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Vietnam: MARD announces new criteria for strategic investors in Vinafood 2 equitization

The Hanoitimes – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved the criteria for choosing strategic investors at Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (Vinafood 2), said the company in its latest announcement. Notably, the revised plan has introduced new criteria compared to Vinafood 2’s previous proposals. Specifically, strategic investors (foreign and domestic enterprises alike) are […]

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Myanmar: KNU makes four demands on Dawei-Thai border highway

Are the demands “too little too late”? THE Karen National Union (KNU) has made four demands to Nay Pyi Taw and relevant governments and companies regarding the Dawei project: environmental and social impact assessments must be done fairly, negotiation with stakeholders must comply with applicable government, KNU and international laws; free, prior and informed consent […]

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Thailand: SMEs fret over wage hikes, energy costs

Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) optimism fell for the three months to March as firms worry that the imminent minimum wage hikes and rising energy costs will push up their operating costs, according to a quarterly survey by TMB Analytics, the research unit of TMB Bank. The TMB-SME Sentiment Index declined to 51.9 in the […]

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