Asean morning news for July 25

Asean morning news for July 25

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu


Vietnam risking armed hostilities with China in standoff – Palace
Vietnam is “risking armed hostilities” with China with its reported deployment of vessels near an oil block in the South China Sea, Malacañang said Wednesday.
— CNN Philippines

US, China Reassert Strong Alliance, Friendship With ASEAN
Washington celebrates its alliance with ASEAN by reaffirming its commitment to boost solidarity, friendship, and harmony not only with its Southeast Asian neighbors but China as well.
— Business Times

‘Chinese military ships in South China Sea breaching maritime norms’
THE activities and behavior of Chinese military and paramilitary ships in the South China Sea (SCS) have not been transparent and are not consistent with maritime norms, the commandant of the United States Coast Guard has admitted, as he encouraged Coast Guards in the region to unite and make a push back against Beijing’s inappropriate demeanor.
— Business Mirror

Thailand to host 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting next week
Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on Wednesday said in Bangkok that it is ready to organize the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting from July 30 to Aug. 3.

Trade war winners and losers diverge in SE Asia
On July 15, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to react to the news that China’s latest quarterly economic growth, though still coming in at a hearty 6.2%, had dropped to a 27-year low.
— Asia Times

My Say: Political flashpoints could hurt Southeast Asia
With major elections in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines over, talks resuming between North Korea and the US, President Donald Trump calling off a military strike against Iran at the last minute, and China and the US negotiating again on their trade disputes, it might seem that political risks are contained.
— The Edge Markets

India and ASEAN Boost Fintech Commitments
The Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) has signed the MoU with the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) to «collaborate and promote the APIX platform», an online market place for financial institutions to connect with innovative fintech solutions.

Prayut: China, Laos, Myanmar asked to release water
The government has asked China, Laos and Myanmar to release more water into rivers to help relieve the drought conditions in Thailand, and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said they are cooperating.
— Bangkok Post

Media forum focuses on new media to promote China-ASEAN ties
Participants of a media forum on the High Level China-ASEAN Conference on Media Cooperation, which was held here, pledge to use new media platforms to bring China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) relations to a higher-level.
— Xinhuanet

Hedge Funds Help Fuel a Consumer Lending Boom in Southeast Asia
A small but rising number of hedge funds are being established to help finance the boom in online and peer-to-peer lending across Southeast Asia.
— Bloomberg

HR Forum Showcases Synergy of Tech and Human Resources
Attended by 175 people, the HR Forum 2019 focused on the synergies between HR and technology, bringing together HR experts from Laos, Australia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
— The Laotian Times

‘Richer’ Filipinos give Citibank PHL 2nd rank in Southeast Asia growth
FILIPINOS are getting wealthier, Citibank says, as the country ranks the second fastest- growing segment of the international banking giant in terms of deposit volume.
— Business Mirror

Video content budgets in India, Korea and Southeast Asia climbed 12% in 2018
Video content budgets across India, Korea and Southeast Asia climbed 12% in 2018 to reach S$10 billion, according to the latest edition of Asia Video Content Dynamics, published today by Media Partners Asia.
— Broadband TV News

Central Java governor closes ASEAN School Games 2019
Indonesia emerged as the ASG 2019 overall champion after winning 43 gold medals, 34 silver medals and 25 bronze medals with a total of 102 medals, followed by Thailand and Malaysia in the second and third positions, respectively.
— Antara News

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Espionage trial to begin for former Radio Free Asia reporters in Cambodia
Cambodia should drop espionage charges against two former Radio Free Asia reporters and stop using anti-state charges to harass journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Cambodia Collects $1.5 Billion Tax Revenue in Six Months
Cambodia’s General Department of Taxation (GDT) collected over USD 1,500 million in tax revenue during the first semester of 2019, an increase of 29 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to director-general Kong Vibol.
— Fresh News Asia

Landmine casualties increase by 100 percent
A report by the Cambodian Mine Action Authority published yesterday recorded a 100 percent increase in landmine casualties in the first six months of the year when compared to the same period last year.
— Khmer Times

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Indonesia, UAE firms sign agreements worth $9.7 billion: Indonesian government
Companies in Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates have signed agreements worth a total of $9.7 billion during an official visit of Abu Dhabi crown prince to the Southeast Asian country, the Indonesian government said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Pharma boss arrested for selling ‘deadly’ counterfeit drugs
The National Police have arrested the director of pharmaceutical company PT Jasa Karunia Investindo (JKI) over the alleged distribution of potentially lethal counterfeit drugs.
— The Jakarta Post

EU plans to impose import duties on Indonesia biodiesel
BRUSSELS/PARIS: The European Commission has proposed duties ranging between 8% and 18% on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia to counter what it says are unfair subsidies, the latest twist in a case that has lasted seven years.
— Bangkok Post

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Low rainfall, high temperatures destroying crops in Laos
Low rainfall and high temperatures are destroying the crops of Lao farmers across the country, local daily Vientiane Times on Wednesday reported.
— Xinhua

MoH Reports Dengue Death Toll, Infection Are Rising
Dengue death tolls and infection cases are rising in number with over 15,500 people falling sick with and 35 dying of the disease since Dec 29, 2018, has said a report of Ministry of Health.

