Singapore Morning News For June 26

Singapore Morning News For June 26

The Big Read: The not-so-Great Singapore Sale — after 25 years, once-premier shopping event is now left in the dust The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) marks its Silver Jubilee this year, but one can hardly tell while taking a walk along Orchard Road — Singapore’s prime shopping belt — or visiting any suburban malls. — […]

Lao Morning News For June 25

Lao Morning News For June 25

Laos faces structural issues despite robust expansion LAOS IS STILL grappling with several challenges and pending issues impeding macroeconomic development despite robust expansion of the country’s economy when compared to regional peers. — The Nation  PM: Relations with neighboring countries are strong The Prime Minister says that Thailand’s relationships with its neighbors are strong, as […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 25

Myanmar Morning News For June 25

Myanmar not ready yet for auto boom THOUGH MYANMAR has the potential for a boom in its automotive industry, it may take more than five years to enjoy tangible benefits in reality, according to Soe Tun, president of Myanmar Automobile Manufacturers and Distributors Association and managing director of Farmer Auto Trading Co. — The Nation  […]

Singapore Morning News For June 25

Singapore Morning News For June 25

Hosting Trump-Kim summit cost S$16.3 million; security the biggest component: MFA The actual cost of hosting the historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un incurred by the Singapore Government is approximately S$16.3 million, less than the earlier estimate of S$20 million, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson […]

Singapore home to Asean’s most innovative universities

Singapore home to Asean’s most innovative universities

Innovate or die is an often heard catchphrase as government and commerce strive to stay ahead of rivals to deliver products and services that boost the bottom line or increase approval ratings. According to Reuters only two Asean universities have the qualities necessary to foster innovation… both located in Singapore. Aimed at identifying universities that […]

NUS divers collect 100 kg of trash from Singapore marine park

NUS divers collect 100 kg of trash from Singapore marine park

Two teams of divers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) collected more than 100 kilograms (about 220lb) of trash from the water surrounding Singapore’s first marine park to mark this year’s World Oceans Day, and International Year of the Reef. Led by Our Singapore Reefs co-founders Dr Toh Tai Chong, a lecturer at the College […]

Lao Morning News For June 22

Lao Morning News For June 22

Lao rice consumers pay highest price in region: World Bank Local Lao consumers are paying one of the highest prices for rice in the region even though Laos is a significant rice producer, local daily Vientiane Times on Thursday quoted the latest edition of the World Bank’s Lao Economic Monitor as saying. — Xinhua Net  […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 22

Myanmar Morning News For June 22

UN envoy to Myanmar: perpetrators of Rohingya attacks must be held accountable The new UN envoy for Myanmar told authorities in Naypyidaw during her first visit that credible measures were needed to establish accountability for the violence that engulfed Rakhine state and drove 700,000 Rohingya from their homes, a UN statement said Thursday (Jun 21). […]

Singapore Morning News For June 22

Singapore Morning News For June 22

New $80m food technology site in Singapore to ‘drive innovation’ Asian agribusiness company Wilmar International and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have established a new research laboratory to conduct clinical nutrition and synthetic biology research to create healthier food products. — FoodBev Singapore to use technology to enhance maritime safety On 20 June, the […]

Lao Morning News For June 21

Lao Morning News For June 21

Amended law offers no exception to VAT charge All enterprises that have been registered and have obtained a tax ID will have to comply with the Value Added Tax Law. — Vientiane Times  Laos, Vietnam strengthen digital cooperation Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an […]

Myanmar Morning News For June 21

Myanmar Morning News For June 21

As 1.2 million are displaced from Myanmar, UN calls for solidarity More than two-thirds of all refugees worldwide in 2017 were from just five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia, according to a report by the United Nations refugee agency. — Frontier Myanmar  Myanmar government’s political imperative to resolve conflict Problems of other […]

Singapore Morning News For June 21

Singapore Morning News For June 21

Singapore to cut use of cash, hopes to go cheque-free by 2025 Singaporeans are adopting online payments with such gusto that the Government hopes that the country will be cheque-free by 2025. — The Straits Times  Singapore’s Ultra-Rich Increased 11.5% Last Year Singapore now has more high net worth individuals (HNWIs), whose wealth also grew […]