Lao Morning News For November 20

Lao Morning News For November 20

National Assembly passes 2018 development plan, 15 laws The National Assembly (NA) ended its 4th ordinary session on Friday after adopting the Socio-economic Development Plan, together with the budget and currency plans for 2018, and passing 15 laws. — Vientiane Times  Govt pushes for increase in customs revenue Tax and customs officials need to accelerate […]

Singapore Morning News For November 20

Singapore Morning News For November 20

Singapore Growth Could Top 3% in 2017, Prime Minister Lee Says Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says his country is expected to exceed expectations this year by recording economic growth above 3 percent. — Bloomberg As Singapore’s spending needs grow, raising taxes is inevitable: PM Lee Singapore’s investments for the economy and infrastructure, as […]

Philippines Morning News For November 20

Philippines Morning News For November 20

Southeast Asia’s poorest mostly Filipinos, Indonesians – ASEAN report Around 90% of the 36 million people in Southeast Asia living below the international poverty line are Filipinos and Indonesians, according to a development report released by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). — Rappler  Rody to fire officials over foreign trips President Duterte is […]

Lao Morning News For November 17

Lao Morning News For November 17

Chinese developers investing US$100 m in Boten SEZ shopping centre Chinese developers are constructing several large buildings to house shopping, banking and service centres at Boten Specific Economic Zone in Luang Namtha province. — Vientiane Times  Japanese buses get into gear in city centre Buses provided by the local government of Kyoto, Japan, have been […]

Singapore Morning News For November 17

Singapore Morning News For November 17

Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea Singapore has suspended trade ties with North Korea in the latest move by a country to implement UN sanctions to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program, a customs document showed Thursday, November 16. — Rappler  Singapore’s exports jump 20.9% in October Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore jumped by […]

Philippines Morning News For November 17

Philippines Morning News For November 17

PH grows 6.9%, 2nd fastest in Asia The economy’s growth in the third quarter of the year surpassed market expectations, expanding 6.9 percent and making the Philippines the second best performing economy so far in Asia for the quarter. — Malaya  Philippines is 12th country most affected by terrorism The Philippines ranked 12th globally in […]

Lao Morning News For November 16

Lao Morning News For November 16

Govt committed to recovering unpaid taxes The government will strive to collect taxes owed by businesses after they failed to pay them during the first six months of this year, according to a government report. — Vientiane Times Amendments Proposed for Law on Intellectual Property Minister of Sciences and Technology Boviengkham Vongdara presented at the […]

Singapore Morning News For November 16

Singapore Morning News For November 16

Singapore’s MAS announces US$19.8mil grant to promote AI, data analytics in financial sector The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced details of a new S$27million (US$19.84 million) artificial intelligence and data analytics (AIDA) grant under the Financial Sector Technology and Innovation (FSTI) Scheme. — Digital News Asia  A*Star scientists find new way to tackle drug-resistant […]

Philippines Morning News For November 16

Philippines Morning News For November 16

Philippine gov’t, Facebook partner for ‘ultra high-speed’ broadband The Philippine government teamed up with Facebook to build “ultra high-speed” broadband infrastructure, which would make the government virtually a 3rd major player in the telecommunications industry. — Rappler  Remittances drop by 8.3% in September amid Saudi repatriation After hitting a 5-month high in August, remittances coursed […]

Thailand English-language News for November 15 (HD video)

In Thailand English-language News for November 15, 2017, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00: 41 | Na Siam Gallery in Lat Phrao District of Bangkok has opened a special exhibition of 150 sculptures by 30 artists, depicting the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in various postures. The exhibition is open until November 19 between 10am and 6pm. […]

Lao Morning News For November 15

Lao Morning News For November 15

Laos to expand coffee plantations, eyes 1 million tonnes by 2025 The Lao government plans to expand the area under coffee cultivation as part of efforts to increase crop quantity and quality and sustain the earnings of growers until 2025, a senior government official has said. — Vientiane Times  ADB grant to scale up sanitary […]

Singapore Morning News For November 15

Singapore Morning News For November 15

Singapore to tie up with Thailand and India for e-payments Singapore’s move to expand its cross-border financial services could see cheaper and more convenient financial transactions with the two digitally-savvy countries, say analysts. — Channel NewsAsia (video) PM Lee calls for realistic ambitions on RCEP free trade agreement Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on […]

Philippines Morning News For November 15

Philippines Morning News For November 15

Trudeau raises EJK; Duterte insulted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the extrajudicial killings and other human rights issues in the Philippines during an informal talk with President Duterte on the last day of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings yesterday. — Philstar  Trump chuckled as Duterte called journalists […]

Singapore Morning News For November 14

Singapore Morning News For November 14

Singapore to focus on cooperation against emerging threats as ASEAN chair: PM Lee As the incoming chairman of regional bloc ASEAN, Singapore’s focus will be to step up cooperation to build resilience against non-traditional and emerging threats and transform and integrate members’ economies to take advantage of new technologies and the digital revolution, Prime Minister […]

Lao Morning News For November 14

Lao Morning News For November 14

Laos, China agree to deepen ties, ink 17 deals President Bounnhang Vorachit and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to work together to take the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Laos and China to a new level. — Vientiane Times  China-Laos rice trade has considerable potential During his ongoing trip to Laos, Chinese President […]

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