Cambodia Morning News For August 23

Cambodia Morning News For August 23

Permanent Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Planned Commercial surrogacy in Cambodia will be permanently and completely banned if a long-awaited draft law is approved, according to an official on Tuesday at the Women’s Affairs Ministry, which began drafting the legislation nearly a year ago. — The Cambodia Daily (paywall) Filling in Cambodia’s e-commerce gap Amazon.com has finally […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 23

Malaysia Morning News For August 23

IKEA to invest $212 million to build regional supply center in Malaysia: government Netherlands-headquartered furniture retailer IKEA will invest 908 million ringgit ($212.10 million) to set up one of its largest regional distribution and supply chain centers in Malaysia, the Southeast Asian country said. — Reuters Malaysian stocks seen opening higher, KLCI to stay above 1,770-level […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 22

Cambodia Morning News For August 22

Factories to foot the bill for new worker benefits Garment and footwear manufacturers have called on the government to provide facilities to help offset the higher costs on production that they will face as the result of a benefits package that Prime Minister Hun Sen pledged to garment factory workers this week. —The Phnom Penh […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 22

Malaysia Morning News For August 22

U.S. Warship Collision Exposes Singapore-Malaysia Sea Dispute A collision between a U.S. warship and an oil tanker near the Straits of Malacca on Monday has shone a light on a territorial dispute that has simmered between neighbors Singapore and Malaysia for nearly 40 years. —Reuters Bank Negara suffered losses of RM31.516b in foreign exchange from […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 21

Cambodia Morning News For August 21

GoBusiness17: Cambodia’s World Record Attempt to Promote SMEs (video) The role that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have played in reshaping Cambodia’s economy cannot be overlooked and it certainly hasn’t been by the country’s leadership… in fact it wants more people to start their own businesses — AEC News Today  Central bank fines MFI for […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 21

Malaysia Morning News For August 21

Malaysia ready to embrace digital economy The digital economy is an emerging trend in the global business landscape, with an increasing number of organisations, companies and investors adopting it. — The Star Online Malaysia’s second quarter GDP exceeds expectations alaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the second quarter of 2017 (2Q17) exceeded expectations, growing at […]

Protected Thailand Wildlife Cooked For Chinese Tourists (video)

When a joint team of Royal Thai Police (RTP) and officers from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation’s (DNPs) ‘Wild Hawk’ task force raided a central Bangkok restaurant last week they found that what they had heard was true. Exotic and protected Thailand wildlife was indeed being served to diners in Thailand’s […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 18

Cambodia Morning News For August 18

World Bank says Cambodia achieves stellar growth, poverty cut in past 2 decades Cambodia had achieved high economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades, mainly driven by garment exports and tourism, the World Bank said in a report on Thursday. —Xinhua Cambodia’s loss of LDC status will bring challenges: World Bank As […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 18

Malaysia Morning News For August 18

Malaysia’s e-commerce industry now a RM24.6bil business – iPrice The Malaysian e-commerce industry has grown steadily after its boom in the mid-2000s and is now a RM24.6bil business, said iPrice Group. —The Star Online PM announces special tax incentive for NCER players Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced a special tax incentive […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 17

Cambodia Morning News For August 17

US Businesses Give Cambodia Mixed Marks U.S. companies doing business in Cambodia are optimistic about the country’s overall investment environment, but remain dissatisfied with the supply of cheap and skilled labor, corruption, tax structure, and attitudes toward the U.S., according to a new survey. —The Cambodia Daily (paywall) Cambodia’s tax agency denies crackdown is political […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 17

Malaysia Morning News For August 17

Satellite images of ocean debris suggest 3 places to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Satellite images of debris floating in the Indian Ocean two weeks after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 could revive the 3-year-old search in a new area, according to a scientific analysis released Wednesday. — USA Today (video) KL is […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 16

Cambodia Morning News For August 16

Report shows need for Cambodia to diversify exports Global credit rating agency Moody’s Investors Services said yesterday that while it has retained Cambodia’s B2/stable sovereign rating alongside Vietnam’s B1/positive rating, the Kingdom’s low diversification of exports has put it at higher risk from external shocks than its eastern neighbour. — The Phnom Penh Post Ban, […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 16

Malaysia Morning News For August 16

Third 2017 BR1M payment starts today The third and final phase of the 2017 1Malaysia People’s Aid (BR1M) payment will be made from today in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidiladha celebration, which falls on Sept 1. — The Sun daily Malaysia recorded RM15.2 million in losses due to illegal logging llegal logging activities in Peninsular Malaysia […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 15

Cambodia Morning News For August 15

US Sex Offender Charged With Rape of Cambodian Child A U.S. sex offender who was to be extradited from Cambodia will remain to stand trial after being accused of raping a 5-year-old girl, officials said on Monday. — The Cambodia Daily (paywall) Phnom Penh airport railway project halted The Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 15

Malaysia Morning News For August 15

2nd Malaysia Fest In Singapore Attracts Over 100,000 Visitors The recently concluded Malaysia Fest 2017, which featured the very best of Malaysia in terms of food, fashion, beauty, travel and culture from more states than before, was a roaring success as it attracted a larger number of visitors, drawing more than 100,000 people. —Malaysian Digest […]