Malaysia morning news for August 5

Malaysia morning news for August 5

Headwinds continue to plague M’sia’s industries Manufacturing activity slowed further in July, analysts note, and the latest Malaysia’s Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) data suggest that the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19) gross domestic product (GDP) growth may soften as compared with 2Q19. — The Borneo post S’wak CCID records 146 loan scam cases involving losses […]

Myanmar morning news for August 2

Myanmar morning news for August 2

Latest CBM ruling seen as setback for cashless transactions An announcement from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) disallowing the use of prepaid cards in the local currency is a step backwards for cashless transactions, industry observers said. — Myanmar Times CPI hits 154.56 pc in late June Consumer Price Index (CPI) reached 154.56 per […]

Vietnam morning news for August 2

Vietnam morning news for August 2

Vietnamese enterprises struggle to protect trademarks In this era of economic integration, protecting trademarks means protecting the business, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman says. — VnExpress US investigates wind tower imports from Vietnam for dumping The U.S. Department of Commerce has launched antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of wind towers imported from […]

Malaysia morning news for August 2

Malaysia morning news for August 2

Penang to seek RM10b from Putrajaya for transport blueprint Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state will send a “pleading” letter to Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for RM10 billion to fund part of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). — Malay Mail Malaysian court sides with forced labour victims over unpaid wages […]

Myanmar morning news for August 1

Myanmar morning news for August 1

Myanmar Govt to Launch Satellite, Improve Communications Myanmar is planning to launch its own satellite system, Myanmar Sat 2, next week; the satellite is expected to provide a better communication system across the country, according to a communications ministry engineer. — Irrawaddy Myanmar to open arbitration centre for resolving commercial disputes The Myanmar Arbitration Centre […]

Vietnam morning news for August 1

Vietnam morning news for August 1

Vietnam will face severe power shortages from 2021 – ministry Vietnam will contend with severe power shortages from 2021 as electricity demand outpaces the construction of new power plants in the Southeast Asian country, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade told Reuters on Wednesday. — Macau Business Foreign interest in Việt Nam’s LNG sector remains […]

Malaysia morning news for August 1

Malaysia morning news for August 1

Malaysia’s PPI declined by 1.8% in June 2019 Malaysia’s Production Price Index (PPI) declined by 1.8% year-on-year (yoy) in June 2019, led by agriculture, forestry & fishing (-9.2%), mining (-6.4%), water supply (- 1.8%) and manufacturing (-0.8%). — The Sun Daily Selangor eyeing new law to unleash state enforcers against illegal foreign traders A new […]

Myanmar morning news for July 31

Myanmar morning news for July 31

Myanmar NGO worker shot in restive Rakhine A Plan International aid worker was shot by Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state, the army said Tuesday, the first time an NGO employee has been swept up in violence plaguing the area. — Newagebd Tatmadaw withdraws from discussions on constitutional amendment NLD party MP and member of […]

Vietnam morning news for July 31

Vietnam morning news for July 31

Vietnamese firms invest over US$277 million abroad in seven months Vietnamese enterprises received investment licences for 90 projects worth US$180.1 million in 30 countries and territories in the first seven months of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. — NDO Vietnam’s top 10 brands worth nearly $7 bln Vietnam’s ten most […]

Malaysia morning news for July 31

Malaysia morning news for July 31

Malaysia could replace Indonesia as top palm oil supplier to India Malaysia is set to replace Indonesia as the top palm oil supplier to India in 2019 as New Delhi has been charging lower import tax on refined palm oil shipments from Malaysia, giving Kuala Lumpur an edge over Jakarta, trade officials said. — New […]

Myanmar morning news for July 30

Myanmar morning news for July 30

Stakeholders want temporary ban on refined-sugar imports Local sugar mill owners and sugar-cane farmers are demanding that refined sugar imports be stopped and that re-export permits for the commodity not be issued after sugar prices plunged to 10-year lows. — Myanmar Times Myanmar to consider Rohingyas as foreigners The Myanmar government will consider Rohingyas as […]

Vietnam morning news for July 30

Vietnam morning news for July 30

Actual FDI in Vietnam up 6.63% to over US$11 billion in Jan-July FDI commitments in the January – July period totaled US$20.2 billion, down 13.45% year-on-year. — The Hanoitimes Vietnam has a $200M trade surplus in July Vietnam is reporting a trade surplus in July of $200M. That comes after a $400M surplus in June. […]

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