Malaysia morning news for December 31

Malaysia morning news for December 31

Some first-time home buyers in Malaysia exempt from stamp duty from Jan 1 First-time home buyers in Malaysia will be fully exempted from paying stamp duty for properties that cost between RM300,001 and RM1 million (US$240,800), the Finance Ministry announced on Saturday (Dec 29). — Channel NewsAsia Msia to boost revenue in 2019 on higher […]

Lao morning news for December 28

Lao morning news for December 28

Property expert encourages investment in apartments Laos’ real estate firms need to encourage investment in building apartments rather than investing in condominium projects, a regional property valuer said recently. — Phnom Penh Post BY 2019, IT WILL ACHIEVE A GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT OF 9.5% The 6th ordinary session of the first Vientiane People’s Council (Vientiane) […]

Vietnam morning news for December 28

Vietnam morning news for December 28

Vietnam Records Highest Economic Growth In A Decade Vietnam’s economy grew by 7.08 per cent in 2018, the fastest rate in the past eleven years and beating the target of 6.7 per cent, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced, according to Nhan Dan newspaper. — Investvine Hanoi freezes Vietjet flight expansion after safety incidents […]

Malaysia morning news for December 28

Malaysia morning news for December 28

Malaysia to freeze toll rates for 21 highways in 2019 The Malaysian government will maintain current toll charges for 21 highways next year, as part of efforts to ease the burden of rising living costs, said finance minister Lim Guan Eng on Thursday (Dec 27). — Channel NewsAsia   Malaysian government assures public that petrol […]

Vietnam morning news for December 27

Vietnam morning news for December 27

Ministry verifying Vietnamese tourists’ alleged fleeing in Taiwan The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) said on December 26 that it has asked relevant agencies to verify the report that 152 Vietnamese tourists fled in Taiwan. — VNA NET Quota for raw tobacco imports in 2019 proposed The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) […]

Lao morning news for December 27

Lao morning news for December 27

Govt places focus on tackling business constraints Improving the investment climate, and building a state governed by the rule of law will be the main focus of government activities in the first month of 2019. — Vientiane Times PM calls for Poverty Reduction Fund to accelerate efforts Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has called on the […]

Malaysia morning news for December 27

Malaysia morning news for December 27

Kuala Lumpur sees 0.6pct drop in residential prices in 12 months Kuala Lumpur is one of the first tier cities that saw residential prices slip on annual basis, a report by Knight Frank showed. — New Straits Times RM40 electricity bill rebate for 185,000 poor households The government has allocated RM80 million for monthly electricity […]

Lao morning news for December 26

Lao morning news for December 26

Ministry to speed investment approval process The Ministry of Planning and Investment has pledged to intensify action to speed up the consideration and approval of investment projects after learning that it typically took longer than the timeframe stipulated by law. — Vientiane Times Japan Supports Income Generation For People With Disabilities In Laos The government […]

Vietnam morning news for December 26

Vietnam morning news for December 26

Hanoi continues to be most attractive FDI destination Hanoi continues to lead the country in drawing foreign direct investment (FDI) with more than US$7.5 billion poured into the capital since the beginning of 2018, a 2.18-fold increase against the previous year. — Nhan Dan online Tourism revenue up nearly VNĐ110 trillion this year Việt Nam’s […]

Malaysia morning news for December 26

Malaysia morning news for December 26

‘Malaysia a prime gateway to Asean region’ Malaysia is considered a prime gateway to the Asean market by Nordic countries, due to its favourable business environment, good logistics, facilities and access to resources. — The Star Online Hubline plans to buy majority stake in aircraft firm for RM14.2mil Shipping firm Hubline Bhd has proposed to […]

Vietnam morning news for December 25

Vietnam morning news for December 25

67 fintech companies compete for Vietnam’s US$4.4-billion market Two thirds of Vietnamese fintech firms are providing payment services for customers through online payment apps. — Viet Nam Net Air fares rise ahead of Tết holiday Travellers preparing for the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday are facing higher fares and a shortage of tickets, with some […]

Lao morning news for December 25

Lao morning news for December 25

Laos lost $30 million to corruption this year Corruption in Laos has become worse despite the government’s ramped-up efforts to battle the issue over the past two years, NGOs say. — Investine Russian de-miners in Laos clear over 40 hectares of mines embers of the Russian Armed Forces’ International Anti-Mine Center’s team deployed to Laos […]

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