Lao Morning News For September 20

Lao Morning News For September 20

Govt hopes SEZs will generate 4,150 jobs next year As more foreign companies locate factories in special and specific economic zones (SEZs) in Laos, the government anticipates that several thousand jobs will be created for Lao nationals in the near future. — Vientiane Times Cambodia and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic wipe out trachoma —leading […]

Singapore Morning News For September 20

Singapore Morning News For September 20

Children’s Education: Singaporeans Biggest Spenders, But More Indonesians Paying When it comes to spending on their children’s education Singaporeans are the biggest spenders in Asean according to a recent survey by HSBC, but Indonesia has the highest proportion of parents paying for private tuition. — AEC News Today Singapore, China sign MOU for Belt and […]

Lao Morning News For September 19

Lao Morning News For September 19

Govt aiming for trade surplus next year The government has forecast that Laos will record a trade surplus of US$37 million next year due to various factors further boosting exports. — Vientiane Times Trademark protection awareness, registration remain low in Laos The number of trademark registrations is lagging in Laos as many businesses lack understanding […]

Singapore Morning News For September 19

Singapore Morning News For September 19

Singtel debuts unlimited mobile data plan Singtel has launched what it says are Singapore’s first mobile plans with unlimited data, talktime and SMS, following a nationwide network upgrade to 500Mbps on compatible handsets. — Telecom Asia  Singapore, Japan ink accord to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation Singapore and Japan signed a pact on Monday to boost cybersecurity […]

Lao Morning News For September 18

Lao Morning News For September 18

Ministry assesses need for manufacturing technology The Ministry of Science and Technology has carried out a needs assessment for technology and innovation development in the manufacturing sector among companies and factories. — Vientiane Times  China, Laos agree to boost military exchanges, cooperation China and Laos have vowed to deepen bilateral high-level military exchanges and cooperation […]

Singapore Morning News For September 18

Singapore Morning News For September 18

Singapore’s exports jump 17% in fourth straight month of growth Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore jumped by 17 per cent year-on-year in August, the fourth consecutive month of growth, according to statistics released by trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Monday (Sep 18). — Channel NewsAsia  Importers should inform second-hand car owners of […]

Lao Morning News For September 15

Lao Morning News For September 15

New State projects threaten budget blowout New project proposals for 2018 submitted by State sectors and provincial authorities threaten to incur costs higher than the government’s financial capacity, a senior official has noted. — Vientiane Times  Laos Wins Final Set-Aside Of $56M Arbitral Award Malaysia’s top court has delivered the government of Laos what may […]

Singapore Morning News For September 15

Singapore Morning News For September 15

Halimah Yacob sworn in as Singapore’s 8th President It was a solemn moment and all was quiet in the grand State Room of the Istana, save for the voice of one person. — Channel NewsAsia  Making the Istana more accessible among the issues on President-elect Halimah Yacob’s agenda Engaging Singaporeans and making the Istana more […]

Lao Morning News For September 14

Lao Morning News For September 14

Official aid to increase despite fear of cuts Official Development Assistance (ODA) to be provided to Laos in 2018 is expected to increase from this year amid concerns about cuts in aid when Laos graduates from Least Developed Country (LDC) status. — Vientiane Times  Laos, Thailand Ink Pollution Management Deal Laos and Thailand have signed […]

Singapore Morning News For September 14

Singapore Morning News For September 14

Singapore tops rankings for meeting UN health goals: Study Singapore is closer than any other country to meeting health-related targets set by the United Nations, according to a global health review published on Wednesday (Sep 13). — Channel NewsAsia  Singapore’s political succession plans in disarray Singapore’s leave-nothing-to-chance approach to political succession is being thwarted by […]

Lao Morning News For September 13

Lao Morning News For September 13

Merely 39 % of Under 2 Children in Urban Areas Receive Minimum Acceptable Diet The findings of recently conducted Sub-national Household Survey in five provinces suggest that among children of 6-23 months of age, only 39 per cent in urban areas and only 12.9 per cent in rural areas received the minimum acceptable diet. — […]

Singapore Morning News For September 13

Singapore Morning News For September 13

Singtel to close copper-based ADSL networks Singtel has revealed plans to progressively shut down its copper-based ADSL networks as part of a push to accelerate fiber based service adoption to business and residential customers. — Telecom Asia Who is Halimah Yacob, soon to be Singapore’s first female President? Madam Halimah Yacob is set to become […]

Lao Morning News For September 12

Lao Morning News For September 12

Thailand, Laos ink pollution management deal Thailand and Laos signed an agreement on pollution management, creating a five-year mutual action plan to promote bilateral cooperation in environmental issues. — NNT  Laos; from land locked to land linked LAOS is embarking on one of its most ambitious projects yet – a series of rail networks which […]

Singapore Morning News For September 12

Singapore Morning News For September 12

Singapore bunker suppliers plan expansion amid brighter growth outlook Participants in Singapore’s bunker market are firming up plans to expand this year amid expectations that a robust economic outlook would help volumes to grow, while industry rationalization through the possible exit or restructure of some firms due to stringent rules creates more opportunities for accredited […]

Lao Morning News For September 11

Lao Morning News For September 11

Development, GDP per capita gap remains huge, minister says The gap in overall development and incomes between cities and rural communities is substantial, Minister of Planning and Investment Dr Souphanh Keomixay has said. — Vientiane Times Japanese firm to invest US$70m in Xieng Khuang cattle farm of Laos A Japanese company is in the process […]

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