Thailand English-language News For August 18

In Thailand English-language News for August 18, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:42 | Thais from across the country continue to visit the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 01:50 | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has announced that a traditional Khon mask dance will be performed at […]

Asean Morning News For August 18

Asean Morning News For August 18

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Scientists potentially narrow MH370 search area to 3 spots Scientists have potentially narrowed the search area for the missing Malaysian airliner to three specific locations in the southern Indian Ocean through new satellite and drift analysis of the 2014 crash released Wednesday. — Pattaya Mail The […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 18

Cambodia Morning News For August 18

World Bank says Cambodia achieves stellar growth, poverty cut in past 2 decades Cambodia had achieved high economic growth and poverty reduction in the last two decades, mainly driven by garment exports and tourism, the World Bank said in a report on Thursday. —Xinhua Cambodia’s loss of LDC status will bring challenges: World Bank As […]

Myanmar Morning News For August 18

Myanmar Morning News For August 18

Shares of 55 companies can soon be traded locally 55 public companies which were given the green light to sell shares in the local over-the-counter (OTC) market must receive official permission from the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) first, U Htay Chun, member of the commission, told The Myanmar Times. — Myanmar Times […]

Thailand Morning News For August 18

Thailand Morning News For August 18

TDRI urges investment expansion to ASEAN nations The Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has joined hands with the Board of Investment to organize the Thailand Overseas Investment Forum 2017, during which investors were advised to penetrate ASEAN markets. — NBT World (video) Thai second-quarter GDP growth seen cooling slightly on weaker investment: Reuters poll Thailand’s […]

Lao Morning News For August 18

Lao Morning News For August 18

E-commerce set to boom in Laos but no laws to regulate sector The e-commerce market in Laos is set to take off amidst the rapid growth of internet penetration in the region but the country still does not have laws to regulate such activities, experts have noted. — Vientiane Times  Laos-Cambodia border returning to normalcy: […]

Indonesia Morning News For August 18

Indonesia Morning News For August 18

Soft Start Expected For Indonesia Stock Market The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just above the 5,890-point plateau although it’s expected to run out of steam on Friday. — Business Insider Bank Indonesia Seeks Transformation by 2024, Vows to Protect the State’s Interests On top of the program, Bank Indonesia also upholds its responsibility to maintain […]

Malaysia Morning News For August 18

Malaysia Morning News For August 18

Malaysia’s e-commerce industry now a RM24.6bil business – iPrice The Malaysian e-commerce industry has grown steadily after its boom in the mid-2000s and is now a RM24.6bil business, said iPrice Group. —The Star Online PM announces special tax incentive for NCER players Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today announced a special tax incentive […]

Vietnam Morning News For August 18

Vietnam Morning News For August 18

SOEs facing divestment to be made public soon At the meeting with MPI, ministries of Finance and Justice, as well as the Government Steering Committee on Corporate Renovation and Development, Huệ asked the MPI to submit the list of SOEs to be divested by 2020 to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc for approval. — VietnamNet […]

Singapore Morning News For August 18

Singapore Morning News For August 18

Betting on big caps? 40% of them on SGX beat market yield DO BIG-CAP stocks offer safer bets? So far this year, those listed on the Singapore Exchange seem to have done that and more. — The Business Times Singapore launches first donor breast milk bank For 35-year-old Madam Nor Adliyah Haryanie, the birth of […]

Philippines Morning News For August 18

Philippines Morning News For August 18

Net ‘hot money’ inflow hit six-month high of $206.47M in July The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas yesterday reported a net “hot money” inflow of $206.47 million in July, the highest in six months, partly on the back of investors’ positive reaction to the President’s report on his first year in office. — Philippine Daily Inquirer […]

Thailand English-language News For August 17

In Thailand English-language News for August 17, 2017, Newsline presenter Sandra Hanutsaha tells us about: 00:41 | Thais from across the country continue to visit the Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej. 02:03 | Renovation of the Royal Great Victory Carriage that will carry the Royal Funeral Urn of the late King […]

Asean Morning News For August 17

Asean Morning News For August 17

Asean Morning News Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu    @stmarisewudolu   Asean investments urged VAST opportunities await Thai investors in neighbouring countries, experts said yesterday at a forum on overseas investment hosted by the Board of Investment (BOI) and the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI). — The Nation North Korea casts long shadow over US strategy in […]

Thailand Morning News For August 17

Thailand Morning News For August 17

CAAT helps airlines hit by ICAO ban The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has agreed to allow airlines required to halt international flights during the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) red-flag re-evaluation next month to operate an additional domestic flight per day per route until January. — Bangkok Post Two more suspects in extortion […]

Cambodia Morning News For August 17

Cambodia Morning News For August 17

US Businesses Give Cambodia Mixed Marks U.S. companies doing business in Cambodia are optimistic about the country’s overall investment environment, but remain dissatisfied with the supply of cheap and skilled labor, corruption, tax structure, and attitudes toward the U.S., according to a new survey. —The Cambodia Daily (paywall) Cambodia’s tax agency denies crackdown is political […]

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