Cambodia Morning News For June 21

Cambodia Morning News For June 21

World Bank Subsidiary to Train 2,000 Contract Rice Farmers A World Bank subsidiary will soon start training 2,000 farmers contracted to supply a leading Cambodian rice exporter on how to meet an international farming standard. — The Cambodia Daily (paywall) Shaky outlook for black pepper The rapid expansion of pepper cultivation in Cambodia coincides with […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 21

Malaysia Morning News For June 21

Business travellers to Malaysia can now apply for eVISAs According to Berry Appleman & Leiden’s latest advisory, Malaysia’s eVISA programme is now available for business travellers as well. Previously, the eVISA and VISA-free programme was launched in March 2016, for tourists from China and India to travel to Malaysia easily. — Human Resources Online  AirAsia […]

Singapore Morning News For June 21

Singapore Morning News For June 21

Scoot to launch 5 new destinations in the next year Low-cost carrier Scoot is set to launch five new routes in the next year, including a long-haul destination and four short to mid-haul routes, it announced on Tuesday (Jun 20). — Channel NewsAsia Property landmark: Geylang plot returns to state when lease expires In three-and-a-half […]

Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Cambodia Morning News For June 20

Government vows to tighten control over Kingdom’s pawnbrokers The government is preparing legislation aimed at ensuring tighter control over the nation’s pawnshops to ensure professionalism in a sector that has grown rapidly and lacks a supervisory framework. — The Phnom Penh Post  Room for growth in innovation Cambodia lags behind much of the world in […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 20

Malaysia Morning News For June 20

Indonesian group invests in Malaysian healthcare tech startup The Hamami Family, ranked as one of the richest in Indonesia by Forbes, has invested in BookDoc, a healthcare technology start-up which has its headquarters in Malaysia. — Free Malaysia Today Fisheries Dept: Up to RM6bil lost to illegal fishing every year A total of 980,000 tonnes […]

Singapore Morning News For June 20

Singapore Morning News For June 20

Digital economy a priority for Singapore when it takes ASEAN chair in 2018 Singapore plans to drive e-commerce within the region when it chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next year. — Channel NewsAsia  SMEs urged to transform their businesses to ride on digital wave With the growth of the digital economy potentially […]

Cambodia Morning News For June 16

Cambodia Morning News For June 16

Government Launches Its Ambitious 10-Year Financial Plan The government distributed a 109-page report on its strategy to develop the country’s financial sector over the next 10 years at an official launch event on Thursday, making ambitious proposals to improve a wide array of sectors across the economy. — The Cambodia Daily (paywall) No end date […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 16

Malaysia Morning News For June 16

US moves to recover stolen 1MDB funds; Malaysia govt replies US authorities on Thursday (Jun 15) moved to seize another US$540 million in assets allegedly stolen in Malaysia’s multi-billion-dollar 1MDB fraud and used to fund extravagant spending, the Justice Department announced. — Channel NewsAsia  Malaysia ranks 37th in Global Innovation Index Malaysia is ranked 8th […]

Singapore Morning News For June 16

Singapore Morning News For June 16

Singapore exports down 1.2% in May, second straight month of declin Non-oil domestic exports (NODX) in Singapore fell by 1.2 per cent in May over the same time last year, according to statistics released by trade agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore on Friday (Jun 16), continuing its slide from the previous month. — Channel NewsAsia […]

Cambodia Morning News For June 15

Cambodia Morning News For June 15

Opposition Official Seeks More Information on Silica Sand Exports CNRP lawmaker Son Chhay has formally asked Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem to provide detailed trade records for silica sand, the only variety of sand still allowed to leave Cambodia after an export ban was enacted last year amid corruption allegations. — The Cambodia Daily […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 15

Malaysia Morning News For June 15

Malaysia initiates special palm oil mission to EU Malaysia initiated a special palm oil mission to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on June 12-13 to discuss the European Union’s (EU) resolution on palm oil and deforestation. — The Star Online  Bank Mandiri to open first branch in Malaysia Bank Mandiri, Indonesia’s leading commercial bank, […]

Singapore Morning News For June 15

Singapore Morning News For June 15

Singapore’s economic growth forecast raised to 2.5% Economists surveyed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore have raised their growth forecast for the Singapore economy this year, up to 2.5% from 2.3% in the previous survey. — Singapore Business Review  Lippo Malls to issue $120m worth of perpetual securities Lippo Malls Indonesia Retail Trust (LMIRT) recently […]

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