Myanmar morning news for December 6

Myanmar morning news for December 6

Myanmar MPs Approve Discussion to Regulate Chinese Banana Plantations Chinese-run banana plantations need to pay proper taxes and face scrutiny over land rights, chemical use and road damage, says MP Dr. Khun Win Thaung. — Irrawaddy Salary hikes in digital, tech sectors could reach 50% next year: Report Indonesia will experience a sizable increase in […]

Vietnam morning news for December 6

Vietnam morning news for December 6

Vietnam’s Auction Plan for Solar Energy Vietnam’s electricity demand has been the second-largest in Southeast Asia since 2015 and is expected to retain this position in 2020. — Vietnam-Briefing Pork prices to make huge impact on Vietnam’s CPI in 2020 Vietnam’s inflation in 2020 is forecast to hit 3.5%, higher than the government’s estimated 3.17 […]

Malaysia morning news for December 6

Malaysia morning news for December 6

For Malaysia Startups, Pairing Up with Corporations is a Win-Win Malaysia may have an idea that will help startups, which typically do not have much funding or experience, as well as more established firms, which are often afraid of disruption from new competitors. — VOA Google to collect Malaysia’s new 6% digital tax Google will […]

Myanmar morning news for December 5

Myanmar morning news for December 5

Kayin govt accuses business conglomerate of developing land without permission The Kayin State government has called on the Myanmar government to take action against a major business conglomerate for developing land for a project in Thandaunggyi township without permission. — Myanmar Times Singapore Airlines jet undergoing repairs after ‘suspected tail strike’ in Myanmar: SIA A […]

Vietnam morning news for December 5

Vietnam morning news for December 5

Vietnam gas-fired plants offer long-term value to investors VIETNAM’S power sector – especially gas-fired plants – offers long-term value to investors, given the expected surge in demand for electricity, even though tariffs are low for now. — Vietnam Insider Vietnam’s biggest coconut milk producer to offer 30% stake to foreign investors Vietnam’s biggest coconut milk […]

Malaysia morning news for December 5

Malaysia morning news for December 5

Malaysia’s trade surplus rises 2.8% in October 2019 at RM17.33b Malaysia’s trade surplus in October 2019 rose 2.8% to RM17.33 billion, compared with RM16.85 billion registered in October 2018, the 264th consecutive months of trade surplus since November 1997. — The Sun Daily Penang posts highest manufacturing investments in a decade Penang has recorded its […]

ADB stumps up $50 mln to help Kacific-1 bring internet to billions in AP

ADB stumps up $50 mln to help Kacific-1 bring internet to billions in AP

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $50 million loan agreement with Singapore-based Kacific Broadband Satellites International Limited (Kacific) to provide up to two billion people across the Asia-Pacific region with affordable satellite-based, high-speed broadband internet services. The venture is the international financiers first into satellite communications, its work traditionally being in the areas […]

Myanmar morning news for December 4

Myanmar morning news for December 4

Myanmar reduces stamp duty penalties Myanmar’s parliament has approved a proposal by the Ministry of Planning and Finance to significantly reduce existing stamp duty penalties. — Myanmar Times Mixed Reviews For Aung San Suu Kyi’s Plan to Defend Myanmar in Rohingya Genocide Case The looming Rohingya genocide case against Myanmar at the U.N.’s top court […]

Vietnam morning news for December 4

Vietnam morning news for December 4

Vietnam Airlines asked to spell out details of plan to buy 50 jets The Ministry of Transport has asked Vietnam Airlines for details about its plan to acquire 50 narrow-body aircraft by 2025. — VnExpress VinCommerce and VinEco of Vingroup will be merged with Masan Consumer Vietnam’s real estate, tech and retail conglomerate Vingroup JSC […]

Malaysia morning news for December 4

Malaysia morning news for December 4

No electricity tariff surcharge for domestic consumers from January to June 2020 The electricity tariff in Peninsular Malaysia for domestic consumers will be maintained while the surcharge for commercial and industrial users will be reduced effective Jan 1 until June 30, next year. — The Sun Daily Malaysia pushes for two-term limit for prime ministers […]

Myanmar morning news for December 3

Myanmar morning news for December 3

Myanmar Watchdog Criticizes ‘So-Called’ Public Consultation Process for China’s BRI Project Locals not fully consulted on impacts of China’s BRI rail project in northern Shan State, says the Heartland Foundation, a Shan State-based environmental watchdog. — Irrawaddy Mon State throws open doors for investors in six sectors The Mon State government is inviting investors to […]

Vietnam morning news for December 3

Vietnam morning news for December 3

VietinBank JCB Ultimate Vietnam Airlines Credit Card to be launched in Vietnam VietinBank, one of the largest commercial banks in Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines (VNA) and JCB International Co. Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., announced the launch of VietinBank JCB Ultimate Vietnam Airlines Credit Card in Vietnam. — Vietnam Insider How […]

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