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US, Philippine companies to push for more collaborations

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino-American organization co-chaired by business titan Manuel V. Pangilinan is pushing for greater collaboration between US and Philippine firms in key sectors of the economy as part of a “modern, multi-dimensional, 21st century US-Philippines relationship.” The US Philippines Society (USPS) said yesterday it is embarking on a new initiative to explore […]

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Indonesia: E-commerce Task Force Overwhelmed by Large Number of Cases

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Police`s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) cybercrime team stated that there are two ways for consumers to report cases of online scams. “[Consumers can] either go online through an email or come to us in person to file a report,” said Silvester Simamora, Deputy Chief of Bareskrim’s e-commerce task force on Wednesday, February 21. “We accommodate […]

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Thailand ranks high in SE Asia e-commerce

Thailand’s mobile traffic is the second-highest in Southeast Asia, research by iPrice shows, collating data from more 1,000 eCommerce players in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. The rise of mobile e-commerce in the region appears unstoppable, iPrice said this week. In the past 12 months, mobile traffic has increased by an average […]

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Industrial development meets environmental risk at the Lancang Mekong Cooperation Summit

The Lancang Mekong Corporation Summit unlocked more funding for the Mekong River region. But not all the outcomes will be positive. By Yasmin Rasidi The second Lancang Mekong Cooperation Summit (LMC) concluded in January. Six national leaders met in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh. The six leaders were from countries situated alongside the Mekong River. Chinese […]

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Thailand: Life insurers see premiums growing 4-6%

The Thai Life Assurance Association (TLAA) forecasts 4-6% growth in life insurance premiums this year, driven by 5-30% lower costs for premiums after the recent implementation of a new mortality table. 2018 is the first year that the association is giving a range for the forecast of premium growth as the TLAA cannot estimate the […]

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