Asia’s and world’s worst airport for this year in a survey...
Bangkok braces for annual flooding

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Like every year before the end of the monsoon season, Thailand's capital and its surrounding areas are bracing for floods, no matter what promises...
World Toilet Summit held in Indonesia

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Lack of public toilets and open defecation were among issues highlighted at the 13th World Toilet Summit that opened for the first time in...
Thai parliament passes $64 billion infrastructure bill

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Thailand's parliament on September 20 approved a bill to borrow 2 trillion baht, or $64 billion, to finance seven-year infrastructure projects aimed at sustaining...