Malaysia morning news for March 13

Malaysia morning news for March 13

Mahathir weighing shutdown or sale of Malaysia Airlines MALAYSIA’S Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he’s studying options for flag carrier Malaysia Airlines Bhd, including whether to invest more funds, sell it off or even shut the company down. — Business Times Malaysia bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from its airspace Malaysia on Tuesday banned […]

Lao morning news for March 12

Lao morning news for March 12

Laos, Thailand target $12B bilateral trade by 2021 Laos and Thailand have committed to increasing bilateral trade volume by 10 to 15 per cent annually as the two governments expect to meet the target of $12 billion in 2021, according to the Lao trade minister. — The Phnom Penh Post Ministry regulates wildlife-related operations A […]

Myanmar morning news for March 12

Myanmar morning news for March 12

Myanmar’s growth slowed by Rohingya crisis In a vast convention centre in Naypyidaw, Myanmar’s sprawling and eerily empty capital, prospective investors listened politely as local companies pitched opportunities and government officials spoke of the country’s vast economic potential. — The Asean Post Myanmar, Thailand border commerce hit 1.Four bln USD in 1st half of FY […]

Vietnam morning news for March 12

Vietnam morning news for March 12

Vietnam highlights: The growth of air travelers in Vietnam now is leading southeast Asia World Bank estimates that in the period of 2016-2021, Vietnam aviation industry has a compound growth rate of 17.4% while ASEAN average is 6.1%. The report also forecasts the growth of Vietnam aviation in the period 2016-2026 will even be higher, […]

Malaysia morning news for March 12

Malaysia morning news for March 12

Malaysia looks to better transparency in BRI projects Malaysia looks for more transparently negotiated Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and investments from China, says Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Ong Kian Ming in view of China-backed projects such as the RM80 billion East Coast Rail Link (ECRL). — New Straits Times Inflation down, yields […]

Lao morning news for March 11

Lao morning news for March 11

Govt considers tax to protect environment from industrial pollution Industries that produce pollution may have to pay more taxes now that the government has embraced the National Green Growth Strategy. — Vientiane Times Lao president hopes to see Sun Paper bring more benefits to locality Bounnhang Vorachith, general secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party […]

Myanmar morning news for March 11

Myanmar morning news for March 11

Eye on EU tax, Myanmar cuts exports of long-grain rice In spite of the European Union imposing a tax on imports of long-grain rice, Myanmar’s rice exports to the EU have not declined as traders are shipping rice varieties that don’t fall in the new tax bracket, according to the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF). — […]

Vietnam morning news for March 11

Vietnam morning news for March 11

Vietnam to see big inflow of FDI in 2019 Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction is expected to make a leap, especially in quality, in 2019 as more foreign investors, including big names, in the world’s high-tech manufacturing and services industries are choosing the country as their destination. — VNA NET Vietnam featured in world’s […]

Malaysia morning news for March 11

Malaysia morning news for March 11

Malaysia slaps anti-dumping tax on steel imports Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) has announced anti-dumping tax on steel imports from Vietnam and China. — New Straits Times China and Islam: bright lights for Malaysia tourism revival Malaysia’s tourism figures in 2018 bucked the regional trend and declined, slightly, but an analysis shows […]

What to enjoy in Malaysia this March

What to enjoy in Malaysia this March

All eyes in Langkawi will be looking skyward at the end of the month when the annual Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition gets underway. Held biennially since 1991 and hosted this year by the Malaysian Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Transport, and EN-Projects (M) Sdn Bhd., the Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition […]

China and Islam: bright lights for Malaysia tourism revival

China and Islam: bright lights for Malaysia tourism revival

Malaysia’s tourism figures in 2018 bucked the regional trend and declined, slightly, but an analysis shows it wasn’t a bad thing; unless you focus only on quantity. According to the Malaysia government the 25.83 million foreign visitors it welcomed in 2018 spent 2.9 per cent more than the 25.95 million visitors the year prior, contributing […]

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