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Malaysia’s Armed Forces Fund Board declares lowest-ever dividend of 2%

The Armed Forces Fund Board (LTAT) of Malaysia has yesterday announced its lowest-ever dividend of 2%, compared with a minimum of 6% paid over...

Malaysia opens anti-monopoly probe into Grab

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Vietnam looks to solar to fill energy void

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Philippine conglomerate gets Court favor over Ilijan dispute

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Risk aversion among Singaporean youth, survey reveals

The ASEAN youth sentiments survey commissioned every year by the World Economic Forum recently revealed an aversion to risk among Singaporean youths. Young people...

Singapore poised to benefit from Hong Kong’s strife

Employers in Hong Kong are increasingly interested in investing in  Singapore, a long-time rival, as the city-state looks to become Asia's leading financial hub. The...

Thailand to spend 1 billion baht for agriculture

THE Thailand government is looking to spend 1 billion baht for fiscal year 2020 in a bid to assist farmers and step-up the agriculture...

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