Archive for January 15th, 2011

Vietnam’s brands face identity crisis as affluence grows

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | FT.com | 5:38 PM

When one of the owners of Quan An Ngon, a popular restaurant group that sells upmarket street food to tourists and office workers, broke away with the group’s Hanoi [...]
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QL on track in Indonesia and Vietnam: OSK

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Business Times | 5:34 PM

QL Resources Bhd’s new ventures in Vietnam and Indonesia are all on track for completion and management with the third quarter financial year 2011 results to be in line [...]
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Pope names first diplomatic representative to Vietnam

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | ncronline.org | 5:33 PM

In a first step toward establishing diplomatic relations, Pope Benedict XVI has named a 57-year-old Vatican diplomat to be a “non-resident pontifical [...]
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Rice stockpiles in Vietnam decline by 41pct after record exports, group says

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 5:27 PM

Rice stockpiles in Vietnam, the world’s second-largest exporter, were 41 percent lower at the end of 2010 compared with a year earlier after record overseas shipments, [...]
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Burma prisoners used as human mine sweepers

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Irish Independent | 5:25 PM

Prison inmates sent to front-line fighting between the Burmese army and a rebel faction have been used by the regime’s armed forces as human mine sweepers. Some of the [...]
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Indonesia to open forests for geothermal mining

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Jakarta Post | 5:20 PM

The government will soon issue a presidential decree that would allow the development of geothermal resources located within protected forests, a senior official has said. [...]
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Surging coal prices undermine PLN’s cost efficiency program

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Jakarta Post | 5:19 PM

The soaring global coal prices are undermining state electricity company PT PLN’s program to improve cost efficiency through the operation of more coal-fired power [...]
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Philippine open-pit mining supporters fail to sway S Cotabato board

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | BusinessWorld Online | 5:18 PM

Groups calling for a review of South Cotabato’s environment code failed to provide provincial board members in a public hearing last Wednesday “strong and [...]
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Boat capsizes, leaving four dead and five missing in Vietnam

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | sify.com | 5:16 PM

Hanoi, Jan 14 (DPA) Four people died and five were missing after an overloaded boat capsized in a northern Vietnamese river, authorities said Friday. Although the search for [...]
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Mindoro Drills Strong Nickel Intersections of Potential Economic Interest

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | PR-USA.net (press release) | 5:11 PM

Mindoro Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:MIO) (ASX:MDO) (FRANKFURT:WKN 906167) is pleased to announce drilling results of potential economic interest on the Bolobolo and Karihatag [...]
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San Miguel set to challenge Semirara’s coal dominance

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | Manila Standard Today | 5:10 PM

San Miguel Corp. may not be saying it but it clearly has declared its intentions to become the biggest coal producer in the Philippines. Energy unit San Miguel Global Power [...]
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Media Group International looks to move into mining with Indonesian gold assets deal

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | proactiveinvestors.com.au | 5:01 PM

Formerly a motion picture company, Media Group International (ASX: MUI) has signalled big changes with a potential deal to acquire gold exploration concessions in Indonesia. [...]
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Myanmar aims to privatize most state-owned businesses

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | AHN | 4:59 PM

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, plans to privatize 90 percent of state-owned industrial businesses, according to local news outlets. However, it is not known if the [...]
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Mammoth could be brought back to life

Mammoth could be brought back to life

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | News.com.au | 4:53 PM

The long-extinct woolly mammoth could be brought back to life within four years after a breakthrough in cloning technology by Japanese scientists. Researchers have tried [...]
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Watchdog warns of Vietnam media clampdown

Watchdog warns of Vietnam media clampdown

15-Jan-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 4:04 PM

Vietnam will tighten state control of bloggers and other media with new regulations that enhance its already extensive powers to limit press freedoms, according to a [...]
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