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Lynas fails to get Malaysian approval for higher processing limit, shares slide

[BENGALURU] Australian rare earths miner Lynas Corp said on Tuesday it was unsuccessful in securing approval from a Malaysian regulator to increase its lanthanide concentrate processing limit for 2019. Shares of Lynas fell as much as 5.8 per cent after the announcement, its worst slump since Aug 23. By 0120 GMT, the shares pared losses […]

Waste collection changes to come in the new year

Come next year, Phnom Penh residents will no longer have waste collection fees included in their electricity bill, thanks to an online payment system. A directive on changes to the payment system was signed by Phnom Penh municipal governor Khuong Sreng on Monday. It said that to modernise public services and ensure everyone paid, waste […]

Foreign affairs officials discuss plans amid changing global environment

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday officially kicked off its 14th meeting, aiming to review and approve a new working plan to cope with the changing global environment. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Saleumxay Kommasith presided over the official opening ceremony of the two day-meeting at the International Cooperation Training Centre […]

Singapore looking at using hydrogen power in homes

KUCHING: The utilisation of hydrogen might soon be expanded into homes in Singapore as an alternative form of energy, said Singapore Power Group SP Services chief executive officer Chuah Kee Heng. “Just like Sarawak is investing in six hydrogen refuelling stations across Sarawak, we are also studying hydrogen because one of the things we are […]

Germany facilitates Mekong basin management with additional funding

The German government will provide an additional $2.2 million to bolster cross-border water cooperation and environmental monitoring in the Mekong River Basin. A signing ceremony for the funding was held in the Lao capital of Vientiane Friday, its beneficiary, the Mekong River Commission (MRC) said. This extra funding has brought the German contribution to the […]

Sarawak to emulate Brunei as global hydrogen supplier

KUCHING (Dec 12): Sarawak will emulate Brunei in supplying hydrogen to countries that use hydrogen as fuel such as Japan and South Korea. The state government, on May 25, launched the testing and operation of its pilot integrated hydrogen production plant and refuelling station project, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The construction […]

Thais get free eggs for recycling waste

BANGKOK (ANN): Chaiyut Thipsuwanporn, senior vice president at Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF), announced this week that the company’s food retail franchise CP Fresh Mart is joining the government’s campaign to reduce waste and will stop giving plastic bags to customers starting from Jan 1. Read more at

Total reaffirms commitment to Singapore as strategic hub

French energy giant Total officially opened its regional headquarters at Frasers Tower yesterday. The Cecil Street office, which occupies six floors and houses around 500 employees, will be its base for managing its business across the Asia-Pacific region.

Lynas relocates cracking and leaching plant

LYNAS Corp Ltd (Lynas) has selected Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, as the location for its new cracking and leaching plant, marking its first step in establishing a critical minerals hub in the Goldfields region. The cracking and leaching plant will upgrade the Lynas Mt Weld rare earth concentrate which is currently exported to the company’s rare-earth […]

Ayala and Yoma team up to close Myanmar’s infrastructure gap

YANGON — If there is one thing Myanmar needs, it is infrastructure. Now, Yoma Group, one of the country’s biggest conglomerates, is looking to build it with a partner that knows a thing or two about power grids and water supplies — the Philippines’ Ayala. Yoma and Ayala have many overlapping businesses, from property and […]