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Startup SG Network online platform helps connect startups and investors

STARTUPS, incubators and accelerators, and investors can now find and connect with one another through an online portal called the Startup SG Network...

Singapore firms sign 22 deals with Sichuan companies for greater access to western China

[CHENGDU] Singapore firms on Friday inked 22 deals with Sichuan companies for greater access to western China across sectors including technology and...

South-east Asian startup exits rise for third year running

STARTUP exits in South-east Asia have grown in number for the third year running this year, with nearly 200 exits forecasted to take place by year...

HSR project suspension, Malaysia to reimburse Singapore S$15 million

SINGAPORE and Malaysia have agreed to suspend construction of the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) project until May 31, 2020, with...

Foreigners can buy property, but will not be issued residential visas: Mahathir

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday foreigners can buy residential units at Johor’s controversial Forest City...

Singapore and Malaysia rail projects decision out soon: Khaw Boon Wan

SINGAPORE and Malaysia should be able to announce their joint decisions on the RTS and HSR soon, said Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore's Coordinating...

Thai government aiming to lift 2018 GDP growth to 5%

[BANGKOK] Thailand's government will aim to lift economic growth to 5 per cent this year to boost the country's wealth, finance minister...

Conservation group brand Myanmar-Thailand highway a social and ecological disaster

COMMUNITY and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an "ecological and social...

Conservation group brand Myanmar-Thailand highway a social and ecological disaster

COMMUNITY and conservation groups in Myanmar have branded a planned highway linking a port project to Thailand an "ecological and social...

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...

Cambodia's first rum maker looking to export to new international markets

[PHNOM PENH] Samai Distillery, which has the distinction of being Cambodia's first, and only, rum producer, is looking to export the tipple to...

Latest addition gives Cambodia's exchange a boost

THE BIG guns of the Cambodian stock market - a "Clean Water Hero" and a liquor and real estate queen - may be able to revive the fortunes...

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...

Lao Securities Exchange benefits from inflows of capital from Thailand, China, Singapore and Hong Kong

THE Lao Securities Exchange (LSX) and its roster of seven listed companies are benefiting from the inflows of Asian capital and collaboration with...

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...

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...