Myanmar morning news for June 16

Myanmar morning news for June 16

Myanmar Extends Bans on Gatherings, Int’l Flights as Imported COVID-19 Cases Rise The Myanmar government announced on Monday that restrictions on visas, international flights and public gatherings have been extended through June 30. — Irrawaddy Myanmar: Lifting of restrictions on importation of alcohol Myanmar has further eased restrictions on the importation of spirits and liquor, […]

Vietnam morning news for June 16

Vietnam morning news for June 16

Vietnam works to promote non-cash payment To realise the Government’s goals regarding non-cash payments, since 2019, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has nominated June 16 as “Non-cash Day”. — NDO Solar Rules Weaken Vietnam’s Love-Hate Relationship to Coal Near the southern Vietnam beaches filled with kite surfers and mud baths, there sits a hydropower […]

Malaysia morning news for June 16

Malaysia morning news for June 16

5% jobless rate just the beginning, says employers’ federation Malaysia’s largest employers’ federation has warned that the 5% unemployment rate at the end of April is just the beginning of more job cuts. — FMT Covid-19 accelerates Malaysia’s digital agenda, says minister Covid-19 has not only accelerated the country’s digitalisation agenda but also increased the […]

Myanmar morning news for June 15

Myanmar morning news for June 15

Myanmar to revamp governance of industrial zones under new law Legislators in Myanmar have approved a long-awaited law governing industrial parks that grant regulatory bodies new powers to punish polluters and land speculators. — Myanmar Times Myanmar govt may end Rakhine internet blackout in August The internet blackout in Rakhine State may end in August, […]

Vietnam morning news for June 15

Vietnam morning news for June 15

Vietnam car maker Vinfast launches Australian R&D centre Vietnam’s first domestic car manufacturer, VinFast, said on Friday it has opened a research and development centre in the Australian city of Melbourne, in a move to support the company’s plans for international expansion. — Reuters Four mobile companies strike deal for sharing telecom infrastructure Telecom operators […]

Malaysia morning news for June 15

Malaysia morning news for June 15

Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases drop to eight today, with one death Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dropped to eight as of noon today from 43 yesterday, which raises the country’s total confirmed Covid-19 infections to 8,453. — The Edge Markets Govt to address issues faced by foreign workers stranded in Malaysia The government will look into […]

Myanmar morning news for June 12

Myanmar morning news for June 12

Myanmar Unveils Details of Three-Stage Tourism Recovery Plan As countries around the world gradually ease travel and living restrictions, Myanmar has unveiled details of a three-stage ‘Strategic Roadmap for Tourism Recovery’. — Asia Travel UN Supplies Over 75,000 Test Kits to Government of Myanmar in Fight Against COVID-19 The United Nations agencies, funds and programmes […]

Vietnam morning news for June 12

Vietnam morning news for June 12

MoIT denies reports about power price increase The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) late on Tuesday denied reports that the nation’s electricity price had increased. The reports had appeared on some websites and social media posts. — Viet Nam News Vietnam’s Support Policy to Recover Economy: Resolution 84 As Vietnam comes out of lockdown […]

Malaysia morning news for June 12

Malaysia morning news for June 12

Malaysia allows public transport, flights to operate at full capacity All public transport services, including flights and express buses, as well as e-hailing services and private vehicles, are now allowed to operate at full capacity as long as they abide by the standard operating procedures under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) at all times. […]

Myanmar morning news for June 11

Myanmar morning news for June 11

Myanmar growth to slow in 2020 but rebound next year, World Bank says Although economic growth for Myanmar is forecast to slow to 1.5 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this could rebound to 6pc by 2021, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects 2020 report released on June 8. — Myanmar […]

Vietnam morning news for June 11

Vietnam morning news for June 11

Vietnam seeks to raise about $50 mln in power plant stake sale Vietnam is seeking to raise around $50 million by selling a 9% stake in Haiphong Thermal Power via an auction on June 18, the government said on Wednesday. — Reuters How Vietnam’s authoritarian government succeeded at containing COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic is continuing […]

Malaysia morning news for June 11

Malaysia morning news for June 11

New Covid-19 survey results contain cheer for health authorities, gloom for businesses Malaysian respondents in a recent survey said they were still coming to grips with Covid-19 when those in neighbouring countries were already settled to life alongside the pandemic. — Malay Mail Despite Covid-19 pandemic, China’s love for Malaysian durians knows no bounds Malaysian […]

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