Myanmar morning news for February 22

Myanmar morning news for February 22

Creation of new ministry part of Myanmar’s plan to incentivise FDI In an attempt to reverse a recent decline in foreign investment, Myanmar has set up a new ministry tasked with attracting and facilitating fresh inflows, though concerns over the re-imposition of import tariffs by the EU could cool investor appetite. — Myanmar Times Myanmar-US […]

Vietnam morning news for February 22

Vietnam morning news for February 22

Hanoi values World Bank’s support in transport development Hanoi appreciates the World Bank (WB)’s assistance and collaboration in improving local people’s living standards and developing urban infrastructure, particularly in transport, stated the city’s leader. — VNA NET Viet Nam’s economic freedom up 2.2 points: Heritage Foundation index Viet Nam’s economic freedom score is 55.3, making […]

Malaysia morning news for February 22

Malaysia morning news for February 22

Minister: Putrajaya wants Malaysia to be leading aerospace nation by 2030 The government is targeting for Malaysia to be among the region’s aerospace pioneers by 2030, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Ignatius Darell Leiking. — Malay Mail Technological innovation to boost oil palm planters’ productivity The palm oil sector needs to mechanise and […]

Myanmar morning news for February 21

Myanmar morning news for February 21

State Counselor Vows Proper Scrutiny of all BRI Projects in Myanmar Thorough scrutiny of the projects under Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is needed to assess their likely short- and long-term impacts on the country and the public, State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said on Monday at the first meeting of a […]

Vietnam morning news for February 21

Vietnam morning news for February 21

US$ 6 billion foreign investment disbursed into Saigon last year Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) has licensed foreign investors invested 6 billion U.S. dollars into the city through mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals in 2018, the municipal authorities said on Tuesday. — Vietnam Insider Ministry wants to reduce tax on locally made auto parts The […]

Malaysia morning news for February 21

Malaysia morning news for February 21

Malaysia launches national wage index The National Wage Index will be a guideline to measure changes in the salaries of workers in Malaysia, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran (pic). — The Star Online Putrajaya warned against working with tobacco industry-funded lobby groups The Malaysia Medical association (MMA) has warned the federal government today against […]

Myanmar morning news for February 20

Myanmar morning news for February 20

Fresh milk producers face competition from imported condensed milk The Myanmar dairy industry has been growing over the past few years as access to electricity, which is essential for the development of the sector, improves, U Khin Maung Win, chair Myanmar Livestock Federation, told The Myanmar Times. — Myanmar Times  Yangon threatens to sue firm […]

Vietnam morning news for February 20

Vietnam morning news for February 20

HCM City selective about high-rise apartment projects The Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association (HoRea) has recommended that the municipal People’s Committee should be more selective about giving licences to high-rise buildings. — VNA NET Foreign investors pump US$6 billion into HCM City via M&A As a popular investment channel for foreign investors in […]

Malaysia morning news for February 20

Malaysia morning news for February 20

Malaysia to end bauxite mining ban despite environment fears Malaysia will next month lift a ban on bauxite mining that has been in place for three years, a minister said Tuesday (Feb 19), despite warnings the move may cause serious environmental damage. — Channel NewsAsia Putrajaya launches national wage index for productivity, wage benchmark The […]

Myanmar morning news for February 19

Myanmar morning news for February 19

Local fuel prices on the rise Local fuel prices, which had been stable for a month, are on the rise in the market, according to taxi drivers. — Global Newlight of Myanmar US businesses eye investment opportunities in Myanmar US investors are showing interest in Myanmar following recent efforts to open up and regulate several […]

Vietnam morning news for February 19

Vietnam morning news for February 19

Vietnam targets $10 bln seafood export Vietnam hopes to export $10 billion worth of seafood this year, meeting its 2020 goal a year early. — VnExpress Hanoi, HCMC among 20 most expensive cities in Southeast Asia A new index puts Hanoi 13th and HCMC 15th on the list of 20 most expensive Southeast Asian cities. […]

Malaysia morning news for February 19

Malaysia morning news for February 19

Malaysia-China trade volume at record high of RM443b Total trade volume between Malaysia and China reached a record high of US$108.6bil (RM443bil) in 2018, with the number of Chinese visitors into Malaysia increasing 29% to 2.94 million last year. — The Star Online Power sector’s third round of LSS tenders a positive devt The power […]

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