A small group of student leaders are helping Madiun residents grow an agriculture industry.
At least 60,000 workers from Burma are authorised for employment on the Thai resort island, a local labour broker says.
Thanks to entrepreneurs, Indonesia's middle class will more than double in the next few years, the president says.
Many are hopeful the project will bring jobs, stability and peace to the insurgency-torn region.
Indonesia commits to bringing home expatriates who overstayed their work visas in Saudi Arabia.
Muslim groups from the Deep South and other parts of Thailand showcase a range of products at OTOP fair.
Markets in the peaceful district are doing brisk business selling fur-lined jackets, sweaters, thick blankets and other cold-weather gear in the tropical region.
Tanah Abang Market in Jakarta is a prime source of haj souvenirs from Saudi Arabia.
Can Indonesia's hijab fashion sector penetrate the international fashion scene – even cross over to the non-Muslim world?
Youth are hoping the current fashion trend will bring some opportunities for small businesses in jewellery-making.
Magazines targeting young Muslim women have been very popular in Indonesia for the last few years, riding the growth of the Muslim fashion industry.
From steamed pizza to spa experiences, the annual exposition offered plenty of halal options and demonstrated Thailand's vigorous presence in the global halal market.
The government says it will follow through on a pledge of trimming car prices, which is expected to inject fresh momentum into the economy and create more employment opportunities for the local people.
Opportunities abound but worker skills are lagging behind, according to officials.
Indonesia is aiming to bring provinces beyond Java and Bali online at a brisk rate.
The programme helps people, mostly women, to improve their skills in businesses and boost their livelihood.
Move over, batik! Other textile traditions are finding a spot on the international stage, thanks to designers who take pride in their national culture(s).
Starting with cocoa collection, the group improves life in many communities.
Kuala Lumpur's new policy, part of an ambitious plan to transform Malaysia into a high-income country, also brings benefits to foreign workers from Nepal and other countries.
Some fans of the sector say Indonesia could reach its goal of becoming fashion king of the Muslim world well before the government-set goal of 2020.
A controversial flyer in Kuala Lumpur highlights the issue of Indonesian migrant workers' rights in Malaysia.
Indonesians call them "foreign exchange heroes" because of the remittances they bring home. For years, however, migrant workers have faced excruciating delays and price-gouging at a specially designated terminal.
Vendors say they cannot afford to miss work, despite threats from insurgents making dubious claims about the requirements of Islam.
An annual fair co-sponsored by the OIC provides Muslim artisans, designers and small business owners with an opportunity to showcase their products.
According to religious leaders and locals, there is nothing in the Qur'an that says Muslims can't work on Fridays, as insurgents claim.
Club owners in Kuala Lumpur feel the pain of operating outside the law, as city officials inspect area nightspots for licencing and safety compliance.
A former electrical engineer is winning accolades for his mastery of organic farming techniques in his native Sateng Nok District, Yala Province
Ironically, the fasting month is a time of festive food offerings. Students, housewives, and city officials see economic opportunity in the seasonal markets.
Language skills will be vital to success when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) takes off in 2015, says the secretary-general of ASEAN, Surin Pitsuwan.
Efforts to jumpstart local aquaculture are paying off for residents in an area relatively unscathed by insurgent violence.
Transvestites find safety and freedom to practice their faith in a Qur'an study group in Yogyakarta.
Many were surprised Malaysia's recent arrest of a member of the East African terror group.