Malaysia morning news for February 11

Malaysia morning news for February 11

Malaysia’s Ex-PM Hit With More Charges In 1MDB Scandal – Trial Begins On Feb. 12 Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been charged with three more counts of money laundering amounting to $11.6 million. He pleaded not guilty after the charges were read out to him before Sessions Court judge Azman Ahmad on February […]

Myanmar morning news for February 8

Myanmar morning news for February 8

Chinese company proposes new circular railroad for Yangon Representatives from China Railway Engineering Co Ltd (CREC) have met with the Yangon Region government to discuss the possibility of constructing of a new Yangon circular railroad, U Than Naing Oo, a member of the Yangon Region Hluttaw’s Transportation, Communications, Construction and Industry Committee told The Myanmar […]

Vietnam morning news for February 8

Vietnam morning news for February 8

Hanoi aims for 7.6 percent economic growth in 2019 The People’s Committee of Hanoi has set a gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth of 7.4-7.6 percent and an export growth of 7.5-8 percent for the capital city in 2019. — VNA NET Vietnam to create favourable conditions for private firms Vi?t Nam will continue to […]

Malaysia morning news for February 8

Malaysia morning news for February 8

Sugar tax to have minimal impact on F&N’s bottom line The impeding excise duty on sweetened beverages, starting from April 1, 2019, will have a minimal impact on Fraser & Neave Holdings Bhd’s (F&N) bottom line, according to MIDF Research. — The Sun Daily Gov’t only promotes own products – DPM Deputy Prime Minister Datuk […]

Myanmar morning news for February 7

Myanmar morning news for February 7

Facebook bans four groups spreading violence in Myanmar Facebook announced today that it has removed four groups based in Myanmar that it has determined to be dangerous from its platform. — Engadget Oil seed imports dwarf exports Although oil crops are a priority under the Ministry of Commerce’s National Export Strategy (NES), the country’s imports […]

Vietnam morning news for February 7

Vietnam morning news for February 7

Vietnam keeps tough auto import rules despite criticism Vietnam plans to continue strict enforcement of automobile import rules, Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung says, amid resistance to the year-old policy from overseas carmakers. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Petrovietnam reports 26 percent hike in revenues last year Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group has […]

Malaysia morning news for February 7

Malaysia morning news for February 7

Chinese hunger for ‘world’s smelliest fruit’ threatens Malaysian forests Soaring demand for durians in China is being blamed for a new wave of deforestation in Malaysia with environmentalists warning vast amounts of jungle is being cleared to make way for massive plantations of the spiky, pungent fruit. — FMT MAHB rejects AirAsia’s offer to settle […]

Myanmar morning news for February 6

Myanmar morning news for February 6

5080 villages to receive electricity with World Bank support this year A total of 5080 villages will receive electricity this year as part of the National Electrification Plan (NEP) which is currently under implementation with World Bank assistance, U Thura Aung Bo, project manager and deputy chief engineer of NEP, told The Myanmar Times. — […]

Vietnam morning news for February 6

Vietnam morning news for February 6

VN’s supporting industries strive to be best in ASEAN Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Vi?t Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations. — Viet Nam News Vietnam expects boost in shrimp exports Vietnam’s shrimp […]

Malaysia morning news for February 6

Malaysia morning news for February 6

Guan Eng confident 2019 beginning of economic development for Malaysia Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng is confident 2019 will see the beginning of economic development for Malaysia, given the country’s fiscal position which has begun to consolidate and the impressive increase in foreign direct investments (FDI) into the country since 2018. — The Sun Daily […]

Myanmar morning news for February 5

Myanmar morning news for February 5

Myanmar Opens Up For Foreign Insurance Companies Myanmar’s financial regulator will begin granting licenses to foreign-owned insurance companies, allowing them to operate in the market by April this year. — Investvine Myanmar Investment Commission approves nine investment proposals which will create over 5,700 job opportunities The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) meeting (2 / 2019) was […]

Vietnam morning news for February 5

Vietnam morning news for February 5

Việt Nam targets $40 billion in exports from textile and garment industry Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) set the industry development target this year for export turnover at US$40 billion, which would mark a 10.8 per cent year-on-year increase. — Viet Nam News Vietnam manufacturing PMI has moderate growth in January Softer rates continued […]

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