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MINSK, 28 April (BelTA) – Southeast Asian countries have an interest in expanding military technical cooperation with Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the State Military Industrial Committee. Belarusian defense companies took part in the 2018 Defense Services Asia Exhibition and ...
BANGKOK -- In moves that appear to portend greater political oppression in Southeast Asia, the region's authoritarian governments are closing ranks on political dissidents who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries. Thai Immigration this week helped Hun Sen, Cambodia's 65-year-old prime ...

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Saturday a mounting trade spat between the United States and China was one of the most pressing concerns for Southeast Asian nations. Lee flagged his concerns in remarks made as he opened a summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast ...
Last month, when violent mobs attacked members of a Muslim minority group in Sri Lanka, the government responded by shutting down access to social messaging networks. At least one person was killed. The government's contention at the time is a fairly familiar criticism at this point — through services ...
Indian startups have attracted far more venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) funds than their Southeast Asian peers in the past few years. Since 2015, Indian tech companies have attracted nearly 70% of all PE and VC funding flowing into the region, beating other startup hubs like Singapore and ...
Grab made headlines last month when it announced it was buying Uber's business in Southeast Asia, driving the ride-hailing giant out of several fast-growing markets such as Indonesia and Thailand. The Singapore-based startup is already moving on from that victory and plans to get even bigger.

The long-rumored Grab acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia business may be official now, but it's far from complete. In fact, what should be a celebratory coming-of-age moment for the Southeast Asian local champion is threatening to become nightmarish thanks to persistent regulators, panicky Uber staff ...
(BUSINESS TIMES) - Mr Alan Yau is the man who made noodles trendy in Britain - if not the rest of the world - sending thousands to slurp up meals-in-a-bowl at the ground-breaking Wagamama chain of eateries that the Hong Kong-born restaurant-entrepreneur founded in 1992. In a career spanning ...
By Wanderluxe by The Luxe Nomad. 21 Apr 2018. 0 Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on Reddit; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Google Plus · Share on Sina. 0Comments. The guest pool at Soneva Kiri, Koh Kood in Thailand – one of six recommended eco-friendly holiday destinations. More on this story.
“Southeast Asia is the fastest growing region in the MSL global network, with more than 40 percent growth achieved in the last year alone," said MSL Asia-Pacific president Glenn Osaki. "By investing in Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta, and adding them to our footprint, we are able to offer our clients the most ...
Especially since this is Southeast Asia, a region where Facebook is beset with controversies — from its role inciting ethnic hatred in Myanmar, to allegedly assisting censors in Vietnam, witnessing users jailed for violating lese majeste in Thailand and aiding the election of controversial Philippines leader ...
Despite this rapid growth in the number of women and men migrating within Southeast Asia, the outcomes for migrant workers remain poorly understood. While assumptions are often made about the end result of these movements and how best to ensure safe and rewarding experiences for migrants, the ...
For over 1,000 years, the Bajau people – known as “sea nomads” have traversed the seas in houseboats, hunting for food by free diving with spears. As a result, the Southeast Asian population has evolved a remarkably ability to dive to great depths. Known for their remarkable breath-holding abilities, ...
By Mark Andrews. 18 Apr 2018. 0 Share. Share on Facebook; Share on Twitter; Share on Reddit; Share on LinkedIn · Share on Google Plus · Share on Sina. 0Comments. The Sanchaya beachfront hotel in Nintan, Indonesia is a favourite meetings venue for senior executives based in neighbouring Singapore. More on
It's been 16 months since the debut of the Google Home, and today the smart speaker finally arrives in Southeast Asia. But it's only in one country for now: Singapore. Alongside the Google Home Mini, the Google Home speaker will be sold online and through retail stores across the island state. There's no ...
The Drum is launching the first Southeast Asia Independent Agency Census, a research project conducted in partnership with the Recommended Agency Register (RAR). The resulting report will serve as a guide to the top independent agencies in the region and will rank agencies on both financial ...
Singapore based Funding Societies has closed a USD $25 million Series B funding round. The peer to peer lending platform said the oversubscribed offer was led by Softbank Ventures Korea. Additionally, Funding Societies said it has received expanded credit vehicles from banks and other financial ...

