Singapore, Indonesia sign trade deals

Singapore and Indonesia have praised their bilateral co-operation during talks between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Joko Widodo, who thanked the city-state...

China tops KL’s investor list 

Johor Bahru from Pacific Mall Tower. China has overtaken Singapore as the largest investor in Malaysian real estate as rising mainland prices push investment...

Car tax distorts cost of S’pore living 

Singapore’s ecological balance is dependent on its relative paucity of cars. Singapore is the most expensive city on earth, according the Economist's Intelligence Unit, which...

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes steps aside

Businessman Tony Fernandes is stepping aside from his post as the chief executive officer of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group amid an ongoing probe over...

Myanmar tourism suffers during genocide trial 

Myanmar’s Rohingya genocide trial could harm the country’s popularity among big-spending tourists from the west, according to the sector.  The case at the International Court...

Singapore bond market set to stay sound

Singapore is more vulnerable to global financial shifts than most Southeast Asian countries. Source Wikimedia  Surrounded by torrid regional stock markets, Singapore's corporate bond market...

S’pore rejects amnesty claims

Indonesian’s suspect much of Singapore’s affluence is funded by untaxed income from its larger neighbour. Source: Flickr     The Singaporean authorities have dismissed charges that in...

Yingluck faces $5.8bn court action

Happier times. US President Barack Obama meets then Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra at Government House in Bangkok in November 2012. Source: Wikimedia The Thai junta says it will sue the prime...

Indonesia to demand taxes from US tech giants

Jakarta. Indonesia’s vast population is hugely attractive to tech companies. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta's finance minister has said his office would examine the tax reports of...

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...

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