Asean morning news for February 28

Asean morning news for February 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China-Backed Trade Pact Faces Fresh Hurdles Amid Bali Talks A bid to kick-start a China-backed trade pact that would cover a third of the global economy is facing a fresh hurdle as upcoming elections across Asia and the Pacific threaten to stall progress on reaching a […]

Asean morning news for February 27

Asean morning news for February 27

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   The Mekong: troubled waters in autocratic lands For the Mekong countries, including Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam, 2018 was a big year both domestically and regionally. — AEC News Today Chinese slowdown hits SE Asia, dragging down manufacturing output The worldwide slump in smartphone sales […]

Asean morning news for February 26

Asean morning news for February 26

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   5G to bring $1.2 trillion industry opportunity in Southeast Asia: Huawei 5G will bring industry opportunities worth $1.2 trillion in Southeast Asia in the next five years, Huawei’s regional president said at the MWC 2019 Media interview in Barcelona on Sunday. — Ada Derana Minimum wage […]

Asean morning news for February 25

Asean morning news for February 25

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   A convergence of two Indo-Pacific policies India and Japan are building a giant corridor to increase connectivity options for ASEAN countries, especially Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. — The Hindu ASEAN and Japan to ink revamped economic pact in March Japan and the Association of Southeast […]

Asean morning news for February 22

Asean morning news for February 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Investors upbeat but scepticism over BRI growing The ongoing Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) that’s taking place all over the world has got investors excited. — The Asean Post Commentary: Russia floods Southeast Asia with arms Russia’s “hard” power is generally well-understood. — Channel NewsAsia ASEAN […]

Asean morning news for February 21

Asean morning news for February 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asian nations seize opportunities in Islamic finance sector The three predominantly Muslim countries out of ten in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), namely Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, are on the way to form a new hub for Islamic finance and the wider halal […]

Asean morning news for February 20

Asean morning news for February 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Japan makes infrastructure push into Southeast Asia Japan Inc. is launching a plan intended to make it a bigger development player in Southeast Asia, a region increasingly awash in Chinese money. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) US-ASEAN Forum shows the need for concrete plans on economic […]

Singapore names newest warship RSS Invincible (video)

Dr Ivy Ng, chief executive of SingHealth and the wife of Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen, has named the city-state’s newest warship, a S$800 million (about US$589 mln) German built submarine, the RSS Invincible at a ceremony in Kiel, Germany. The RSS Invincible is the first of four Type 218SG submarines ordered by […]

Asean morning news for February 19

Asean morning news for February 19

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Philippines and Indonesia lead region in 2018 antitrust activity says report Governments globally are stepping up efforts to ensure level playing fields and stamp out anticompetitive behaviour and regionally it is no different. — AEC News Today Trade war hits SE Asia, growth down for first […]

Asean morning news for February 18

Asean morning news for February 18

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean-Beijing South China Sea talks set to start by late-Feb Negotiations for a pact between Asean nations and China aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea are to begin later this month, said Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen early today at the Munich Security […]

Asean morning news for February 15

Asean morning news for February 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean lawmakers call for charges against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped Lawmakers from South-east Asian nations have called for all charges against Philippine journalist Maria Ressa to be dropped. — The Straits Times Slowing SE Asian economies will test social cohesion Economics is too […]

Asean morning news for February 14

Asean morning news for February 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ‘Asean stands ready to provide healthcare to Rohingyas’ Asean cannot discuss with Myanmar on how to provide citizenship to the Rohingya, but stands ready to provide healthcare and education, said Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan today. — The Daily Star Goal! UEFA Champions League live on […]