Malaysia awards record contracts to China

Asia Nikkei | 11/03/2016 | 11:20 Malaysia appears to be warming up to China after its relations with the U.S. chilled following the seizure of assets there related to a scandal-plagued state fund. Companies from China have this week secured record-breaking business deals worth 143 billion ringgit ($34 billion) in total, which include construction of an "underground metropolis", railways, ports, and naval vessels. Full Text»

Date: 11/03/2016 Description: Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, left, and China's Premier Li Keqiang in conversation at a signing ceremony after their meeting in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on Tuesday. - Image © AP

Marubeni commits $17 B investments in Philippines

Philstar | 10/30/2016 | 12:00 Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corp. has committed to invest over $17 billion in the Philippines, Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said. Lopez said the deal was not part of the business agreement signings in Japan, as it was a verbal commitment made by Marubeni during a courtesy call to President Rodrigo Duterte in Tokyo last week. Full Text»

Date: 10/12/2016 Description: Minister of Foreign Affairs Koenders meets Aung San Suu Kyi on October 12, 2016 in Yangon, Myanmar. - Image Hollandse Hoogte
The Economist - Vietnam Summit

11/29/2016-12/1/2016Date: 11/29/2016 - 12/1/2016  Description: The Economist - Vietnam Summit 2016

Myanmar Oil, Gas & Power Summit

11/17/2016-11/18/2016Date: 11/29/2016 - 12/1/2016  Description: The Economist - Vietnam Summit 2016

Myanmar ASSOCIO ICT Summit

11/14/2016-11/17/2016Date: 11/29/2016 - 12/1/2016  Description: The Economist - Vietnam Summit 2016

5th Myanmar Offshore Convention

11/22/2016-11/23/2016Date: 11/29/2016 - 12/1/2016  Description: The Economist - Vietnam Summit 2016

Myanmar Lightning Exhibition 2017

11/30/2017-12/03/2017Date: 11/29/2016 - 12/1/2016  Description: The Economist - Vietnam Summit 2016

VietWater Exhibition & Convention

11/09/2016-11/11/2016Date: 11/29/2016 - 12/1/2016  Description: The Economist - Vietnam Summit 2016

Vietnam studies $56 billion railway plan

An Hong (Oct. 17): "The newly proposed high-speed railway follows a similar plan that was rejected six years ago by national lawmakers, who said the investment of $56 billion, equivalent to nearly half of Vietnam’s gross domestic product in 2010, was too big. Full Text»

HK firm’s $10 billion PE fund targets Malaysian tourism

South China Morning Post (Oct. 17): "Evergreen Group said in a statement that it had allocated HK$2 billion from the Asia Pacific One Belt One Road Tourism Industry Fund, to invest in Malaysian projects ahead of its other target markets, including Thailand and Vietnam." Full Text»

China Gives $2 Billion for Road Infrastructure Development in Cambodia

Khmer Times (Oct. 17): On Thursday, China agreed to provide financial aid of 1.2 billion Chinese yuan (about $180 million) to Cambodia in deals made during the two-day state visit of President Xi, while 31 agreements and MoUs between the two countries were reached. Full Text»

Five local projects licensed in Laos in Jan-Feb

Vietmaz (Oct. 25): Vietnamese investors got approval to spend more than US$432 million on five projects in neighboring Laos in the first two months of this year. Full Text»

Japan rail operators team up for Indonesian development project

Nikkei Asian Review (Oct. 28): Japanese railway companies are taking a rare opportunity to join hands for an overseas real estate project. A consortium led by trading house Mitsubishi Corp. plans to invest about 10 billion yen ($95 million) in an urban development project in Indonesia. Full Text»

Myanmar DCA hopes to tie up $ 1.5 billion Hanthawaddy airport deal by the end of 2016

Myanmar Times (AUG. 15): A Final concession agreement between the Department of Civil Aviation and a consortium building a major new international airport in Bago Region known as Hanthawaddy International Airport should be complete by the end of this year, according to a DCA director. Full text»

Myanmar Parliament approves ADB, AFD loans for agriculture and employment

ELEVEN (SEPT. 10): The Union Parliament approved a request sent by President Htin Kyaw to borrow US$185.5 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and €25 million from the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on September 20. Full Text»

Singapore S$3.2 billion residential, commercial project unveiled for Paya Lebar

Channel News Asia (Oct. 17): As part of plans to transform Paya Lebar into a regional hub, a S$3.2 billion project comprising residential, retail and commercial spaces will be built, developer Lendlease announced on Monday. Full Text»

P1.3-Trillion gateway project opened to partners

The Business Inquirer (Nov. 1):The Tieng family’s plan to build a P1.3-trillion airport, seaport and industrial complex off the coast of Sangley Point, Cavite—dubbed the Philippine Global Gateway project—will be opened to other conglomerates who may want to pool their financial muscle to build the massive reclamation project. Full Text»

Duterte admin to spend P7T for infra in next 6 years

Channel News Asia (Oct. 17):Public infrastructure spending will be in the neighborhood of P7 trillion from 2017 until 2022, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said. Full Text»