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Philippine tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. dies at 85

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Philippines turns to online sellers for revenues

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Thailand rejects cash aid proposal for civil servants

Thailand’s Ministry of Finance has junked a proposal to offer cash aid to 91,000 farming civil servants for supplementary income, arguing that they are...

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