Cambodia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Cambodia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Cambodia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Demonstrators Attacked as Cambodian Court Convicts Prominent Activist Security guards outside a Phnom Penh courthouse attacked demonstrators who came to support land rights activist Tep Vanny during […]

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 24

Welcome to the Malaysia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Malaysia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Kim Jong-nam Was Killed by VX Nerve Agent, Malaysians Say Malaysia — The poison used to kill Kim-Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader Kim […]

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 23

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Malaysia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Malaysia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Submission of income tax via e-filing from March 1 Taxpayers can submit their income tax return form (ITRF) for the year of assessment 2016 via e-Filing starting […]

Cambodia Morning News Roundup For February 23

Cambodia Morning News Roundup For February 23

Welcome to the Cambodia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   EPIC finalists accelerate business plans Epic Cambodia, the one-year incubator program launched by co-working space Impact Hub Phnom Penh, has entered its startup acceleration phase, with five […]

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 22

Malaysia Morning News Roundup For February 22

Welcome to the Malaysia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Malaysia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Exclusive: Malaysia’s Blinkware to raise $2m from VCs to fund R&D Malaysia’s Blinkware Technology, a motion and gesture platforms provider is raising $2 million from venture capital […]

Cambodia Morning News Roundup For February 22

Cambodia Morning News Roundup For February 22

Welcome to the Cambodia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities.   Officials Challenge Government’s News Report About Parties Election and Interior Ministry officials have denied parts of a government news report claiming that 12 political parties—not including the […]

Malaysia Morning News Roundup February 21

Malaysia Morning News Roundup February 21

Welcome to the Malaysia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Malaysia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. Exclusive – Petronas considers $1 billion stake sale in offshore gas project: sources Malaysian state-owned oil and gas firm Petronas is aiming to sell a large minority stake […]

Cambodia Morning News Roundup February 21

Cambodia Morning News Roundup February 21

Welcome to the Cambodia morning news roundup by AEC News Today, your one stop for Cambodia news on matters of governance and policies affecting Asean business communities. H.I.V. Stalks Prostitutes and Their Children in Cambodia Abortion and AIDS are the two most common causes of death among Cambodian female sex workers, and AIDS is the […]

Cambodia Morning News Roundup February 20

Cambodia Morning News Roundup February 20

Bank ordered to replace its logo ACLEDA Bank, Cambodia’s largest bank in terms of assets, will have to shell out millions in the next three weeks to comply with a Council of Ministers decision last Friday that the private financial institution must redesign and replace its logo on all company materials and products to differentiate […]

Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Are Asean’s Most Dynamic Cities

Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi Are Asean’s Most Dynamic Cities

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi are Asean’s most dynamic cities. In the latest JLL City Momentum Index (CMI) the two Vietnamese cities, which rank second and eighth respectively globally, are the only two Asean cities to make the global top 30 dynamic cities list for 2017. Tracking 134 metropolises and economic hubs around […]

Asia-Pacific: Where It’s Come From, Where It’s Going, & Where it is Now

Asia-Pacific: Where It’s Come From, Where It’s Going, & Where it is Now

As Asean prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in October it is an opportune time to review the regions success over that period. From representing just 12 per cent of global gross domestic Product (GDP) in the early 1960s, the wider Asia-Pacific region now accounts for 31 per cent. A report by the Asian Development […]

2016 Vietnam GDP Grows 6.2%

2016 Vietnam GDP Grows 6.2%

Reduced agricultural and mining output has seen 2016 Vietnam GDP come in 7.5 per cent below the 6.7 per cent forecast made at the start of the year. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO) full year 2016 Vietnam GDP came in at an estimated 6.2 per cent. Nguyen Bich Lam, head of the GSO […]

Government Happy For Chinese Dominance of Cambodia Energy Sector to Continue

When Vietnamese forces liberated Cambodia from the genocidal reign of Pol Pot in 1979 they found the country devoid of necessary infrastructure. Roads, bridges, water and sanitation services, and power generation and distribution networks had all but been totally destroyed. While some progress was made on restoring these services in the wake of the Khmer […]

Viettel Removal of Roaming Charges First Sign of True Asean Community

Viettel Removal of Roaming Charges First Sign of True Asean Community

The concept of a single Asean Community (AC) took a giant leap forward in the dying days of 2016 when Vietnamese telecom operator Viettel Group announced plans to remove roaming charges across its networks in Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR. Viettel’s decision could cost the company up to $1 million a day, but it hopes […]

2017 Cambodia Commune Elections Receives Chinese Boost

2017 Cambodia Commune Elections Receives Chinese Boost

When Cambodians go to the polls for the 2017 Cambodia Commune elections they will be exercising their democratic rights with the assistance of the world’s largest communist country, China. In a further gesture of Beijing’s warm relations with Phnom Penh, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, Xiong Bo, has handed $11.7 million in goods to the Cambodia […]