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Vietnam’s Communist Party meets to pick nation’s leaders

Vietnam’s Communist Party meets to pick nation’s leaders

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party began an eight-day congress Thursday that starts an orchestrated transfer of power to new leaders who will face myriad challenges [...]
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Saffron Revolution monk U Gambira arrested in Burma

Saffron Revolution monk U Gambira arrested in Burma

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

A former monk who led the 2007 street protests in Myanmar has appeared in court in Mandalay charged with immigration offences. U Gambira, who is no longer a monk, has been [...]
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Vietnam to kick off secretive political transition

Vietnam to kick off secretive political transition

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam will begin a crucial political transition Thursday as the five-yearly Communist Party congress convenes to pick new leaders, who will face challenges from a maritime [...]
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Burma spelling disrupts Carlsberg’s marketing plan

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

MYANMAR Carlsberg has learned a lesson the hard way: It should have been wiser in picking a local term for its marketing plan. The company, the brewer of Tuborg beer, has [...]
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Plummeting oil prices could hit Burma production

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s crude oil production has plummeted from its peak, and will require new discoveries to reverse the trend, according to Than Htun, an adviser to Myanma Oil and [...]
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Burma’s armed forces: obstacle or ally for reform?

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

It has long been the mantra of Myanmar’s leader-in-waiting Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy, echoed by Western governments and activist groups, [...]
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Fourth PTT fuel station in Burma opened

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

PTT has opened a fuel station in Myawaddy, the fourth in Myanmar, under its plan to grow the retailing business presence in Asean. The station in Myawaddy which is connected [...]
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Human Rights Watch urges govt to release political prisoners before term ends

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Elevenmyanmar | 6:00 AM

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Myanmar government to release all political prisoners and drop the charges against them before its term expires. “In Myanmar, the [...]
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Burma Property Awards 2016 returns for a second year

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Property-report | 6:00 AM

Awards gala in Yangon will be preceded by the high-level forum Property Report Congress Following on from a hugely successful inaugural event in 2015, the Myanmar Property [...]
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Vietnam abuzz ahead of communist leadership change

Vietnam abuzz ahead of communist leadership change

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 2:48 PM

Hanoi is abuzz with political gossip ahead of a key leadership change this week that has plunged the ruling communist elite into turmoil. From Soviet-style letters of [...]
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Vietnam To Sell Former US Airbase For $540 Million

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Defense World | 6:00 AM

Vietnam plans to sell former US airbase measuring more than 186 hectares in Nha Trang valued at around US $540 Million. The airbase is open for sale to investors for a [...]
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Vietnam: Hold Elections for Country’s Leaders

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Communist Party should use its twelfth National Congress to announce that free and fair elections will be held to elect the country’s leaders, Human [...]
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Vietnam warns China against rig activity in disputed waters

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

January 19 Vietnam warned China on Tuesday against drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea, after Beijing steered an oil rig at the centre of a previous stand-off [...]
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Vietnam Claims China Towed Oil Exploration Rig Into Disputed Waters

Vietnam Claims China Towed Oil Exploration Rig Into Disputed Waters

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Rig location could lead to reprize of 2014 standoff that scarred relations between the two communist states Vietnam said on Tuesday that China had towed an oil-exploration [...]
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Vietnam’s Secretive Communist Party Congress Meets to Pick New Leaders

Vietnam’s Secretive Communist Party Congress Meets to Pick New Leaders

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Vietnam starts a once-in-five-years political transition as Communist Party delegates meet in Hanoi this week to pick a new slate of leaders. The challenges that lie ahead [...]
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