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 […]

Myanmar morning news for February 18

Myanmar morning news for February 18

Myanmar-Vietnam trade jumps to USD196m Myanmar hit USD196 million in its trade with Vietnam by December 2018, marking a great surge in business between the two partners during the current 2018-19 fiscal year. — Menafn Mandalay installs high-tech system in garbage trucks The Mandalay City Development Committee has installed a fleet management system in more […]

Vietnam morning news for February 18

Vietnam morning news for February 18

Ministry to transfer five enterprises to SCIC in Q1 The Ministry of Industry and Trade will transfer State capital ownership representative rights in five enterprises to the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) in the first quarter of this year. — Bizhub Vietnam offers more incentives for science and technology firms The Vietnamese government issued Decree […]

Malaysia morning news for February 18

Malaysia morning news for February 18

Government opens tenders for RM2bil of large solar projects Malaysia has opened bids to undertake RM2 billion of solar projects this year, a move analysts said will open up more opportunities to power sector incumbents and new entrants. — New Straits Times Malaysia mosque launches ‘rice ATM’ to benefit the needy A mosque in Kuala […]

Boat races replace Thailand’s elephant polo tournament

Boat races replace Thailand’s elephant polo tournament

Thailand’s annual elephant polo tournament might have passed into the annals of history, but that hasn’t put an end to Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas support for Thailand’s elephants. Cancelled last year in the wake of public uproar after animal rights group PETA Asia released video showing  Thai mahouts at the event using banned bullhooks […]

Myanmar morning news for February 15

Myanmar morning news for February 15

Opium cultivation business squeezed by market shift towards meth Myanmar’s opium business has shrunk by more than 3000 hectares (ha) over the last 12 months as the market shifted towards synthetic drugs, a UN study stated. — Myanmar Times Garment industry creates most job opportunities: Minister The garment industry is the livelihood that can create […]

Vietnam morning news for February 15

Vietnam morning news for February 15

Vietnam to include underground economy in GDP data in 2020 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a scheme to measure non-observed economic activity in Vietnam, with data beginning to be released in 2020. — Nhan Dan Online Ministry to support domestic automobile industry projects The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) will implement solutions […]

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