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Myanmar’s economy – a kitten among tigers?

Back in the 1960s, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong were able use cheap labour and tax incentives to draw a huge influx of foreign direct investments and technological know-how from the west. Between the early 60s and 90s, growth quickly soared, to an average of 10 percent at the peak, according to the […]

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Thailand: Salaries to see stable growth

Salaries in Thailand are estimated to grow at a stable rate of 5% this year, according to a report by Mercer Thailand. Mercer announced the results of its annual “Thailand Total Remuneration Survey”, a study that makes hiring and pay increase predictions for 2020. The survey of 607 companies across various industries found the automotive […]

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Philippine-US Free trade agreement

The idea of a Philippine-US FTA has been mooted since the termination of the Philippines’ preferential trade status in the US as part of the transitional arrangements from colonial rule to full independence. Those discussions never gained traction, partly because the Philippines has taken a cautious approach to a free trade deal and has never […]

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