Singapore morning news for November 19

Singapore morning news for November 19

Latest profit misses trigger flurry of downgrades for Singapore stocks A RASH of analyst downgrades rounds up the latest September-quarter corporate earnings parade, in which more companies fell short of the street’s growth forecasts and positive surprises grew rarer. — The Business Times Singapore boosts US ties on infrastructure, digital economy and cybersecurity They will […]

Myanmar morning news for November 16

Myanmar morning news for November 16

500 villagers flee as Tatmadaw, SSPP/SSA combats in Hsipaw Over 500 internally displaced people fled and took refuge at a monastery following clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Shan State Progressive Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Hsipaw Township on 13 November, according to a local source. — BNI Multimedia Group State Counsellor rebuffs US VP […]

Lao morning news for November 16

Lao morning news for November 16

South Korea pledges more support for Laos President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea told Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Singapore this week that Korea will extend further support and assistance to Laos, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. — Vientiane Times Banana exports from Laos to China fell by 184.04% this year […]

Singapore morning news for November 16

Singapore morning news for November 16

NUS enters global top 10: graduates the most employable in Asean Graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are the most employable in Asean, says a global report released today (Nov 15). — AEC News Today Singapore snaps up lion’s share of ASEAN fintech funding at US$222m in January-October 2018 Firms specialising in SME […]

Myanmar morning news for November 15

Myanmar morning news for November 15

Pence: Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’ The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis is “deeply troubling”, US Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, describing a “free and independent” media as a core American value. — FMT News Pence Decries Violence Against Rohingya in Open Remarks […]

Lao morning news for November 15

Lao morning news for November 15

Parliament to debate economic plan next week The National Assembly will kick off its sixth ordinary session next Tuesday to review the implementation of the 2018 socio-economic development plan and budget plan. — Vientiane Times ADB grants to boost Lao tourism, city services The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the government of Laos signed grant […]

Singapore morning news for November 15

Singapore morning news for November 15

China-backed RCEP trade pact in ‘final stage,’ deal eyed in 2019: Singapore Negotiations for a major China-backed trade agreement have moved to a final stage and Southeast Asian states involved in the talks are determined to wrap up the deal in 2019, Singapore, current chair of the 10-nation group, said on Wednesday. — Reuters Asean […]

Myanmar morning news for November 14

Myanmar morning news for November 14

Aung San Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is “indefensible”, Malaysia’s leader said Tuesday in a withering criticism of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate shortly before sharing a stage with her. — Frontier Myanmar Myanmar defiant as Amnesty pulls Aung […]

Lao morning news for November 14

Lao morning news for November 14

HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment targeted in US$1 million campaign The Aids Health Care Foundation (AHF) is allocating over US$1 million to support the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS/STI in three target regions of Laos. — Vientiane Times Runoff from railway project pollutes river in Lao tourist destination The Lao-Chinese railway project has released polluted water from […]

Singapore morning news for November 14

Singapore morning news for November 14

Facebook refuses to remove PM article, saying it has no policy prohibiting alleged falsehoods Facebook has said it does not have a policy that prohibits alleged fake news, after calls to remove a post making allegations against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Government in relation to the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal. — […]

Myanmar morning news for November 13

Myanmar morning news for November 13

Amnesty International strips Myanmar’s Suu Kyi of ‘conscience’ award Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking out about violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. — Reuters Former journalist describes night of intimidation, abuse at police […]

Lao morning news for November 13

Lao morning news for November 13

China Pushes Free-Trade Zone in Mekong Region with Thailand, Laos As the trade war with the U.S. intensifies, China is looking to strengthen commercial ties with countries in the Mekong region of Southeast Asia by setting up a free-trade zone on the border between Thailand and Laos. — Chiang Rai Times Interpol launches project to […]