Measures discussed to fight haze pollution in Southeast Asia

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Measures discussed to fight haze pollution in Southeast Asia

Environment officials of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand convened the 18th meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution in Singapore on May 4.

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Indonesia growth fails to pick up in setback to Jokowi reforms

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Indonesia growth fails to pick up in setback to Jokowi reforms

Indonesia’s economy grew less than analysts expected in the first quarter, a setback to President Joko Widodo’s efforts to rejuvenate growth and implement reforms in Southeast Asia’s largest nation.

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Real estate sector M&As on the rise

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Real estate sector M&As on the rise

Vietnam is becoming an attractive profit-generating market for investment in Southeast Asia, with a low interest rate, record low inflation in 2015, and the VND exchange rate far better than other currencies in the region.

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Local players reshape FMCG sector

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Local players reshape FMCG sector

Local companies have not only survived the competition from multinationals, but have outperformed them in Southeast Asia, with the “national pride” sentiment of customer is the main drive.

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Thailand’s Siam Cement eyes Vietnam

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Thailand’s Siam Cement eyes Vietnam

Siam Cement has announced plans to expand operations in Southeast Asia by setting up a plant in Vietnam, where there have been forecasts of a rise in demand.

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Experts call Tay Ninh the bridge to ASEAN

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Experts call Tay Ninh the bridge to ASEAN

The southern city of Tay Ninh is the last point in the Cuu Long (Mekong River) Delta region but from the perspective of ASEAN connectivity the city is the starting point connecting Vietnam with the Southeast Asia region, said Phan Chanh Duong, lecturer of the Fulbright Economic Teaching Program.
Illustrative photo (Photo: Reuters)

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Bangkok carrier to fly to Da Nang this May

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Bangkok carrier to fly to Da Nang this May

Da Nang is expected to receive more Thai tourists this summer after Bangkok Airways announced a new service from the capital city of Thailand.

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Startups attract US seed capital

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Startups attract US seed capital

The Vietnamese startup scene has picked up the pace in recent years, catching the attention of venture capital funds from the US. During the Invest ASEAN conference held in Singapore by Maybank Kim Eng last week, Khailee Ng, Southeast Asia managing partner of 500 Startups, spoke with VIR’s Nam Phuong about this exciting trend.

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Rocket Internet reportedly selling Zalora Vietnam, Thailand to Central Group

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Rocket Internet reportedly selling Zalora Vietnam, Thailand to Central Group

Germany's Rocket Internet is reportedly selling yet another of its businesses in Southeast Asia, following a US$1 billion deal for a controlling holding of Lazada Group to China’s Alibaba Group in mid-April.

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Indonesia defends use of death penalty for drug trafficking

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Indonesia defends use of death penalty for drug trafficking

Indonesia on Friday defended its use of the death penalty for drug traffickers, just days after its representative was jeered at a U.N. narcotics conference, citing a steep rise in demand and consumption in Southeast Asia's most populous country.

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Viettel's overseas profit hits 3-year low

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A strong US dollar and higher input costs have reduced the profits of Vietnam's biggest telecom firm Viettel in overseas market to the lowest level since 2012, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Embassies seek to woo investors

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Embassies seek to woo investors

Viet Nam would create favourable conditions and offer incentives for Indian firms to invest in Viet Nam, said Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh.

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Komodo commerce: e-tailers battle in Southeast Asia

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Komodo commerce: e-tailers battle in Southeast Asia

With its $1 billion buy of online retailer Lazada, Alibaba has signaled Southeast Asia as a regional e-commerce battleground - with 600 million people, and no shortage of logistical headaches.

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Southeast Asia representative office of Russian Tourism Agency opens

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A representative office of the Federal Agency for Tourism (FAT) of the Russian Federation in Southeast Asia, named ‘Visit Russia’, was officially opened at a ceremony held in Hanoi on April 14, opening up a new phase for tourism co-operation between Russia and Vietnam.

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Vietnam fiscal threat looms as debt tops Asian neighbors: chart

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Vietnam fiscal threat looms as debt tops Asian neighbors: chart

Vietnam’s government is facing the biggest fiscal strain among emerging markets in Southeast Asia as public debt climbs, economic growth moderates and foreign reserves fall. State debt is set to reach 64 percent of gross domestic product this year, compared with 41 percent in Thailand and 56 percent in Malaysia, the World Bank said in a report this week. Total foreign debt is still fairly moderate though compared to peers. While growth in Vietnam is forecast to ease to 6.2...

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