Archive for August, 2007

VN-Index still holding its ground

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | 30/Aug/2007 Vietnamnet | Hanoimoi | 9:28 PM

The VN-Index on August 30 continued to stand steady over the landmark of 900 points for the 5th session in a row due to the low selling volume over the last few sessions. [...]
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SBV forex rates for Aug 31

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | State Bank of Vietnam | 9:19 PM

Interbank rate: 1 US dollar = 16,160.00 dong State commercial bank rates: US$buy 16,231.00 sell 16,241.00 JPY buy 138.70 sell 140.10 GBP buy 32,374 sell 32,699 Euro buy [...]
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Asian Mineral Resources shareholder rights plan takes effect

Asian Mineral Resources shareholder rights plan takes effect

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Marketwire (press release) | 6:39 AM

Asian Mineral Resources Limited (TSX VENTURE:ASN) (the “Company”) announced today that the Shareholder Rights Plan (“Plan”) adopted by its Board on [...]
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Olympus Pacific raises C$25m for Vietnam and Philippines

Olympus Pacific raises C$25m for Vietnam and Philippines

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Minesite.com | 6:39 AM

Last year Canadian listed Olympus Pacific Minerals became the first company to pour gold doré in Vietnam since the Second World War. However like most upstart miners, [...]
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Antibiotic source materials hit by import price hikes

Antibiotic source materials hit by import price hikes

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Thanh Nien | Nguoi Lao Dong | 6:39 AM

Antibiotics prices in Vietnam have increased up to 50% over the last two months due to imported raw material hikes, according to pharmaceutical companies. According to the [...]
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Proposed majority ownership limits on insurers criticised

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Vietnam News page 17 | 6:39 AM

A draft Ministry of Finance regulation would limit individuals and organisations to holding no more than 10% and 20%, respectively, of insurance company’s total equity. [...]
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Economic overview Jan-Aug

Economic overview Jan-Aug

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Thoi Bao Kinh Te Vietnam | 6:39 AM

The country’s economic growth rate in the first eight months of 2007 reached a fair high, particularly August industrial output increased by 18.7% over last August. [...]
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Person charged by UN-backed Cambodia court appeals

Person charged by UN-backed Cambodia court appeals

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | United Nations Press Release | 6:39 AM

The first person to be charged by the United Nations-backed tribunal in Cambodia trying Khmer Rouge leaders accused of mass killings and other crimes three decades ago has [...]
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Elixir Group delivers Cambodian agreement

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | casinocitytimes.com (press release) | 6:39 AM

VendingData Corp (AMEX:VNX) announced today that Elixir Group Limited (“Elixir”) has delivered agreements for a total of 450 electronic gaming machines on a [...]
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Asian millionaires switch from running own hotels to hiring professional managers

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | International Herald Tribune | 6:39 AM

Traditionally, owner-operators have dominated the hotel industry in Asia, but this is changing. With private equity and institutional investors pouring billions of dollars [...]
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EU to observe first post-coup election in Thailand

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | TNA | 6:39 AM

Thai prime minister Surayud Chulanont and the country’s Election Commission confirmed on Wednesday August 29 the European Union observers would be welcomed to observe [...]
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Bird flu breaks out again in Mekong Delta

Bird flu breaks out again in Mekong Delta

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Thanh Nien | Sai Gon Giai Phong | 6:39 AM

Vietnamese animal health authorities reported Monday they found the H5N1 strain of bird flu virus in ducks in the Mekong Delta’s Tra Vinh province, the fifth province [...]
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‘No-evacuation required during a bird flu outbreak’— breakthrough technology to be presented at US bird flu summit

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Medical News Today | 6:39 AM

The worldwide fear against the pandemic threat of the avian flu is soon to be allayed at the 5th International Bird Flu Summit organised by New-Fields Exhibition Inc., as Dr [...]
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Most Hanoi hospital staff sell medical waste for personal gain

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:39 AM

Most of hospitals in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi sell refuse, including hazardous wastes, to scrap collectors, local newspaper Saigon Liberation reported Wednesday August [...]
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Laos heroin smuggler sentenced to life

31-Aug-2007 Intellasia | Thanh Nien | Dantri | 6:39 AM

A Vietnamese court sentenced a Laotian drug dealer to life for smuggling 6.3 grams of heroin into the central Ha Tinh province. Va Toong Vu, 49, was arrested last April in Ha [...]
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