September 6, 2013
Source: Bangkok Post
China has agreed to give Laos 300 million yuan (US$49 million) in grant aid and 200 million yuan ($32.6 million) in interest-free loans this year, news reports said on Thursday.
The agreement was signed by Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thamavong and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang earlier this week in Nanning, China, on the sidelines of the Asean-Expo, the Vientiane Times reported. More…
September 1, 2013
Source: The Cambodia Daily
A new project by the government and Japan’s aid agency seeks to assist small companies in Cambodia that are in need of specialist advice in order to develop and keep up with competitors in neighboring Asean countries.
The aim of the two-year program, called “Strategic Strengthening of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Support System,” is to provide free guidance to 10 selected small businesses that are facing issues to help them increase productivity, improve management, foster innovation and encourage cooperation between other businesses. More…
June 8, 2012
Reposted from Reuters
Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr announced further easing of restrictions against Myanmar
(Reuters) – Australia will lift its remaining financial and travel sanctions against Myanmar and double its aid in a move to encourage further democratic reform as the country tentatively emerges from decades of military rule, Foreign Minister Bob Carr said.
The lifting of economic sanctions, which follows a U.S. suspension of sanctions, will come into effect in coming weeks but Australia’s arms embargo against Myanmar will remain in place, Carr said in a statement. More…
February 9, 2012
Reposted from monstersandcritics.com
EU might lift sanctions as early as April
Brussels – The European Union is set to increase aid to Myanmar by 150 million euros (200 million dollars) and might go as far as scrapping sanctions in April, officials from the bloc said Thursday. The change in the EU’s stance comes in reaction to More…
January 26, 2012
Reposted from Mizzima News
The EU looks to provide aid to Myanmar
EU diplomats are talking about an aid package to Burma, perhaps reaching 150 million euro, Agence France Presses (AFP) said on Wednesday. European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton speaks at a press conference on Monday, January 23, 2012, at the EU headquarters in Brussels. More…