Cambodia Morning News For April 18

Cambodia Morning News For April 18

World Bank Approves $100M in Loans for Schools, Rural Roads The World Bank approved $100 million in loans to Cambodia to bolster secondary education by improving schools and educators’ qualifications, and to make rural roads more navigable and climate-resilient, according to a statement released on Friday. — The Cambodia Daily (paywall) Cambodia borrows 8.3 billion […]

Lao Morning News For April 13

Lao Morning News For April 13

More Chinese-Owned Banana Plantations to Close in Laos Lao government orders closing down environmentally destructive Chinese banana farms, first reported in January in Bokeo province, are now in force in six other provinces in the Southeast Asian country, sources say. — Radio Free Asia Chinese embassy presents office equipment to Lao defense ministry The Chinese […]

Singapore Morning News For April 13

Singapore Morning News For April 13

Singapore central bank keeps policy settings unchanged as expected Singapore’s central bank kept its exchange-rate based policy unchanged as expected on Thursday, saying a “neutral” stance will be needed for an extended period of time. — Reuters Singapore Q1 GDP contracts 1.9 pct qtr/qtr, in line with forecasts Singapore’s trade-reliant economy shrank 1.9 percent in […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 13

Malaysia Morning News For April 13

P2P platform aims to disburse up to RM20mil to local SMEs Peer-to-peer (P2P) financing platform Funding Societies aims to disburse between RM10 million and RM20 million to 100 to 200 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) here this year. — New Straits Times RHB joins P2P arena with Funding Societies RHB Banking Group has joined Funding […]

Cambodia Morning News For April 13

Cambodia Morning News For April 13

Investment in Cambodia’s construction dips in Q1 Investment in Cambodia’s construction sector saw a 22-percent decline in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, the Khmer Times reported on Wednesday, citing government figures. — Xinhua Chosen by Angel for Bumper Crop, Banana Prices Rise for New Year Khmer New Year […]

Lao Morning News For April 12

Lao Morning News For April 12

Troubled road project along Lao-Cambodian border rolls on Work by military engineers on a contentious road skirting Cambodia’s border with Laos – which has prompted a military stand-off in the area – has quietly resumed, local officials say, even as run-ins between Cambodian and Lao military patrols in the disputed area have further heightened tensions. […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 12

Malaysia Morning News For April 12

Huge potential in southern Thailand-Malaysia cross-border trade The cross-border trade between southern Thailand and Malaysia has the potential to grow about 400,000 20-ft equivalent unit (TEUs) of cargo per annum. — The Star Online Cashless society can help combat corruption Permodalan Nasional Bhd group chairman Tan Sri Abdul Wahid Omar said Monday that immobilizing large […]

Cambodia Morning News For April 12

Cambodia Morning News For April 12

CBS completes merger with Legend Tiger Cambodia Broadcasting Service (CBS), a subsidiary of business tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group, has finalised its merger with TV advertising company Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd, creating the nation’s largest and best equipped television advertising production facility, according to a release yesterday. — The Phnom Penh Post EGA reports […]

Malaysia Morning News For April 11

Malaysia Morning News For April 11

‘FIRE SALES’ AT PETRONAS TO RAISE CASH FOR NAJIB REGIME? OIL MAJORS EYE STAKE IN OFFSHORE SARAWAK GAS FIELD Petroliam Nasional Bhd’s (Petronas) proposed sale of a stake in a gas field offshore Sarawak has attracted the attention of several oil majors, with bids expected in the next few weeks. — Malaysia Chronicle BNM’s foreign […]

Lao Morning News For April 11

Lao Morning News For April 11

Intellectual Property Fair to Be Held on April 21 The Intellectual Property (IP) Fair 2017 will be held from April 21 to May 1 in Vientiane Capital, aiming to celebrate the 17th anniversary of World IP Day (April 26). — Lao News Agency Over 20 Officials Learn Inter-Presentation Skills Over 20 government officials attended a […]

Cambodia Morning News For April 11

Cambodia Morning News For April 11

Cambodia’s microfinance shakeup: in whose interest? With Cambodia’s microfinance sector reeling from the central bank’s controversial decision to introduce an interest rate cap, Southeast Asia Globe investigates the repercussions — Southeast Asia Globe MFIs predict lower earnings With the interest rate cap of 18 percent in full force for all new and restructured microfinance loans […]

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University: Asean’s Best Under 50

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University: Asean’s Best Under 50

When it comes to quality tertiary education Singapore’s title as the higher education centre of Asean can not be challenged, with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranked as the region’s best and the third best in the world in the Times Higher Education’s 2017 Young University Rankings. Ranked number 54 globally in the Times Higher Education […]

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