Prof. William Grimes was part of a roundtable on “U.S.-Southeast Asia Financial and Investment Relations” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Categories: 2018, General News. Tags: CSIS, Roundtable, US. Southeast Asia, William Grimes ...
Trustees of Oxford Project Southeast Asia have signed a joint statement to express "in the strongest possible terms our concern regarding the treatment of Dr PJ Thum in recent hearings of the Singapore government's Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehood". In the statement, the trustees note ...
One of the biggest defense exhibitions in Southeast Asia kicked off yesterday in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. Led by the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM), a total of 29 institutions and organizations are attending the Defense Services Asia (DSA), which will last until April 19.
Australia is cracking down on so-called orphanage tourism to prevent trafficking of children in Southeast Asia, trying to tame demand from tourists wanting to do good, top politicians said Monday. Children in countries such as Cambodia are taken from their homes and put into orphanages to attract ...
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (YM) will deploy two bigger container ships of 2,800TEU in its Southeast Asia Service (SEA service) effective from 20th April 2018 to provide customers with better service. The calling port rotation is Port Kelang – Singapore – Jakarta – Surabaya – Panjang – Jakarta ...
“A brilliant narrative on the forgotten sepoys from India, who over three centuries helped extend and sustain British empire in Southeast Asia.” The role played by the sepoys of Malaysia, Singapore and South-East Asia during the founding years of 18th to early 20th centuries came from research work by ...
Huge crowds are drawn to the majestic sight of the sun rising over the central stupa of the famous Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia, in this photo taken on March 22 this year. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. Huge crowds are drawn to the majestic sight of the sun rising over the central ...
Ride sharing firm Uber has started to shut down its operations in the Philippines as part of its stake sale in local rival Grab. Users reported receiving emails from Uber informing them that the company will be ceasing operations in the country. Uber also informed its customers via email that they have the ...
SINGAPORE - United Overseas Bank (UOB) has entered into an agreement with Beijing-based financial technology firm Pintec Technology Holdings to set up a joint venture company, Avatec.ai. UOB will have a 60 per cent stake in the joint venture, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Monday (April 16).
State-owned enterprises from Taiwan are promoting for export a range of military products at the Defence Services Asia (DSA) 2018 exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, supported by their government's new commitment to support international military sales and boost its national defence industry. Taiwan's National ...
Asahi Photoproducts, the manufacturer of flexographic photopolymer plates, will show its AWP line of water-washable flexographic plates featuring Clean Transfer Technology at Labelexpo Southeast Asia 2018. Google + · print. asahi. Sam Yamamoto of Asahi, said, “At the show, our experts will be helping ...
According to a report released by Temasek and Google, the Southeast Asia internet economy is poised to reach at least $200 billion by 2025 It's considered as an exponential growth from a mere 2 percent of regional gross domestic product to at least 6 percent by 2025. Alibaba also invested at least $1.1 ...
Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It's been more than 20 years since Alex Garland's The Beach first sent scores of backpackers along the banana pancake trail to the pure shores of Thailand's tropical islands -- and today, resorts and tour buses have overrun those white sands and pristine ...
Speaking at the launch as the special guest, the High Commissioner of India to Singapore, Jawed Ashraf, described the book "a reflection of a history of India and South East Asia". "It was a natural connection between India and South East Asia," he said. The role played by the sepoys of Malaysia, ...
“Our aircraft today has staff from 16 countries speaking 11 languages.” This announcement on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Dubai echoed the pluralism I encountered giving lectures to a postgraduate workshop in the University of Malaya on how Europe has developed as a region compared to Asia.
Having documented transgender communities for more than 30 years, photographer Mariette Pathy Allen is accustomed to working with those facing stigma and abuse. But the subjects of her latest book represented an altogether different experience. Combining Buddhist practices with ancient spirit ...
Senior Fellow Jonathan Stromseth discusses the economic and security tensions in Southeast Asia, and relations among its nations with the United States and China. Info. Episodes. Share. This content requires a premium subscription. Please log in or subscribe to continue.
