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Việt Nam, Laos news agencies agree on stronger coordination

Leaders of the Vietnam News Agency and the Laos News Agency have agreed to improve the quality of their news exchange, aiming to more vigorously communicate the two nations’ special bond, especially as the two countries celebrate the 55th anniversary of their relations in 2017. ...

President pledges to encourage investment to Myanmar

President Trần Đại Quang pledged that Việt Nam will encourage its business community to invest in Myanmar, especially in agriculture, fish farming, mining and tourism. At a meeting with visiting Myanmar Minister of Home Affairs Kyaw Swe in Hà Nội yesterday, the President said that Việt ...

China is stepping up its global power play

With US president-elect Donald Trump threatening to build a wall on the Mexican border and force Asian allies to increase defence spending, Beijing is busy luring countries across the eastern hemisphere into its orbit. President Xi Jinping, who is consolidating his power at home, is ...

Internet, phone lines down in Muse after bomb blast hits cable

Local internet and phone connections were disrupted in the town of Muse yesterday after an explosion rocked the Swonlon Bridge in Muse township. U Zaw Min, Muse district administrator, said internet connections were severed entirely, while phone calls were not transmitting audio. An acquaintance was able ...

Oudomxay radio, television transmitters officially opened

New radio and television transmission stations built in Xay district, Oudomxay province, and funded by the government of Vietnam, officially began transmitting on November 30. Construction of the facilities cost more than 38.7 billion kip, funded by grant assistance from Vietnam. Work on the project ...

Vietnam provides radio, television stations for Oudomxay

Vietnam Television has provided new radio and television transmission stations for Xay district, Oudomxay province, which will become operational today following a handover ceremony in Vientiane on November 29.​ A document to hand over the two stations was signed by Laos’ Minister of Information, Culture ...

Bosch backs Thai 4.0 push

The government’s Thailand 4.0 initiative has provided a tremendous business opportunity for German Bosch Group to roll out its smart solutions to all key industries, the chief of the company said. “We welcome and are happy with Thailand’s direction to transform into a digital economy,” ...

The AIIB and shifting economic dynamics in Southeast Asia

The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, which seeks to help plug Asia’s infrastructure-funding gap, has begun shifting the economic balance of power and influence in Southeast Asia, a region in which Japan and the United States have traditionally been the key external economic players. While ...

Lese majeste suspects 'bottled up in Laos'

A number of suspected lese majeste offenders are holed up in Laos and police will work with public prosecutors and Interpol to track them down, the national police chief says. Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda said the Thai and Lao governments have discussed the matter and ...

ADB, Microsoft, govt expand economic opportunities for youth

The Asian Development Bank, Microsoft and the Ministry of Education and Sports have signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate and develop a technology platform to provide Lao youth with access to online technical and vocational training resources and employment services. The document was signed ...

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