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Japan, South Korea eye Vietnam as production bases

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Japanese and South Korean companies are increasingly venturing into Vietnam. In the first ten months of 2013, Japanese investors made foreign direct investments (FDI)...
Companies pledge millions in typhoon help to Philippines

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Companies and banks are on a growing list of private-sector donors who have pledged millions of dollars to support relief efforts in the Philippines,...
Gadget mania: Wearable devices the next big thing in ASEAN

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New-generation smartphones and "smartwatches"are the next big thing in the gadget universe in Southeast Asia when they will enter the market in 2014. Thailand Mobile...
Chunghwa Telecom eyes Myanmar’s 3G market

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Taiwan's largest telecom company, Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), together with leading smartphone maker HTC will cooperate with overseas firms to invest in the largest telecom...
Apple’s ‘cheap’ iPhones launched globally

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Apple started the rollout for its new "cheap" iPhones 5C and 5s on September 20. The double debut will see around-the-world sales of the...
South Korean firm invests $1.5b in northern Vietnam

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South Korea’s LG Electronics has been granted a licence to invest $1.5 billion into a new manufacturing complex in Dinh Vu–Cat Hai Economic Zone...
Vietnam pushes to build nuclear reactors

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Vietnam, the country with the most ambitious nuclear power programme in Southeast Asia aiming to build no less than ten nuclear power plants by...
Samsung eyes Vietnam’s power sector

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South Korean industry giant Samsung is considering investing in Vietnam’s power sector, the country's Department of Energy said on September 7. Samsung will survey 5...
Apple’s board raises concerns about pace of innovation

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According to a Fox Business Network report, the board of directors at Apple is raising concerns about the pace of innovation at the company. For...
Nokia unveils 41-megapixel camera phone

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Nokia has just released the best camera phone on the market. The Lumia 1020 smartphone went on sale last week and features a 41...
Cheap plastic iPhone coming to market

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A just-released report confirms that Apple is indeed working on a cheaper, plastic iPhone to be released this fall. According to a New York...
Samsung pulls ahead of Apple in phone sales

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South Korean electronics giant Samsung has, for the first time, overtaken Apple as the world’s most profitable mobile phone maker. According to research firm...
Filipino appetite for mobile computing growing

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According to a recent telecom industry market research study, Filipinos are increasingly hooked on mobile technology. The report, by TNS Philippines, found that most...
Big names ready to enter Vietnam

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More and more multinational corporations and global investors are looking to invest in Vietnam despite the country's current economic uncertainties in the banking sector...
E-trike wave

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The Philippine e-trike project majority financed by the Asian Development Bank has galvanised worldwide interest in the country’s electric vehicle industry.
Vice President: Indonesia will move on

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Indonesia is on a sustainable growth path despite some structural and policy-related domestic challenges, Dr. Boediono, Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, said...
HTC beats rivals with Burmese fonts

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Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has become the latest entrant to the formerly isolated Myanmar market in an apparent bid to beat rivals Samsung and...
VN Factory

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Low wages and favourable investment incentives have made Vietnam's electronics manufacturing sector a highly attractive target for multinational corporations to set up or expand...