Myanmar Morning News For June 1

Myanmar Morning News For June 1

Myanmar manufacturing PMI falls to 52.0 in May The Nikkei Myanmar Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, fell to 52.0 in May from 52.9 in April. — Nikkei Asian Review Machinery import regulations relaxed The Ministry of Commerce has relaxed some disciplines in the machinery import process, as many machinery importers are facing difficulties. — […]

Malaysia Morning News For June 1

Malaysia Morning News For June 1

Malaysia to set up task force to improve ranking in World Competitiveness Yearbook Malaysia will establish a task force, comprising representatives from the public and private sector, to improve its ranking in the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), said the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). — New Straits Times  Malaysia Stays Among Top 25 […]

Indonesia Morning News For June 1

Indonesia Morning News For June 1

Freeport Wants Assurance of Investment Stability Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry official Tagih Pamudji said that mining company Freeport Indonesia wants assurance that the government issue a regulation (PP) on investment stability. — Tempo  Ministry turns to technology to increase transparency The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry has launched on Wednesday two online platforms, which […]

Singapore Morning News For June 1

Singapore Morning News For June 1

Moody’s revises outlook for Singapore banks to stable Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its outlook to stable from negative for Singapore’s banking system, in a research report released yesterday. — Today Online  Bank of Singapore to Keep Hiring in Hunt for Growth, CEO Says Bank of Singapore, which recently broke into the ranks of Asia’s […]

Philippines Morning News For May 31

Philippines Morning News For May 31

‘Infra program at risk from stalled tax reform’ The envisioned golden age of infrastructure under the Duterte administration may end up becoming the “bronze age” even or “dark age” if Congress does not pass the proposed tax reform bill, a Cabinet official said yesterday. — Phil Star  Govt set to fund most infra projects The […]

Myanmar Morning News For May 31

Myanmar Morning News For May 31

Teleco operators get 1800MHz spectrum, networks to go 4G Local telecom operators can now to utilize the 1800MHz spectrum that has been allocated to them by the Posts and Telecommunications Department. — Myanmar Times  City Mart, HAGL ink deal on Myanmar Plaza expansion Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group and Myanmar retail giant City Mart […]

Lao Morning News For May 31

Lao Morning News For May 31

Logistics giant Linfox signs with Vientiane LINFOX has today become the first foreign logistics company to operate in Laos with the signing of a joint venture with the Lao Logistics Group in Vientiane. — Big Rigs  Foreign Visitor Arrivals Decrease by 11% in Q1 The number of overseas tourist arrivals in Laos is decreased by […]

Cambodia Morning News For May 31

Cambodia Morning News For May 31

U.S. Demands Cambodia Repay Loan From Vietnam War Era Cambodia owes more than $500 million for when the nation borrowed to help feed refugees impacted by the war. The U.S. helped create many of those refugees through its bombing of eastern Cambodia. — NPR  EU extends deadline on fungicide in rice The European Commission has […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 31

Indonesia Morning News For May 31

Indonesia’s life premiums jump 28% in Q1 Premiums in the Indonesian life industry soared by 28% in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2016, according to latest data released from the Financial Services Authority (OJK). — International Adviser  Indonesia’s 2017 Growth Rate Could Top Gov’t Target: Finance Minister Indonesian […]

Singapore Morning News For May 31

Singapore Morning News For May 31

Singapore ranked most ‘digitally competitive’ in the world The Republic is the most “digitally competitive” place in the world, based on an inaugural report measuring an economy’s ability to adopt and explore digital technologies leading to transformation in government practices, business models and society in general. — The Malay Mail Online  Real wages grew at […]

Malaysia Morning News For May 31

Malaysia Morning News For May 31

Taxpayers won’t end up holding Proton baby, Johari assures The government is not interested in owning Proton anymore, Finance Minister II Johari Abdul Ghani said. — Malaysiakini  Robbery victim will have tough time suing Uber, lawyers say Exclusion clauses and Uber’s unique relationship with its drivers could make it difficult for a woman to successfully […]

Indonesia Morning News For May 30

Indonesia Morning News For May 30

Bank Indonesia : Economy Unaffected by Jakarta Bombings The Governor of Bank Indonesia Agus Martowardojo said that Indonesia’s economy is unaffected by suicide bombings in Kampung Melayu, East Jakarta. According to him, the recent drop in the rupiah was caused by stronger US dollar. — Tempo  SOEs threaten private firms When the current administration rolled […]

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