Border dispute delays China tourist gateway

Myanmar Beer is indicative of protected firms that are struggling in an open market: Source: Wikimedia  A disagreement over border demarcation is delaying the completion of...

Economists predict tough 2016 for Singapore 

Singapore is looking stronger within an Asean context. Source: Wikimedia A turbulent year for the Singapore dollar looks set to continue into 2016. The US dollar...

Regional strongmen forge deeper ties

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) and his domestic adversary, Sam Rainsy. Source: Wikimedia Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Thai counterpart, Prayuth Chan-ocha,...

Thailand, Cambodia to triple bilateral trade to $15b over next five years

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha met his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen for talks at Government House in Bangkok today. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The prime ministers...

Fires twice as expensive as 2004 tsunami: World Bank

Indonesia is still paying the price for this year's fires. Source: Flickr by mararie Indonesia's forest fires and the so-called haze it caused this year have...

Yangon to modernise port 

Yangon Port is due to move away from paper documentation. Source: Wikimedia  Hitachi Solutions is hoping to have an electronic data interchange (EDI) system for...

Singapore hit by export fall

Singapore remains a regional economic titan. Source: Wikimedia Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore dipped 3.3 per cent in November, after recording flat growth in...

PM Najib heads to UMNO party conference on the back of strong economy

PM Najib heads to UMNO party conference on the back of strong economy. Source: Wikimedia Prime Minister Najib Razak, ahead of his United Malays National Organization...

Malaysia hunts owner of three Boeing 747s

Who loses three 747-200Fs? Source: Staticflickr Three massive Boeing 747-200F cargo jets have been abandoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Malaysia. The airport authorities...

Thais enter solar market

Thailand has plenty of sunshine. Source: Wikimedia  There are signs that the Thai economy is moving away from its dependency on fossil fuels but while...

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