Tech-driving growth in Sarawak’s agriculture

Agriculture remains a key frontier industry for Sarawak, as examplified by two major events — the Sarawak Agrofest 2018 and International Conference on Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Sarawak 2018 (ICAAS 2018), which are related to the development of agriculture in the state — being held last month. The Sarawak Agrofest 2018 wase held from Oct […]

Malaysia influences SEA to introduce the digital tax

Malaysia is officially the second country in Southeast Asia (SEA) to introduce a Digital Tax which could apply to both local and international players. Slated to be implemented by January 1, 2020, the tax is aimed to level the playing field and spark better competition in its e-commerce sector. This landmark announcement for the digital […]

Myanmar plans first oil and gas bids since 2014

New bids for oil and gas exploration and development rights on a series of blocks, along with reforms to joint-venture requirements, are expected to stoke renewed interest in Myanmar’s energy sector and boost investment inflows. On August 30 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) announced it would be opening fresh rounds of bidding for […]

Control of Philippines’ Wholesale Electricity Spot Market moves to independent operator

The Philippines’ electricity market has undergone major reform, with the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) passing from state control to a newly formed independent body. The transition was formally undertaken on September 26, with the creation of the Independent Electricity Market Operator of the Philippines (IEMOP) in line with the aim of the Electric Power […]