Of course, the Philippines seems to fit the bill of “countries with large populations and those that still rely on cash transactions”, as it happens to be the second most populated country in Southeast Asia, with over 100 million people. And as at end-2017, the current payment system in the Philippines was still ...
Metal Bulletin's assessment of import prices for rebar in Southeast Asia - which mainly looks at cargoes sold into Singapore on a theoretical weight basis - was $540-555 per tonne cfr for the week ended April 2, down $10-20 per tonne from a week earlier. “The rebar market dropped a lot in the past 10 days ...
Ask anyone who has spent less than 48 hours in Bangkok what they thought of Thailand's dizzying capital and several themes emerge. It's hot. It's polluted. The traffic is terrible. The skyline is ugly. And, most preposterously, the street food scares me. If these fly-by-night farang (the Thai word for foreigners) ...
Billet Metal Bulletin's assessment of import prices for billet in Southeast Asia was $540-550 per tonne cfr for the week ended Monday April 2, down $10-15 per tonne from a week earlier. Market participants said they did not hear of any bookings for billet during the past week, attributing the quieter market to ...
After a decade of investing in China, American private equity firm Baird Capital has made its first foray into southeast Asia, buying a stake in a Malaysian bereavement services company. Baird Capital, which invests in small to mid-sized companies, said the region is increasingly attractive for minority ...
The chief executive of ride-sharing firm Grab says he is confident regulators will not derail his plan to buy Uber's South East Asian operations. Anthony Tan told the BBC he saw "zero issues" on how the deal was done. South East Asia's most popular ride-hailing firm said last week it would buy its rival's ...
Japanese natural gas companies are expanding into Southeast Asia to help them manage slowing consumption growth and overabundant domestic supplies. Southeast Asia is a competitive region for energy firms, as Japanese companies, armed with vast experience, build new plants and infrastructure to ...
Speaking at this year's HI Southeast Asia in Jakarta, Sabeera Ali, nutrition officer at Food Industry Asia (FIA), said: "The way information about LNCS is generated is not ideal. There is plenty of inaccurate information readily available online, and it is not always clear to consumers which source is reputable.
Former Scripps Networks Interactive executive Leena Singarajah has joined A+E Networks as managing director for Southeast Asia and Australia. Based in Singapore, Singarajah (pictured) will be responsible for managing and growing A+E's channels and media assets across Southeast Asia and ...
The benchmark Vietnam index climbs as much as 1.1 per cent to an all-time high of 1,187.55. — File picSINGAPORE, April 2 — Vietnam shares scaled a record high today on the back of gains in financials and real estate stocks, while most other South-east Asian markets started April on a sombre note.
Counterfeiting has reached an alarming level, causing huge revenue losses to governments across Southeast Asia, says Piotr Stryszowski, senior economist of public governance and territorial development directorate at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Stryszowski ...
"Beach plus" vacations in Southeast Asia are popular with travelers, reports Avanti Destinations. The FIT company, selling custom-built vacations exclusively through travel agents, reports that virtually every Southeast Asian itinerary they book includes a beach stay. “Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the ...
A joint report by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and CoalSwarm indicates that Southeast Asia will be the new epicentre of coal production. Asia accounts for 85 per cent of new coal power development in the world's top 20 coal producing countries, with China as the leader of the pack. However, while tighter ...
Like many aging oil palm growers in Southeast Asia, he struggles to make ends meet from his 2ha piece of land, and his adult children have little appetite for the physically demanding work and dwindling financial rewards. "It makes me very sad," says Kasno, who planted his land in 1983 after working in ...
The parent company of British political consultancy Cambridge Analytica (CA) may have been operating in South-east Asia as far back as two decades ago, managing civil unrest in Indonesia and paving the way for Thaksin Shinawatra to take power in Thailand, news website Quartz has reported.
Paula Woerner from Wolfwood Refuge in Ignacio is being sprayed by a teenage elephant in Thailand during a trip she took with two other women from the wolf and wolf-dog sanctuary, Darla Lange and Barb LaRue. They spent three weeks in Thailand and Cambodia to perform community service and ...


 

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