Cambodia morning news for December 19

Cambodia morning news for December 19

More stellar growth for Cambodia economy, but reforms needed says IMF A report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts the Cambodian economy to continue its robust performance in the year ahead, tipping 2019 Cambodia GDP growth at 7.00 per cent, 25 percentage points below its forecast of 7.25 per cent GDP growth for 2018. […]

Myanmar morning news for December 19

Myanmar morning news for December 19

Point of No Return Having fled waves of violence, more than 900,000 members of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority now languish in refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh. A Reuters investigation has found the Myanmar government is taking steps that threaten to make the purge of the Rohingya permanent. — Reuters Myanmar peace crucial for China’s security […]

Singapore morning news for December 19

Singapore morning news for December 19

Expect 30 to 40 per cent increase in fish prices; supply shortage ‘common’ over festive period, say fishmongers Cynthia Choo 2 hours 41 min ago — Customers can expect a 30 to 40 per cent increase in fish prices over the — Today Singapore Tax cuts and deduction schemes will provide relief for business growth […]

Cambodia morning news for December 18

Cambodia morning news for December 18

Cambodia hails opening of country’s largest dam despite opposition Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday opened the country’s largest hydropower scheme, swatting aside dire warnings about the environmental impact of the $780 million project and its affect on local communities. — Phys.org Union leaders at risk of imprisonment if they take part in protests Six […]

Myanmar morning news for December 18

Myanmar morning news for December 18

UN Security Council mulls Myanmar action; Russia, China boycott talks The UN Security Council is considering action to push Myanmar to work with the United Nations to address the Rohingya refugee crisis, although China and Russia have so far boycotted talks on a British-drafted resolution, diplomats said yesterday. — Malay Mail Myanmar law aims to […]

Singapore morning news for December 18

Singapore morning news for December 18

Singapore wants maritime dispute with Malaysia to be managed in peaceful, professional manner: Khaw Two Malaysian ships remain in Singapore’s territorial waters, said Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan on Monday (Dec 17), reiterating that this is not conducive to next month’s discussions between the two countries. — Channel News Asia Malaysian government to prohibit export […]

Cambodia morning news for December 17

Cambodia morning news for December 17

PM rejects $20 billion mining investment which endangers forests Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday reminded people that he had rejected a proposed Titanium mining investment worth about $20 billion in Koh Kong province because the project would devastate a huge swathe of forests and endanger wildlife. – The Khmer Times He wanted to expose […]

Myanmar morning news for December 17

Myanmar morning news for December 17

Collapse of bridge in northern Myanmar severs key route for China trade A bridge on Myanmar’s border with China collapsed on Friday as a convoy of trucks loaded with rare earth mineral ore crossed, sending one vehicle plunging into the Irawaddy River and cutting off a key trade route between the two countries. — Radio […]

Singapore morning news for December 17

Singapore morning news for December 17

Scale of theft at Shell’s Singapore refinery much greater, court documents show Around $150 millions’ worth of oil was stolen from Shell’s biggest global refinery over several years, Singapore court documents reviewed by Reuters show, far more than reported when police first revealed the heist earlier this year. — Reuters IMDA blocks Singapore Herald website […]

Cambodia morning news for December 14

Cambodia morning news for December 14

Markets in Cambodia cheer first bond issue The Cambodian financial markets have welcomed with gusto the first issue of a corporate bond in the country, with a Phnom Penh-based microfinance institution, Hattha Kaksekar, listing its bonds on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) on Dec 6. — The Business Times PM open to wage demands Prime […]

Myanmar morning news for December 14

Myanmar morning news for December 14

US House declares ‘genocide’ is occurring in Myanmar In a near unanimous vote, House lawmakers passed a resolution calling the ongoing violence against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar ‘genocide.’ — Newsy Three armed groups offer to stop fighting, enter peace talks Three ethnic armed groups based in northeast Myanmar said they were willing to stop […]

Singapore morning news for December 14

Singapore morning news for December 14

Singapore asked to help facilitate on key issue at international climate talks The presidency of UN climate talks being hosted by Poland has asked Singapore to play a lead role in resolving a key topic of contention among countries working to hammer out a deal to limit global warming. — The Straits Times China’s Zhoushan […]