Myanmar morning news for August 8

Myanmar morning news for August 8

Myanmar Woos Chinese Tourists With Visas on Arrival, But Decries Their Lack of Manners Tourism officials in Myanmar are bemoaning what they consider the bad behavior of the skyrocketing number of Chinese visitors to the Southeast Asia nation after they began offering the Chinese visas on arrival in 2018. — Radio Free Asia Myanmar Times […]

Vietnam morning news for August 8

Vietnam morning news for August 8

Vietnam investigates anti-dumping on imported plastic products The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has issued Decision No.2334/QD-BCT on launching anti-dumping investigation on Biaxial Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film originating from China, Thailand and Malaysia. — VietnamPlus Vietnam sees US$55 billion in M&A deals made in a decade Over the past 10 years, M&A activities in […]

Malaysia morning news for August 8

Malaysia morning news for August 8

Airbus to contribute US$550m to Malaysia’s economy over five years European aircraft maker Airbus SE is aiming for US$550 million annual contribution to Malaysia’s economy within five years in sourcing and services businesses from the current US$400 million. — New Straits Times Malaysia has room to pursue expansionary fiscal policy, says economist Malaysia has the […]

EU stumps up $11mln for Greater Mekong wildlife conservation

EU stumps up $11mln for Greater Mekong wildlife conservation

The European Union (EU) has teamed up with wildlife and conservation groups in the Greater Mekong region, Malaysia, and China to try and disrupt the flow of illegally trafficked wildlife through the region. The €10 million (about $11.14 million) project which will run through until December 2022 will see the World Conservation Society (WCS) and […]

Myanmar morning news for August 7

Myanmar morning news for August 7

Myanmar rejects UN fact-finding report The Myanmar government has rejected a UN independent fact-finding report released on Monday that exposed the vast business the military is engaged in and called for imposing arms embargoes against Naypyidaw. — Dhaka Tribune North Korea, China and Russia are arming Myanmar’s military despite genocide accusations, U.N. report finds A […]

Vietnam morning news for August 7

Vietnam morning news for August 7

Vietnam mulls importing US coal for power generation as it looks to narrow trade surplus Vietnam is considering importing coal from the United States to meet rising demand for fuel for power generation, state media reported on Tuesday (Aug 6), as the South-east Asian country plans to build more coal-fired power plants. — The Straits […]

Malaysia morning news for August 7

Malaysia morning news for August 7

Govt loses RM6 billion to illegal cigarettes and e-cigarettes The government lost RM6 billion in tax revenue from the sale of illegal cigarettes and the e-cigarette market, according to Japan Tobacco International Bhd (JTI Malaysia). — The Sun Daily Air quality levels generally at moderate levels Air quality in Kemaman, Terengganu was recorded as unhealthy […]

Myanmar morning news for August 6

Myanmar morning news for August 6

UN Calls for Sanctions Against Firms Owned by Myanmar Military The United Nations fact-finding mission in Myanmar has called for sanctions against a network of companies owned by the country’s military, saying they helped carrying out and finance nationwide human rights violations, including against Rohingya Muslims. — Bloomberg Myanmar to reduce annual timber logging quota […]

Vietnam morning news for August 6

Vietnam morning news for August 6

Vietnam Spends Less Importing More Steel In 7 Months Vietnam spent nearly 5.7 billion US dollars importing 8.4 million tonnes of steel and iron between January and July, down 2.4% in value but up 4.5% in volume against the same period last year. — Steelguru Five products to see stronger export to EU: ministry Five […]

Malaysia morning news for August 6

Malaysia morning news for August 6

ACCCIM: Malaysian businesses positive with higher capex spent in 1H19 Businesses’ cautiousness about their capital expenditure (capex) spending plans have turned positive in the first half of 2019 (1H19) with 58.8% of respondents having increased their capex, according to a survey by the Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM). — The […]

Myanmar morning news for August 5

Myanmar morning news for August 5

Rohingya activists slam ASEAN’s call for dialogue with Myanmar Efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to encourage “dialogue” between Rohingya refugees and the Myanmar government have sparked fierce criticism from Rohingya activists, who accuse the bloc of whitewashing the Myanmar military’s crimes and legitimising deeply flawed repatriation plans. — Aljazeera China-Myanmar joint […]

Vietnam morning news for August 5

Vietnam morning news for August 5

Huge opportunities await foreign investors in Vietnam’s telco industry Vietnam’s telecommunication market is becoming more attractive to foreign investors as it has returned to the growth path in the first half of 2019 after a long period of saturation. — The Hanoitimes Vietnam’s Longest Serving Female Prisoner of Conscience Released from Prison Authorities in Vietnam […]

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