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 […]

Philippines Morning News For May 9

Philippines Morning News For May 9

Gov’t to continue allowing private sector to import rice under new rules The government will continue allowing the private sector to import rice but the Department of Agriculture has to craft regulations to ensure there is no flooding of imported rice and put up a protective mechanism for local rice farmers. — Manila Bulletin Southeast […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 9

Indonesia Morning News For May 9

Indonesia Wants Global War on Illegal Fishing The Southeast Asian state wants illegal fishing to be declared a transnational crime. — The Diplomat Coal miners owe the Indonesian government hundreds of millions of dollars Activists argue the sector’s actual economic contributions are not enough to balance out the social and environmental problems caused by coal […]

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Singapore Morning News For May 9

Southeast Asian e-commerce firm Garena raises US$550m, rebrands as Sea Southeast Asia-focused e-commerce startup Garena Interactive Holding Ltd renamed itself Sea Ltd on Monday (May 8) and said it had raised US$550 million to expand in key markets such as Indonesia. — Channel NewsAsia Singapore to enforce death penalty for nuclear terrorism acts A person […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 9

Myanmar Morning News For May 9

Activists Protest Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s London ‘Freedom’ Award Activists and refugees demonstrated as State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was presented with the Freedom of the City of London award on Monday, calling the recognition “disappointing” in light of ongoing abuses against ethnic and religious minorities, journalists and rights activists in Burma. […]

Philippines Morning News For May 8

Philippines Morning News For May 8

BOI OKs P1.34-B power project The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved a P1.34-billion power plant project of Consunji-owned Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp., noting that this would provide a “crucial backup” to avoid power outages. — Philippine Daily Inquirer 7% growth likely this Q2 — Pernia The Philippine economy stands a chance to sustain […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 8

Indonesia Morning News For May 8

Indonesia Sues Thailand’s PTT, PTTEP for $2b Over Oil Spill The Indonesian government is suing Thailand’s state-owned PTT and PTT Exploration and Production for around $2 billion for alleged damage to the environment from an oil spill in the Timor Sea eight years ago. — Jakarta Globe Program to help Indonesia’s micro and small businesses […]

Singapore Morning News For May 8

Singapore Morning News For May 8

Tencent-backed Garena raises $550m in new funding, rebrands as Sea Garena has rebranded as Sea Ltd. after Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup secured $550 million in funds to step up a battle with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and other players in Indonesia. — Deal Street Asia S’pore to gain importance as trading hub as LNG […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 8

Myanmar Morning News For May 8

32 foreign investment proposals under scrutiny The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) says it is scrutinising 32 foreign investment proposals worth US$1.5 billion and 20 domestic proposals worth Ks492 billion. — Eleven Five electro-diesel locomotives arrives Five electro-diesel locomotives with 2000 HP purchased from China arrived at Thilawa Port on 1st May and are unloaded from […]

Philippines Morning News For May 5

Philippines Morning News For May 5

Philippines is top economic performer in region – Asean research The Philippines is “the top economic performer” in the region and the Duterte administration does not pose political risks that might make the country less attractive for investments, according to the ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO). — The Philippine Star Philippine judge warns inaction […]

Singapore Morning News For May 5

Singapore Morning News For May 5

Singapore banks seek to simplify online transactions Four banks in Singapore are participating in a pilot that aims to explore ways to simplify online banking transactions with the use of the government’s MyInfo online authentication service. — Telecom Asia Singapore online users are 9th worst Internet pirates in the world: Report Despite having an abundance […]

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