Myanmar morning news for June 22

Myanmar morning news for June 22

Internet blackout in Myanmar’s Rakhine enters second year The internet shutdown in Myanmar’s conflict-ridden northwest, described by rights groups as the world’s longest, entered a second year Sunday with locals and campaigners appealing for an end to the blackout as coronavirus fears grip the region. — CNA Diversifying Myanmar’s economy should be a priority for […]

Vietnam morning news for June 22

Vietnam morning news for June 22

$6.9 Billion US Military Initiative Would Benefit Taiwan, Vietnam A $6.9 billion U.S. military initiative that’s moving through the Senate would aid beleaguered Taiwan and Vietnam by thwarting major threats from their rival China, analysts say. — VOA Vietnam poised for highest GDP growth in Southeast Asia The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has forecasts the […]

Malaysia morning news for June 22

Malaysia morning news for June 22

Navigating COVID-19’s shock to the Malaysian economy Malaysia is no stranger to external shocks affecting its macroeconomy. Over the past two decades it has been buffeted by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis (AFC), the 2001 global slowdown after 9/11, and the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Each shock affecting the Malaysian economy in different ways. […]

Myanmar morning news for June 19

Myanmar morning news for June 19

Myanmar prepared to manage further economic fallout: DASSK The Myanmar economy is expected to deteriorate further this year as a result of COVID-19, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi said during a meeting with key finance ministers on June 16. — Myanmar Times UN charts new territory with project to track all Myanmar’s forests […]

Vietnam morning news for June 19

Vietnam morning news for June 19

Vietnam Proposes Corporate Income Tax Cut to Boost Economy after COVID-19 In line with recent tax breaks and incentives to boost the economy following COVID-19, Vietnam’s National Assembly is discussing a draft resolution to cut corporate income tax (CIT) by 30 percent for 2020. — Vietnam Briefing Vietnamese Police Arrest Two Facebook Users Linked to […]

Malaysia morning news for June 19

Malaysia morning news for June 19

Minister: Covid-19 showed us how 3G, 4G still underutilised Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today said that the Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia had exposed how underutilised the 3G and 4G technology was. — Malay Mail Malaysia records 14 new Covid-19 cases today, no deaths The Ministry of Health (MOH) today announced 14 new […]

Myanmar morning news for June 18

Myanmar morning news for June 18

Myanmar to probe controversial China backed-city project The government of Myanmar has set up a tribunal to probe the construction of a mega city project being undertaken by Chinese support in the Karen state about 15 km north of Myawaddy. — DDI News VPower Group’s JV starts powering Myanmar with LNG VPower Group International Holdings […]

Vietnam morning news for June 18

Vietnam morning news for June 18

Vietnam to cut import tariffs on European cars Import tariffs on European cars could fall by up to 15.6 percentage points in 2022 under the ratified E.U.-Vietnam trade pact. — VnExpress Vietnam trade drops, PM wants more SEZs Bilateral trade between Cambodia and Vietnam dipped 8.1 per cent year-on-year to $2.17 billion in the first […]

Malaysia morning news for June 18

Malaysia morning news for June 18

Sarawak Energy Bhd: June bills will reflect actual electricity consumption Electricity bills issued by Sarawak Energy Bhd (SEB) in June will reflect adjustments for actual electricity consumption. — The Star Online Malaysia’s Islamic finance sector to hit RM3t this year, says Bursa chairman Malaysia’s Islamic finance sector is expected to sustain double-digit growth to reach […]

Myanmar morning news for June 17

Myanmar morning news for June 17

Myanmar expects worst of Covid’s economic impact from Sept Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said the most severe economic impact from the novel coronavirus outbreak is expected in the final four months of this year. — Bangkok Post Public sector manufacturing exports down by $388 mln as of 5 June Exports of […]

Vietnam morning news for June 17

Vietnam morning news for June 17

Entrepreneur’s ‘free rice ATMs’ for Vietnam’s poor A Vietnamese entrepreneur is installing “free rice ATMs” across the country to help those affected by the coronavirus. — BBC Qantas selling stake in Vietnam airline JV Qantas has confirmed its intention to offload its shareholding in its Jetstar branded joint venture in Vietnam. — Travel Mole Vietnam […]

Malaysia morning news for June 17

Malaysia morning news for June 17

Malaysia’s New Government Cracks Down on Critics A wave of criminal charges and police probes targeting critics of Malaysia’s embattled new government has rights groups worried the country is backsliding on free speech protections following the brief spell of a reform-minded administration. — VOA Matrade launches MDG guidelines for online export promotion Malaysia External Trade […]