Markets

Malaysia to mine tin again?  

Several challenges lie ahead for Malaysia if the former global tin leader is to revive the industry. Speaking to local media last week, Malaysia’s Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources, Dr Xavier Jayakumar, said the country is looking to restart the industry as prices have now rebounded to US$20,000 per metric tonne. 

However, it is not as simple as that. 

5 May 2019
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Malaysia’s medical tourism on a high

The Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) is targeting several new ASEAN markets and the Middle East as it continues to establish Malaysia as a leading global destination for healthcare.

3 May 2019
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Pig "Ebola" goes viral

What started with a few dozen dead pigs in north-eastern China is sending shock waves through the global food chain.

3 May 2019
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Cambodia’s failing education system

In December 2018, Cambodian Senate president Say Chhum had encouraged the country’s youth to study hard in order to become future leaders. He made the comment during the opening ceremony of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia congress at a hotel in Phnom Penh. 

1 May 2019
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Thailand handicapped by poor connectivity

Mobile is the future, and this is especially the case in ASEAN member states. As a matter of fact, e-commerce logistics management platform, Parcel Perform, recently noted that emerging markets like Myanmar and Thailand are seeing rapid growth in mobile marketing.

29 April 2019
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What happens when oil hits US$100 a barrel?

Surging crude prices are posing another headwind for the world economy after United Sates (US) President Donald Trump’s “zero” pledge on Iran oil sales.

Brent crude has risen about 33 percent this year and is close to the highest in six months. While higher prices due to strong demand typically reflects a robust world economy, a shock from constrained supply is a negative.

29 April 2019
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Indonesia is too slow!

A recent analysis by discount code portal CupoNation Indonesia found that Indonesia ranks low in Southeast Asian countries in terms of fibre optic internet connection speeds, which heavily depends on a country’s infrastructure, geography, and many other factors.

26 April 2019
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Is it too late for Lao?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a train that you either get on or you’ll find yourself being left far, far behind. ASEAN is aware of this. We’ve seen countries like Indonesia and Thailand take lessons from Germany’s model of a 4.0 economy.

23 April 2019
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Food wastage must stop 

The ASEAN Post recently published an article about the fact that while a large portion of people – including children - in Southeast Asia are starving, tonnes of food is wasted every day. The image is a terribly depressing one and shows the peculiarities of the world that we live in today. 

21 April 2019
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Getting rich the Islamic way

In October last year, Brunei hosted the Brunei Islamic Capital Market (BICAM) Conference 2018, at the Rizqun International Hotel where more than a dozen international experts in Islamic finance met, deliberated and raised awareness on growing Islamic capital markets.

20 April 2019
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Malaysia, Indonesia rivalry heats up

Malaysia and Indonesia have long been rivals – battling over territorial supremacy, diplomatic issues and even cultural appropriation.

From alleged theft of traditions to the superiority of their national football teams, bragging rights between these two ASEAN countries have been as hot an issue as the fiery sambal (chili sauce or paste) they are both so proud of.

19 April 2019
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