Corporations to The Fore As Southern Thailand Floods Continue

Corporations to The Fore As Southern Thailand Floods Continue

As the human and economic costs of the floods cutting a destructive path through Southern Thailand mount by the day large and small Thailand corporations are hastily juggling funds allocated to corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes to see how they can help those most effected. One of the Kingdom’s most prolific donors at times such […]

Corporations Dig Deep For Philippine Drug Rehabilitation Centres

Some of the Philippines’ largest corporations are digging deep into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) budgets to construct drug rehabilitation centres across the country as the number of people killed in the Duterte Administration’s war on drugs approaches 6,300. The latest is Philippine’s tenth richest man, Andrew Tan, chairman of Alliance Global Group (AGG), one […]

Hun Sen Pushes For Cambodia ‘Smart Nation’ Goal

Hun Sen Pushes For Cambodia ‘Smart Nation’ Goal

Cambodia could become a future Asean technology hub and ‘smart nation’ if plans by Prime Minister Hun Sen come to fruition. Speaking at the opening of the new Ministry of Post & Telecommunication (MPTC) head office in Phnom Penh, Mr Hun called on all Cambodians, particularly government officials, to become familiar with information technology. Waving […]

Wet Season End Ushers in Cambodia Wedding Season

Wet Season End Ushers in Cambodia Wedding Season

The end of the Cambodia wet season heralds with it cooler evenings and gentle breezes delivering relief from the humidity that prevails even into the evenings in the preceding months. The refreshing weather change makes outdoor entertaining more pleasurable, with men and women able to dress up in their finery with more comfort. Unsurprisingly, given that […]

After 8 Years Cambodia E-Commerce Law Nears

After 8 Years Cambodia E-Commerce Law Nears

After eight years of discussions and negotiations Cambodia looks as if it might finally be getting close to introducing an E-Commerce law, with a draft resolution ready to submit to the Council of Ministers for approval. Funded in part by US$12.35 million in financing to the World Bank’s Trade Development Support Program (TDSP) from the […]

New Hope For Japan With Jakarta-Surabaya Railway

New Hope For Japan With Jakarta-Surabaya Railway

After seeing its proposal for an earlier railway project shunted into a siding after requesting a sovereign guarantee, Japan has been invited to submit a proposal for a new medium-speed, double-track railway line linking Indonesia’s two largest cities, Jakarta and Surabaya. The proposed Jakarta-Surabaya railway project is expected to cut travelling time from the current 11-hours […]

Cambodia’s Roads Just Got More Dangerous

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An intoxicated motorbike driver in Cambodia drives head on into a slow moving truck. Ranked 79th in the world for road deaths per 100,000 vehicles and 81st in the world for road deaths per 100,000 population, Cambodia’s roads are already dangerous to drive on. One person is killed on average every four hours on Cambodia’s […]

Vietnam Entrepreneurs Prepare For Start-up Exchange HCMC 2016

Vietnam Entrepreneurs Prepare For Start-up Exchange HCMC 2016

Vietnam’s brightest and most hopeful entrepreneurs will gather in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) next week to pitch their products and concepts to investors at the third annual Start-up Exchange HCMC. Established in 2013, Start-up Exchange HCMC is credited with kick-starting the Vietnam startup sector with more than 150 Vietnamese entrepreneurs having attracted investments totalling more than […]

How Safe Are Asean Airlines? Pretty Safe Actually (Updated)

How Safe Are Asean Airlines? Pretty Safe Actually (Updated)

The Asean Community’s open skies policy and rising levels of disposable income are fertile fields for Asean airlines. While premium airlines will benefit gradually from rising levels of affluence in the region, it’s operators at the budget end of the market who are experiencing the fastest growth. In recent years industry observers have watched with […]