Lao Morning News For July 24

Lao Morning News For July 24

Laos Reaffirms Commitment to Sustainable Development Goals Laos reaffirmed at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable development in New York, USA, Jul 17-19, its commitment to achieving sustainable development goals. – Lao News Agency Lower logistics costs to boost business, competitiveness Decreasing the logistics costs for exporting and importing goods is a priority for […]

Vietnam Morning News For July 24

Vietnam Morning News For July 24

PM okays Van Don EZ development Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has given the northern province of Quang Ninh the go-ahead to develop the Van Don Economic Zone as a special administrative-economic unit. – Viet Nam News Bizhub Vietnam exports 2.66 mln tonnes of rice in first half Vietnam exported nearly 2.66 million tonnes of […]

Is Bangkok Really Asia’s Startup Hub? – Navigating The Thailand BOI Process

Is Bangkok Really Asia’s Startup Hub? – Navigating The Thailand BOI Process

A recent survey by English freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour rated Bangkok as the best city in Asia (and seventh-best in the world) in which to launch a startup. However, one founder’s account of the bureaucracy in starting a business in Bangkok calls into question whether the city deserves such a high distinction. At the very least […]

Myanmar Morning News For July 24

Myanmar Morning News For July 24

Yangon tender committee launches website According to an announcement by Yangon’s tender selection committee, all bids for the Yangon Region will pass through a new website. – Eleven Myanmar New Companies Law Submitted to Parliament The Myanmar government submitted a draft of the new Myanmar Companies Law to the Upper House on Thursday. – The […]

Myanmar Morning News For July 21

Myanmar Morning News For July 21

Could US reset sanctions on Myanmar over North Korea? If Kyaw Zeya, Myanmar’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary, is to be believed, then strategic ties between his country and North Korea are completely severed after years of robust cooperation under military rule. – Asia Times Thai trade exceeds $318m Border trade with Thailand exceeds […]

Lao Morning News For July 21

Lao Morning News For July 21

Investment welcomed for Lao tourism site development Laos has huge potential in developing tourism sites, with a number of incentives introduced to boost investment in the sector. – Vientiane Times Lao Labour Market Still Faces Low Labour Skills Standard Lao labour market still faces the challenge of substandard labour skills, making labour fail to meet […]

Vietnam Morning News For July 21

Vietnam Morning News For July 21

HSBC lowers 2017 economic growth forecast for Vietnam Vietnam’s economy is likely to grow by only 6 percent this year, HSBC said in a new report released on Wednesday, revising down its previous forecast of 6.4 percent. – VnExpress Private companies’ influence on economy growing As Thaco’s car sales decreased, the Quang Nam province’s budget […]

Myanmar Morning News For July 20

Myanmar Morning News For July 20

Remembering modern Myanmar’s founding father Car horns blared in the streets of Myanmar’s most populous city at 10:37 a.m. Wednesday, 70 years to the day that independence leader Gen. Aung San was gunned down as the nation stood on the brink of achieving his dream. – Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Time to switch to natural […]

Lao Morning News For July 20

Lao Morning News For July 20

Govt to Spend Millions US Dollar for Improving Loading Services of Vung Ang Port Lao government will inject almost US$300 million in the improvement of the loading services at Vietnam’s Vung Ang Port from 3 million tonnes to 12 million tonnes. – Lao News Agency Lao provinces organise HCMC investment conference Three central Laos provinces, […]

Vietnam Morning News For July 20

Vietnam Morning News For July 20

Mekong Delta faces troubling sand shortage Provinces in the Mekong Delta have run out of sand for construction at a time when many key infrastructure works are in progress. – Viet Nam News Can Tho seeks investors in 27 projects Can Tho city is calling for investment in 27 projects worth a total of $1.4 […]

Myanmar Morning News For July 19

Myanmar Morning News For July 19

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims share stories of gang rape and killings by police and soldiers in Rakhine State As the last of the foreign reporters walked over a bamboo bridge a young Rohingya woman dressed in black, with a black umbrella, raised her hand hesitantly. — ABC News Nationwide survey launched to draft business environment index […]

Lao Morning News For July 19

Lao Morning News For July 19

Laos to establish administrative courts Laos is preparing to establish administrative courts to better address administrative disputes between executive agencies and the general public. – Vientiane Times Lao Officials to Approve Final Compensation Scheme For High-Speed Railway The Lao government expects this week to determine final compensation amounts for residents who will lose land and […]

Vietnam Morning News For July 19

Vietnam Morning News For July 19

Yuck! Vietnam Prawns Pumped Full of Gluggy, Snot-like Gel Vietnam prawns earned the country US$1.56 billion in exports in the first half of this year, a 15.7 per cent year-on-year (YoY) increase over the same period last year, with Japan replacing the USA as the country’s largest export destination. — AEC News Today VN market […]

Lao Morning News For July 18

Lao Morning News For July 18

Japan Ranks 7th Biggest Investor in Laos Japanese investment is currently represented in 136 projects, making Japan the 7th largest investor in Laos following China, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, R. Korea, and France. – Lao News Agency IFC invests $2m in Laos-based realty project The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private lending arm of the World […]

Myanmar Morning News For July 18

Myanmar Morning News For July 18

Foreign firms may be allowed to join Myanmar e-lottery business A stamp-duty amendment and government lottery bills that would open the e-lottery business to all were submitted to Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on July 14. – The Myanmar Times Foreign firms have invested over $1bn in Thilawa SEZ Foreign businesses invested more than US$1.075 billion in the […]

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