Vietnam Morning News For March 28

Vietnam Morning News For March 28

Phone contributes 21% to Vietnam’s total export revenue Exports of Vietnam’s phones and spare parts last year skyrocketed by 31.9 percent against the previous year to US$45.27 billion, accounting for 21.15 percent of the country’s total export revenue. — The Hanoi Times Agro-forestry-fishery export hits 8.7 billion USD in Q1 The export of farm, forestry […]

Malaysia Morning News For March 28

Malaysia Morning News For March 28

Malaysia’s Rubber Export To China Rose 80 Per Cent In 2017 Malaysia’s rubber export to China rose 80 per cent to RM6.6 billion or 875,000 tonnes last year. — Malaysian Digest Maybank sees stable growth for its three home markets Malayan Banking Bhd expects its three “home markets” – Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore – to […]

Cambodia Morning News For March 27

Cambodia Morning News For March 27

Hun Sen: Election will not be postponed Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced that the democratic process in Cambodia will continue unabated, noting that the national election will not be postponed or cancelled as it has been in other countries. — Khmer Times Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report Cambodia has become more autocratic and […]

Vietnam Morning News For March 27

Vietnam Morning News For March 27

Mechanical engineering sector to lift exports by 2020 Vietnam’s mechanical engineering industry is striving to apply advanced technology, produce high-quality products meeting international standards and join the global value chain by 2035. — VietnamPlus Banks seek expats for leading roles Vietnam’s finance and banking sector has attracted quite a number of foreigners to leading roles […]

Malaysia Morning News For March 27

Malaysia Morning News For March 27

Malaysia aims to curb ‘fake news’, proposes 10 years’ jail for offenders The Malaysian government on Monday proposed a law to combat “fake news” which could see offenders jailed for 10 years, sparking fears authorities aim to stifle criticism as elections loom. — Business Standard Ringgit less susceptible to spikes in volatility, says UOB The […]

Cambodia Morning News For March 26

Cambodia Morning News For March 26

OHCHR recommends Cambodia decriminalise defamation The UN’s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Cambodia has recommended that the government decriminalise defamation in the wake of a woman being handed a two-year prison sentence for throwing her shoe at a CPP billboard. — Khmer Times HLH to sell hotel in Cambodia mixed-use project […]

Cambodia Morning News For March 23

Cambodia Morning News For March 23

Forty-five countries urge Cambodia to conduct free vote, release opposition leader Forty-five countries called on Cambodia on Wednesday to reinstate the main opposition party, release its jailed leader and ensure a July general election is free and fair. — Business Insider Thailand, Cambodia agree to heighten relations The Thai-Cambodian General Border Committee (GBC) has commended […]

Vietnam Morning News For March 23

Vietnam Morning News For March 23

State budget to offer start-ups 30 percent of investment Start-ups will be given support from the State budget in localities with no more than 30 percent of total investment mobilised from investment funds. — VietnamPlus Logistics firms to cut costs, up labour The logistics sector needs to cut costs and improve labour quality, experts said […]

Malaysia Morning News For March 23

Malaysia Morning News For March 23

Illicit trade costing Malaysia almost RM8 billion a year Malaysia needs more coordinated efforts between the private and public sectors to effectively tackle illicit trade, said Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs Director of Research, Ali Salman. — New Straits Times OCBC Bank launches new service for high net worth individuals In line with the […]

Cambodia Morning News For March 22

Cambodia Morning News For March 22

Leaked Letter Fails to Support The Phnom Penh Post Tax Claims Following our exclusive report last week that Post Media, publisher of the the English- and Khmer-language editions of The Phnom Penh Post, was in dire need of a massive cash injection to meet a tax bill of some US$3.9 million, company executives have been […]

Vietnam Morning News For March 22

Vietnam Morning News For March 22

Vietnam’s phone exports continue posting two-digit growth Exports of phones and spare parts skyrocketed by 68 percent until March 15, helping it become the first commodity to gain export revenue of more than US$10 billion this year. — The Hanoi Times Foreign investors eager to acquire Habeco Along with Carlsberg, the Danish Brewer holding 17.3 […]

Malaysia Morning News For March 22

Malaysia Morning News For March 22

Economist: Tax on tech firms could be major revenue source An economist has hailed the government’s proposal to tax giant technology companies, saying it could become a major source of revenue for the country in the future. — Free Malaysia Today Mubadala, Petronas and Shell to spend over US$1b on Pegaga gas field offshore Sarawak […]