Asean morning news for November 4

Asean morning news for November 4

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

World’s Biggest Trade Deal To Be Delayed To 2020: Draft ASEAN Statement
The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China as it seeks to temper the fallout from a painful tariff war with the US.
— IBT

Trump absent, ASEAN charts path for trade bloc led by China
Southeast Asian leaders agreed Sunday to work with China and other neighbors to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stability.
— AP

China, Southeast Asian states push for RCEP pact despite India’s doubts
Leaders from China and Southeast Asia states called for swift agreement on what could become the world’s largest trade bloc at a regional summit on Sunday, but new demands from India left officials scrambling to salvage progress.
— Livemint

Asean, China tag 19 ‘bankable’ projects to improve connectivity
Asean leaders and China have formally acknowledged the need to improve connectivity between Asean and China by synergizing common priorities in the Master Plan on Asean Connectivity (MPAC) 2025 and the Belt and Road Initiative.
— Business Mirror

Beijing says ‘ready to work’ with ASEAN on South China Sea rules
eijing said on Sunday, November 3, it is “ready to work” with Southeast Asian nations on a code of conduct in the flashpoint South China Sea, where it is accused of building up military installations and bullying fellow claimants.
— Rappler

44 Documents to Be Examined and Adopted during 35th ASEAN Summit
A total of 44 documents will be examined and approved by the ASEAN leaders and their dialogue partners during the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits in Bangkok, Thailand.
— AKP

Asean leaders ‘very concerned’ about SCS disputes
President Rodrigo Duterte and his nine fellow Association of Southeast Asian Nation (Asean) leaders are “very concerned” about the long-standing disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, Malacañang said Sunday.
— Philippine News Agency

Thai PM bats for closer partnership beyond Asean
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha highlighted the importance of stronger ties among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) as well as the bloc’s trading partners to realize the group’s goal beyond the region.
— Philippine News Agency

RCEP delay, India doubts, China plea, split world fears: Asean update
Meetings hosted by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations resumed on Sunday with doubts emerging on whether the weekend would see a breakthrough in talks on the world’s largest regional trade pact.
— Bangkok Post

Thai PM cites importance of Asean, external partner tie-ups
Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday said fostering greater relations with other economic blocs and groups will ensure the achievement and sustainability of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean) goals.
— Philippine News Agency

RCEP brings prosperity to ASEAN and dialogue partners
As ASEAN hopes to finalize terms of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership before the end of this year, today we’ll find out more about such pact and how it will benefit member nations from our very own Khun Sodchuen Limkriangkrai .
— Newsline (video)

Asean ready to work with all for prosperity: Prayut
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has pledged that Asean will continue to be “a friend to all, enemy to none” by seeking to boost sustainable security and economic growth.
— Bangkok Post

ASEAN, China dovetail development plans to facilitate all-round connectivity
The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China pledged on Sunday to synergize development plans and work together to promote connectivity in the region, according to a statement issued at the 22nd ASEAN-China summit in the Thai capital.
— Xinhuanet

Narendra Modi pitches for enhanced connectivity between member countries at ASEAN summit in Thailand, welcomes review of Free Trade Agreement
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday presented a brief blue-print for further expansion of India’s multi-sectoral engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), one of the most influential groupings for trade and investment globally.
— Firstpost

ASEAN is at the core of Act East Policy: Modi
India’s Act East Policy is a significant cornerstone of the Indo-Pacific strategy, prime minister Narendra Modi said, adding that ASEAN is at the core of Act East Policy.
— Governance Now

ASEAN welcomes China’s support on regional development: Philippine president
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said here on Sunday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) welcomed China’s strong support for the regional bloc’s development on trade, economy and maritime cooperation.
— Xinhuanet

ASEAN reminds industrialized countries of climate change targets
Ex­pressing “grave concern” about the impact of climate change, the Southeast Asian bloc appealed to in­dustrialized countries to meet their pre-2020 mitigation targets and scale up climate finance.
— Manila Bulletin

“India’s Northeast To Become Gateway to Southeast Asia”: PM Modi In Thailand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated the growing importance of India on the international stage during an event held in Bangkok today, claiming that the country’s values will shape the world in the years to come.
— NDTV (video)

PM calls for peace and economic growth as key approaches at 35th ASEAN Summit
We’ll start off our show with this weekend’s biggest event in Thailand. Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has officially inaugurated the 35th ASEAN Summit, praising the bond of ASEAN and its partners while voicing concerns for global economic slowdown and several environmental problems.
— Newsline (video)

Malaysia calls for capitalisation of ASEAN’s population to boost growth
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to leverage on its large population base as a more integrated market to achieve greater economic growth.
— Vietnamplus

