Asean morning news for September 4

Asean morning news for September 4

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Asean GDP could soar by US$1 trillion as SMEs go digital Getting more of South-east Asia’s small businesses into the digital economy could significantly raise the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), an industry study has found. — The Straits Times ASEAN manufacturing PMI picks up growth […]

Asean morning news for September 3

Asean morning news for September 3

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   RCEP countries to sign e-commerce deal in Nov. The Philippines and other Asean members are poised to sign with the region’s dialogue partners in November an agreement on the electronic commerce (e-commerce) chapter of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), according to Ramon Lopez, secretary of […]

Asean morning news for August 31

Asean morning news for August 31

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Trade risks loom over Asean FDI in-flow, but the US and Japan likely to stay top investors for now: HSBC economists The United States and Japan are still the main investors in top South-east Asian industries, while China is eyeing smaller markets and niche sectors, HSBC’s […]

Asean morning news for August 30

Asean morning news for August 30

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   The Bangkok Declaration and the birth of Asean (video) As Thailand prepares to take over the Asean Chair for its 52nd year, state-owned broadcaster NBT World is digging through the archives to highlight Thailand’s not inconsiderable role in the establishment and direction of Asean. — AEC […]

Asean morning news for August 29

Asean morning news for August 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Bangkok conference seeks to build inter-continental cooperation in suppressing wildlife trade and trafficking Cooperation among three major continents where illicit wildlife trades and trafficking are still rampant is being forged in an attempt to suppress the activities that are now seen crossing from countries in Africa […]

Asean morning news for August 28

Asean morning news for August 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Where will Yangon fall on the Krispy Kreme Asean Price Index? Hot on the heels of Krispy Kreme’s 81st birthday celebration in July, the American doughnut franchise is preparing to open its first outlet in Myanmar. — AEC News Today ASEAN updates AEC 2025 Consolidated Strategic […]

Asean morning news for August 27

Asean morning news for August 27

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia’s seed investors evolve in era of ‘mega’ fundraising Southeast Asia is seeing a rush of fundraising by local startups driven by “megarounds” worth more than $100 million, a trend that is pushing the region’s veteran venture capital firms to deploy more firepower. — Nikkei […]

Asean morning news for August 24

Asean morning news for August 24

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Chinese tourist numbers surge as overseas travel becomes easier Mainland Chinese tourists made more than 71.3 million trips outside their country in the first half of the year, a 15 per cent surge year on year, taking advantage of easier visa approvals and more direct international […]

Asean morning news for August 23

Asean morning news for August 23

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Residency Schemes in ASEAN – Eligibility Requirements Obtaining a long-term residency status is a cumbersome process for foreigners in ASEAN. The regulations and procedures vary significantly between the countries, and can sometimes be an expensive affair. — Asean Briefing Impact Investing Surges in Southeast Asia Impact […]

Asean morning news for August 22

Asean morning news for August 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Dams and sand mining threaten integrity of lower Mekong As investment in hydropower and construction projects ramp up, ecosystems and communities along Southeast Asia’s longest river are paying the price. — Deutsche Welle Southeast Asia migrant workers’ social security discussed Southeast Asian migrant workers are no […]

Asean morning news for August 21

Asean morning news for August 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Are politicians in Southeast Asia too old? PLATO once touted the values of gerontocracy, a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population, saying: “It is for the elder man to rule […]

Asean morning news for August 20

Asean morning news for August 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu Enhancing the tourism industry in ASEAN The unique and diverse range of recreational activities and travel options in this region has made Southeast Asia a top destination for tourists. — The Asean Post Win a trip to Manila for AWF2018 with the ADBs ‘WaterYouDoing?’ photo competition The […]

Asean morning news for August 17

Asean morning news for August 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Parasites in water supply potential risk for disease transmission in Southeast Asia The presence of parasites in both raw and treated water supply in Southeast Asian countries can be a potential risk for disease transmission. — The Sun Daily Regional countries discuss digital technology in Bangkok […]

Asean morning news for August 16

Asean morning news for August 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Alibaba offers cloud computing for Southeast Asia’s retailers to embrace digitisation and big data Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce services provider, is making a push into Southeast Asia by offering a suite of cloud computing solutions to help retailers embrace digitalisation and provide the […]

Asean morning news for August 15

Asean morning news for August 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   WHO urges workplace safety ‘revolution’ against backward policies (video) The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on business owners and employees throughout what it terms the ‘Western Pacific Region’ (WPR) to drive workplace safety policy through the implementation of universal smoke-free workplaces. — AEC News Today […]