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Regional Roundup for Week of 4.19.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 4.19.19


EXSEFOCUSSoutheast Asia's energy majors pivotsharply to green power - Nikkei Asian Review Southeast Asianenergy companies, long dependent on fossil fuels, are rapidly turning torenewable energy to answer the mounting demand for electricity in thefast-developing region.// As nationslook toward renewable energy, ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 4.12.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 4.12.19


EXSE FOCUSSpreading Drought Adds to Risks for Thailand’s CoolingEconomy- BloombergA spreading drought has emerged as a new risk for Thailand’s cooling economy inaddition to domestic political tension and slower exports.// As Thailand faces export slowdown andsourcing confidence after its contentious ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 4.5.2019

Regional Roundup for Week of 4.5.2019


EXSE FOCUSPolicy gaps plague lowerMekong amidst hydropower backlash - Asian Power Countries along the famous river basin need to strengthen legislationand consider non-hydro alternatives amidst climate change threats, experts say.When the Se-Pian Se Nam Noi damcollapsed and killed dozens almost ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.29.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.29.19


EXSEFOCUSThailand 2019 Elections: Conflicting Claims as Final ResultWait Continues – The Diplomat A military-backed party that based on unofficialresults won the most votes in Thailand’s first election since a 2014 coup saidMonday it will try to form a government, after ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.15.19 and 3.22.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.15.19 and 3.22.19


EXSEFOCUSSustaining the heartbeat of the Mekong Basin– China Dialogue The Mekong Riveris often depicted as originating in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Maps show itflowing downstream through China’s southwest, and then forming the borders ofor flowing through Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, before ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 3.8.19

Regional Roundup for Week of 3.8.19


EXSEFOCUSWomen’s rights and river protection – Asia TimesUsually at this time ofyear during the dry season in northern Thailand, the Mekong River recedes, andsand and pebble beaches appear. Covering the pebbles, through the clear andshallow water, one can see the ...

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