Lao morning news for May 22

Lao morning news for May 22

Laos’ trade deficit increases in first quarter of 2019 The value of Laos’ combined exports and imports in the first quarter of 2019 amounted to 1.53 percent less than during the same period last year, excluding the value of electricity imports and exports. — ANN/ Vientiane Times Thailand, Laos to study on new cross-border railway […]

Indonesia morning news for May 22

Indonesia morning news for May 22

Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president’s re-election Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said. — Reuters With Joko Widodo’s Re-election, Indonesia Bucks Global Tilt Toward […]

Philippines morning news for May 22

Philippines morning news for May 22

Neda committee changes scopes of 3 infra projects The National Economic and Development Authority Board’s Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee chaired by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III approved on May 17 the changes in three infrastructure projects. — Manilastandard.net Watchdogs file complaint vs Comelec officials over alleged election anomalies Poll watchdogs filed an administrative complaint before […]

Lao morning news for May 21

Lao morning news for May 21

Lao gov sits on dam collapse report waiting on Seoul’s approval on what to say Almost one year after a tsunami-like wall of water swept away homes, villages, people, cattle and agriculture fields in Champassak and Attapeu provinces of Lao PDR the government has reportedly been handed a report into the tragedy which lays the […]

Indonesia morning news for May 21

Indonesia morning news for May 21

President Jokowi re-elected with 55.5 per cent of votes: Elections commission Indonesia’s president Joko Widodo has, as expected, defeated his old rival Prabowo Subianto at the polls again – this time by more than double the votes he had garnered at their last presidential race in 2014. — The Straits Times (annoying popups) Global slowdown […]

Philippines morning news for May 21

Philippines morning news for May 21

BoP swung to a surplus of $4.27b in four months The country’s balance of payments posted a surplus of $467 million in April, a reversal of the $270-million deficit recorded a year ago, buoyed by remittances, foreign direct investments and income from the investments of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas abroad. — Manilastandard.net Comelec reports […]

Lao morning news for May 20

Lao morning news for May 20

Laos-Japan trade grows, tourist flow drops Laos has raised its trade value targets, including imports and exports, with Japan this year after an increase in the annual trade value of both countries. — ANN/ Vientiane Times OPINION: Telex abolished, obstacles remain in tourism Tourism police have cancelled the telex process after tour operators’ longstanding demand […]

Indonesia morning news for May 20

Indonesia morning news for May 20

State budget deficit reaches Rp 101 trillion in April The Finance Ministry announced that the state budget deficit had reached Rp 101 trillion (US$6.97 billion) as of April this year, compared to the deficit of Rp 54.9 trillion in the corresponding period, last year. — The Jakarta Post Indonesia on edge as Islamist group plans […]

Philippines morning news for May 20

Philippines morning news for May 20

Malacanang nixes foreign funding of PH media Malacañang is opposed to the foreign funding of some media entities especially when such resources are supposedly used to “demonize” the government. — Tempo Economic cluster to review spending target The Duterte cabinet’s Economic Development Cluster (EDC) is set to review this week the government’s spending target to […]

Lao morning news for May 17

Lao morning news for May 17

Electricity imports to drop, exports to drive growth in Laos The amount of electricity imported by Laos is likely to drop in 2019 as the country witnesses a surge in electricity generation, local daily Vientiane Times reported on Thursday. — Xinhuanet Infrastructure restoration underway in flood-hit Sanamxay district The restoration of roads and construction of […]

Indonesia morning news for May 17

Indonesia morning news for May 17

Indonesia Has a Grand $412 Billion Plan to Rebuild the Country Indonesia is drafting ambitious plans for more than $400 billion in building projects, from constructing 25 airports to new power plants, as the government seeks to stoke growth in Southeast Asia’s largest economy, according to the country’s planning minister. — Bloomberg Investigation Finds Indonesia’s […]

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