Lao Morning News For May 3

Lao Morning News For May 3

Singapore hopes to be part of Laos’ transformation: PM Lee Laos’ leaders have ambitious plans to transform the landlocked country into one that’s connected to the rest of the world, and Singapore hopes to be part of that development, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday (May 2). — Channel NewsAsia Possible Solar Power […]

Cambodia Morning News For May 3

Cambodia Morning News For May 3

Illicit trade costs millions Illicit financial flows in and out of Cambodia starved the Kingdom of at least $360 million in lost taxes annually between 2005 and 2014, according to a new report. — The Phnom Penh Post Rice millers balk at export fees Numerous members of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), the body tasked […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 2

Malaysia Morning News For May 2

AllianceDBS: Govt needs PFIs for future big projects Given the current state of government finances, it will have to resort to private financing initiatives (PFIs) or foreign-based funding for future big projects such as those in the infrastructure or construction space, said AllianceDBS Research in a report. — The Star Online More cargo, lower tariffs […]

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 […]