Lao morning news for November 2

Lao morning news for November 2

World Bank supports improvement of business environment in Laos Lao companies and households will benefit from reforms to the business environment, for instance reducing the number of days needed to start a business, through the Lao PDR Competitiveness and Trade Project. — Vientiane Times U.S. Hands Over Technology, Equipment to Anti-Money Laundering Intelligence Office Of […]

Myanmar morning news for November 2

Myanmar morning news for November 2

Myanmar Fails to Advance in World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business List Myanmar showed no improvement in its overall ranking in the World Bank’s latest ease of doing business index, retaining the No. 171 spot it held last year—and remaining the least favorable ASEAN member country in which to conduct business. — The Irrawaddy First […]

Thailand morning news for November 2

Thailand morning news for November 2

Thai score improves in Ease of Doing Business but ranking drops THAILAND’S EASE of Doing Business(EODB) score has seen an improvement but its ranking has dropped as other economies have implemented reforms much faster, according to the World Bank. — The Nation (annoying popups) Thai lenders accelerate online banking with revamped apps Thai banks have […]

Singapore morning news for November 2

Singapore morning news for November 2

Singapore’s struggle to repeal Section 377A By most global indicators, Singapore would probably surpass many advanced nations. For example, Singapore is considered one of the least corrupt countries in the world, it has the lowest tax rates and has the third highest per-capita gross domestic product (GDP) in the world in terms of Purchasing Power […]

Myanmar morning news for November 1

Myanmar morning news for November 1

Rohingya repatriation to start by mid-November DHAKA • Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed yesterday to start returning Rohingya refugees next month, less than a week after United Nations investigators warned that a genocide against the Muslim minority was still ongoing. — The Straits Times Myanmar Garment Workers to End Strike After Government Mediates Labor Dispute More […]

Lao morning news for November 1

Lao morning news for November 1

Exclusive Report: Bureaucratic Chaos Rife in Hours Before Laos Dam Burst On the night of July 23, water poured over a saddle dam at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy (PNPC) hydropower project in Champassak, Laos, sweeping away homes and causing severe flooding in up to 12 villages downstream in Champassak and neighboring Attapeu province. — […]

Singapore morning news for November 1

Singapore morning news for November 1

Plenty of deals as open electricity market kicks off From free iPads to free Internet subscriptions, the open electricity market kicks off in the northern part of Singapore today amid fierce competition, with retailers dangling myriad deals to persuade consumers to sign with them. – Straits Times Service and manufacturing outlooks worsen for Q4 amidst […]

Myanmar morning news for October 31

Myanmar morning news for October 31

Thousands flee as fighting erupts in Myanmar At least 1,600 people have fled their homes and taken refuge at monasteries after fighting erupted among ethnic armed groups in Myanmar’s Shan State. — UCA News Rohingya refugee crisis hits Myanmar’s economy While the Rohingya crisis and the escalating problems in Kachin and northern Shan State are […]

Lao morning news for October 31

Lao morning news for October 31

Vietnam, Laos step up collaboration in forestry law enforcement Representatives from the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) and the Lao Department of Forestry Inspection (DOFI) sat down in the central province of Ha Tinh on October 30 to review their cooperation in forestry law enforcement. — Vietnam+ Chiang Khong Border Checkpoint to become e-Commerce warehouse […]

Singapore morning news for October 31

Singapore morning news for October 31

Changi Airport’s T4 handled over 8 million passengers in first year October 31, 2018 5:00 AMChangi Airport’s Terminal 4, which turns one today, has seen over eight million passengers in the first year of operations – about half of its total annual capacity. — Straits Times Bus, train fares to go up by 6 cents […]

Myanmar morning news for October 30

Myanmar morning news for October 30

Jailed Myanmar Reuters reporters to file appeal Two Myanmar Reuters journalists will file an appeal this week against a seven-year prison sentence linked to reporting on the Rohingya crisis, their defence lawyer said yesterday. — Borneo Bulletin Myanmar garment workers demand sacked colleagues get jobs back Dozens of striking workers from a Chinese-owned garment factory […]

Lao morning news for October 30

Lao morning news for October 30

Second life imprisonment for alleged Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpa Alleged Laotian drug baron Xaysana Keopimpa who has a penchant for sports cars and links with some of Bangkok’s celebrities was today sentenced to life imprisonment by the Criminal Court after he was found guilty of smuggling more than three million meth pills from Laos […]