Tag Archives: Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia's white-hot mobile games market to mirror Thai growth slowdown

By Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK (Reuters) – The world's hottest region for mobile video games, Southeast Asia, may be set to rad off amid early signs of the curse of makers…

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Zika virus set to spread across Americas, spurring vaccine hunt

By Tom Miles & Ben Hirschler GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) – The mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, is likely to spread…

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Jakarta attack highlights jostle to lead Islamic State in Southeast Asia

By Randy Fabi JAKARTA – Last week's attack on Jakarta showed for the first time that Islamic State violence has arrived in Indonesia, yet security experts believe the radical group's…

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Asian shares advance, tracking gains from rise in oil prices

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, taking cues from overnight gains as higher oil prices lifted shares in oil & gas companies. Regional markets moreover are…

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Cambodia PM stands by hydropower, dismisses critics as 'extremists'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia's prime minister defended his government's energy policy on Wednesday & hit back at environmentalists opposed to hydropower plants by suggesting their electricity be cut off…

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Tensions test US-Thai relations as strategic talks resume

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. envoy for east Asia returns to military-governed Thailand this week, hoping for better news coverage than on his last visit a year ago. Local…

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Hawaii begins marketing the islands in Southeast Asia

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is starting to market itself to travelers from Southeast Asia. The Hawaii Tourism Authority this year hired a contractor to promote the state in Indonesia, Malaysia,…

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ADB: China's economy to grow slightly faster than expected

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — China's economy will grow slightly faster than expected this year at 6.9 percent & its shift to fostering services & private consumption is helping to support…

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Without labor deal, Southeast Asia risks subsidizing human smugglers: IOM

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Southeast Asia needs legal channels of migration to assist curb human smuggling, the International Organization of Migration said on Thursday, days after it urged efforts to avoid…

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Philippine court temporarily stops ridesharing services in Manila

MANILA (Reuters) – A Philippine court on Friday ordered a 20-day temporary halt on the operations of ride-sharing companies such as Uber in the country's capital, adding to the firm's…

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