Asean News

Asean@50 Business Special: Young banker fascinated by opportunities in region

YANGON, Myanmar (Myanmar Eleven/ANN) - Nang Lang Kham, the deputy chief executive of Myanmar's largest private bank, says the Asean Economic Community has been instrumental in catalysing healthy economic growth.

Seoul's three key directions for upgrading Asean ties

SEOUL (The Straits Times/ANN) - A tangible guideline for cooperation with Southeast Asia is due to be announced at the Asean-South Korea summit in November.

South Korea has mapped out three key policy directions with the aim of upgrading ties with South-east Asia, said Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha.

Asean@50 Business Special: JG Summit scales new peak with fintech

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The group behind Cebu Air aims to expand its pioneering petrochemical business and financial services.

JG Summit Holdings, a leading conglomerate founded in 1957 by John Gokongwei, has been continuing its expansion spree in Asean and beyond.

Asean@50 Business Special: Mitr Phol maximising use of land, facilities to attain sweet success

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The world's fourth-largest sugar producer urges companies in the region to increase their competitiveness by applying innovation and technology.

Asean@50 Business Special: Helping to build 'Asia's powerhouse'

VIENTIANE (The Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos has to be more competitive, says Lao businessman Phanthachith Inthilath, who has set his mind on making his country the battery of Asia.

Digital economy vital for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

HO CHI MINH CITY (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Experts at an Apec workshop in HCM City discussed the need for small firms to embrace the digital economy to ensure sustainable growth in the future.

The digital economy and e-commerce are opening up opportunities for micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to connect to global value chains, allowing access to regional and global markets, experts said at a workshop held on Tuesday in HCM City.

Asean cities awarded for being green

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The Asean Environment Day launched the presentation of awards to Asean cities that achieved sustainable and clean status.

Nine Bruneian peacekeepers to depart for Mindanao

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Nine uniformed personnel from the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and the Royal Brunei Police Force have been deployed to Mindanao in the southern Philippines, to join the 14th contingent of the International Monitoring Team.

Parents of heart donor to meet recipient in Malaysia's Penang city

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The recipient of a heart tracks down donor's parents in Malaysia after reading about the teen girl's tragic death in papers.

It has been two years since Mr Mark Kok Wah, 46, and his wife, Ms Ariess Tan, 43, received the worst news any parent could hear. Their 18-year-old daughter and only child Carmen had died.

Carmen, who had been studying to be a nurse at Nanyang Polytechnic, had suffered an arterial rupture in her brain.

Brunei's 13 Meeting of Commitee convenes to discuss haze measures in Asean region

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - AS Brunei Darussalam prepares to mark the Golden Jubilee of  Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s accession to the Throne next month, concern arise over the current state of air quality and favourable weather conditions.