Asean morning news for April 3

Asean morning news for April 3

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Top ASEAN nations seek to boost investment in local currency The central banks of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will chart out a framework this week to promote trade and investment in local currencies, in a latest move by emerging economies to trim exposure to […]

Asean morning news for April 2

Asean morning news for April 2

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Measles cuts a deadly path through Asean Once declared as eradicated from some countries and ‘under control’ in many others, measles is once gain cutting a deadly swathe through the world. — AEC News Today ASEAN manufacturing PMI improves in March Manufacturing activity in ASEAN economies […]

Asean morning news for April 1

Asean morning news for April 1

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Elton John joins call for boycott of Brunei-owned hotels British pop legend Elton John has joined actor George Clooney in calling for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery. — Bangkok Post Southeast Asia warned of […]

Asean morning news for March 29

Asean morning news for March 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia to form group to tackle palm oil dumping The Philippines said on Thursday (March 28) it would form a “technical working group” with Malaysia and Indonesia to address its concern over alleged smuggling and dumping of palm oil that have lowered the domestic […]

Asean morning news for March 28

Asean morning news for March 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a strict Syariah law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism. — […]

Asean morning news for March 27

Asean morning news for March 27

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Huge growth opportunities for renewable energy sources in ASEAN There are about 70 million people in ASEAN with no reliable access to electricity, says auditing firm KPMG. — Channel NewsAsia (video) Southeast Asia an attractive destination for FDI: report Southeast Asia became an attractive destination for […]

Asean morning news for March 26

Asean morning news for March 26

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China’s Trade With Mekong Countries Reaches USD 260 Billion China’s trade with five Mekong member countries – Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand – has reached over USD 260 billion as three years of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation have witnessed numerous achievements. — KPL BOC issues new guidelines […]

Asean morning news for March 25

Asean morning news for March 25

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   US offers help to ASEAN countries on oil and gas exploration ventures The United States (US) government is offering help to countries in the Southeast Asian region – primarily those wanting to extract oil and gas resources within their exclusive economic zones but investment flows are […]

Asean morning news for March 22

Asean morning news for March 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   U.S., Korea pursue Mekong nation capacity building partnership The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Korean Water Corporation (K-water) are deepening their partnership for capacity building and more. — DVIDS (media release) China’s US$7 billion railway link to Laos is almost half done, on […]

Asean morning news for March 21

Asean morning news for March 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   RCEP conclusion this year depends on Asia elections, says Chan Chun Sing The results of several key elections in Asia this year will determine whether negotiations over an Asean-led mega trade pact can be wrapped up this year, said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun […]

Asean morning news for March 20

Asean morning news for March 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean must secure solid guarantee on Rohingya Hopes for a resolution to the Rakhine crisis were boosted this month when an Asean emergency response and assessment team gained access to Myanmar’s strife-torn state. — The Nation (very annoying pop-ups) 5G in ASEAN still a way off […]

Asean morning news for March 19

Asean morning news for March 19

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia GDP to slow down to 4.8% in 2018 The woes of Southeast Asian economies are expected to continue in 2019 no thanks to a challenging export environment, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) said. — Singapore Business Review Asean capital […]