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New Vietnam Stock Exchange Set Up As Umbrella For Hanoi And Hcmc Bourses

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The Vietnam government has set up a new state-owned stock exchange company, Vietnam Stock Exchange (VSE), which will operate as an umbrella company for...
Laos expects more private investment this year

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The Communist Lao government expects domestic and foreign private investment to climb to 23,086 billion kip ($2.7 billion) in 2019 from around $2.36 billion...
Opium cultivation in Myanmar drops further, UN says

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The area of opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar dropped for the fourth year in a row to 37,300 hectares in 2018 in the two...
EU lifts “yellow card” on Thai fishing industry

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The European Commission on January 8 removed Thailand from the group of "warned countries,” known as “yellow card,” for its action and progress in...
Go-Jek denied entry to the Philippines

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Indonesia’s Go-Jek suffered a setback to its expansion plans on January 9 after the transport regulator in the Philippines rejected its application to launch...
Laos to get its first smart city

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The Laos government has plans to set up a smart and eco city in its northwestern Oudomxay province within the province’s Namor district and...
Cambodia becomes gambling heaven, adds 52 new casino licenses in 2018

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Cambodia granted 52 licenses for new casinos in 2018; pushing the number of gambling facilities up by 53 per cent over the previous year,...
Internet companies hit by Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law

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A law requiring Internet companies in Vietnam to remove content the country’s authorities deem to be against the state came into effect January 1,...
Vietnam overtook Singapore in IPO volume this year

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Vietnam in 2018 topped Southeast Asia’s top grossing market for initial public offerings (IPOs) with total proceeds of $2.6 billion. Singapore, who lost its crown...
Laos to buy fighter jets, tanks from Russia

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Laos ordered an unknown number of fighter jets and up to 30 army tanks from Russia, with sources in Laos saying the purchase will...
Malaysia launches free health care scheme for low-income earners

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The Malaysian government has announced a free national health insurance scheme for the low-income population group at an initial cost of two billion ringgit...
Philippines to sign OFW pact with Russia

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The Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is set to sign a bilateral agreement with Russia on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers...
Thailand legalises medical use of marijuana, a first in Southeast Asia

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Thailand has become the first country in Southeast Asia to approve legal use of marijuana by amending the country’s drug law to allow the...
Laos lost $30 million to corruption this year

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Corruption in Laos has become worse despite the government’s ramped-up efforts to battle the issue over the past two years, NGOs say. In addition, many...
Singapore bans Goldman Sachs banker for life

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Singapore through its Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has ordered a lifetime ban against former Goldman Sachs banker Tim Leissner due to his involvement...
Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs

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Malaysian prosecutors have filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its bankers for their role in the alleged embezzling of billions of...
China to build $4.4-billion steel complex in the Philippines

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The Philippine government on December 14 signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese companies for the joint implementation of the “Philippine Iron and Steel...
Laos misses out on its five-million tourists target this year

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Laos will close its “Visit Laos Year 2018” promotion well short of the five million tourist arrivals target, the Vientiane Times quoted officials. According to...