Vietnam morning news for June 4

Vietnam morning news for June 4

Ho Chi Minh City calls for investment to build $210 million financial hub HCMC is soliciting investment to build a VND4.9 trillion ($210 million) financial, banking and trade center in Thu Thiem New Urban Area. — VnExpress Vietnamese outbound investments reach US$183 million According to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and […]

Malaysia morning news for June 4

Malaysia morning news for June 4

Malaysia’s exports rise 1.1% in April, trade surplus shrinks 16.6% Malaysia’s exports in April 2019 recorded an increase of 1.1% to RM85.2 billion year-on-year, driven by growth in exports to Singapore, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan and the US.According to the Department of Statistics, exports to these countries expanded by RM1.2 billion to Singapore, — The Sun […]

Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar morning news for June 3

Myanmar grants visa-on-arrival to 6 more countries to boost tourism Myanmar will grant visa-on-arrival to six more countries beginning Oct. 1 as a relaxation of restriction on entry into the country to boost tourism, according to a statement of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism. — Xinhua Myanmar risks return to money-laundering watchlist Myanmar has […]

Vietnam morning news for June 3

Vietnam morning news for June 3

Vietnam to achieve a breakthrough in building e-government: PM PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc thanked AFD for supporting Vietnamese experts and agencies in implementing e-government. — The Hanoitimes Viettel becomes one of world’s biggest telcos Since 2000, Viettel has earned an accumulated revenue of more than VND1.78 quadrillion (US$76.5 billion), and VND334 trillion (US$14.3 billion) in […]

Malaysia morning news for June 3

Malaysia morning news for June 3

Drop in govt debt due to cost rationalisation of overpriced projects Cost rationalisation of overpriced projects was why the government had been successful in reducing the nation’s overall debt and liabilities to 75.4% last year, says Lim Guan Eng. — The Star Online Malaysia — a trade war safe haven? Is Malaysia an unlikely safe […]

Myanmar morning news for May 31

Myanmar morning news for May 31

Myanmar earns the lowest tobacco tax revenue in Asean region Myanmar manufactures 10 billion cigarettes every year, and the government should increase cigarette tax as the tax revenue is the lowest among the ASEAN countries, Dr. Than Sein, the President of Public Health Foundation told the media after the ceremony to mark the World No […]

Vietnam morning news for May 31

Vietnam morning news for May 31

Vietnam parliament rejects $171 mln allocation for expressway debt The National Assembly has refused to prioritize a VND4 trillion ($171 mln) budget allocation to help pay Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway dues. — VnExpress Vietnam teacher arrested for Facebook posts ‘undermining state’ A Vietnamese music teacher has been arrested for posting material on Facebook “aimed at undermining” […]

Malaysia morning news for May 31

Malaysia morning news for May 31

Malaysia PM proposes common Asia trading currency East Asia should consider a common regional trading currency based on gold to promote commerce, and free the region from relying on dollar transactions, Malaysia’s prime minister said yesterday. — Borneo Bulletin Malaysia will continue to use Huawei’s technology: Mahathir Malaysia is unperturbed with the allegation of spying […]

Myanmar morning news for May 30

Myanmar morning news for May 30

Rights group accuses Tatmadaw of war crimes in Rakhine State Amnesty International has accused the Tatmadaw of committing war crimes in its operation against the Arakan Army in Rakhine State and has called on United Nations Security Council to refer the situation to the International Criminal Court. — Frontier Myanmar Emergency power plans impossible without […]

Vietnam morning news for May 30

Vietnam morning news for May 30

Vietnam’s 6 sectors projected for breakthroughs in investment in 2019 These sectors include two emerging sectors in the form of fintech and e-commerce, and four traditional sectors, including education, green energy, healthcare & pharmaceuticals, transportation & logistics. — The Hanoitimes Vietnam posts lowest 5-month CPI in 3 years The consumer price index (CPI) of Vietnam, […]

Malaysia morning news for May 30

Malaysia morning news for May 30

State gov’t to extend electric bus service The state government will be extending its electric bus service that has now reached the end of its three-month trial period. Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah announced that the service would still be available for free to commuters. — The […]

Myanmar morning news for May 29

Myanmar morning news for May 29

Myanmar, ASEAN reiterate to cooperate in repatriation of displaced persons Myanmar and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have reiterated to cooperate in repatriation of displaced persons fleeing Mynamar’s Rakhine to Bangladesh. — Xinhua Myanmar Arrests 4 More Chinese Over Banana Plantation in Protected Forest Authorities in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state have arrested four […]

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