Malaysia morning news for January 8

Malaysia morning news for January 8

Malaysian passport ranked 13th most ‘powerful’ worldwide The Malaysia passport is ranked as the 13th most “powerful” in the world, as holders enjoy visa-free access to 178 countries. — The Star Online GDP growth to decelerate to 4.3% in 2020: MARC The Malaysian Rating Corporation Bhd (MARC) is forecasting a real gross domestic product (GDP) […]

Myanmar morning news for January 7

Myanmar morning news for January 7

Myanmar to export 8,000-10,000 metric tons of semi-processed mangoes to China Myanmar will export 8,000-10,000 metric tons of semi-processed mangoes to China between 2020 and May, 2023, according to news released online by the Ministry of Commerce. — The Global New Light of Myanmar Building an inclusive city in Myanmar, one trash alley at a […]

Vietnam morning news for January 7

Vietnam morning news for January 7

Vietnam to operationalize 2020 with new transport infrastructure Metro, tunnels and expressways count among Vietnam’s grand billion dollar projects expected to commence operations this year. — Vietnam Insider Vietnam to hold auctions for 400 MW of floating solar Following its decision to switch from fixed feed-in tariffs to reverse auction bidding for the setting of […]

Malaysia morning news for January 7

Malaysia morning news for January 7

Govt aims to increase renewable energy output to 300MW – Yeo The government, via the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), aims to raise its net energy metering (NEM) programme output to 300 megawatts (MW) this year. — The Borneo Post Pan Borneo Highway records 22% progress: Works Ministry The construction […]

Myanmar morning news for January 6

Myanmar morning news for January 6

Myanmar Rebel Armies Extend Truce but Fighting Continues On New Year’s Day, the alliance of three active ethnic armed groups that has been fighting Myanmar’s military in Shan and Rakhine states extended its unilateral ceasefire for two more months, until Feb. 29, saying it would help smooth negotiations. — Reliefweb First airport in Chin State […]

Vietnam morning news for January 6

Vietnam morning news for January 6

Cash Shortage Hurts Investment in Vietnam Businesses in Vietnam face a cash shortage that is preventing as much as $24 billion that could be invested in the nation’s $250 billion economy, according to a study by PwC Vietnam. — VOA Vietnam’s e-commerce market to rocket to 13 billion USD in 2020 The size of Vietnamese […]

Malaysia morning news for January 6

Malaysia morning news for January 6

Ministry to conduct spot checks on 4,000 tourist centres in conjunction with VMY2020 The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) will carry out spot checks on 4,000 premises at tourist centres nationwide in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020). — Malay Mail Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia source: Rayani Air not cleared to resume […]

Myanmar morning news for January 3

Myanmar morning news for January 3

Financial services seen as most attractive investment bet in Myanmar Myanmar, which is described as the last frontier market of southeast Asia, saw deal-making gain momentum in 2019 even as private equity investors commit more dry powder to the region’s investment landscape that is said to require patient capital. — DealStreetAsia How safe are Myanmar‘s […]

Vietnam morning news for January 3

Vietnam morning news for January 3

Investors see great opportunities in Vietnam’s solar power Vietnam’s solar power sector holds much potential thanks to rising demand and a supportive regulatory framework. — The Hanoitimes Downside risks abound for Vietnam’s 2020 economy Vietnam’s Communist Party leaders could be excused if their 2020 outlook is overly politicized. — Asia Times Vietnam and regional neighbors […]

Malaysia morning news for January 3

Malaysia morning news for January 3

Malaysians expect a single app for all travel needs in the next decade WITH the continued advancement in technology, 58% of Malaysians anticipate using their mobile phones as a normal practice for hotel checkins, according to the Travel Trend Expectations for 2020s research by Agoda. — The Malaysian Reserve 5G roll out to drive telco […]

Myanmar morning news for January 2

Myanmar morning news for January 2

Myanmar president calls for people’s participation in peace, development process Myanmar President U Win Myint Wednesday called for the participation of people in their tasks of Union Peace, building a Democratic Federal Union and development programmes. — Xinhua Myanmar-Taiwan relations and the ‘China factor’ Might Myanmar-Taiwan relations get trickier due to the current presidential race […]

Vietnam morning news for January 2

Vietnam morning news for January 2

Vietnam exports 34Mt of cement and clinker in 2019 Vietnam is estimated to have exported 34Mt of cement and clinker, worth US$1.39bn, in 2019, reflecting a 6.25 per cent YoY increase in volume and 11.2 per cent YoY rise in value, according to the Department of Import-Export, under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. — […]

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