Vietnam morning news for December 12

Vietnam morning news for December 12

Vietnam’s growth rate at nearly 6.8 percent this year: WB The World Bank (WB) expects Vietnam’s economic growth this year at nearly 6.8 percent, compared to the 6.3 percent projected for East Asia and the Pacific, in a report released on December 11. — VNA NET Real estate to continue growing steadily in 2019 The […]

Lao morning news for December 12

Lao morning news for December 12

Laos to mobilize aid to social sector development The Lao government is working with development partners to draw up a strategy to mobilize assistance to help develop the social sector amid current aid cuts, the government told to the National Assembly (NA). — Xinhua Lao Defence Minister promoted to General rank Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit […]

Malaysia morning news for December 12

Malaysia morning news for December 12

Malaysia is the biggest gainer in corporate governance ranking Malaysia ranked fourth out of 12 Asia-Pacific economies in terms of market accountability and transparency, according to the recent 2018 CG Watch Report published by the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA) and CLSA. — New Straits Times  Malaysia may stop or limit egg exports to maintain […]

Vietnam morning news for December 11

Vietnam morning news for December 11

Pragmatic & risk-averse: little change expected under Nguyen Phu Trong (video) Vietnam’s top leadership positions, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the president, are traditionally held by two different people. — AEC News Today (video) Hanoi grows 7.28% in 2016 – 2018 This would result in an expansion of the […]

Lao morning news for December 11

Lao morning news for December 11

Laos, APO members look forward to product standards improvement Laos and Asian countries look forward to increased opportunities in quality standards improvement for agricultural production and enhanced access to overseas markets. — Vientiane Times Costs of Cable: Laos Ranks Low, Has High-Price Broadband Connections Mobile connections keep us moving, but the fastest speeds are still […]

Malaysia morning news for December 11

Malaysia morning news for December 11

Airlines and airports can collaborate to share retail profits New ways of using digital technology and better air passenger intelligence is spawning new income streams for airport retail, said Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) general manager of commercial business Hani Ezra Hussin. — New Straits Times East M’sia’s mobile internet usage highest in the country […]

Vietnam morning news for December 10

Vietnam morning news for December 10

Vietnam’s rising healthcare spending is inevitable trend A report from the World Bank warned that aging will likely hit Vietnam with full force within a very short time span. This transition would come in a mere 15 years and be completed well before the 2040s. — Hanoi Times VinTech to invest $4.5 million in decoding […]

Lao morning news for December 10

Lao morning news for December 10

Gov’t Approves Additional 500 Billion Kip For Rehabilitating Agro Sector Next Year The government has approved additional 500 billion kip as emergency aid for 2019 for rehabilitating agro infrastructure damaged by recent floods, procuring agricultural inputs including rice seeds, fertilizers, and as a compensation for damages caused by recent insect infestation, mostly in northern provinces. […]

Malaysia morning news for December 10

Malaysia morning news for December 10

Malaysia to cut oil output by 15,000 barrels per day, says Azmin Malaysia will reduce its total oil output by 15,000 barrels per day (bpd) in line with the proposal by the oil-producing countries to support oil prices, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said on Sunday. — The Star Online Blowback: Malaysia […]

Blowback: Malaysia manufacturers respond to ‘soda tax’ with price rise (video)

Blowback: Malaysia manufacturers respond to ‘soda tax’ with price rise (video)

While Singapore considers whether to place a tax or even an outright ban on sugary drinks, Malaysia is taking action. Faced with Asia’s highest rates of diabetes and obesity the Malaysian government will implement a sugar tax on sweet beverages effective April 1, 2019. The so-called ‘soda tax’, announced as Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled […]

Vietnam morning news for December 7

Vietnam morning news for December 7

Vietnam to continue removing 50% business conditions in 2019 The success of the business community would bring prosperity for Vietnam in the next decades. — The Hanoi Times Vietnam among top five for private participation in infrastructure, pushing by foreign investors According to a World Bank (WB) report released this week, thirty-four countries received PPI […]

Lao morning news for December 7

Lao morning news for December 7

Laos to export over 14,000 MW of electricity by 2030 Laos’ electricity exports will hit 14,600 MW by 2030. At present, Laos is exporting 4,415 MW to five neighboring countries. — China Economic Net Nation’s visitor shortfall put down to multiple causes Annual visitor arrivals are expected to reach just 4 million, well short of […]

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