Asean morning news for February 7

Asean morning news for February 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Japan bank and China unicorn to offer Southeast Asia loans Japan’s Aozora Bank will partner with a Chinese financial technology unicorn to develop online loan services in Southeast Asia. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Upgrade infrastructure to attract global manufacturing, GMS told There is a significant […]

Asean morning news for February 6

Asean morning news for February 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Dealing with pollution as urbanisation spreads in Asia Bangkok choked for weeks last month as smog filled the air while drones and fire trucks fought to bring the pollution under control. — The Phnom Penh Post The Most Underrated Difficulty in Southeast Asian E-Commerce Market Between […]

Asean morning news for February 5

Asean morning news for February 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia bucks trend of sinking global foreign investment Southeast Asia is bucking the global trend of falling direct foreign investment, as the low-cost fast-growing region solidifies its position as an attractive location for multinationals. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) ADB invests 20 mln USD in […]

Asean morning news for February 4

Asean morning news for February 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Russia vies with US as it steps up arms exports to Southeast Asia Russia is ramping up its weapons sales to Southeast and South Asia, with Moscow overtaking Britain as the world’s second-largest exporter. — Nikkei Asian Review Asean must learn lessons from Brexit While the […]

Asean morning news for February 1

Asean morning news for February 1

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Thailand faces tough job as Asean chair amid trade conflicts, forum hears As Asean chair this year, Thailand must enhance the region’s cooperation amid growing US-China tensions that threaten to go beyond mere trade conflicts, international-relations experts said at a peace forum in Bangkok yesterday. The […]

Asean morning news for January 31

Asean morning news for January 31

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   EP32: ASEAN e- commerce Agreement As Thailand will assume the ASEAN chairmanship title next year, let’s take a look at one of the bloc’s key moments when ASEAN has signed first e-commerce agreement. — NBT World (video) Golden Triangle bust yields precursor haul Authorities from four […]

Asean morning news for January 30

Asean morning news for January 30

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China, Vietnam seen as more corrupt while Indonesia, Philippines clean up their act: Transparency International report China’s rating on perceived corruption has fallen for the first time in five years, pushing it down 10 places to 87 on an annual index by global watchdog Transparency International. […]

Asean morning news for January 29

Asean morning news for January 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean and China struggle to buckle Belt and Road Initiative China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to draw criticism and disapproval. — Khmer Times Thailand to push RCEP deal this year THAILAND, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic […]

Asean morning news for January 28

Asean morning news for January 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Competition: Help empower Asean’s bright future with a video, but be quick (video) Young videographers throughout Asean will have to work quick if they want to submit entries in this year’s ASEAN Youth Video Contest, with first round submissions closing on February 19. — AEC News […]

Disturbing: Cambodia police shoot land protester in Sihanoukville (video) *updated

Disturbing: Cambodia police shoot land protester in Sihanoukville (video) *updated

 As Cambodia heads towards a head-on crash with the European Union (EU) and the United States government over political freedom and human rights, disturbing video has emerged of Cambodia police shooting at protestors in Sihanoukville, in the country’s southwest. Said to have been recorded on January 24, the alarming video,was posted to the Facebook […]

Asean morning news for January 25

Asean morning news for January 25

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN Move Forward: Green Meeting Thailand, as this year’s ASEAN Chair, will make an effort to include environmental affairs in the bloc’s more than 180 meetings. We will now take a closer look at the preparation for such conferences. — NBT World (video) Singapore and China […]