Myanmar has strong will to continue reforms, says minister

29 March, 2013
By Sirivish Toomgum and Inakarin Srilert | Source: ANN

Myanmar has the strong political will and commitment to continue with economic reform and the creation of a favourable investment climate, the country’s deputy minister for national planning and economic development said yesterday. Set

Vietnam vows to improve FDI climate

29 March, 2013
By Nurfika Osman | Source: ANN

Vietnam will further concerted efforts to attract and effectively use foreign direct investment (FDI), pledged Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at a national conference held yesterday in Hanoi. Reviewing the nation’s 25 years

Auto makers look to Asean market

28 March, 2013
By Kingsley Wijayasinha | Source: ANN

While this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show could set a new sales record of 60,000 orders, major auto-makers are not only looking at the Thai market but also all of Asean. “Asean is such

Number of Chinese travelling overseas to reach 200m by 2030

28 March, 2013
By Khonesavanh Latsaphao | Source: ANN

The annual number of Chinese residents travelling overseas will reach 200 million by 2030, a global travelling solution supplier predicted. The barriers for Chinese residents to travel overseas, such as visa requirements and transportation

Myanmar OKs publication of daily newspapers

28 March, 2013
By Eleven Media Group | Source: ANN

Myanmar’s Ministry of Information has given approval for eight more dailies, including Eleven Media Group’s The Daily Eleven andAung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy’s D Wave,to begin publishing from April 1, state

Laos aims to be middle-income country by 2020

28 March, 2013
By Khonesavanh Latsaphao | Source: ANN

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping the government to turn Laos into a middle-income country by 2020. According to the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Welfare, the 2012 Gross National

BMW M’sia targets selling 55 HP4 bikes

28 March, 2013
By Business Desk | Source: ANN

BMW Group Malaysia expects to sell 55 BMW HP4 high performance motorcycles this year. BMW Motorrad head Fazli Hisham Shukor said the group had already received good response for the newly launched bike. “As

Indonesia’s Poso, West Sumatra win MDG awards

28 March, 2013
By Novia D Rulistia | Source: ANN

The region of Poso, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, once a site of community bloodshed, has officially been healed. On Tuesday, the province was among 18 recipients of the Indonesian Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Awards. West Sumatra

A caretaker govt – what can it do?

28 March, 2013
By Dr Cyrus Das | Source: ANN

There is no reference to a caretaker government in Malaysia’s Federal Constitution. The concept of a caretaker government is a concept of the Westminster parliamentary system. It is practised in parliamentary democracies where the executive government

Lao weathermen seek funding to improve forecasts

28 March, 2013
By Vientiane Times | Source: ANN

The Meteorology and Hydrology Department needs more funding to develop an IT system that will enable accurate weather reports and timely forecasts for Laos. The department, specifically the Weather Forecasting and Aeronautical Meteorology Division,