Lao morning news for November 8

Lao morning news for November 8

Deadly Swine Virus in Southwest China Scares Asian Neighbors The fast-spreading virus was found in a “backyard” operation last week in Guanfang village, within about 200 kilometers (124 miles) of China’s border with Myanmar and Laos and near Thailand. — Bloomberg How Laos plans to educate its young leaders With a median age of 22, […]

Myanmar morning news for November 8

Myanmar morning news for November 8

Squid importers face extra paperwork The Department of Fisheries will demand importers of squid from Myanmar present official papers certifying that they have been caught according to sustainable fishing practices, in a move perceived as a measure to help shore up the price of local squid. — Bangkok Post Can Myanmar meeting stop the tide […]

Singapore morning news for November 8

Singapore morning news for November 8

Leaders gear up for 33rd Asean Summit Leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries, along with counterparts from China, the United States, Japan and Russia, are set to convene for the 33rd Asean Summit and Related Summits, which will be held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec) from November 13-15. — The […]

Lao morning news for November 7

Lao morning news for November 7

Xieng Khuang’s old Buddha endures scars of war to entice visitors Local officials notice that when foreign visitors come to Xieng Khuang province many are drawn to the large Buddha at Phiavat temple which suffered from American bombing during the Indochina War. — Vientiane Times Lao think tank suggests to maximize Laos-China railway The Lao […]

Myanmar morning news for November 7

Myanmar morning news for November 7

Ethnic parties give wake-up call to NLD Analysts are poring over the results of Myanmar’s by-elections which took place on Saturday, vainly trying to read the tea leaves, and perhaps reading too much into them. — Bangkok Post Facebook used to ‘incite offline violence’ in Myanmar, says report Facebook has said it agrees with a […]

Singapore morning news for November 7

Singapore morning news for November 7

Grab announces major partnerships just before Go-Jek launches in Singapore Grab announced not just one but two major partnerships in the past few days, just before the launching of Indonesian rival ride-hailing app Go-Jek in Singapore, which is expected to occur later this month. — The Independent DBS CEO downplays impact of trade war DBS […]

Myanmar morning news for November 6

Myanmar morning news for November 6

Mother Finance set to transform credit access in Myanmar Access to credit will no longer be a problem for Myanmar people thanks to an innovative consumer lending application which allows anyone with a smartphone to easily apply for a loan regardless of their financial records, according to Theta Aye, founder and chief executive of Mother […]

Lao morning news for November 6

Lao morning news for November 6

“Space data offers instant clues to cause of deadly Laos dam disaster”: Stanford Professor Space data gleaned from satellites has been used to create a hypothesis on the cause of the collapse of the saddle dam D at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy project in Attepeu province. — The Laotian Times Xi meets Lao prime […]

Singapore morning news for November 6

Singapore morning news for November 6

S’pore firms look to China’s millennials to drive future sales Singapore companies are putting their bets on China’s rising wealthy millennials to drive future sales despite the ongoing trade war between China and the United States and a cyclical downturn in electronics, a survey has found. — Straits Times LTA starts six-month trial of metal […]

Lao morning news for November 5

Lao morning news for November 5

Chinese dams ramp up Lao external debt In its rush to become the “battery” of Southeast Asia, Lao is accpeting more Chinese loans to build dams, ensuring the already debt-strapped country falls ever deeper into China’s pocket. — Nikkei asian Review (paywall) Lao handicrafts; from household basics to international markets President of the Lao Handicraft […]

Myanmar morning news for November 5

Myanmar morning news for November 5

2018 by-elections transparent, US envoy says US Ambassador Scot Marciel looked around to 2018 by-election polling stations in Tarmwe and Seikkan townships this morning. — Myanmar Times (annoying pops) Preliminary results: NLD heading towards big electoral losses Voting has now ended for the November 3 by-elections in Myanmar, with polling stations counting the votes across […]

Singapore morning news for November 5

Singapore morning news for November 5

New Zealand beats Singapore in ease of doing business rankings Singapore can improve by making property registration and electricity application easier. — Singapore Business Review IPO activity disappoints in 2018 as big plans get iced SINGAPORE is headed for its worst year of IPO activity since 2015, with 13 companies raising just S$715 million in […]

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