Lao Morning News Roundup For February 24

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Laos Must Broaden Tax Base, Strengthen Administration: IMF Laos should increase its revenues by broadening the tax base, reducing exemptions, and strengthening tax administration, the […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 24

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Senator Leila de Lima arrested in the Philippines A Philippines senator and staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs has been arrested by law enforcement […]

Billions of Dollars in Litigation Awaits Philippines Mine Closures

Billions of Dollars in Litigation Awaits Philippines Mine Closures

The Philippine government faces decades-long litigation costing billions of dollars in legal fees and compensation if it pushes through with its planned mine closures, jeopardising foreign investment due to the apparent abandonment of due process and the rule of law. At least so says the Chamber of Mines of the Philippines (Comp). Two weeks ago […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 23

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Philippine minister doubtful of China row resolution ‘during our lifetime’ The foreign minister of the Philippines expressed doubt on Wednesday that a maritime sovereignty dispute with China […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 23

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Laos Dismisses Concerns Over Hydropower Project High-ranking Laos officials said on Wednesday that the proposed Pak Beng hydropower dam will not have a major impact […]

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 22

Lao Morning News Roundup For February 22

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Ministry strives to address deficiencies Being stricter around planning, financial discipline and the construction of high quality infrastructure at reasonable costs are some of the […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 22

Philippines Morning News Roundup For February 22

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Plunder raps vs Napoles upheld A SUPREME Court decision on Tuesday meant alleged pork-barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles will not be released despite the solicitor general’s decision […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup February 21

Philippines Morning News Roundup February 21

Welcome to the Philippines morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Philippines news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. Peso falls to 10-year low at 50.23:$1 The peso declined by another 23 centavos to close at its weakest level in more than a decade yesterday, spooked by […]

Lao Morning News Roundup February 21

Lao Morning News Roundup February 21

Welcome to the Lao PDR morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Lao PDR news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.       Laos border stand-off developing Authorities in Stung Treng province are in talks with their Laotian counterparts to resolve a military impasse, after armed […]

Lao Morning News Roundup February 20

Lao Morning News Roundup February 20

Vietnam, Laos promote people-to-people exchanges Vice President of Laos Phankham Viphavan and Head of the Lao Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Sounthone Sayachak made the remarks at separate receptions for Chairman of the Vietnam – Laos Friendship Association Tran Van Tuy in Vientiane on Frebuary 17. — Vietnam.net VN, Cambodia state banks foster […]

Philippines Morning News Roundup February 20

Philippines Morning News Roundup February 20

PHL could lose position as top source of nickel; Indonesia resumes exports THE PHILIPPINES could lose its standing as the world’s top nickel supplier with Indonesia lifting its export ban on the metal, and after the Environment department ordered closures and canceled concessions which affected 28 mines, accounting for half of the country’s total nickel […]

Philippine Railway Set to See a Second ‘Golden Age of Rail’

Philippine Railway Set to See a Second ‘Golden Age of Rail’

The Duterte Administration’s recently announced plans to inject more than P1 trillion (about US$20 billion) into a massive railway building programme that will see new railroads built and existing ones extended making it one of the biggest and most ambitious infrastructure projects undertaken in the Philippines in recent years. With Philippines 2016 GDP put at […]

Will The SDIP Enable Cambodia to Wean Itself From China?

Will The SDIP Enable Cambodia to Wean Itself From China?

Despite its limited financial capabilities Cambodia could soon have sustainable infrastructure development as a result of it signing up to the Sustainable Development Investment Partnership (SDIP). A membership that not only puts it on the front line for receiving much needed infrastructure funding, but which will also allow it to slowly wean itself from its […]