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Golden Equator and Korea Investment Partners set up S$120m technology and innovation fund

GOLDEN Equator Capital (GEC), a Singapore-based fund management firm, and Korea Investment Partners (KIP), a Seoul-headquarted venture capital and...

No cause for concern yet, say chip exporters

A RECENT trend in Singapore's electronics manufacturing scene has left economists here stumped...

Malaysia puts major Belt and Road rail project construction on hold

THE project owner of Malaysia's US$20 billion East Coast Railway Link has told its main Chinese contractor to suspend work, both companies said...

SGX-Bursa link-up risks getting the chop

THE fate of an end-to-end link between the Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Bursa Malaysia, touted as a connection that would offer investors a "...

Duterte says he will put a halt to mining 'one of these days'

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday that he would soon halt mining in the South-east Asian nation because of the environmental damage...

Philippines says May annual inflation at 4.6%

[MANILA] Philippine annual inflation quickened in May but at a slower pace than expected, the country's statistics agency said on Tuesday...

Thai May headline CPI accelerates to 1.49%, beats forecast

[BANGKOK] Thailand's annual headline inflation rate in May hit its highest level in 16 months and beat forecasts, driven by higher fuel prices,...

Social media furor hits oil giant as fuel costs squeeze Thailand

[BANGKOK] Thailand has joined the global wave of anxiety over climbing energy costs.

Myanmar enterprise tries to make trash trendy

[DALA, Myanmar] With creative flair the Myanmar-based social enterprise "Chu Chu" lets little go to waste as its staff turn discarded...

Yoma Strategic Q4 profit slides 85.5% to S$3.5m; brings hot pot chain to Myanmar

YOMA Strategic Holding's fiscal fourth-quarter profit retreated 85.5 per cent to S$3.5 million, compared to S$24.08 million a year ago...

Myanmar president names Deloitte partner new finance minister

MYANMAR'S president on Monday nominated 80-year-old Soe Win, a well-known financial professional, as the next finance minister after the...

Record-breaking funds raised by Vietnamese IPOs

THERE is no puffery in the fundraising targets that Vietnam's privately-owned companies are setting for their initial public offerings (IPOs) on...

Vietnam eyes green ambitions with targets for solar, rare earth

VIETNAM plans to more than triple the amount of electricity it produces from renewable sources and push for a 26 per cent increase in household solar...

Chinese buyers pump luxe property bubble in Phnom Penh

GUO Qirui, 30, says it's a lonely journey when he goes home to his rented luxury condominium in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, the country...

North Korea defies UN sanctions with restaurants operating in Cambodia

AT least three and possibly more North Korean restaurants are operating in Cambodia's capital in apparent violation of United Nations sanctions...

Cambodia's royal oxen predict good harvests this year

<p/> [PHNOM PENH]  Cambodia's royal oxen predicted a bountiful harvest of rice, the country's biggest crop, as well as corn and...

Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam triangle striving to succeed

A LITTLE-KNOWN economic zone, the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle (CLV-DT), is aiming to reduce the economic gap between itself and the...

Laos leaning away from China and towards Vietnam

THE Trump administration is actively engaging Laos, not just cosmetically by hiring the celebrated Laotian-American designer Tham Kannalikham to...

Private sector to build Laos transshipment centre

BY year's end, a new Asean facility will start to take shape in Laos, hurtling this landlocked state into one of the frontlines for...

Brunei provides opportunities for Singapore firms: President Halimah

BESIDES government-to-government partnerships, the private sector in Singapore can also look at how they can venture abroad and collaborate with...

Brunei prince and Ron Sim buy into Singapore-listed UnUsUaL in S$25.8m deal

BRUNEI'S Prince Abdul Qawi and Singapore's Ron Sim have teamed up to buy a substantial stake in SGX-listed UnUsUaL for S$25.8 million. ...

Brunei sultan marks golden jubilee in style

BRUNEI'S all-powerful and fabulously wealthy sultan marked 50 years on the throne in lavish style on Thursday, travelling in a gilded chariot...