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...

Indonesia turns into timber, furnitures production amid trade war

THE Indonesian government is mulling over banking on its timber and furnitures industry to seize the momentum amid the ongoing trade war between the...
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Malaysia maintains policy rate

Backed by a resilient economy, Malaysia’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged for a second straight meeting, even as other central banks...

Thailand OKs perks to lure foreign investors

THAILAND on Tuesday has approved fresh perks to woo foreign investors and relocate their production base in the country.The approved package includes tax incentives,...

Philippine investors unfazed by CITIRA as foreign pledges up

THE increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half of the year showed that businesses were not spooked by the planned rationalization...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

Malaysia hopeful of US-China trade deal amid heating tensions

Malaysia is hoping for a positive outcome on the United States and China’s year-long trade rift, saying further spat would negatively affect global economies...

African Swine Fever hits Philippine hogs

THE Agriculture department of the Philippines has confirmed the presence of an African Swine Fever (ASF), following weeks of testing the local hogs for...

The meteoric rise of Vietnam’s export-led manufacturing sector

30 kilometres east of Hanoi, Bắc Ninh is Vietnam’s smallest province, yet boasts the highest population density among any other province. Starting this summer, it...

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