Myanmar, Cambodia lead Asean’s soaring minimum wage growth

Countries across Asean are experiencing rapid economic growth, and the associated improvements to the standard of living are conspicuous. Increasing trade means increasing wages — and wage growth is integral to the growth of regional economies. Keep reading ...

ASEAN growth forecasts take hits from trade war and market turmoil

Economists in Southeast Asia have lowered their growth projections as the U.S.-China trade war heats up and emerging markets face deepening turmoil, a new survey shows.  Keep reading ...

Poor Governance Seen as Hindering Cambodia’s Growth

Cambodia continues to rank near the bottom in almost all global development indicators but left the group of least developed countries in 2015, upgrading its status to a low-middle income country. However, according to the World Bank, about a fifth of Cambodians still live below ...

GMS nations need greater connectivity to spark growth: Expert

Dr Watcharas Leelawath, executive director of the Mekong Institute last Friday said cooperation and greater connectivity among the member states are necessary to get the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) to take off. Keep reading ...

Mekong countries adopt 1st master plan focused on growth

The leaders of five Mekong River basin countries on Saturday adopted a five-year master plan focused on improving transportation infrastructure, harmonizing trade and investment rules, and human resources development. The 2019-2023 master plan, the first of its kind, was endorsed by the leaders of Cambodia, ...

China leading region in green growth

China is seeking to take a leadership role in sustainable development and water management work in the region through the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), a mechanism that has already yielded tangible results, such as an environmental policy centre launched in Beijing last year.Keep reading ...

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