Malaysia Morning News For May 11

Malaysia Morning News For May 11

Private investments in ECER to hit RM110bil this year The East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) expects private investments to reach RM110bil in the East Coast Economic Region (ECER) this year, a target actually set for 2020. — The Star Online Perak Targets 150,000 Tourists From Indonesia This Year – Zambry Perak is targetting […]

Philippines Morning News For May 11

Philippines Morning News For May 11

Philippines exports, imports grow faster than expected Outbound shipments from the Philippines grew more than expected in March, but a surprise rise in imports helped drive the country’s trade deficit higher than anticipated. — Financial Times Philippines bourse approves IPOs of Eagle Cement, Cebu Landmasters The board of the Philippine Stock Exchange on Wednesday approved […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 11

Indonesia Morning News For May 11

World Bank Lends $200m to Expand Indonesia’s Social Assistance Programs The World Bank has approved a $200 million loan to help the Indonesian government expand social assistance programs in an effort to eradicate poverty, according to a statement released on Wednesday (10/05). — Jakarta Globe Indonesia’s flip-flop policy on Freeport to damage investment climate: Experts […]

Singapore Morning News For May 11

Singapore Morning News For May 11

Singapore can ‘partner China in one belt one road initiativeAs a developed country not short of roads and ports, Singapore may not seem like a natural partner for China’s One Belt, One Road (Obor) initiative, for which infrastructure building is a key pillar. – The Straits Times New Silkroutes raises revenue forecast for oil trading […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 11

Myanmar Morning News For May 11

Police fire shots to break up Myanmar nationalist, Muslim scuffle Police in Myanmar fired warning shots to break up scuffles between Buddhist nationalists and Muslims in Myanmar’s biggest city in the early hours of Wednesday (May 10) after a crowd went hunting for “illegal” Rohingya. – Channel NewsAsia Trafigura-backed oil firm opens $92 mn Myanmar […]

Lao Morning News For May 10

Lao Morning News For May 10

Malaysia And Australia Committed To Address Cross-Border Crime – DPM Zahid Malaysia and Australia will be more committed in addressing cross-border crimes, including on issues pertaining to illegal immigrants involving both countries, through border patrol training, exchange of intelligence information and closer cooperation. — Bernama 12 Innovative Startups Qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Malaysia Morning News For May 10

Income tax authorities seize RM126 million from Country Heights boss Inland Revenue Board seizes money from a fixed deposit account of Lee Kim Yew over taxes owed by Country Heights Holdings Bhd’s subsidiary, Country Heights Sdn Bhd. — Free Malaysia Today Corruption perceptions index: 3-year plan to boost nation’s ranking THE country’s graft-busters have set […]

Philippines Morning News For May 10

Philippines Morning News For May 10

Duterte’s Populist Project Grinds On Almost one year into office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte continues to rule with characteristic sound and fury. Under his watch, the Southeast Asian nation has experienced a radical reorientation of both its domestic and foreign policy. — East Asia Forum PHL 24th in UN ranking of access to infra THE […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 10

Indonesia Morning News For May 10

Indonesia: Ahok conviction for blasphemy is an injustice The conviction and imprisonment of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as “Ahok”, will tarnish Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance, Amnesty International said today. — Amnesty International PTTEP freezes new investment in Indonesia PTT Exploration and Production, Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company, said on Tuesday that […]

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Morning News For May 10

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme Singapore’s Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat, has announced a Government-Industry Partnership scheme as part of a multi-pronged ‘war on diabetes’. The strategy follows hot on the heals of him announcing in the Singapore Parliament mid last month that he was “declaring a war […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 10

Myanmar Morning News For May 10

K4.8t worth of treasury bonds and notes sold in 2016-17 The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) sold K 4.823 trillion in Government Treasury Bonds and Treasury Notes during the 2016-17 fiscal year. — Myanmar Times China and Myanmar open long-delayed oil pipeline China and Myanmar have finally agreed to open a cross-border pipeline into south-east […]

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme

Singapore Intensifies War on Diabetes With Government-Industry Partnership Scheme

Singapore’s Minister of State for Health, Chee Hong Tat, has announced a Government-Industry Partnership scheme as part of a multi-pronged ‘war on diabetes’. The strategy follows hot on the heals of him announcing in the Singapore Parliament mid last month that he was “declaring a war on diabetes”. A largely preventable disease, some 400,000 Singaporeans or 10.53 per […]

Lao Morning News For May 9

Lao Morning News For May 9

Laos, IRRI agreement to boost food security The government and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to strengthen their partnership in research and expand the institute’s role in increasing Laos’ food and nutrition security. — Vientiane Times Nam Ngum 1 Upgrades Underway The Lao government has borrowed money from the Chinese Government to […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 9

Malaysia Morning News For May 9

IMF: Malaysia’s 2017 economic growth seen at 4.5% The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Malaysia’s economy to grow 4.5% in 2017 from a year earlier before expanding 4.7% in 2018 on domestic demand growth and as exports improve. — The Edge Markets MY MK Land’s Unit To Dispose Of Land In Kamunting For RM72 Million […]

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