Asean Morning News For June 22

Asean Morning News For June 22

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   PATA: Mekong tourism grows 13% More than 59 million travellers visited the five countries that are members of the Greater Mekong Sub-region during 2017, according to the Pacific Asia Travel Association’s Annual Tourism Monitor 2018. — TTR Weekly Thailand leads Asean IoT exploration poll Thailand is […]

Asean Morning News For June 21

Asean Morning News For June 21

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Self-Sufficient, Sustainable, Vital: Thailand’s Vision for PPP-Driven CLMVT (video) Thailand Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has outlined his vision of the future for the CLMVT (Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand) in which the region seamlessly integrates with larger regional and global economic corridors, with the private […]

Asean Morning News For June 20

Asean Morning News For June 20

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   PM and ASEAN Chairman agree to step up cooperation The ASEAN Secretary-General has expressed his readiness to support Thailand to be the ASEAN Chair in 2019 and strengthen cooperation in all levels. — News Today (video) Bangkok Bank President has confidence in ASEAN economy The President […]

Asean Morning News For June 19

Asean Morning News For June 19

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Emerging Asia hit by biggest exodus since 2008 A falling tide lowers all boats, it seems. Amid an exodus from emerging markets, investors are pulling out of even Asian economies with solid prospects for growth and debt financing. — Bangkok Post/ Bloomberg JD.com hastens e-commerce race […]

Asean Morning News For June 18

Asean Morning News For June 18

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu    Thailand spearheads regional fund to cut reliance on big Asian economies Thailand is spearheading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a summit in Bangkok on Saturday, a bid to counter reliance on Asian giants, such as […]

Asean Morning News For June 15

Asean Morning News For June 15

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   UN says people smuggling worth $7bn a year THE global people smuggling industry is worth between $5.5 and $7 billion according to new analysis from the United Nations. — Asian Correspondent Malaysia Swamps Asean’s Best Young University List Coming hot on the heals of the Times […]

Asean Morning News For June 14

Asean Morning News For June 14

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Who lost the South China Sea? United States (US) Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has spoken out against China’s strategy of “intimidation and coercion” in the South China Sea, including the deployment of anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, and electronic jammers, and, more recently, the landing of nuclear-capable […]

Asean Morning News For June 13

Asean Morning News For June 13

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu    Trump reaffirms commitment to ASEAN US President Donald Trump has expressed his country’s continued commitment to engaging Southeast Asia, the Singaporean Foreign Ministry said in a media statement, following a tête-à-tête meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the palace on Monday. — The Jakarta […]

Asean Morning News For June 12

Asean Morning News For June 12

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Increased Military Spending Does Not Portend Asean Arms Race Southeast Asian countries’ historically high defence budgets are the sum of various national considerations: financial self-sufficiency, territorial control, expansion of capabilities, peacetime missions and the development of the local defence industry. The threat of China plays a […]

Asean Morning News For June 11

Asean Morning News For June 11

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Time running out on MTCO contract Mekong Tourism Coordination Office executive director, Jens Thraenhart’s contract runs out 30 June, just days after the Mekong Tourism Forum is hosted in Nakhon Phanom, 26 to 29 June in northeast Thailand. — TTR Weekly Rise in India-ASEAN naval games […]

Asean Morning News For June 8

Asean Morning News For June 8

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Tourism dollars flow between S Korean and Asean TOURISM investment between the Asean countries and South Korea is expected to see further increases after South Koreans boosted their direct investments in the region’s hospitality sector at a double-digit growth rate last year. — The Nation From […]

Asean Morning News For June 7

Asean Morning News For June 7

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Inflation Bogeyman Prompts Fuel Subsidies Across Southeast Asia Oil-fired inflation that threatens to shoot ever higher is prompting governments across Southeast Asia to give some relief to pinched consumers. — Bloomberg Huawei sets US$81m for Asean drive China’s Huawei Technologies has earmarked US$81 million (2.58 billion […]

Asean Morning News For June 6

Asean Morning News For June 6

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Scholarships To Help Asean Entrepreneurs Reach Their Best More Asean entrepreneurs now have the chance to apply for the Asean Global Leadership Program (AGLP) as the result of an agreement signed between SRW&Co and the Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-BAC). — AEC News Today  Southeast Asia’s […]

Asean Morning News For June 5

Asean Morning News For June 5

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Thailand to launch Mekong regional fund to reduce China dependence Thailand is taking the lead in creating a regional fund with its neighbors, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, to back infrastructure and other development projects and to lessen reliance on Chinese investment. — Nikkei Asian Review […]

Asean Morning News For June 4

Asean Morning News For June 4

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea: US says China’s militarisation of islands an act of ‘intimidation and coercion’ US Defence Secretary James Mattis has raised the prospect of additional American steps against China if its “militarisation” of the South China Sea keeps apace. — ABC News ASEAN Manufacturing PMI […]