Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Indonesia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Indonesia to reduce plastic wastes by 70 percent The Indonesian government is committed to reducing plastic wastes by 70 percent by the end of 2025, initiated with […]

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 24

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Myanmar morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Activists Urge Unilever to Press Myanmar, Help Rohingya Activists are urging Unilever, a major investor in Myanmar, to speak out against the country’s treatment of its Rohingya […]

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 23

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Myanmar morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Foreign trade volume at US$23.5billion Foreign trade volume is over US$23.5billion, US$61million more compared to the same period of last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. […]

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 23

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Indonesia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Tribunal: Honda & Yamaha Form Price-Fixing Cartel in Indonesia Indonesia’s Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU), the country’s anti-monopoly agency, penalized Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM) and Astra […]

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 22

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 22

Welcome to the Indonesia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.     Jokowi criticizes Trade Ministry for lack of innovation President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo criticized the Trade Ministry for not being more ambitious and coming up with new […]

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 22

Myanmar Morning News Roundup For February 22

Welcome to the Myanmar morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.     Myanmar Villagers Demand Land Compensation From Copper Mine Operator About 100 residents from the town of Letpadaung protested on Tuesday against the Chinese company that operates […]

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 21

Indonesia Morning News Roundup For February 21

Welcome to the Indonesia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Indonesia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Indonesian construction firm Hutama Karya plans $412m bond issue State-owned Indonesian construction firm PT Hutama Karya plans a 5.5 trillion rupiah ($412 million) bond issue in April, […]

Myanmar Morning News Roundup for February 21

Myanmar Morning News Roundup for February 21

Welcome to the Myanmar morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Myanmar news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Border Guards Arrest Rohingya Figureheads for Skipping NVC-Related Meeting The Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) arrested six Rohingya figureheads in southern Maungdaw for skipping a meeting held […]

AnalyzeThis! Infrastructure: What You Need to Know About Infrastructure Development

A new addition to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMFs) Analyze This! series of information videos focuses on infrastructure spending and its effect on societies. AnalyzeThis! Infrastructure explains how investing in infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railways, and faster broadband internet services can help bolster economic growth and provide economic opportunities for millions of people around the […]

Corruption: Singapore Cleanest, Cambodia Filthiest, Thailand Plummets Down The Rabbit Hole

Corruption: Singapore Cleanest, Cambodia Filthiest, Thailand Plummets Down The Rabbit Hole

The 2016 corruption perception index (CPI) by Transparency International (TI) contained few surprises in the Asean region. Singapore remains the country in the Asean Community (AC) with the lowest perceived level of corruption ranking seven globally, while Cambodia remains the Asean Community’s filthiest for a fourth year in a row, dropping to 156 out of […]

Malaysia Seeks to be Global Islamic Wealth Management Centre

With Islamic assets under management of some Rm132.4 billion (US$29.66 billion), Malaysia is well on its way towards establishing itself as the international centre of Islamic wealth management services, notwithstanding the ongoing 1MDB scandal. The country’s aim of cementing its position as the Islamic wealth management capital of the world received a boost recently with […]

ADB Told to Focus on Infrastructure Development, Climate, Food Security

ADB Told to Focus on Infrastructure Development, Climate, Food Security

More than a third of respondents to a poll* conducted by the Asian Development Blog, a social media communications tool of the bank of the same name, has told it to focus on infrastructure development financing in the year ahead. Infrastructure development topped a list that included climate finance, food security, access to credit for […]

2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament To Kick Off March 9

Thailand’s annual jumbo corporate social responsibility (CSR) event of the year, the annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, will be held on the banks of the Chao Phraya River next to Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort between March 9th and 12th. Held for the past 14 years, the 2017 King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament will be […]