Feature: China-Laos railway project brings new life, bright future a year after Lao dam disaster
“On the same day last year, the dam collapse ruined our homes, but the China-Laos railway project is bringing us new life,” 31-year-old Phoutthavan Viengsawan from southern Laos’ Sanamxay District of Attapeu Province told Xinhua Tuesday.
— Xinhua

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Malaysia’s fiscal deficit down by 39pc, says Guan Eng
The Finance Ministry today announced that Malaysia’s fiscal deficit has been brought down 39 per cent to RM21.4 billion in the first five months of this year compared to RM35.0 billion for the same January-May period in.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s CPI rises 1.5% in June 2019
Malaysia’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.5% in June 2019 to 121.4 from 119.6 a year ago.”Out of 552 items covered in CPI, 381 items showed positive growth in June 2019 as against June 2018.
— The Sun Daily

Najib’s SRC trial postponed as counsel calls in sick
The High Court today adjourned to tomorrow the SRC International trial of Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak (pix) after a counsel of the former prime minister called in sick.
— The Sun Daily

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Satellite images show Myanmar’s ‘minimal preparations’ for Rohingya return: think-tank
Myanmar has made “minimal” preparations for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees sheltering in neighboring Bangladesh, according to an Australian think-tank, despite the country saying it is ready to start repatriation.
— Reuters

Myanmar to pick deep-sea port location next year
The location for Myanmar’s first deep-sea port will be decided next year, according to a senior government official.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar invites foreign investment in microfinance
In response to growing investors’ interest in Myanmar’s finance sector amid on-going market liberalisation, key players in the microfinance industry gathered on Tuesday at an event in Yangon, the nation’s hub of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

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South China Sea warning: Beijing to starve the Philippines by taking ‘all the fish’
PHILIPPINES’ Justice Secretary, Antonio Carpio, has warned Beijing will overfish in the South China Sea.

Vietnam risking armed hostilities with China in standoff – Palace
Vietnam is “risking armed hostilities” with China with its reported deployment of vessels near an oil block in the South China Sea, Malacañang said Wednesday.
— CNN Philippines

President Duterte’s handling of West PHL Sea issue lauded in Chinese newspaper
President Rodrigo Duterte’s handling of the West Philippine Sea issue has been hailed in a Chinese newspaper.
— Eagle News

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Fewer Singapore tourists heading to Hong Kong after protests spark safety concerns
SINGAPORE: After returning from a holiday in Europe in June, polytechnic lecturer Patricia Tay wanted a destination closer to home for her next family getaway at the end of the year.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore slips to eighth position in global innovation index
SINGAPORE remains top of the list for innovation among Asian economies in the 2019 Global Innovation Index (GII). Globally, however, it slipped three notches from last year to place eighth due to a fall in rankings in indicators under innovation input.
— The Business Times

Skills Framework for Design to help firms, workers across sectors
REQUIRED skills and salary information for design-related job roles are laid out in a new government publication, meant for workers and employers both within and outside the design industry.
— The Business Times

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Southern MPs seek review of security laws
Southern MPs are pressing the government to review the enforcement of two laws, which they say have fostered unrest in the far South.
— Bangkok Post

Income inequality, debt, climate change and plastic waste the main issues – BOT governor
Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob, in his speech entitled “Formulating for the Future of Corporate Governance”, delivered at the Finance and Beyond National Director Conference 2019 in Bangkok today.
— Thai PBS News

Thailand’s plastic-filled seas claim another endangered turtle
Thailand’s plastic-filled oceans claimed another endangered sea turtle that confused trash for food. Veterinarians from Sattahip’s Sea Turtle Conservation Center were called to Somprasong Beach in Najomtien’s Moo 3 village on July 22.
— Pattaya Mail

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Việt Nam’s foreign reserves hit record high $68 billion
Việt Nam’s foreign reserves hit a record high of US$68 billion at the end of June, revealed a report from the HCM City Banking University.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam says Chinese vessel violated its sovereignty in South China Sea, tells Beijing to remove ships
Vietnam on Friday accused a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts of violating its sovereignty and demanded that China remove the ships from Vietnamese waters. Vietnam and China have for years been embroiled in a dispute over the potentially energy-rich stretch of waters in the South China Sea.
— Spratly Islands

Vietnam Startups Are Attracting Big Venture Capital Money
Startup companies in Vietnam, ranging from FinTech to logistics and artificial intelligence, are attracting a record amount of venture capital money in the country, according to a report by the Financial Times.
— pymnts

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