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Thailand is facing massive economic losses if it cannot export to the EU. Source: Wikimedia Bangkok has registered more than 70,000 undocumented foreign workers in...

Malaysia invites more Chinese investment

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Malaysia’s overflowing inbox

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Casino Group to sell Thai Big C stake

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The Philippines’ many mountainous islands are not easily brought online. Source: Wikimedia Philippine mobile internet speeds are some of the worst in the world in...

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Shy Laos takes centre stage

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