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Vietnamese university students sit at a row of computers in an internet shop.

Vietnam’s Silicone Valley

Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City  into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA

    FT ASEAN Economic Summit

    The Chinese economy is growing at its slowest pace in over two decades, while its recent stock market crash has triggered global turbulence. It is a challenging time for ASEAN nations with close trade and investment links to China. Could China’s downturn present opportunities for ASEAN’s growth markets? Given the on- going implementation of economic

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    Forget FTSE Think Yangon

    Myanmar opened its new stock exchange – the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX) on December 9, 2015. However, despite a grand opening and a reported $24 million investment, it will not be operational until February 2016 at the earliest. Thee YSX was founded by the state-owned Myanmar Economic Bank, Daiwa Securities and the Japan Exchange Group,

    Vietnamese university students sit at a row of computers in an internet shop.

    Vietnam’s Silicone Valley

    Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City  into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA

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    Richard Graham, the UK PM’s recently appointed trade envoy for the AEC

    Making Potential Become Real

    David Cameron’s recent visit to Southeast Asia highlighted the enormous potential for trade between the UK and the forthcoming ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). ASEAN Forum talks exclusively to Richard Graham (photo right), the UK PM’s recently appointed trade envoy for the nascent economic trading bloc. BY MARK BIBBY JACKSON

    Opening Ceremony for BGJF57 at Impact Challenger, Bangkok

    Bangkok Gems Sparkles into Life

    The 57th Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Fair (BGJF) announced itself to the world with a glittering fashion show displaying millions of baht’s worth of jewellery worn by Thailand’s elite models on February 24, 2016. Words and Photos by Mark Bibby Jackson.

    CF MEKONG'S TOUM TIOU 2 DOCKING NEAR PHNOM PENH ON THE TONLE SAP RIVER

    Cambodia Tourism on the Up as Phnom Penh Grows by 20%

    Figures published by the Ministry of Tourism for Cambodian tourism up to November 2015 make optimistic reading. Overall visitor numbers are just over 8 percent up for the same period in 2015, with around million tourists having entered the country by the end of Nov. 2015.

    Industry

    Vietnamese university students sit at a row of computers in an internet shop.

    Vietnam’s Silicone Valley

    Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City  into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA

    Cambodia's Minister of Environment, H.E. Say Samal

    The El Niño Effect

    As Cambodia’s dry season gets into full swing, farmers across the country are suffering from the crippling droughts that has seen many lose two rice harvests, with the worst yet to come. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS

    Confirel's Ka,pot peppers have received triple organic certification froM the US, EU and Japan

    The Organic Movement

    Organic has been a buzz word bandied around the West for decades, and now the trend has spread its green fingers to Cambodia as more farmers become equipped to cater to the increasing global need. By Marissa Carruthers

    Vietnamese university students sit at a row of computers in an internet shop.

    Vietnam’s Silicone Valley

    Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City  into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA

    Lifestyle/Travel

    Jef Moons at Knai Bang Chatt

    Q&A: Jef Moons

    The mastermind behind Kep’s Knai Bang Chatt resort and a pioneer of the country’s burgeoning luxury tourism market talks to ASEAN Forum about what luxury tourism signifies to him.

    The serene roof terrace at Amansara Hotel, Siem Reap

    Amansara: Little Hotel of Luxury

    Formerly the royal retreat of King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Amansara hotel in Siem Reap, Cambodia now serves as an exclusive resort for the rich and famous. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS 

    Performance of classical Khmer dancing under the guidance of Sophiline Cheam Shapiro

    Angel of Apsara

    Sophiline Cheam Shapiro has been dubbed the Queen of Apsara, bringing the traditional Cambodian dance form into the 21st century. BY MARISSA CARRUTHERS 

      Property

      TRUCTION CLOSE TO PHNOM PENH'S OLYMPIC STADIUM, PART OF A FAST-CHANGING CITY LANDSCAPE

      Cambodia’s First Property Awards Gala

      Nearly 300 of the Kingdom’s top real estate professionals gathered to celebrate the best of the best in the Cambodia property sector at Sofitel Phokeethra Phnom Penh on February 25.

      Transportation

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      Ready for Lift Off

      The ASEAN Open Skies policy is freeing up the region’s airspace and starting fierce competition over new and existing routes. The recent rise in airlines operating in Cambodia could be good news for tourists and ultimately the much neglected business traveller.

      IT / Technology

      Vietnamese university students sit at a row of computers in an internet shop.

      Vietnam’s Silicone Valley

      Backed by the government, Vietnam’s latest breed of entrepreneurs are fast turning Ho Chi Minh City  into a technological hub. BY ATE HOEKSTRA

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