Vietnam Morning News For May 2

Vietnam Morning News For May 2

Moody’s and SP affirms Việt Nam’s sovereign rating Two major credit rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s (S&P), on Friday affirmed Việt Nam’s sovereign rating, citing the country’s strong foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows, macroeconomic and external stability and modest external debt burden. — Viet Nam News New ways to meet VN’s energy needs […]

Lao Morning News For May 2

Lao Morning News For May 2

Laos-China railway will rev up pace of development Laos will be able to accelerate the rate of development and grow even faster than some neighbouring countries now that construction of the railway linking Vientiane to the Chinese border has begun. — Vientiane Times Consumer protection hotline strengthens price controls The 1510 consumer protection hotline number […]

Cambodia Morning News For May 2

Cambodia Morning News For May 2

Emerald’s gold prospects improve The Australian-listed mining firm behind Cambodia’s Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province released its definitive feasibility study (DFS) yesterday, confirming its predictions of 1.14 million ounces in gold reserves while reducing its projected investment costs for extraction. — The Phnom Penh Post Labour minister praises robust garment sector growth Cambodia’s minister […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 28

Malaysia Morning News For April 28

M’sia named top medical tourism destination for third time Malaysia has won the Health and Medical Tourism Destination of the Year award for the third consecutive year. — New Straits Times Bring down tariff to zero, eliminate NTB, Najib tells Asean The 10-member Association of South-east Nations (Asean) must work vigorously to bring down tariffs […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 28

Vietnam Morning News For April 28

Vietnam well poised to face growth challenges Global research and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group (OBG) on April 25 launched a comprehensive report on the Vietnamese economy. — VIETNAMNET Bridge PV Gas and foreign partners to build $1.27bn gas pipeline A subsidiary of the State-owned oil and gas group PetroVietnam and its foreign partners have […]

Lao Morning News For April 28

Lao Morning News For April 28

Cigarettes must bear health warning labels in Laos from May The Lao Ministry of Health (MoH) has said as of May 1, all cigarette products of all brands, either domestically made or imported for commercial purposes in Laos, must be affixed with health warnings covering 75 percent of the packaging. — Xinhua Lao food prices […]

Cambodia Morning News For April 28

Cambodia Morning News For April 28

CNRP Asks Government to Investigate Angkor Bribe Claims Culture and Fine Arts Minister Phoeung Sakona said on Thursday that she would investigate allegations by a senior opposition lawmaker that the authority managing the world famous Angkor Archeological Park is extorting villagers and making sweetheart land lease deals. — The Cambodia Daily (paywall) NGOs Decry ‘Chilling […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 27

Malaysia Morning News For April 27

AmBank: Malaysian bonds to rally after selldown Malaysia’s sovereign bonds will rally in the next three months, spurred by demand from local insurers and pension funds, and an accommodative interest-rate policy, according to the nation’s top debt arranger. — The Star Online TM to complete broadband speed upgrades by year-end Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) aims […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 27

Vietnam Morning News For April 27

Vietnamese consumers the most socially-conscious in Asia-Pacific Vietnamese consumers are the most socially-conscious in Asia-Pacific according to the Corporate Sustainability Report from Nielsen released on April 26. — VIETNAMNET Bridge Foreign investors pour $11 bln in Vietnam in 4 months Foreign investors have poured 10.95 billion USD into new and operational FDI projects and to […]

Lao Morning News For April 27

Lao Morning News For April 27

Major deals signed as Vietnam PM visits Laos and Vietnam have inked deals worth multi-millions of US dollars during a two-day official visit by Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc from April 26-27 that concludes today. — Vientiane Times Opportunities in Laos for Vietnamese companies The Vietnam Trade Fair – Laos in 2017 will be […]

Cambodia Morning News For April 27

Cambodia Morning News For April 27

E-commerce slowed by government: report The key ingredients for e-commerce adoption are in place in Cambodia but many specific measures need to be addressed by both the private and public sector before the Kingdom can tap into the huge opportunities offered by a digital economy, according to a new report released by a UN agency […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 26

Malaysia Morning News For April 26

Takeover of Icon on hold, resistance from minority shareholders UMW Oil & Gas Corp Bhd’s (UMW-OG) proposed takeover of Icon Offshore Bhd and Orkim Sdn Bhd is on hold. — The Star Online Malaysia jumps up to 24th on Huawei Global Connectivity Index 2017 Malaysia jumped five notches to rank 24th (out of 50) on […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 26

Vietnam Morning News For April 26

Vietnam asks for New Zealand support in judicial personnel training Vietnam hopes for New Zealand’s cooperation and support in training personnel and enhancing capacity for judicial officials to meet international integration requirements, said Deputy Minister of Justice Le Tien Chau. — VIETNAMNET Bridge Việt Nam, Angola seek to boost ties Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh […]

Lao Morning News For April 26

Lao Morning News For April 26

Power generates seven percent plus growth in past year The economy of Laos grew at a rate of 7.02 percent in 2016, falling short of the 7.5 percent forecast in the plan approved by National Assembly (NA) last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. — Vientiane Times NA ordinary session opens to […]

Cambodia Morning News For April 26

Cambodia Morning News For April 26

Port launches initial public offering roadshow Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP) kicked off a road show and bookbuild process for its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday to prospective investors, following the announcement last month that it would seek to become the fifth listed company on Cambodia’s sleepy stock exchange. — The Phnom Penh Post Cambodia’s state-owned […]