Lao morning news for May 31

Lao morning news for May 31

Endangered: Thai dissident band calls on musicians worldwide to help #SaveFaiyen (video) In February this year Australian football player Hakeem al-Araibi reached out to, and gained support from football players, sporting bodies, and fans globally over his detention in Thailand. Now a dissident Thai band in exile is calling for musicians and performing artists globally […]

Indonesia morning news for May 31

Indonesia morning news for May 31

Indonesia plans new measures to lure overseas investment Indonesia will put in place new incentives to attract foreign investment in a bid to turn the country into ASEAN’s manufacturing hub, industry minister Airlangga Hartarto said at Nikkei’s Future of Asia conference here on Thursday. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) The annual spending spree Bank Indonesia […]

Philippines morning news for May 31

Philippines morning news for May 31

NG debt hits P7.79T as of April The national government’s outstanding debt stood at P7.79 trillion as of end-April 2019, 13.3 percent up from its year ago level due to higher domestic and foreign loans. — Malaya PHL digital economy to expand 12-fold to P1.9 trillion in 2030–Hinrich The country’s digital economy could expand 12-fold […]

Lao morning news for May 30

Lao morning news for May 30

Laos and SK Engineering Clash over Cause of Dam Collapse A South Korean construction firm has dismissed the latest findings by the Lao government that are cited as the reason for a fatal hydropower dam collapse last year in Laos. — The Laotian Times Visitor numbers from high-end, target countries plummet The number of visitors […]

Indonesia morning news for May 30

Indonesia morning news for May 30

Indonesia’s Great Leap Forward in World Competitiveness Indonesia has leaped over its peers in Asia-Pacific in terms of competitiveness thanks to improvements in government efficiency, infrastructure and business conditions, Switzerland-based International Institute for Management and Development, or IMD, revealed on Wednesday. — Jakarta Globe Transjakarta loses Rp 8 billion due to last week’s riots City-owned […]

Philippines morning news for May 30

Philippines morning news for May 30

PH, Japan bare 26 business deals amounting to ₱288-B The Philippines and Japan have announced 26 deals amounting to ₱288.8 billion in estimated investments during President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to the East Asian country. — CNN Philippines GOCC dividend remittance jumped 45% from Jan to May–DOF report The government is on track to meeting its […]

Lao morning news for May 29

Lao morning news for May 29

Xepian-Xe Namnoy Saddle Dam Collapse Is Not Force Majeure, Says A Report The findings of an investigation conducted by a panel of professional and independent experts have suggested that the root cause of the saddle dam D of the Xepian- Xe Namnoy hydropower project is not force majeure. — KPL Wife of Sombath Somphone Says […]

Indonesia morning news for May 29

Indonesia morning news for May 29

Central Government apportions Rp5 trillion in village funds for Papua The central government has planned to allot Rp5.023 trillion in village funds to be disbursed this year to 5,411 hamlets in 558 sub-districts in 29 districts and municipality in Papua Province. — Antara News BPK records Rp269 trillion budget deficit in 2018 Budget deficit for […]

Philippines morning news for May 29

Philippines morning news for May 29

Gov’t maps out financial strategy vs global shocks An inter-agency council has prepared a roadmap that would allow the Philippines to survive external shocks brought about by the possible global growth slowdown. — The Philippine Star PH improves 4 notches in competitiveness report The Philippines ranked 46th out of 63 countries in the 2019 World […]

Lao morning news for May 28

Lao morning news for May 28

Lao PDR’s Ease of Doing Business rank reflecting complex business environment Lao PDR has experienced rapid economic growth over the past 25 years. — Devdiscourse Ministry expands farmland available for dry season crops The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry achieved its 2018 target by creating an additional 153,000 hectares of agricultural land that can be […]

Indonesia morning news for May 28

Indonesia morning news for May 28

Not so fast: Indonesia regulator says 737 Max may not fly until 2020 (video) While the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reportedly ‘expecting’ to approve the Boeing 737 Max to return to US skies as early as the end of next month, Indonesia’s aviation regulator is among those internationally saying ‘not so fast’. — […]

Philippines morning news for May 28

Philippines morning news for May 28

ADB approves 300 mln USD loan to support Philippine education The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 300-million-U.S. dollar loan to support the Philippine government’s efforts to achieve inclusive growth by improving access to high-quality secondary education that responds to labor market needs, the Manila-based bank said on Monday. — Xinhuanet PH, Japan to […]