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Thailand: China Inc’s relentless rise raises red flag

With centuries-old ancestral ties and various resources to tap into, Thailand is an enticing target for Chinese investors looking at Southeast Asia’s second-largest economy. Chinese capital has flooded domestic industries in the forms of joint ventures or wholly-owned subsidiaries, with blessing from the Thai government blessing. E-commerce footprint By Suchit Leesa-nguansuk Chinese investment flowing into Thailand’s […]

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Malaysia July factory output up 6.1% y-o-y

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s industrial production in July expanded at its fastest pace in eight months, government data showed on Monday, boosted by gains in all three major sectors. Factory output grew 6.1% from a year earlier in July, the fastest since November 2016 and beating the 5.3% annual rise forecast in a Reuters poll. […]

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Balancing the scales

Concerned about India’s continuing trade deficit with Asean, parliamentarians are pressing the Delhi government to do more to lift exports and correct the imbalance. They complain that tariff and non-tariff barriers imposed by some Asean countries are affecting Indian exports of agricultural products and leather, as well as the country’s huge pharmaceutical sector. The lawmakers […]

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Cambodia: More business for private eyes

Private investigators have long operated in Phnom Penh’s seamy shadows, hired to follow and document the liaisons of philandering tycoons, help foreign authorities locate fugitives or track down missing persons. But as the Kingdom’s economy develops the demand for discrete surveillance has grown, and private eyes are finding themselves increasingly digging into the financial improprieties of their […]

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