Archive for January 9th, 2008

Company, bank, stock market briefs Jan 09

Company, bank, stock market briefs Jan 09

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | | 9:24 PM

The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange today January 09 after a recovery fell sharply on the stock market when the VN Index lost 15.33 points or 1.71% to close at 878.41 pts with the [...]
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Punters revive on upbeat HSBC report

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Kinh Te Vietnam & The Gioi page 15 | 5:40 PM

Ending the session on January 8 on Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, after four losses the VN Index regained 6.66 points or 0.75% to close at 893.74 pts with the total marching [...]
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Serica Energy announces completion of share placement

Serica Energy announces completion of share placement

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | CNW (press release) | 5:15 AM

Serica Energy plc (AIM & TSX-V: SQZ) is pleased to announce that, following the admission of a total of 24,770,354 new ordinary shares to the AIM Market and the TSX-V in [...]
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Foreign firms vie to build Vietnam’s second oil refinery

Foreign firms vie to build Vietnam’s second oil refinery

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | bbj.hu | 5:15 AM

Companies from Thailand, China, Australia, Malaysia and the UK will develop a multi billion US dollar crude oil refining and petrochemical complex with annual capacity of [...]
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Carnarvon granted operatorship of L20/50 onshore Thailand

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Oilvoice | 5:15 AM

Carnarvon Petroleum Limited has been awarded the concession rights in petroleum exploration and production for the area known as Block L20/50 onshore Thailand in the [...]
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Government budgets 22% of budget for education

Government budgets 22% of budget for education

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Thanh Nien | Tuoi Tre | 5:15 AM

The government will continue to allocate 20% of its budget to education and may even raise the proportion to 22% this year, prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said. The [...]
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Researchers ask: Is China the sleeping giant of biotech?

Researchers ask: Is China the sleeping giant of biotech?

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AFP | 5:15 AM

China’s biotech sector accounts for just a sliver of its pharmaceutical industry and operates under the cloud of a massive review of licenses issued under a regulator [...]
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Bird flu outbreak under control in NW China, says official

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Xinhua | 5:15 AM

A bird flu outbreak in Turpan city in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has been brought under control, the municipal government said Monday January 7. [...]
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Simple handwashing more effective than antiviral drugs

Simple handwashing more effective than antiviral drugs

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | canada.com | 5:15 AM

Physical barriers, such as regular handwashing and wearing masks, gloves and gowns, may be more effective than drugs to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses such as [...]
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MIT researchers discover key to bird flu in humans

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | News-Medical.Net | 5:15 AM

MIT researchers have uncovered a critical difference between flu viruses that infect birds and humans, a discovery that could help scientists monitor the evolution of avian [...]
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Cholera outbreak hits southern Laos, nearly 200 sickened, 2 dead

Cholera outbreak hits southern Laos, nearly 200 sickened, 2 dead

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AP | 5:15 AM

A cholera outbreak has swept through more than a dozen villages in southern Laos, killing two and sickening nearly 200 with severe diarrhea, a World Health Organisation [...]
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FACTBOX-Thailand’s controversial capital controls

FACTBOX-Thailand’s controversial capital controls

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:15 AM

Thailand has gradually relaxed capital controls imposed in December 2006 to curb speculation in the baht, whose appreciation threatened the country’s export-driven [...]
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Thailand’s ousted PM Thaksin ready to return by April, face corruption charges: lawyer

Thailand’s ousted PM Thaksin ready to return by April, face corruption charges: lawyer

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AP | 5:15 AM

Deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra plans to return to Thailand from self-imposed exile by mid-April and is prepared to defend himself in court against [...]
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Seven Thai policemen, three soldiers held on espionage charges

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | IANS | DPA | 5:15 AM

Seven Thai policemen and three soldiers have been arrested for allegedly supplying intelligence to the shadowy Islamic insurgents in Thailand’s deep south, The Nation [...]
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Thai government expects economy to grow 4.6% in 2008

09-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AP | 5:15 AM

Thailand’s economy is expected to grow 4.6% this year, supported by domestic consumption and government spending, the country’s Cabinet-level economic committee [...]
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