Malaysia morning news for May 1

Malaysia morning news for May 1

Over 30% increase in unsold residential properties in Malaysia The year-on-year residential overhang in Malaysia increased to 32,313 units valued at RM19.86bil in 2018, an increase of 30.6% in volume and 27% in value, according to the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH). — The Star Online Malaysia’s fresh produce traders cry foul over May […]

Myanmar morning news for April 30

Myanmar morning news for April 30

Myanmar permits $300 mln foreign investment for infrastructure project Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently permitted over 290.1 million US dollars’ foreign investment project in the infrastructure sector, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said. — Mizzima Nets, Myanmar’s national payment network to co-develop QR code system NETS will share with Myanmar’s national payment […]

Vietnam morning news for April 30

Vietnam morning news for April 30

Foreign businesses accelerate indirect investment in Vietnam Vietnam`s high and steady economic growth in the past years has strongly drawn foreign capital and investment in local firms, considered as the shortest way for foreign investors to enter the Vietnamese market. — The Hanoitimes Vietnam maintains trade surplus in first four months of 2019 Vietnam maintained […]

Malaysia morning news for April 30

Malaysia morning news for April 30

Guan Eng: RM550m soft loan and RM100m grant for independent oil palm smallholders The government, yesterday, announced RM550 million soft loan at two per cent repayment rate to independent smallholders to replant their unproductive oil palms. — New Straits Times Kedah airport plan will have a negative impact on Penang, says CM Plans for an […]

Myanmar morning news for April 29

Myanmar morning news for April 29

Myanmar, China to collaborate on infrastructure, technology State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) and one agreement with China on April 25, according to the Ministry of Information. — Myanmar Times Myanmar legalizes cannabis-growing The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants […]

Vietnam morning news for April 29

Vietnam morning news for April 29

Long-delayed solar power plant opens in central Vietnam A long-delayed solar power plant inaugurated in the central province of Quang Ngai gives renewable energy production a boost. — VnExpress Petrolimex focus on divestments and restructuring in 2019 Việt Nam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) will focus on divestments and restructuring in 2019, implementing unfinished tasks from […]

Malaysia morning news for April 29

Malaysia morning news for April 29

Trade minister debunks Malaysia’s distaste for China’s Belt and Road as misrepresentation Critics of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) had warped the Pakatan Harapan government’s request to review the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project as distaste for Beijing’s ambitious global trade plan, Malaysia. — Malay Mail CIMB launches future of work centre, targets […]

Investible expands entrepreneur search to Asean with OTEC 2019

Investible expands entrepreneur search to Asean with OTEC 2019

If you are an entrepreneurs or the owners of a startup in Asean take note. Investible is coming to a city near you. For the first time in four years Investible has extended its Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC) search to Southeast Asia, with six Asean member countries and Australia included. Up for grabs. The […]

Myanmar morning news for April 26

Myanmar morning news for April 26

China to increase Myanmar’s rice export quota to 400,000 tonnes: MOC China has agreed to import 400,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar via sea, increasing its import quota for Myanmar rice from 100,000 tonnes currently, U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), told The Myanmar Times. “Rice can be shipped […]

Vietnam morning news for April 26

Vietnam morning news for April 26

Vietnam Jan-Apr FDI inflows rise 7.5 pct y/y to $5.7 bln – ministry Vietnam received $5.7 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) in the first four months of this year, up 7.5 per cent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Planning and Investment said on Thursday. FDI has been a key driver of Vietnam’s […]

Malaysia morning news for April 26

Malaysia morning news for April 26

Kuala Lumpur set to become smart city next year Kuala Lumpur is likely to become a smart city by next year as Alibaba Cloud’s “Malaysia City Brain” pilot project is completed. — The Star Online Malaysia to implement vehicle entry permit for foreign vehicles entering from Singapore from October Malaysia will enforce mandatory registration for […]

Thailand and Cambodia cooperate on cross border migrant workers

Thailand and Cambodia cooperate on cross border migrant workers

Protecting migrant workers rights and enhancing multi-stakeholder dialogue to prevent human trafficking between Thailand and Cambodia will be front and centre at an international conference in Siem Reap, Cambodia today, April 25. Organised by Italian humanitarian non-governmental organisation (NGO) Civil Volunteer Group (GVC), the two-day gathering at the Hotel Angkor Miracle will focus on the […]

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