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 […]

Study: FDI, Political Stability Crucial to Cambodia’s Economic Development

Study: FDI, Political Stability Crucial to Cambodia’s Economic Development

While Cambodia’s move from a centrally planned economy in the 80s to a market-oriented economic system saw increased levels of inward foreign direct investment (FDI), it wasn’t until the UN-supervised election in 1993 and the enactment of the Investment Law in 1994 that Cambodia’s economic development began to benefit from foreign interest in the Kingdom. […]

With TPP Trumped, Finalisation of RCEP More Urgent as War Drums Beat

With TPP Trumped, Finalisation of RCEP More Urgent as War Drums Beat

United States Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s recent provocative comments about China, while perhaps good for local consumption, is setting off alarm bells across the Asia-Pacific region. Mr Tillerson, a former ExxonMobil chief executive, has threatened to block Chinese access to the artificial islands it built in the South China Sea. In anyone’s language, “them’s fighting words”. It seems […]