Asean News Headlines on Saturday (Feb 6)


Malaysia and Indonesia agree in principle on reciprocal green lane

Ringgit expected to trade lower versus greenback next week

Najib to file defamation suit against Tommy Thomas and publisher

Strong catalyst set to push up Bursa Malaysia next week

MARC: GDP to grow 5.6% in 2021

CPO futures likely to see quiet trading next week


Singapore: Budget 2021 will have more targeted schemes for those who still need help

Major events in Singapore unfazed by WEF postponement

Singapore: Almost 140 firms told to stop on-site operations after serious breaches of Covid-19 measures

Singapore’s Goldbell to acquire Electric-Car Sharing firm BlueSG

Chinatown to restrict access, no light-up this CNY Eve


No weekend lockdowns for Jakarta, says Gov; Indonesia reports 12,156 new Covid-19 cases - almost 1.15 million in total

Indonesian village turns red as floods hit batik-manufacturing hub

Indonesia to establish electric battery corporation in H1 this year

China ready to deepen cooperation with Indonesia on vaccines

‘Journos vulnerable to sexual violence’


Thailand: Govt implements 'seal and bubble' strategy to curb transmission in factories;

Thailand open to more stimulus If GDP growth misses target

Thailand's economy will grow 1.5-3.5% in 2021, say financial experts

Arrest in Thailand of second drug kingpin tightens dragnet on huge syndicate

Shelter for disabled stray dogs threatened


EU firms show optimism on Vietnam's business climate in 2021

Vietnam: Covid-19 outbreak takes a toll on peach blossom sales

Vietnam's industrial production index rises by 22.2% in January

Vietnam hopes all countries will contribute to peace and stability in the South China Sea


Philippines' inflation picks up to 4.2% in January as Covid-19 total reaches 535,521 on Saturday (Feb 6)

Philippine bourse’s short selling plan to proceed, says chief

Philippine CPI breaks Central Bank’s forecast in test to policy

Philippines detects 8 additional cases of new and more contagious coronovirus strain, total reaches 25


Australian economic advisor to Suu Kyi says detained in Myanmar: BBC

Myanmar broadens social media crackdown as anti-coup protests grow

Myanmar blocks Twitter, Instagram in tightening crackdown

Myanmar renames President's office, union govt office

Twitter condemns Myanmar's move to block access


Cambodia announces that its new Food Safety Law to be enacted in 2021

Cambodia and South Korea to open smart farm centre

Covid-19 inoculation drive to kick off on Feb 10


Laos will transmit electricity to Cambodia in 2025

Smart cities development expected to begin soon

Laos: First English test centre opens in Vientiane


Pandemic impact highlighted at Asean tourism meet in Brunei

59% of Brunei people are open to COovid-19 vaccination, MoH survey finds


UN chief: UN will seek to unite world, reverse Myanmar coup

China approves Sinovac Biotech Covid-19 vaccine for general public use
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Asean Headlines , Saturday , Feb 7


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