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Road woes

The quality of roads in the Philippines and Vietnam took a bashing in the 2012 Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. A key indicator in a country’s infrastructure competitiveness ranking, the Philippines scored a disappointing 3.1 and Vietnam an even worse 2.6 on a scale of one to seven – with one being


Yuan tipped to replace the dollar

China’s yuan is set to usurp the US dollar and the euro as the trading currency of choice in Southeast Asia, experts say. Thanks to zero tariffs, preferential trade policies and geographic advantages, trade between China and Asean has increased at a steady pace over the past decade, with China replacing the United States as the