Lao morning news for January 15

Lao morning news for January 15

Govt announces list of controlled businesses Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has approved a list of businesses that are subject to government control, while also stating that types of business not on the list would find it easier to operate. — Vientiane Times Mega First’s Laos hydropower project in final stage of completion Mega First Corp […]

Myanmar morning news for January 15

Myanmar morning news for January 15

Myanmar sends more troops to troubled Rakhine State The war in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State is likely to intensify as more government forces have been deployed to the area in the wake of rebel attacks on police stations, The Irrawaddy, a Myanmar website, reported on January 10. — Asia Times Tech boom to bring in […]

Vietnam morning news for January 15

Vietnam morning news for January 15

Vietnamese automobile sector accelerates economy in 2018 Besides record-breaking achievements, the automobile industry was a growth highlight of Vietnam’s economy in 2018, particularly with the introduction of a made-in-Vietnam branded car. — Vietnam Net State Audit to focus on large-scale projects in 2019 The State Audit will focus on a number of major projects in […]

Malaysia morning news for January 15

Malaysia morning news for January 15

Malaysia to regulate initial coin offerings, cryptocurrency trade Malaysia will regulate initial coin offerings (ICOs) and the trade of cryptocurrencies, the finance minister said in a statement on Monday. — Reuters Malaysia Airlines warns of fake websites Malaysia Airlines has issued a warning to the public about fake websites which appear to be its official […]

Myanmar morning news for January 14

Myanmar morning news for January 14

Reuters journalists lose Yangon court appeal against seven-year sentence A Yangon Region High Court judge has dismissed an appeal by Reuters reporters Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, upholding their sentence of seven years each in prison under the Official Secrets Act. — Frontier Myanmar Mineral exports decrease 24% in Q1 Mineral exports […]

Lao morning news for January 14

Lao morning news for January 14

Laos Expects More Private Investment This Year The Communist Lao government expects domestic and foreign private investment to climb to 23,086 billion kip ($2.7 billion) in 2019 from around $2.36 billion last year, accounting for 52.06 per cent of total investment or 13.95 per cent of GDP, the Vientiane Times reported. — Investvine Laos-China railway […]

Vietnam morning news for January 14

Vietnam morning news for January 14

Bamboo Airways Finally Takes To The Skies Vietnam’s new private airline, Bamboo Airways, will commence commercial flights on January 16 after repeated delays, the company said in a statement to news agencies. Initially, the carrier will operate 37 domestic routes and also start international flights to Asian countries this year, starting with Japan, South Korea […]

Malaysia morning news for January 14

Malaysia morning news for January 14

Malaysian Government Still Deciding Whether or Not to Legalize Cryptocurrency Malaysian government officials have come out to say they are still undecided on whether or not they will legalize cryptocurrency. The matter is still under consideration, which is frustrating those looking to seize the moment to help the Malaysian cryptocurrency industry grow. — CCN Malaysian […]

Myanmar morning news for January 11

Myanmar morning news for January 11

Myanmar raises efforts to export fishery products Two fish processing plants — TT Cold Store Factory and A&N Foods (Myanmar) Co. Ltd — have been granted permits to export fish caught in the wild to the European Union, according to a report by state media. — Myanmar Times Myanmar permits 43 foreign investment enterprises in […]

Vietnam morning news for January 11

Vietnam morning news for January 11

Vietnam’s economy forecast to grow by 6.9% in 2019: VEPR Vietnam’s economic growth rate is expected to grow by 6.9% in 2019, up 0.1% compared to the target set by the 14th National Assembly, said Director of the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) Nguyen Duc Thanh. — Nhan Dan Trading accounts in […]

Lao morning news for January 11

Lao morning news for January 11

Laos expects more private investment from home, abroad in 2019 The Lao government expects domestic and foreign private investment to climb to 23,086 billion kip (over 2.72 million U.S. dollars) in 2019, accounting for 52.06 percent of total investment or 13.95 percent of GDP, local media reported here on Thursday. — Xinhua App-facilitated Land Tax […]

Malaysia morning news for January 11

Malaysia morning news for January 11

Bank employees to enjoy 0% housing loan for first RM100k Bank employees will soon enjoy 0% interest in their housing loans for the first RM100,000. — The Star Online Salaries projected to increase by 5.2% in Malaysia in 2019 Good news for staff in Malaysia! Salaries are projected to increase by 5.2% in 2019, according […]