Vietnam Morning News For April 13

Vietnam Morning News For April 13

Logistics association to assist in national plan on competitiveness The Việt Nam Logistics Association (VLA) on Wednesday launched a ceremony to implement the Government’s first national action plan to improve the country’s competitiveness and its logistics sector by 2025. – Viet Nam News Firms are both victims and causes for corruption in Vietnam In recent […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 12

Vietnam Morning News For April 12

Trump Shows Signs He Will Rekindle US-Vietnam Relations Vietnam is eyeing a chance to restart prized trade and security ties with the United States, while checking the persuasive influence of old rival China following a new overture from the Trump administration. — VOA News  Vietnam looks abroad for infrastructure investors Facing fiscal constraints, Vietnam is […]

Singapore Morning News For April 12

Singapore Morning News For April 12

Brexit Britain’s Singapore obsession A pro-Brexit argument that always makes me giggle a little is that leaving the European Union will allow the UK to become the new Singapore. That’s right – the land of hope and glory, home to the world’s fifth-largest economy, wants to emulate its steamy little former colony, population 5.4 million. […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 11

Vietnam Morning News For April 11

Vietnam seeks preferential Trump treatment While the Southeast Asian nation seems a likely target for new US trade sanctions, recent revelations indicate a special deal could be on the cards. — Southeast Asia  ‘Alarming’ executions in Vietnam: Amnesty Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian countries, with newly released figures showing the “disturbing” […]

Singapore Morning News For April 11

Singapore Morning News For April 11

Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University: Asean’s Best Under 50 When it comes to quality tertiary education Singapore’s title as the higher education centre of Asean can not be challenged, with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) ranked as the region’s best and the third best in the world in the Times Higher Education’s 2017 Young University Rankings. — […]

Singapore Morning News For April 10

Singapore Morning News For April 10

HNA Group Plans to Acquire CWT for $1 Billion HNA Group Co. plans to acquire logistics provider CWT Ltd. after almost a year of exclusive talks in a deal valuing the Singapore company at about S$1.4 billion ($996.4 million). Bloomberg’s Haslinda Amin reports on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.” — Bloomberg  Singapore ‘stooges’ want for ATO rules […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 10

Vietnam Morning News For April 10

Vietnam among top investors in Cambodia as bilateral trade grows VIETNAM is Cambodia’s third-largest partner and continues to be among the top five investors in this country, with bilateral trade reaching US$3 billion (Bt108 billion) until the end of last year. — The Nation  PM okays 2.4 billion USD aid for major highway The Prime […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 7

Vietnam Morning News For April 7

Trump’s Trade Threats Forcing Export-Dependent Vietnam to Pivot President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from a Pacific Rim trade deal was viewed as a glancing blow by Vietnam’s Phu Tai Corp., which makes furniture for Wal-Mart outlets. The knockout punch may come if he follows through on threats of protectionism. — Bloomberg  Vietnam’s Dragon Capital inks microfinance […]

Singapore Morning News For April 7

Singapore Morning News For April 7

New Zika cluster at Flower Road/Hendry Close, close to ongoing Simon Place cluster The second Zika cluster of this year has been confirmed at Flower Road/Hendry Close, said the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday (April 6), less than a kilometre away from the Simon Place cluster reported last week. — Today Online No haze […]

Singapore Morning News For April 6

Singapore Morning News For April 6

Google invests in new subsea cable that connects Singapore to Australia Google today announced that it will invest in a new subsea cable that will connect Singapore to Perth and Sydney in Australia (with a branch to Jakarta, Indonesia). The so-called Indigo cable will be almost 5,600 miles long and will be built by a […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 6

Vietnam Morning News For April 6

Vietnam, Asia’s Economic Icon, Is Suddenly Facing Slower Growth In 2017 Vietnam’s famously robust, export-led economy grew just 5.1% in the first three months of the year, a letdown unforeseen by both the government and economists. Drought last year hit agriculture into the first quarter of 2017. Mining slipped on a decline in resources such […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 5

Vietnam Morning News For April 5

Samsung to invest VND 8.5 bln in Talent Programme in Vietnam Samsung Vietnam has launched the 2017 edition of its Samsung Talent Program (STP), which aims to nurture local information technology and electronics telecommunications (ET) talent through scholarships, specialized courses and research and career opportunities. . — Telecompaper  Is Vinacapital Vietnam (VCVOF) Amidst a Buy […]

Singapore Morning News For April 5

Singapore Morning News For April 5

TPG spends SG$23.8m on more Singapore mobile broadband spectrum The Singaporean comms authority has announced that Singtel has paid SG$563.7 million, StarHub SG$349.6 million, M1 SG$208 million, and TPG SG$23.8 million on mobile broadband spectrum in its auction. — ZD Net  Singapore making progress in advanced manufacturing SINGAPORE is making some headway in advanced manufacturing […]

Vietnam Morning News For April 4

Vietnam Morning News For April 4

Vietnam-Finnish IPP accelerator aims to build sustainability as part of exit plan The Euro 11-million ($11.7 million) Vietnam-Finland Innovation Partnership Programme (IPP) was one of the early acceleration support in Vietnam’s fledgling startup ecosystem. — Deal Street Asia  Vietnam meat firm enhanced by cash injection Vietnam-based Masan Groupp Corporation’s meat subsidiary is set to see […]

Singapore Morning News For April 4

Singapore Morning News For April 4

Prices of landed properties fell more steeply in Q1 Private home prices here have posted a 14th straight quarter of decline, but analysts say the end of the market funk could be in sight as the pace of falls has slowed. — The New Paper  SGInnovate focuses on 5 areas to help startups, entrepreneurs GOVERNMENT-OWNED […]

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