Philippines’ Duterte calls for strengthened ASEAN economic integration to counter protectionism
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called for strengthened economic integration among the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to counter protectionism and global trade tensions, a government statement said on Sunday.
— China.org.cn

ASEAN summit: Malaysia concerns about situation in East Sea
Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said his country was concerned about the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in its waters, while attending the 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting in Thailand on November 2 as part of the ongoing 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.
— Vietnamplus

ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change to the 25th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP25)
WE, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member States of ASEAN, on the occasion of the 35th ASEAN Summit;
— Reliefweb

Regional stability, security and climate issues, top President Duterte’s agenda at ASEAN summit
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to highlight regional security and stability issues as well as environmental challenges as he attends the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits here from November 2 to 4.
— Philippine Information Agency

PM confirms Thailand-ASEAN ready to cooperate with UN to push for sustainable development goals
Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha met with Antonio Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, during the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to confirm Thailand and ASEAN’s commitment toward achieving sustainable development goals.
— Newsline (video)

ASEAN leaders agree to greater collaboration to usher in Industry 4.0 into the region
With the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) vowed to intensify collaboration on digital connectivity to spur growth in the region.
— Manila Bulletin

‘Amid trade row, Asean must hasten integration via support for RCEP’
President Duterte has raised alarm over the ongoing US-China trade war as it undermines the progress of the Southeast Asian countries, and called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to fast-track its economic integration through the conclusion of the much-awaited mega free-trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
— Business Mirror

“Build ASEAN brands” says AirAsia CEO
The CEO of AirAsia, Tony Fernandes, has told ASEAN governments to help create and strengthen “ASEAN brands” to drive the regional economy.
— The Thaiger

Duterte cites areas of ASEAN-UN collaboration for regional development
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations (UN) must work together to fight poverty, address inequality, and push sustainable development, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte said on Sunday.
— ABS-CBN News

UN chief warns negative impact of climate change on sustainability
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the negative impact of climate change on the sustainability at the press conference after the 10th ASEAN-UN Summit on Sunday in Bangkok, capital of Thailand.
— Xinhuanet

Tech disrupters key to regional trade
Asean nations must work to establish global value chains through new technologies, while taking a regional rather than national approach to digital development, said an international economics expert on Saturday at the Asean Business and Investment Summit 2019.
— Bangkok Post

AICHR Says Haze Pollution still Shroud South-East Asian Countries
Despite being home to an abundance of rich natural resources, poor air quality and vast environmental degradation continue to be an issue faced by South-East Asian countries.
— Tempo

Moon to join ASEAN-hosted summits to pitch for Busan event, Korea peace
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will participate in a string of regional summits here, hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), on Monday, in which he plans to seek more support for his country’s special summit with ASEAN late this month and the Korea peace process.
— Yonhap News Agency

Thailand supports Vietnam as ASEAN chair in 2020
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha said Thailand stands ready to support Vietnam as chair of ASEAN in 2020 and thanked Vietnam for supporting Thailand as this year’s ASEAN chair.
— Newsline (video)

PM Prayut highlights ‘sustainability’ in opening of ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2019
Thai Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday delivered an opening remark at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS), highlighting ‘sustainability’ in the private sectors as part of the government’s “Thailand 4.0” policy drive.
— Newsline (video)

ASEAN-China Summit on strengthened cooperation under strategic partnership vision
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit to strengthen cooperation in all aspects under strategic partnership vision toward 2030.
— Newsline (video)

PM Lee calls on Asean and India to ‘redouble’ economic integration efforts
Given the close ties between Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) members and India, both parties should “redouble” efforts in the pursuit of economic integration, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Nov 3).
— Today Online

Will ASEAN be underwater by 2050?
With 80 percent of the region surrounded by water, ASEAN regularly faces water-related disasters such as floods, cyclones and storms – which are heightened by climate change.
— The Asean Post

Huawei pushes 5G in Southeast Asia, brushing off ‘tech war’ with US
Chinese phone giant Huawei said Sunday it was ready to roll out 5G infrastructure across Southeast Asia, dismissing US warnings its tech could be used to hoover up data for Beijing.
— CNA

ASEAN delegations served Thai delicacies
To promote its traditional cuisine, Thailand, the host of the 35th ASEAN Summit, held a reception dinner for country leaders and foreign delegates. Special delicacies on the menu consisted of four courses created by Chef Chumpol Jangprai.
— Newsline (video)

ASEAN, FIFA agree to cooperate to develop football in Southeast Asia
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Thailand on November 2 to promote social development and healthy lifestyles in the region through football.
— Vietnamplus

Asean backs India’s rising role in Indo-Pa ..
In a significant indication of India’s rising profile, the 10-nation Asean on Sunday clearly appreciated New Delhi’s growing role in the Indo-Pacific region as the two sides, with a combined GDP of $5 trillion, vowed to further broadbase strategic ties and deal with major challenges like of terrorism collectively.
— The Times of India

