Myanmar Morning News For August 15

Myanmar Morning News For August 15

32 companies start commercial operations in Thilawa SEZ A total of 87 companies from 17 countries have invested in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone Project. Thirty-two companies have begun commercial operations there, according to a press statement issued by the President’s Office. — Eleven Myanmar US companies monitor Myanmar reforms There has been an enormous […]

Vietnam Morning News For August 15

Vietnam Morning News For August 15

SCIC manages State capital of nearly 20 trillion VND at 141 firms The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) had invested in 141 businesses as of July 31 with total State capital of almost 19.56 trillion VND (860.6 million USD) among their combined charter capital of nearly 94.93 trillion VND (4.18 billion USD). — VietnamPlus Vietnam’s […]

Myanmar Morning News For August 14

Myanmar Morning News For August 14

Myanmar economy needs ‘predictable policy,’ new reform leader urges “Winston” Set Aung, Myanmar’s newly-appointed deputy minister for national planning and finance, has urged fellow government leaders to pursue further regulatory and policy reforms for the economic development of Myanmar during a panel session at the Myanmar Democratic Transition Forum. — Nikkei Asian Review Concerns voiced […]

Vietnam Morning News For August 14

Vietnam Morning News For August 14

Auto imports headache local experts According to a report from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, the volume of cars imported from Thailand, which is the largest exporter of cars to Viet Nam, was sharply down to 2,688 units worth $46.7 million, compared with June’s 3,270 units worth $59 million. — VietnamNet Bridge Vietnam export […]

Seven Michelin Star Chefs Head Bangkok’s 18th World Gourmet Festival

Bangkok gourmands are in for a treat next month when seven Michelin star winning chefs join with four other internationally celebrated chefs for the 18th annual World Gourmet Festival at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel. Held for the last 17 years the World Gourmet Festival has established itself as Thailand’s, if not Asean’s, premier fine dining […]

Myanmar Morning News For August 11

Myanmar Morning News For August 11

Myanmar approves $3.7 bn foreign investment MYANMAR continues to maintain its potential to increase foreign direct investment in fiscal 2017 starting April 1 by approving nearly US$3.7 billion (Bt123 billion) over four months, according to an investment boss. — The Nation FDI exceeds $3.6bn since April Until August 8 of this fiscal year, the total […]

Vietnam Morning News For August 11

Vietnam Morning News For August 11

Samsung sets up logistics company as market heats up For the majority of Vietnamese, Samsung means smartphone, TV and washing machine. However, the South Korean investor has been taking steps towards the logistics markets. — VietnamNet Bridge Vietnam’s sole refinery plans 1.9t-dong IPO on November 7 Binh Son Refinery & Petrochemical Co expects to raise […]

Pomp and Ceremony at Asean’s 50th Anniversary (video)

Flags, musical horns, dancers and a grand parade were the order of the day on Tuesday, August 8, when Asean celebrated its golden jubilee. Organised by the government of the Philippines – the current chair of Asean – in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Department of Foreign Affairs […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 10

Cambodia Morning News For August 10

Agencies to send maids to Hong Kong The Cambodian government has selected six agencies to facilitate sending domestic workers to Hong Kong – with one saying they will begin sending maids by the end of the year – though rights groups yesterday warned of potential exploitation and abuses. — The Phnom Penh Post Ministry Vows […]

Myanmar Morning News For August 10

Myanmar Morning News For August 10

Unbanked population drives cards boom THE LARGE number of Myanmar people without bank accounts creates room for growth in the use of cards and e-wallets in the country over the next few years, bankers said at the recent Myanmar Banking and Payments Conference organised by Sphere Conferences. — Eleven Myanmar Yangon receives mobile power generator […]

Vietnam Morning News For August 10

Vietnam Morning News For August 10

Vietnam’s industrial park occupancy rate reaches almost 73% The occupancy rate of 223 industrial parks (IPs) currently in operation in Vietnam has reached 73%, according to a report released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. — Nhan Dan Vietnam seeks windfall selling $7-billion brewery in slices Vietnam’s plan to sell its Saigon Beer Alcohol […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 9

Cambodia Morning News For August 9

Cambodia’s exports to Japan up 4.5 percent in H1 Cambodian exports to Japan totaled 591 million USD between January and June, a 4.5 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO). — VietnamPlus In Japan, Hun Sen Guarantees ‘Peace, Security’ for Investors Prime Minister Hun Sen […]