EU-Vietnam FTA Boosts Manufacturing Investment Appeal

EU-Vietnam FTA Boosts Manufacturing Investment Appeal

In a boost to Vietnam’s increasing attraction as a Asean manufacturing centre, Vietnam and the European Union (EU) yesterday (August 4) agreed in principle to the signing of a EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). Vietnamese […]

Cars Rolled Out to Boost Philippines Automotive Sector

Cars Rolled Out to Boost Philippines Automotive Sector

The Philippines government has wasted little time rolling out its new Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (Cars) programme with car-makers and auto parts manufacturers in the Philippines automotive sector last week briefed on the initiative. The […]

Asean Foreign Ministers’ Gather in KL For AMM 48

Asean Foreign Ministers’ Gather in KL For AMM 48

The 48th annual Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 48) and a host of allied Asean meetings got underway today, August 4, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur following two days of intense talks between senior public servants […]

July Thai Consumer Confidence Down 20% on 2014

July Thai Consumer Confidence Down 20% on 2014

Thailand consumer confidence continued to fall for a sixth conservative month in July, plummeting 12.5 pts to 98.3, well below its long-term average of 111.7 pts and a massive 25.1 pts or 20.34 per cent […]

World Bank Provides $30 mil For Lao Power Grid

World Bank Provides $30 mil For Lao Power Grid

The World Bank board of executive directors has approved US$30 million in new financing for a Power Grid Improvement Project (PGIP) in Lao PDR aimed at improving the efficiency and reliability of the country’s electricity […]

Singapore cancer-fighting drug enters human testing

A cancer-fighting drug developed in a collaboration between Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) has become the first publicly-funded drug candidate developed in Singapore […]