Chatbots: Automating customer service in ASEAN
In Southeast Asia, e-commerce is big business, with Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand generating US$14.8 billion in online sales throughout 2016.
— The Asean Post

Foreigners in illegal activities force Asean countries to act
THAILAND, the Philippines and Indonesia have been forced to stringently enforce the law against foreign nationals for being involved in illegal activities.
— News Straits Times

Asean a ‘human rights disaster’, claim groups
Asean civil society groups on Saturday criticised the deterioration of human rights in Asean as well as the bloc’s principle of non-interference, especially over the Rohingya crisis, which will reportedly receive no mention in the East Asia Summit statement.
— Bangkok Post

Daily bulletin: Narendra Modi to co-chair ASEAN-India summit in Thailand; Delhi HC Bar Association asked to join strike against Tis Hazari scuffle; day’s top stories
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a business event and attend the ASEAN-India summit with the Thailand prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.
— Firstpost

ASEAN vows to strengthen disease immunization
Southeast Asian nations have committed to strengthen immunization and achieve vaccine security in the region in a declaration issued Saturday during its annual summit.
— ABS-CBN News

ASCC considers ASEAN child protection proposals
The ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council (ASCC) has tabled nine important proposals aimed at providing protective measures for children in all respects.
— Newsline (video)

China, ASEAN vow to strengthen cooperation in smart city policy making, planning
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) pledged here Sunday to strengthen cooperation in smart city policy making and planning so as to promote the quality and sustainable development of smart cities.
— China.org.cn

Children in ASEAN: 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
ASEAN and UNICEF launched in Bangkok today a joint publication entitled “Children in ASEAN: 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child” that features achievements and actions for children’s rights in the region.
— Reliefweb

Forging new paths for green infrastructure in ASEAN region
New strategies are needed if ASEAN is finally going to crack the private sector investment class for its green and sustainable infrastructure needs.
— The Jakarta Post

China, ASEAN countries to strengthen media exchanges, cooperation
China and countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will take more actions to strengthen media exchanges and cooperation to further enhance mutual understanding and friendship between their peoples and boost ties between the two sides.
— Xinhuanet

Asean hope to host World Cup rises after Fifa talks
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations hopes its collaboration with Fifa will fulfil an ambition to bring the 2034 World Cup to the region.
— Bangkok Post

ASEAN commits to provide ‘inclusive, quality’ education
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has vowed to provide “inclusive, equitable and quality” education and “lifelong learning opportunities” to its citizens.
— ABS-CBN News

Joint Statement on Reaffirmation of Commitment to Advancing the Rights of the Child in ASEAN
WE, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the 35th ASEAN Summit;
— Reliefweb

Asean praises India on looking-east policy
Asean has welcomed India’s policy on more engagement with its eastern neighbours, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Sunday.
— Bangkok Post


Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

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Cambodia Releases Outcomes of Preparations for the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits
In preparations for the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, on 02 November 2019, His Excellency Prak Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, participated in the 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting and the 24th ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting, according to Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press release dated Saturday.
— Fresh News

Cambodian PM Attends the Plenary of 35th ASEAN Summit
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, together with other ASEAN Leaders, discussed their cooperation in the Plenary Session of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday afternoon.
— AKP

Cambodia Speaks Highly of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership Vision 2030
Cambodia highly values the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 reflecting the joint commitment of the ASEAN and Chinese leaders to cooperate in deepening their partnership on the three pillars – political and security, economic, and socio-cultural cooperation.
— AKP

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

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More than half of Indonesian toddlers malnourished because of poor diets: UNICEF report
Nurmala, 42, had a plate half-filled with rice and chicken nuggets in her left hand, while her right hand was busy feeding her 3-year-old daughter, who kept scooting away from her mother, seemingly unimpressed with her dinner that Thursday afternoon.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia Not Benefiting from U.S.-China Trade War, ADB Says
Indonesia reportedly does not benefit from global trade growth to the same extent as its Asian neighbors and is not benefiting from trade redirection resulting from trade tensions between the U.S. and China due to Indonesia’s limited participation in global value chains.
— Tempo.co

Boeing Compensates Rp701.5bn to 737 MAX Crash Victims’ Families
Lion Air Group President Director Edward Sirait announced that Boeing had paid US$50 billion or equal to Rp701.48 billion to compensate families of victims of 737-8 MAX jet crashes of Lion Air JT 610 and Ethiopian Airlines ET 302.
— Tempo.co

