EuroCham Cambodia to EU: State your objectives

EuroCham Cambodia to EU: State your objectives

The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) has again called on the European Commission to immediately “state its objectives” after the group threatened to strip Cambodia’s access to the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade pact. EuroCham’s request, made in a news release late Thursday, renewed its call for the European Commission to identify “the […]

Cambodia morning news for October 19

Cambodia morning news for October 19

Cambodia government mulls standard for imported cars The Cambodian government plans to standardise the import of automobile especially second-hand cars to ensure quality and safety for the end-user is not compromised, a senior official from the Ministry of Public Works and Transport has said. — Bangkok Post Doors open for EBA talks, EU says If […]

Vietnam morning news for October 19

Vietnam morning news for October 19

Export turnover to top $239 billion this year Agricultural and seafood exports were expected to reach 27.5 billion USD, representing a 5.4 percent year-on-year increase; material and minerals 5.1 billion USD, up 6 percent; and processing 196.1 billion USD, up 12.5 percent. — VietnamNet Bridge Tax incentives are not enterprises’ priority: Oxfam Vietnam should focus […]

Malaysia morning news for October 19

Malaysia morning news for October 19

Mahathir to table Malaysia’s midterm review of five-year economic plan Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is expected to table the midterm review of the 11th Malaysia Plan, a five-year economic blueprint, on Thursday (Oct 18). — The Straits Times Malaysia lets go of high income nation by 2020 dream Malaysia will drop its long time dream […]

Filipino makes splash in ADB’s water photo contest #WaterYouDoing (photo gallery)

Filipino makes splash in ADB’s water photo contest #WaterYouDoing (photo gallery)

A 27-year-old education researcher from the Philippines was the lone representative of an Asean member country to garner an award in the recent Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Youth Water Photo Competition, #WaterYouDoing The competition, launched in August, called for young photographers across Asia to illustrate the region’s water challenges. Participants, aged between 18 and 32 […]

Cambodia morning news for October 18

Cambodia morning news for October 18

Construction Investment in Cambodia Hits $5 Billion Within the first nine months of 2018, construction investment in Cambodia has reached nearly $5 billion, a decrease of $1 billion compared to the same period of last year, according to the report of the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction released on Wednesday. — Fresh […]

Vietnam morning news for October 18

Vietnam morning news for October 18

Vegetable, fruit exports surpass crude oil for first time Revenue from vegetable and fruit exports has reached more than US$3.1 billion so far, up 17.1% year-on-year and outstripping crude oil export earnings for the first time, Lao Dong newspaper reported, quoting Thao Xuan Sung, chairman of the Vietnam Farmers’ Union. — Vietnam Insider EU-Vietnam Trade […]

Malaysia morning news for October 18

Malaysia morning news for October 18

Malaysia improves its spot in WEF global competitiveness ranking Malaysia rose one spot to 25th, out of 140 countries, with a score of 74.4 in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Global Competitiveness Report. — New Straits Times Malaysia’s biodiesel output, exports set to hit records Malaysian biodiesel production is likely to hit record levels […]

Cambodia morning news for October 17

Cambodia morning news for October 17

Enthusiasm ‘low’ over new wage Garment and footwear industry workers continue to struggle following the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training’s October 5 announcement of a $182 minimum wage for the industry next year. — Phnom Penh Post Food and utilities pushed up inflation in June says report According to latest data from the National […]

Vietnam morning news for October 17

Vietnam morning news for October 17

Vietnam 16th top country for expat earnings: HSBC survey An annual HSBC survey says expats in Vietnam earn an average of $90,408 a year, ranking 16th in the world. — VnExpress Vietnam’s per capita GDP long way away from 2020 target Vietnam’s GDP per capita is set to increase this year, but its 2020 target […]

Malaysia morning news for October 17

Malaysia morning news for October 17

Malaysia can build its own fighter jets by 2030, says Mat Sabu MALAYSIA is capable of building its own fighter jets by 2030, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said, but the problem is money. — The Malaysian Insight Malaysia’s economic growth to slow to 4.7% this year Malaysia’s economy is expected to grow at a slower […]

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Malayia’s best for fourth year (video)

Hilton Kuala Lumpur Malayia’s best for fourth year (video)

For the fourth year in a row Hilton Kuala Lumpur has taken out the World Travel Awards (WTA) title of ‘Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel’ and ‘Malaysia’s Leading Business Hotel Suite’. The awards, presented last month during a swanky ceremony at the International Grand Standard Hong Kong recognize the industry’s most vital sectors and service offerings with […]

Cambodia morning news for October 16

Cambodia morning news for October 16

CAMBODIA RICE EXPORTS FELL 8.4 PERCENT IN JAN-SEPT Cambodia exported 389,264 tonnes of rice in the first nine months of the year, a fall of 8.4 percent compared with the same period last year, official data showed on Monday. — Agriculture Cambodia Commemorates 6th Anniversary of His Majesty the Late King-Father’s Passing Away The Kingdom […]

Vietnam morning news for October 16

Vietnam morning news for October 16

Viet Nam to open electricity wholesale market next year The competitive electricity wholesale market will be fully operational starting in 2019 following a successful year-long pilot period. — Bizhub World Oil Prices Help Vietnam Expand an Already Fast-Growing Economy An increase in world oil prices is helping Vietnam earn money that will quicken its already […]

Malaysia morning news for October 16

Malaysia morning news for October 16

Malaysia ranked 55th in World Bank human capital index Malaysia has been ranked 55th in the World Bank’s 2018 human capital index, lagging behind Singapore which topped the list. — The Edge Markets Survey: SST, debt revelation dampened Malaysian optimism over economy Malaysian confidence in the country’s economic prospects took a dip in the last […]

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