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Despite the slump in energy prices, oil and gas fields in Myanmar will soon be the busiest in Asia as foreign and local investors begin to ratchet up their explorations, a recent seminar was told.
 
Fitch, a leading global credit rating agency, forecast Bangladesh's gross domestic product would grow 6.5 percent in the current fiscal year against the Bangladesh government's target of 7 percent.
 
Mainland China and Japan are locked in an increasingly heated contest to build Indonesia's first high-speed railway, with the Asian giants sweetening deals and turning up the charm as time runs out to woo Jakarta.
 
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said it plans to finance three major power projects -- two hydropower plants and a new Nepal-India cross-border transmission line -- in the next few years.
 
The shipbuilding industry has sought an incentive package from the government to make the country's shipyards competitive against those of Vietnam, India and China.
 
Myanmar KFC fans line up for hours for 1st taste
Fried chicken aficionados lined up for hours at Myanmar's first KFC restaurant Tuesday, as the U.S. restaurant chain became the latest big foreign brand to open an outlet in the long-cloistered nation.
 
Bangladesh unbanked poor hail 'revolutionary' service
For Rehana Akhter, rebuilding her life after losing her leg in Bangladesh's worst industrial disaster is an uphill battle, but her struggle is eased slightly by digital technology.
 
Water reveals two sides of Myanmar's economic boom
Every morning on his way to work in Yangon, builder Zaw Min Tun takes a swig of water at a Buddhist temple, a vital place to quench a thirst for the many ordinary citizens left behind by Myanmar's economic boom.
 
Indonesia's inflation accelerated in May to its highest level in five months due to increased food prices, data showed Monday, as people stocked up before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
 
Human Rights Watch on Wednesday criticized the Bangladeshi government for failing to protect workers, saying not enough is being done to eliminate assault, intimidation and other abuses common in the garment industry.
 
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