Southeast Asia IPOs to debt deals seen picking up by Maybank

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Shoppers sit in front of the Siam Center shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. The country’s economy is showing signs of recovery after a military coup in May.

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Philippines says it foiled anti-Chinese airport plot

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A Philippine police bomb disposal unit member inspects an abondoned luggage at the departure area of the airport in Manila on September 1, 2014.

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Rights of migrant children violated in Thai detention

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This picture taken on February 14, 2013 shows Muslim Rohingha asylum seekers standing inside a cell at the Thai immigration detention centre in Phangnga, southern Thailand. … [Continue reading]

Ukraine cites 15,000 Russian troops and rebels amid Putin’s ‘take Kiev’ remark

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Ukrainian loyalist fighters from the Azov Battalion stand guard on a hill on the outskirts of Mariupol on Aug. 30, 2014. … [Continue reading]

China targeting foreign companies, American Chamber says

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Philippines foils bombing plot

A Philippine police bomb disposal unit member inspects an abandoned luggage at the departure area of the airport in Manila on Sept 1, 2014, hours after a utility vehicle containing an "improvised explosive device" was found at the car park. (Photo: AFP/TED ALJIBE)

Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport were also planning to attack the Chinese embassy and one of Manila's biggest malls. Three men arrested over a foiled attempt to bomb the Philippine capital's airport … [Continue reading]

Ho Chi Minh City to host international franchise expo

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The International Franchise and Business Opportunities trade show will be held for the first time in Vietnam to showcase and introduce opportunities in the country and create opportunities for more international brands to gain a foothold here. … [Continue reading]

Quoc named to Technology Review’s under-35 innovators list

Le Viet Quoc, a Vietnamese researcher at Google, on the website of MIT's Technology Review magazine. He has been the first Vietnamese person being on the list of 35 Innovators under 35, selected by the magazine's editors.

The 32-year-old has been selected for his techniques which prove that "machines could learn without labored assistance from humans, and reach new levels of accuracy to boot." Le Viet Quoc has become the first Vietnamese person to be on the 2014 … [Continue reading]

Charity reality shows help the poor in Vietnam

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Unlike talent-seeking or reality shows that are purely for entertainment; charity reality shows in Vietnam, though less glittery, are more "real" and loaded with love and compassion, as they offer immense monetary assistance and mental support to … [Continue reading]