Malaysia morning news for March 4

Malaysia morning news for March 4

Malaysia’s New Attraction: Durian Tourism Malaysia, well known as a country with delicious durian fruits, now plans to go big on durian tourism, Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industries Minister Sim Tze Tzin said, according to The Star. He added that this will be done with the cooperation of the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry (Motac). […]

Myanmar morning news for March 1

Myanmar morning news for March 1

Over 80pc of social investments in microfinance: report Social investment in Myanmar has increased but there is still a need to further deployment of capital, the Singapore-based Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) says. — Myanmar Times US Foreign Affairs Committee urges State Department to label Myanmar atrocities ‘genocide’ The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on […]

Vietnam morning news for March 1

Vietnam morning news for March 1

Vietnam recommended to develop high-speed railway Experts from the Republic of Korea (RoK) have recommended Vietnam develop a high-speed railway network with the track gauge of 1,435mm. — VNA NET Vietnam reconsiders luxury tax to lower car production costs If the luxury tax on domestically made car parts is removed, production costs could be considerably […]

Malaysia morning news for March 1

Malaysia morning news for March 1

Malaysia’s AirAsia falls to first quarterly loss since 2015 as fuel costs rise AirAsia Group Bhd flipped to a net loss in the fourth quarter, its first quarterly loss in more than three years as higher fuel prices and operating lease costs dented income. — The Straits Times Malaysia ‘very open for business’ with China, […]

Singapore remains Asean’s most connected trade hub, but improvements seen elsewhere too

Singapore remains Asean’s most connected trade hub, but improvements seen elsewhere too

Although Singapore remains the undisputed business hub of Asean a recently released international trade connectivity survey also found rapid improvements in other Asean member states. Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam (along with Mozambique) were highlighted in notes accompanying the latest DHL Global Connectedness Index (GCI 2019) as the five countries globally where international flows were […]

Myanmar morning news for February 28

Myanmar morning news for February 28

Rohingya crisis: UN investigates its ‘dysfunctional’ conduct in Myanmar The UN has launched an inquiry into its conduct in Myanmar over the past decade, where it has been accused of ignoring warning signs of escalating violence prior to an alleged genocide of the Rohingya minority. — The Guardian Frenchman jailed for one month for flying […]

Vietnam morning news for February 28

Vietnam morning news for February 28

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways and VietJet signed deals to buy 110 aircraft from Boeing during Donald Trump’s visit to Hanoi Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways and VietJet just signed deals to buy 110 aircraft from Boeing during The US President Donald Trump’s visit to Hanoi for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. — Vietnam Insider Chinese […]

Malaysia morning news for February 28

Malaysia morning news for February 28

Tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion to Malaysia economy in 2018 The tourism sector contributed RM84.1 billion (US$20.7 billion) to Malaysia’s economy last year, up by 2.4 per cent compared to the RM82.2 billion the previous year, said Malaysia’s Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Mohamaddin Ketapi on Wednesday (Feb 27). — Channel NewsAsia Malaysia ranks 19th […]

Myanmar morning news for February 27

Myanmar morning news for February 27

Govt to Boost Electric Car Market With 49 New Charging Stations Industry Minister U Khin Maung Cho on Friday said the government will allow private companies that partner with it to set up and operate charging stations for electric cars. — The Irawaddy Inflation in Mandalay highest in the country: Ministry Mandalay Region’s inflation rate, […]

Vietnam morning news for February 27

Vietnam morning news for February 27

Cement import growth of 85% is driven by Vietnam Vietnam was the major driver of an 85percent year-on-year increase in cement imports into South Africa last year, according to construction market intelligence firm Industry Insight. — IOL Dairy industry in Vietnam braced for firmer competition as trade agreement kicks in The local dairy industry in […]

Malaysia morning news for February 27

Malaysia morning news for February 27

Local tech to drive creation of Malaysia’s first flying car MALAYSIA’S first flying car will be driven by local technology, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Redzuan Md Yusof. — The Malaysian Insight Malaysia not ready to legalise marijuana, says expert A health expert has voiced her opposition to any move to legalise marijuana, even for medical […]

Myanmar morning news for February 26

Myanmar morning news for February 26

Imports of consumer goods hit US$1.261 billion Myanmar’s import of consumer goods hit US$1.261 billion during the current 2018-2019 fiscal year, down by $110 million against the same time last 20172018 FY, according to state media. — Mizzima Is Myanmar ready for cryptocurrency? The recent coverage of Chinese blockchain company Shellpay Internet Technology Co’s plan […]

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