Vietnam morning news for January 30

Vietnam morning news for January 30

Vietnam targets 18 million foreign holiday-makers in 2019 Vietnam aims to receive about 18 million foreign visitors and 85 million domestic ones in 2019, and earn more than 700 trillion VND (30.2 billion USD) from tourism, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. — VNA NET Hanoi enjoys 7.3 percent rise in January’s […]

Malaysia morning news for January 30

Malaysia morning news for January 30

Malaysia goes up one notch higher to 61 in corruption index Malaysia has gone up one place to 61 out of 180 countries in Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2018. — The Star Online Wage must grow 3.5% annually for Malaysia to achieve high-income status Salary in Malaysia must grow at an average […]

Myanmar morning news for January 29

Myanmar morning news for January 29

Aung San Suu Kyi to investors: Myanmar is open for business Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday (Jan 28) urged global investors to put their money into Myanmar, seeking to offset the negative impact of the Rohingya crisis and slow pace of economic reforms. — Channel NewsAsia Mandalay moves closer to e-government with […]

Vietnam morning news for January 29

Vietnam morning news for January 29

Foreign investors pour money into food processing, drinks industry The food processing and drinks industry has seen growth of 7 percent in recent years, with more and more foreign investors deciding to pour money into the sector. — VNA NET 58,461 bags of rice from Vietnam unloaded THE National Food Authority (NFA) in Negros Occidental […]

Malaysia morning news for January 29

Malaysia morning news for January 29

Govt to build 100,000 affordable homes by end-2019 The Housing and Local Government Ministry is targeting to build 100,000 affordable homes by the end of this year, in line with the Pakatan Harapan government’s manifesto to provide budget housing. — The Star Online Malaysia is the 26th most innovative country in the world Malaysia is […]

Myanmar morning news for January 28

Myanmar morning news for January 28

Myanmar to repay about 700 million USD debt in 2018-19 FY Until 2059-2060 fiscal year, Myanmar is expected to repay original loans and interests for the total external debt of 10.20 billion USD, according to Union Parliament Public Joint Accounts Committee’s the findings and report on the mid-term debt management strategy 2018. — Eleven Myanmar […]

Vietnam morning news for January 28

Vietnam morning news for January 28

Vietnam begins abuse of power trial against former national security officials Today, the People’s Court of Hanoi will open the trials of former national security advisors Bui Van Thanh and Tran Viet Tan on abuse of power charges. — Foreign Brief Vincom Landmark 81: watch SEAs tallest building go up in 30 seconds (video) When […]

Malaysia morning news for January 28

Malaysia morning news for January 28

“Cost Too High”: Malaysia Scraps $19 Billion China-Backed Rail Project A multi-billion dollar China-backed rail project in Malaysia has been scrapped, government officials said Saturday, adding that the cost of building it was too high. — NDTV Malaysia’s rising illegal plastic recycling factories The plastics processing industry in Malaysia is worth an estimated $840m, but […]

Vincom Landmark 81: watch SEAs tallest building go up in 30 seconds (video)

When the Vincom Landmark 81 completed construction in July 2018 it became the 14th tallest building in the world, and the tallest building in Southeast Asia. Towering 461.5m (1,513.0 ft) high, the $123 million project took almost three and a half years to complete and involved more than 2,500 construction workers. Designed in the shape of […]

Myanmar morning news for January 25

Myanmar morning news for January 25

Rakhine launches new power infrastructure, aims for development Power transmission lines measuring 104 kilometres (60 miles) and a substation that will serve Ponnagyun, Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships in Rakhine State have been officially launched. — Myanmar Times Companies to build car factories in Ayeyarwady Region Ayeyarwady Region, Investment and Directorate of Companies Administration, Director […]

Vietnam morning news for January 25

Vietnam morning news for January 25

Nearly $900 million injected into Vietnamese start-ups in 2018 Vietnamese start-ups were invested in to the tune of US$900 million in 2018, tripling the previous year’s investment, according to a report recently released by Topica Founder Institute (TFI), a start-up accelerator programme in Viet Nam and Thailand. — Viet Nam News Vietnam makes debut in […]

Malaysia morning news for January 25

Malaysia morning news for January 25

Matrade targets MTCs to generate RM3.8bil increase in export revenue by 2020 The Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade) has targeted a RM3.8 billion increase in export revenue from mid-tier companies (MTCs) under the Mid-Tier Companies Development Programme (MTCDP) in 2020 from RM2.5 billion recorded as at December 2017. — New Straits Times Malaysia’s c.bank […]

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