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Medvedev Holds Meeting With Laotian Prime Minister On Sidelines Of ASEAN Business Summit
BANGKOK (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 03rd November, 2019) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met on Sunday with his colleague from Laos Thongloun Sisoulith on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) business and Investment Summit held in Bangkok.
— Urdu Point

China, Laos eye closer cooperation to build community with shared future
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang here on Sunday met with Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on closer cooperation to build the China-Laos community with a shared future.
— Xinhua

Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam Look for More Cooperation for Joint Development
Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen their relations and cooperation for joint development.
— AKP

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Minister: US State Dept report on Malaysia as source, transit point for terror groups not new
The government today acknowledged the existence of terror groups recruiting and transiting in Malaysia, as noted in the recently published United States Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism 2018.
— Malay Mail

ASEAN summit: Malaysia concerns about situation in East Sea
Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said his country was concerned about the presence of Chinese coast guard vessels in its waters, while attending the 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting in Thailand on November 2 as part of the ongoing 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits.
— VietnamPlus

Dr M hits out at US for dragging Malaysia and Asean into trade war with China, sanction against Iran
The ongoing US trade tension against China and sanctions against Iran is creating problems for many other growing economies worldwide, including Malaysia, the prime minister said today.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar maintains high rates of economic growth at around 6 to 7 pc : Myanmar State Counsellor
Myanmar has maintained high rates of economic growth – around 6 to 7 per cent – for several consecutive years now, amongst the fastest in Asia, said Myanmar State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, in her address delivered at Asean Business and Investment Summit 2019 in Bangkok on November 2.
— Eleven Myanmar

India-Myanmar-Thailand connectivity will boost development in Southeast Asian region, says PM Modi in Thailand
Addressing the Indian diaspora at ‘Sawasdee PM Modi’ event in Bangkok, Thailand, the prime minister said that his government wants to bring both nations closer by transforming India’s northeast region into a gateway to Southeast Asia.
— Business Today

Myanmar’s foreign trade reaches over 2 bln USD in single month
Trade between Myanmar and foreign countries reached over 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in the first month of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 which started in October, according to figures released by the Commerce Ministry on Saturday.
— Xinhua

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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Duterte silent on Chinese incursions in West PH Sea at ASEAN-China summit
Malacañang said President Rodrigo Duterte did not raise China’s incursions into the West Philippine Sea (WPS) and the ruling of an arbitral tribunal favoring Manila over Beijing during the ASEAN-China Summit with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Sunday.
— Politiko

Toll in Philippine earthquakes climbs to 21
The death toll in two powerful quakes that struck the southern Philippines in the past week has risen to 21, authorities said Sunday, as survivors struggled to access food and water.
— CNA

14 trapped villagers in quake-ravaged NoCot town safely airlifted
Fourteen villagers trapped in the isolated village of Luayon following the magnitude 6.6 earthquake on Oct. 29 have been rescued and safely airlifted from the site to the town proper here.
— Philippine News Agency

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

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More healthcare subsidies from November with new CHAS Green cards
Singaporeans with chronic conditions will receive subsidies for outpatient care from November with the new CHAS Green card, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said on Friday (Nov 1).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore among worst hit by investment cutback after US tax reform
ONE year after the 2017 US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) kicked in, Singapore is the biggest hit among US major investment destinations, according to figures released recently by the US Department of Commerce.
— The Business Times

ASEAN members need to strengthen economic integration, further liberalise trade: PM Lee
In the face of a slowing global economy, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members must “intensify” integration efforts and uphold a “free, open and rules-based” multilateral trading system, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday (Nov 2).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

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Prayut asks US to reconsider trade preferences cut
Thailand has asked the United States to reconsider Washington’s decision to cut some Thai products from its list of low-tariff imports under the Generalized System of Preferences.
— Bangkok Post

RCEP delay, India doubts, China plea, split world fears: Asean update
Meetings hosted by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations resumed on Sunday with doubts emerging on whether the weekend would see a breakthrough in talks on the world’s largest regional trade pact.
— Bangkok Post

BioThai Foundation object to planned review of glyphosate ban
BioThai Foundation director Vithoon Lienchamroon has voice his objection to a reported attempt by the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) to review the ban on the glyphosate herbicide.
— Thai PBS News

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

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First Vietnamese bank opens representative office in US
The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) inaugurated its representative office in the US, on November 1.
— Sggp News

Vietnam pledges to uphold the law in South China Sea at ASEAN summit
Vietnam has said it will continue to uphold international laws in the South China Sea to ensure peace and stability in the region.
— VnExpress

Malaysia to boost trade volume with Vietnam
Vietnam-Malaysia Business Association spokesperson Dinh Hai Yen said that for last year, Vietnam’s total export of various goods to Malaysia was US$3.81 billion, while its import from Malaysia was US$1.75 billion.
— New Strait Times

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