As Asia's rice crop shrivels, food security fears resurface

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As Asia's rice crop shrivels, food security fears resurface

Nearly a decade after a spike in global food prices sent shockwaves around the world, Asia's top rice producers are suffering from a blistering drought that threatens to cut output and boost prices of a staple for half the world's population.World rice production is expected to decline for the first time this year since 2010, as failing rains linked to an El Nino weather pattern cut crop yields in Asia's rice bowl.

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Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate 'Panama Papers'

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Sri Lanka sets up panel to investigate 'Panama Papers'

The government, which came to power in January last year on a promise to clean up corruption, has accused former president Mahinda Rajapakse and his family of siphoning off billions of dollars during his decade in power, a charge he has denied.

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IMF announces US$1.5b loan for Sri Lanka

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IMF announces US$1.5b loan for Sri Lanka

The IMF has agreed a US$1.5 billion loan for Sri Lanka in support of economic reforms aimed at reversing a two-decade decline in tax revenue and reviving growth, it said Friday.

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Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

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Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

"It's a dying business," Gong In-Young said Wednesday as he watched US activists clear out the cages of the South Korean dog meat farm he has been running for the past decade.

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Post-Brexit UK-U.S. trade deal could take a decade, Obama tells BBC

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Post-Brexit UK-U.S. trade deal could take a decade, Obama tells BBC

A trade deal between Britain and the United States could take five to 10 years to negotiate if Britain votes to leave the European Union at a June 23 referendum, U.S. President Barack Obama told the BBC in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

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Vietnam coffee exports could drop 25 pct in 2016: industry official

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Vietnam coffee exports could drop 25 pct in 2016: industry official

HANOI, April 21 - Vietnam's coffee exports could fall 25 percent in 2016 to their lowest in a decade at 1 million tons (16.67 million 60-kg bags), hit by drought, lower yields from old trees and increased output from domestic roasters, a senior industry official said.

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Hanoi drainage project runs behind schedule

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Hanoi drainage project runs behind schedule

The Hanoi Drainage Project for Environmental Improvement which was started more than a decade ago is still under progress while the capital's inadequate sewers are still unable to cope with heavy flooding.

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Development at a cost: How Nha Trang has changed over the last 10 years

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Development at a cost: How Nha Trang has changed over the last 10 years

The beach resort town of Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa has developed very fast in the last decade, with a series of seaside high-rise buildings and hotels blocking the view of beautiful beaches.

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Air traffic control officers charged over deadly Taiwan crash

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Air traffic control officers charged over deadly Taiwan crash

Taiwan has charged two air traffic control officers with causing a TransAsia plane crash that killed 49 people in 2014, the first prosecutions in the country's worst air disaster for a decade.

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Vietnamese stock gauge breaks through barrier after rally: chart

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Vietnamese stock gauge breaks through barrier after rally: chart

Vietnam’s benchmark VN Index topped its 200-day moving average on Monday, a trading pattern seen by technical analysts as a bullish sign. The last time that happened, on Oct. 6, the stock benchmark surged more than 5 percent in a month. The Vietnam measure has rallied 11 percent from this year’s low on Jan. 21, wiping out earlier losses for 2016, as the government’s forecast for the fastest economic growth in almost a decade drew investors.

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Measuring the intangible: a modern finance dilemma

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Measuring the intangible: a modern finance dilemma

Over the past decade, it has become clear that the way we measure the value of businesses has changed completely.

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Indonesia: 2,000 foreign companies pay no taxes

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Indonesia: 2,000 foreign companies pay no taxes

At least 2,000 foreign enterprises in Indonesia committed tax fraud in the past decade by announcing that they are suffering from losses, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

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A decade on, Vietnam’s ‘bomb market’ finally begins to fear death

While traders at a major scrap collection hub in the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An would previously accept just about any pieces of metal offered a decade ago, including bombs or warheads, they now seem more aware of the fact that they are ‘playing with death.’

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A closer look at the neglected projects of Vietnam’s coffee titan Trung Nguyen

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A closer look at the neglected projects of Vietnam’s coffee titan Trung Nguyen

One of coffee-giant Trung Nguyen’s five sluggish projects in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak was licensed more than a decade ago but the country’s top coffee processor has yet to begin work on the project.

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Vietnam’s effort to combat droughts

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Vietnam’s effort to combat droughts

Vietnam has been experiencing serious drought and saline intrusion over the past decade.

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