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US Exit from Trans-Pacific Partnership Represents Lost Opportunity for Asia

The TPP deal went far beyond existing free trade agreements (FTAs), by setting standards in areas including intellectual property rights, government procurement, environmental and labor conditions, and corruption prevention, in addition to reducing or eliminating tariffs.

Thailand’s hotel transactions totaled THB 9.6 bln ($274 mln) in 2016

2017 will see a big jump in investment volume as the THB-10.8-billion sale of Swissotel Nai Lert Park is scheduled for conclusion this year, according JLL’s Hotels & Hospitality Group.

Singapore passport is the highest-ranked passport with Sweden

According to the Straits Times Online, Singapore was joint-second with Sweden with a visa-free score of 156 while Germany took the top spot with one point ahead in the index.

Thailand’s tourism breaks new record as 32 millionth visitor arrives

In 2016, Thailand is expecting to earn a total international tourism revenue of around 1.62 trillion Baht (US$ 46 billion), representing a year-on-year increase of 11.68 per cent over 2015.

Top 10 travel destinations in Asia

Lonely Planet recently released its annual list of top destinations to visit around the world, including the top 10 destinations in Asia.Hokkaido, Japan, topped...

Innovation to drive Southeast Asia M&A in 2017

With falling demand, Southeast Asian companies which previously leveraged up to cater to China’s heyday of double digit growth now found themselves in overcapacity, with some on the brink of default and distress.

Google research in Asean sees e-commerce growth 16-fold to $88 billion by 2025

Google has been keen on southeast Asia for a while after the research it conducted pointed to an e-commerce increase of 16-fold to $88 billion by 2025.

BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017: results announced

India and China are the main winners in our list of the best universities in emerging economies according to BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017.
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