Archive for January 14th, 2008

Company, bank, stock market briefs Jan 14

Company, bank, stock market briefs Jan 14

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | | 7:26 PM

* The State Securities Commission (SSC) recently granted license for Petrolimex Irrigation Transport Joint Stock Co (coded PJT) to offer 3.5 million shares. * The Ho Chi Minh [...]
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Stock market plunges deeper

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | ATPVietnam | 7:23 PM

The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (STC) today January 14 opened a new week with a deeper plunge on the stock market when the VN Index tumbled sharply 19.77 points or 2.29% to [...]
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VN Index slips to lowest level in 12 months

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | 10/Jan/2008 Tin Nhanh Chung Khoan | Hanoi Moi | 5:47 PM

After four days of decline, the VN Index lost a total of over 53 points to 850.07 pts, marking the lowest level since January 10 last year when the VN Index stood at 865.71 [...]
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Philippines mines on alert after rebels hit project

Philippines mines on alert after rebels hit project

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AFP | 7:59 AM

Mining companies in the Philippines have been advised by the government to up security after communist guerrillas sabotaged a major copper project of global mining outfit [...]
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Archipelago to sell stake in new Archipelago Metals unit to shareholders

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Thomson Financial | 7:59 AM

Archipelago Resources PLC said it is finalising a joint venture with Vietnam National Coal -Minerals Industries Group for the further investigation of the commercial [...]
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Indonesia records 117th human case of bird flu, bringing global total to 349

Indonesia records 117th human case of bird flu, bringing global total to 349

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AP | 7:59 AM

Indonesia has recorded another human case of the H5N1 strain of bird flu, raising its world-leading total to 117 cases, according to the World Health Organisation. The agency [...]
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Egypt villagers say poultry innocent in bird flu deaths

Egypt villagers say poultry innocent in bird flu deaths

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AFP | 7:59 AM

In a dark and muddy alley in the Nile Delta town of Damietta, where Egypt’s latest fatal bird flu victim Hanem Atwa Ibrahim lived, inhabitants fear the authorities more [...]
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Swans in UK test negative for bird flu

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | BBC | 7:59 AM

Two dead swans found near the site of an outbreak of the H5N1 strain of bird flu have tested negative for the virus. Three infected swans were found at the Abbotsbury [...]
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France raises bird flu risk level

France raises bird flu risk level

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:59 AM

France’s agriculture ministry raised the level of risk for bird flu to moderate from low on Friday January 11 after Britain discovered the deadly H5N1 strain in three [...]
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Group: bird flu pandemic risk overblown

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | The Seattle Times | 7:59 AM

Fears of a flu pandemic originating from the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus were overblown, the head of the World Organisation for Animal Health said Thursday January 10. The [...]
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Japan to offer US$78.9m aid to Mekong nations: report

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AFP | The Straits Times | 7:59 AM

Japan will provide a combined six billion yen (S$78.84 million) in aid to four nations in the Mekong River region to fund various projects, including highway construction, [...]
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Thailand extends smoking ban to bars

Thailand extends smoking ban to bars

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Yahoo!xtra news | 7:59 AM

Thailand will extend its ban on smoking to air-conditioned bars and offices and outdoor markets next month, joining major developed countries in a war on tobacco, a leading [...]
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‘Swirly-face”‘pedophile suspect pleads innocent

‘Swirly-face”‘pedophile suspect pleads innocent

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:59 AM

“Swirly-face” Canadian pedophile suspect Christopher Neil pleaded not guilty on Friday January 11 in a pre-trial court hearing to charges of molesting under-age [...]
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Foreigners get 120 yrs jail in Cambodia drugs bust

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | AFP | 7:59 AM

Chinese nationals and a Thai man arrested last year in Cambodia’s largest-ever drugs bust have been jailed for a combined total of 120 years, a court official said on [...]
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Slew of strikes racks companies in Vietnam

Slew of strikes racks companies in Vietnam

14-Jan-2008 Intellasia | Tuoi Tre | 7:59 AM

Close to 3,000 workers across seven companies in southern Vietnam went on strike Tuesday January 8 demanding pay rises. The largest strike was in Long An Province, where [...]
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