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...

Philippine inflation drops to a three-year low

PHILIPPINES saw inflation rate last month fell to a three-year low as a result of a recently-enacted measure which capped the prices of rice...

Philippines’ Metro Pacific Hospital files for P83-billion IPO

Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings Inc. (MPHHI), a subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC), one of Philippines’ largest conglomerates, is seeking to raise P83...

Singapore revamps its digital banking industry

Singapore is about to overhaul its banking industry for the first time in two decades as the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently launched...

Malaysia, Cambodia sign taxation, tourism deals

Malaysia and Cambodia are set to ink a double-taxation avoidance (DTA) agreement to boost their bilateral trade ties.The agenda is part of Malaysian Prime...

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EU and HRW slam Cambodia clampdown

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says Cambodia should drop all charges against the opposition leader Kem Sokha (pictured) and allow exiled critics to return to...

Singapore bans PMDs from public sidewalks

Singapore’s recent ban on personal mobility devices from footpaths, while sudden and unexpected, has been generally well-received by the public and food delivery companies.Just...

Philippines gets $500M funding from World Bank

The World Bank has committed worth $500 million to support the Philippines’ Agriculture department. In a statement over the weekend, Agriculture Secretary William Dar said...