Vietnam morning news for December 18

Vietnam morning news for December 18

Vietnamese businesses sell products overseas via online retailers Businesses can now see great opportunities to sell products internationally via online retailers such as Amazon.com or Alibaba.com. — Vietnam Insider Automated customs system connects around 280 firms Nearly 280 businesses dealing in ports, warehouses and yards nationwide have been connected to the Việt Nam Automated System […]

Lao morning news for December 18

Lao morning news for December 18

Six Mekong countries agree to deepen cooperation The foreign ministers of the six Mekong countries met here yesterday to deepen cooperation and discuss the latest developments and implementation of previous meeting outcomes at the 4th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation (MLC) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. — Vientiane Times ADB Helps Improve Living Standards Of Local Communities ADB has provided […]

Malaysia morning news for December 18

Malaysia morning news for December 18

Malaysia Files Criminal Charges Against Goldman Sachs Over 1MDB Scandal Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs on Monday, accusing the giant Wall Street bank of making false and misleading statements. — New York Times Malaysia sees rise in cost of living survey A survey on the global cost of living for expatriate workers shows […]

Vietnam morning news for December 17

Vietnam morning news for December 17

500 poor families financially helped to build new houses Some 500 disadvantaged families in the central provinces of Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa have received financial aid worth a total of 25 billion VND (1.07 million USD) to build their own houses. — VNA NET Vinalines’ container shipping centre […]

Lao morning news for December 17

Lao morning news for December 17

Laos Misses Out On Its Five-Million Tourists Target This Year Laos will close its “Visit Laos Year 2018” promotion well short of the five million tourist arrivals target, the Vientiane Times quoted officials. — Investvine Laos, Thailand Pledge Stronger Cooperation Laos and Thailand have pledged to enhance and promote cooperation on economic, trade, investment, and […]

Malaysia morning news for December 17

Malaysia morning news for December 17

Malaysia egg shortage leaves importer Singapore scrambling for alternatives The Republic has a “wide range of alternative sources” for eggs, the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said in response to a possible curtailing of supply from Malaysia. — New Straits Times AirAsia refuses to collect extra charge from KLIA2 passengers Low-cost carrier AirAsia […]

Vietnam morning news for December 14

Vietnam morning news for December 14

E-passports for Vietnamese citizens expected by 2020: public security ministry Vietnamese citizens are set to enjoy faster, more convenient and more secure border crossings with new biometric passports to be rolled out by 2020. — Viet Nam News Vietnam rice prices dip as Chinese norms bite Rice export prices fell for the fourth consecutive week […]

Lao morning news for December 14

Lao morning news for December 14

No more unnecessary state investment projects, PM says Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told the National Assembly (NA) that the government will thoroughly scrutinise state investment projects to prevent money from being spent on highly unnecessary projects as was the case in past years. — Vientiane Times Improved Thai-Lao border trade sought in Vientiane Thailand and […]

Malaysia morning news for December 14

Malaysia morning news for December 14

Salaries in Malaysia forecast to rise 5.2% next year: Survey Malaysia’s overall salary increase is projected to remain stable at 5.2 per cent in 2019, said global consultancy firm Mercer on Thursday (Dec 13). — Channel NewsAsia Najib tops Google’s ‘trending people of 2018’ list Former prime minister Najib Abdul Razak is Malaysia’s most searched […]

Vietnam morning news for December 13

Vietnam morning news for December 13

Vietnam among 10 fastest-growing economies While growth is set to ease in 2019, Vietnam will still be among the top 10 fastest-growing economies globally, according to a report recently released by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. — Viet Nam Net ADB provides US$300m loan to BIDV to support SMEs in Việt […]

Lao morning news for December 13

Lao morning news for December 13

Lao garment industry continues to face challenges Local clothing manufacturers are encountering ongoing hurdles to survive and thrive, according to the Association of the Lao Garment Industry. — The Phnom Penh Post Electronic signature law will boost E-commerce, govt tells NA The government has told the National Assembly (NA) that Laos needs to have an […]

Malaysia morning news for December 13

Malaysia morning news for December 13

Malaysia well on track to becoming high-income nation: World Bank Malaysia is well on its way to crossing the threshold into high-income and developed country status in the coming years, said the World Bank. — Channel NewsAsia More online hires at Malaysia’s oil & gas sector Malaysia’s oil and gas industry recorded 19 consecutive months […]

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