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Singapore, Austria sign pact on digital and tech cooperation

SINGAPORE and Austria will exchange ideas and know-how on their experiences with digital government, e-commerce and the challenges posed by emerging...

Singapore ranks 2nd in Global Competitiveness Index

SINGAPORE ranks second out of 140 economies in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index 4.0, an updated version of the annual...

Collaboration crucial for Industry 4.0 to take off: Tharman

INDUSTRY 4.0 is a challenge as it will lead to fewer manufacturing jobs in the long term, even as it holds "immense opportunities" for...

Mahathir's 'crooked bridge' project may be brought back

THE JOHOR state government will be having a meeting with the Singapore government on the possibility of reviving the "crooked bridge"...

Anwar pledges to let Dr M get on with governing for now

MALAYSIA'S leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim returned to Parliament as a lawmaker on Monday, and vowed to give his former nemesis Prime Minister...

Anwar sworn in as Port Dickson MP

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysian politician Anwar Ibrahim was sworn in as a Member of Parliament on Monday, two days after he cruised to victory in the Port...

Indonesia's trade balance swings back to positive in Sept

[JAKARTA] Indonesia's trade balance unexpectedly swung back to surplus in September as both imports and exports grew much slower than expected,...

Indonesia sees weakening currency as beneficial to spur reforms

INDONESIA'S weakening currency is a good thing as it will spur the government to accelerate reforms to bolster the economy, according to Thomas...

Singapore, Indonesia move to deepen trade, investment links

SINGAPORE and Indonesia have accomplished much together in the last few years and can do much more together for the long-term benefit of their people...

Singtel launches network for roaming mobile payment in Asia

SINGTEL looks to set itself apart in an increasingly crowded space by coming in to unify mobile wallets for cross-border use, tapping on an estimated...

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 is open for business

ON July 29, the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) declared victory in the country's general election. With the elections out of the way, Phnom...

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...

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...