Thailand tightens visa requirements for Taiwanese nationals

Thailand is set to tighten this month the requirements in obtaining visas for Taiwanese nationals. Late last month, the Thailand Trade and Economic Office in...

Singapore to be living lab for AI

Self-driving taxis, robots in preschool that function as teaching assistants, AI tools that analyse chest x-rays and diagnose skin cancer, a personal shopping assistant...

Thailand, Hong Kong eye free-trade deal

Thailand is planning to seal a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong, particularly in areas of services, cyber security, and green financing. Deputy secretary-general to...

Philippines prepares for world-class airport

The Philippines is set to get its own world-class gateway after the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Friday cleared the consortium’s proposal...

Cambodia eyes more revenues from customs, excise taxes

Cambodia is looking at raising its revenue target by over 20 percent next year, with the boost expected to come from higher customs and...

Thailand cross-border trade dips 2% to 1.12T baht

Thailand saw its cross-border trade dip by nearly 2 percent during the first 10 months of the year on account of various factors which...

Accusation of China’s control over Philippines’ power grid ‘baseless’

China has dismissed fears that it can allegedly control the Philippines’ power grid, saying that the latter’s accusations were “baseless.” Speaking at a news briefing...

US FAA downgrades Malaysian aviation safety

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently downgraded the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) to a Category 2 from its Category 1 status....

US businesses keen on Cambodia tourism opportunities

Investors from the United States are setting their sights on Cambodia’s tourism opportunities, the Ministry of Tourism said. The ministry said on Monday that US...

Vietnam 11-month FDI up 3% to $31.8B

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Vietnam inched up by 3 percent during the first 11 months of the year to $31.8 billion, according to...

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Philippines receives $2.5B loan from ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has lent some $2.5 billion support to the Philippines, the highest ever extended in a single year. On Friday, the...

Philippine central bank pauses rate cuts on benign inflation

The Philippine central bank on Thursday held interest rates steady at its last monetary policy meeting for the year due to a positive domestic...

Asean’s plastic shame 

Asean’s beaches, seas and waterways continue to choke on plastic waste, with much of it imported from the developed world. Idyllic spots throughout the biodiverse...