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  1. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Toxic waste mountains threaten Southeast Asia's booming megacities

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 09:40pm by AFP

    ... mountain", open landfills blight Southeast Asia's booming megacities, as urban planners labour to keep pace with rapid urbanisation and industrial growth. Experts warn those dumps are an environmental and health time bomb. Open dumping "offers a quick and easy solution in the short run", the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific says in a study, ...

  2. News - Asia - NORTH KOREA: ANALYSIS

    North Korean outreach to Southeast Asia part of regional balancing act

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok Kristine.kwok@scmp.com Foreign minister's tour of Southeast Asia seen as attempt to reduce reliance on Beijing, which shows signs of falling out with Pyongyang N Korea ... out to friends in Southeast Asia. Over the past week, Ri Su-yong made stops in Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia and Singapore and made a debut appearance at an Asean forum. The whirlwind ...

  3. Techno Smart intensifies marketing in Southeast Asia and China

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 12:37pm by Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan

    ... Reports by Stacey Johnson, Christina Liedke and Jessica Ryan Amid economic movements and political events worldwide that have impacted Japanese industry, Techno Smart will fully implement the global integration of its sales, purchasing, outsourcing and design businesses this year. The move entails strengthened marketing efforts in Southeast Asia and China. "We intend to implement ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tackle root causes to combat piracy in Southeast Asia

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tackle root causes to combat piracy Nowhere has as many pirate attacks as Southeast Asia. The region's growing global economic clout increases the likelihood ... took the focus off piracy in Southeast Asia, where half the world's attacks have been taking place since the 1990s. Piracy is most rampant in the Malacca Strait between Malaysia ...

  5. News - Asia - PIRACY

    Southeast Asia overtakes Somalia as hub of global pirate attacks

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Crackdown in Africa has seen surge in raids, mainly in Malacca Strait Southeast Asia new hot spot for piracy Southeast Asia has become the world's hot ... on their vessels. Meanwhile piracy has surged in Southeast Asia, particularly in the maritime trading hub of the Malacca Strait, between Malaysia and Indonesia. Attacks in the region topped 150 last year ...

  6. Business - Companies - E-COMMERCE

    Lazada aims to become the go-to shopping site for Southeast Asia

    Posted May 26th 2014, 08:10pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... Tiffany Ap Portal is among the top online retailers in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia Lazada aims to be the Alibaba of Southeast Asia China has Alibaba. America has Amazon. In Southeast Asia, the name that has quickly risen to dominate online sales- from electronic gadgets to toys and home appliances- is Lazada. In just two years it has become one of the top online ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The rise of Southeast Asia's consumer class

    Posted May 21st 2014, 08:51pm by KEVIN MARTIN

    ... is expected to emerge from countries across Southeast Asia, mirroring the recent rise in wealth in China. A combination of changing demographics and income growth is set to swell the middle class ... in Southeast Asia is still low compared with developed economies, but income levels are growing. More than 80 million people are expected to join Southeast Asia's workforce between now and 2040, ...

  8. Business - Commodities

    Southeast Asia to drive growth in aluminium, says Japan's UACJ

    Posted May 21st 2014, 01:11am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg Japan's UACJ expects Thailand and Indonesia to become key regional centres for manufacturing Southeast Asia to drive growth in aluminium Southeast Asia will be a key driver ... will be regional centres for rolled-aluminium manufacturing in Southeast Asia, Takayoshi Nakano, managing executive officer at Tokyo-based UACJ, said at a CRU aluminium conference in Hong Kong. A shift ...

  9. Infographics - INTERNET

    INFOGRAPHIC: How does Southeast Asia perform in the internet speed race?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 05:46pm by Phoebe Magdirila

    ... Phoebe Magdirila New data shows that Singapore and Thailand offer some of the fastest net speeds in Southeast Asia A new infographic has revealed that Singapore is the king of internet speed in Southeast Asia, with speeds of 61 Mbps. The graphic, released by data analysis company ASEAN DNA, shows that Thailand comes up second as the fastest internet hub in Southeast Asia ...

  10. Business - Economy

    ADB trims Southeast Asian outlook as 'temporary' factors drag down growth

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:58am by CHIMA SAU-WAI

    ... factors drag The Asian Development Bank trimmed its growth forecast for Southeast Asia this year by 0.3 percentage point as the region was weighed down by Thailand's political turmoil ... released yesterday that the region was now expected to grow 4.7 per cent this year, down from its forecast of 5 per cent in April. "The outlook for Southeast Asia has softened as growth ...




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