On this battlefield man has no better weapon than his intelligence, no other force but his heart
— José Rizal

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  • LHFG to expand Taiwan loan portfolio

    Land and Houses Financial Business Group (LHFG), a holding company of LH Bank, aims to grow its Taiwanese banking business more aggressively this year, boosted by manufacturing relocation by multinational and Taiwanese firms to Asean amid deglobalisation.

  • BYD plans second Asean EV plant

    The Philippines, Vietnam and Indonesia are competing to host another Southeast Asian electric-vehicle assembly plant for BYD Co, the world’s second-largest maker of EVs, according to a Philippine trade and investment official.

  • Portugal available to support Timor-Leste’s accession to ASEAN

    “We are available for this, to work with Singapore, and with Timor-Leste because of the importance we attach to participation in ASEAN”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, João Gomes Cravinho, said today in Singapore, indicating that this was one of the issues discussed during the meeting he held ...

  • SMEs share transformation stories

    Fifty-five percent of small and medium enterprises in Southeast Asia are optimistic about their business recovery after the pandemic, but they realise they need to make changes to stay competitive, the UOB Asean SME Transformation Study 2022 has found.

  • KBank keen to build sustainable finance

    Kasikornbank (KBank) has set a goal to expand the extension of sustainable financial facilities to 25 billion baht this year, doubling to 50 billion next year, aiming to become an Asean leader in the field of environment, social and governance (ESG) finance by 2030.

  • Hong Kong set for Asean cooperation and entry into RCEP

    Hong Kong is set to gain early admission into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), city leader John Lee Ka-chiu has said as he expressed confidence the city would bring "enormous value" to the free-trade grouping and revealed that member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) supported ...

  • Thailand’s new long-term visa regulations

    Since the lifting of the strict lockdown in the first quarter of 2022, and the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Thai economy has shown signs of recovery. However, Thailand still faces a battle in bringing its economy back up to pre-pandemic levels in order to compete with ...

  • Promising future of ASEAN, Türkiye relations: Op-ed

    8th August 2022 marks an important occasion of the 55th anniversary of ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations), an intergovernmental organization of 10 member states in Southeast Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam), founded in Bangkok in 1967. Meanwhile, 5th August ...

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