Asia Minute

Reports on Asia from HPR's News Director Bill Dorman

Malaysia Benefits from Medical Tourism

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Stories about international trade often focus on imports and exports of products. But services are an increasingly important part of the trade picture. And for one southeast Asian nation, one particular service is turning into a huge growth industry. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Myanmar’s Reforms Encourage Lifting of Sanctions

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Thailand Bans Film Version of 'Macbeth'

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A writer who has been dead for nearly 400 years is facing censorship in Asia. A film based on a play by William Shakespeare has run into trouble with authorities in Thailand. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Singapore Bank Expanding to Indonesia

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The business world of southeast Asia was stunned this week by a surprise deal. The largest bank in the region is reaching out to Indonesia for a major purchase. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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Macau Gambles on Growth

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Among the bills still alive in Hawaii’s current legislative session is one that would establish a commission to study the impact of gambling in the state. While no one’s yet making any plans to build a casino in Waikiki … it’s a different story in Asia. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

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