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Regional e-payment platform to boost efficiency

AS Asean seeks to establish Southeast Asia as a regional trade bloc, connectivity and seamless movement of trade are requisites. Enabling...

US committed to Asean centrality and broadening its partnership with the region

THE US remains committed to Asean centrality under America's Indo-Pacific strategy, and looks forward to broadening and deepening its strategic...

Asean must embrace innovation and prepare itself for the future: PM Lee

[SINGAPORE] As the rules-based multilateral trading system comes under pressure, Asean has to stay the course and press on with economic integration...

Study by the Ministry of Trade and Industry shows young firms added more to net jobs than maturing, old ones for 2009-2016 period

YOUNG firms contributed more than maturing and old firms to net job creation over the period of 2009-2016, found a study by the Ministry of Trade and...

PayNow Corporate now available to businesses and government agencies

THE NEW PayNow Corporate e-payment service, launched on Monday morning, allows businesses and the Singapore government to instantly make and receive...

Malaysia tables Bills to reintroduce SST and repeal GST

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia's new government has tabled Bills to repeal the highly unpopular goods and services tax (GST) and re-introduce the sales...

Malaysia braces for trade war fallout, cuts 2018 growth projection to 5%

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng pared back expectations for economic growth for this year to about 5 per cent as the export-...

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...

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...

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-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...