VIETNAM’S STATE Securities Commission will tighten supervision of securities transactions on the national stock exchanges to ensure market transparency and efficiency, the Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper reported on Tuesday.
THE GREATER Jakarta Transportation Agency (BPTJ), part of the Transportation Ministry, has reached a deal with transportation app Moovit Indonesia to provide integrated information on public transportation in Jakarta and its neighbouring cities.
THAILAND’S Plan B Media and Laos’ Panyathip Advertising have agreed to invest US$2.8 million (Bt95 million) in a joint venture to spur expansion in the advertising business in Laos and the broader Asean region.
ASIA BOND demand is running at its highest level in eight months and looks set to stay firm this year, boosted by the region’s higher returns at a time when stubbornly low inflation in the United States is keeping a lid on Treasury yields.
THE PHILIPPINE government is looking to secure its biggest-ever official development assistance (ODA) loan from Japan for the country’s first subway system, which will serve Metro Manila and surrounding areas.
AFTER TWO DECADES of operating a lone hotel in the Metro Manila city of Makati, Thai hospitality group Dusit International is expanding its footprint in the Philippines with a pipeline of new hotels that could quadruple its local portfolio to more than 2,000 rooms within three years.
PROGRESS MADE in addressing illegal car imports, improvements to state enterprises and efforts to regulate sawmills were among hot issues being debated as the Laotian government kicked off its cabinet meeting on Thursday.