Vietnam Morning News For February 9

Vietnam Morning News For February 9

Viêt Nam Asia’s strongest gold jewellery market in 2017 Viet Nam was the strongest gold jewellery market in Asia last year, according to the World Gold Council’s report about gold trends in 2017 released on Tuesday. — Bizhub Buyers shun sale of stake in Vietnam power firm Prospective investors have registered interest in less than […]

Indonesia Morning News For February 9

Indonesia Morning News For February 9

Government Targets 20 Startups from Small Industries in 2018 The Ministry of Industry targeted 20 startups generated from small and medium industries (IKM) in 2018. In 2017, the target was nine industries. — Tempo Coal buyers spooked by Indonesia’s new shipping rules Buyers of Indonesian coal are holding back orders of the fuel after the […]

Cambodia Morning News For February 8

Cambodia Morning News For February 8

The State of Human Security in Cambodia Violence in Cambodia has escalated in recent months with Prime Minister Hun Sen’s attempts to quash competition ahead of the upcoming elections on July 29, 2018. — The Diplomat Government solicits help in crafting policy for startups The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) will craft a new […]

Malaysia Morning News For February 8

Malaysia Morning News For February 8

Hypermarket sales not benchmark of Malaysian economic condition Hypermarket sales cannot be viewed as the only benchmark to gauge the economic condition of Malaysia and its people, Minister in Prime Minister’s Department (Economic Planning Unit) Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan said. — New Straits Times Affin Islamic helps finance solar project in Perak Affin lslamic […]

Vietnam Morning News For February 8

Vietnam Morning News For February 8

Plastics exports predicted to expand by some 15% in 2018 Vietnam’s exports of plastic products are expected to rise by 12-15% this year on the back of rising market demand, according to Vietnam Plastics Association (VPA). — The Hanoi Times Vietnam may export longans to Australia in 2019 Vietnamese longans may be exported to Australia […]

Indonesia Morning News For February 8

Indonesia Morning News For February 8

Indonesian-made solar panels exempt from US tariffs The Trade Ministry’s international trade director general, Oke Nurwan, said on Wednesday that Indonesian solar panel exports to the United States would not be subject to a 30 percent import tariff that the country recently imposed. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia eyes South Asia to expand and diversify […]

Cambodia Morning News For February 7

Cambodia Morning News For February 7

Cambodia: Opportunities For Improvement Abound, But… Following its graduation from least developed country (LCD) to lower-middle income status in July 2016 the Cambodia economy has remained healthy. In 2017 Cambodia GDP growth came in at 6.9 per cent, driven by the tourism sector, an ongoing construction boom, and the gradual emergence of non-textile exports. — […]

Malaysia Morning News For February 7

Malaysia Morning News For February 7

Malaysia and Singapore to set up stock market trading link Malaysia and Singapore will set up a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia (BM) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) by the end of this year, regulators from both countries announced on Tuesday (Feb 6). — Channel NewsAsia AirAsia unveils FACES, Malaysia’s first airport facial recognition […]

Vietnam Morning News For February 7

Vietnam Morning News For February 7

PVOil launches cashless payment app for drivers PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PVOil) on Tuesday launched PV Oil Easy, an application for smartphones and tablets that allows users to buy petrol and manage their purchases via a QR code. — Bizhub Opposition to Vietnam’s proposed soft drinks tax increases, even among officials Opposition is gathering pace against […]

Indonesia Morning News For February 7

Indonesia Morning News For February 7

Indonesia’s largest bank posts 49% net profit jump in 2017 Indonesia’s largest bank by assets on Tuesday reported a surge in net profit for 2017 as a rebound in commodity prices helped reduce bad loan provisions, although it said earnings growth will be slower this year due to heated competition. — Nikkei Asian Review CPO […]

Cambodia Morning News For February 6

Cambodia Morning News For February 6

Cambodia Blocks Online Access to Shuttered Cambodia Daily Cambodia’s government has ordered internet service providers to block online access to The Cambodia Daily newspaper, which closed last year amid a widespread crackdown on media and civil society groups criticizing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party. — Radio Free Asia CBC says growth of […]

Malaysia Morning News For February 6

Malaysia Morning News For February 6

M’sia-EU tiff to hit machinery, transport equipment deals? Malaysia’s threat to review imports over the European Union (EU) Parliament’s palm oil bio fuels halt, could see bans on selected products and revision of contracts including commercial aircraft and military equipment. — The Malaysian Reserve Banks shift priorities toward digitalisation, innovation: E&Y Some 85 per cent […]