SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - PacificLight will be one of the companies affected by the introduction of carbon tax in Singapore.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The extra funds from Monetary Authority of Singapore or the higher-than-expected revenue from stamp duties this year cannot be relied on always; however, the GST hike will have a political cost.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -Authorities will continue to raise Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs)’ understanding of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) to expand export opportunities for both regional and international markets.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - As China and the Philippines mull joint mineral exploration, the true nature of the territorial conflict emerges.
KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia (The Star/ ANN) - Sabah wants answers from the federal Fisheries Department on their promise to include six shark species and the manta ray in the protected species list.
XAYABOURY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) -Construction of the Xayaboury run-of-river hydropower project on the Mekong River has been 90 per cent completed with commissioning for commercial operation slated for next year, the project developer informed the nation’s President Bounnhang Vorachit on Friday.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The music of the Khaen, a Lao instrument, has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The Lao government should pay greater attention to promoting eco-tourism as this service industry has the potential to compete in the global tourism market, according to a representative of tourism businesses.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Over 100 small and medium enterprise operators from every corner of the country are showcasing their products at an SME fair in the capital.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) -Economists are concerned that recent increases in Lao fuel prices could stymie longer-term economic growth as well as drive up production costs, affecting the competitiveness of local products on the world market.