Private equity firm casts net on Mekong region

A new private equity firm based in Phnom Penh is scouring the Mekong region for opportunities after making its first investment in the parent company of a leading Cambodian online real estate portal. []Alex Odom, the firm’s chief investment officer, said the economies in this region ...

Cam McGrath

$66b invested in Greater Mekong Sub-region: ADB official

The Greater Mekong, including Việt Nam, is expected to have a colossal US$66 billion poured in to strengthen regional economic co-operation in the next five years, said an Asian Development Bank (ADB) official on Tuesday. Keep reading ...

VNS Reporter

How are Vietnamese businesses performing in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar?

Vietnamese conglomerates have been expanding business by stepping up investments in neighboring markets. However, the path has not been a bed of roses. Among 70 countries and territories in which Vietnamese have investments, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are the three biggest target markets. Laos is the ...

VOV Reporter

Vietnamese investors prosper in Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar

Vietnam’s outward foreign direct investment (OFDI) is expected to continue to increase rapidly in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Vietnam’s OFDI has been increasing in recent years with 930 projects licensed, mostly in the fields of industry, agriculture, telecommunication and finance & banking. Forty percent are developed ...

Thanh Mai

Cambodia attracts over 333 mln USD investment from ASEAN in 2017

Cambodia attracted the fixed asset investment of 333.4 million U.S. dollars from its ASEAN member states in 2017, according to a government’s report on Friday. ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Keep reading ...

Mu Xuequan

Laos still attractive to Vietnamese investors: minister

Vietnamese businesses still think Laos is an attractive destination and will continue to invest in the country despite a slowdown in out-bound investment, Vietnamese Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung told Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith in Vientiane on December 16.Keep reading   ...

VietnamNet Reporter

Thai industrial park developer plumbs expansion on the Mekong

Amata plans Vietnam, Myanmar sites; eyes Laos.Amata Corp. of Thailand plans to develop industrial estates in cheaper neighboring countries along the Mekong River where it is betting manufacturing will pick up.Amata will begin development of two sites in Vietnam and one in Myanmar next year. ...

Nikkei staff

Co-operation orientations within APEC to be presented to ministers, leaders

A number of strategic documents that orient long-term co-operation within the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) region over the coming decades will be presented to the bloc’s ministers and leaders this week, according to Chair of 2017 APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Bùi Thanh Sơn.Keep reading ...

VNS staff

"APEC VIETNAM 2017" – Fostering a shared future in a changing world

Vietnam President Trần Đại Quang wrote an article entitled “APEC Vietnam 2017 – Fostering a shared future in a changing world” just ahead of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week, which is taking place in the central city of Đà Nẵng, Vietnam, from November 6-11  Keep ...

Tran Dai Quang

Mega First unit secures RM634m loan for Laos hydro power project

Mega First Corporation Bhd has secured  loan facilities totalling US$150mil or RM634.87mil to part finance the building of its Don Sahong hydropower project in Laos.It said on Tuesday its unit Mega First Investments (L) Ltd had entered into facility agreements with various financial institutions for club ...

Joseph Chin

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