Malaysia morning news for January 14

Malaysia morning news for January 14

Malaysia’s shadow economy is 21% of GDP: Guan Eng Malaysia’s shadow economy accounts for 21 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) and amounts to an estimated RM300 billion, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. — The Sun Daily Malaysia’s labour force participation rate up in Nov 2019, new govt data reveals The labour force […]

Myanmar morning news for January 13

Myanmar morning news for January 13

Obstacles to Myanmar’s growth in 2020 The ASEAN Post recently published an article on whether 2020 will be a good year for Myanmar’s economy. — The Asean Post Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar as Suu Kyi tours China border state Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi made a rare trip to a region bordering China […]

Vietnam morning news for January 13

Vietnam morning news for January 13

Vietnam’s coal purchases set to escalate Vietnam will import 12 million tons of coal this year, 30 million tons in 2025 and 50 million tons in 2030 to fuel thermal power plants. — VnExpress Civilian Killed in Violent Land Clash in Vietnam Identified as Elderly Community Leader A civilian killed during a violent clash over […]

Malaysia morning news for January 13

Malaysia morning news for January 13

Malaysia’s economy likely to better this year: MoF Malaysia’s economy is expected to do better in 2020 as the manufacturing sector’s purchasing managers index for December 2019 rose to a 15-month high, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said. — New Straits times Malaysia, Pakistan keen to enhance trade in commodities Malaysia and Pakistan are keen […]

Myanmar morning news for January 10

Myanmar morning news for January 10

New bank notes will not affect inflation, expert says The release of new K1000 bank notes bearing the portrait of Bogyoke Aung San on January 7 is not expected to impact inflation, economists and banking experts said in response to market concerns. — Myanmar Times Myanmar has potential investments from ASEAN countries in 2019-20 FY […]

Vietnam morning news for January 10

Vietnam morning news for January 10

Vietnam passport bottom of 2020 global power list Among those enjoying the least visa free access, Vietnam’s passport climbed two spots to 88th among 107 in the latest power ranking. — VnExpress Is Vietnamese fruit exported to China “disguised” as Cambodian fruit? Everybody knows that Chinese importers are extremely careful with fruit imported from Vietnam […]

Malaysia morning news for January 10

Malaysia morning news for January 10

‘700% cost increase’: Malaysia puts export permit rule changes for fruits and veggies on hold Malaysia’s initial plans to implement stricter regulations for all plant commodity export permit applications to Singapore have been put on hold after vehement protests from local fruit and vegetable firms. — Food Navigator Malaysia imposes anti-dumping duty on Vietnamese steel […]

Myanmar morning news for January 9

Myanmar morning news for January 9

Military has filed nearly 50 lawsuits against journalists – Athan Myanmar’s military has filed nearly 50 lawsuits against critical journalists, individuals, and organizations it has accused of defamation during the civilian-led government’s nearly four years in office, a freedom of expression advocacy group said, RFA reported. — Mizzima Western Union Cuts Ties to Myanmar Military-Owned […]

Vietnam morning news for January 9

Vietnam morning news for January 9

Vietnam’s steel industry went through a stormy year in 2019 Vietnam’s steel industry went through a stormy year last year as imported products flooded into the country while both domestic consumption and export of steel declined heavily. — Vietnam Insider Vietnamese citizens increasingly concerned about corruption: Survey Surveyed people indicate the government’s anti-corruption efforts are […]

Malaysia morning news for January 9

Malaysia morning news for January 9

Malaysia offers free 15-day online visa for Indians Malaysia’s Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has announced a 15-day visa free travel via their Electronic Travel Registration and Information (ENTRI) programme for Indian and Chinese citizens. — Business Traveller Malaysia targets RM155 billion in direct taxes this year Lim Guan Eng said that the government […]

Myanmar morning news for January 8

Myanmar morning news for January 8

Myanmar Military Files Nearly 50 Lawsuits Against Critics in Three Years, Watchdog Group Says Myanmar’s highly effective navy has filed almost 50 lawsuits circumstances towards crucial journalists, people, and organizations it has accused of defamation in the course of the civilian-led authorities’s almost 4 years in workplace, a freedom of expression advocacy group mentioned Tuesday. […]

Vietnam morning news for January 8

Vietnam morning news for January 8

State Bank of Vietnam sets cashless payments as top priority for 2020 The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has issued a resolution to boost cashless payments in the country. — The Phnom Penh Post Vietnam’s first wind farm loses turbine in fire – report Vietnam’s first wind farm, the Binh Thanh 1 Wind Farm in […]