Archive for June 24th, 2011

Stock markets mostly edge down

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Business Times | Reuters | AFP | Bloomberg | AP | 4:05 PM

Asian shares mostly edged down yesterday Thursday June 23 as traders cashed in after a two-day regional rally while sentiment was also dampened by the Federal Reserve’s [...]
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11 missing in Philippine storm chaos

11 missing in Philippine storm chaos

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 3:11 PM

Tropical Storm Meari caused chaos across the Philippines on Thursday, dumping heavy rains in the capital, leaving 11 people missing in other parts of the country and [...]
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Colourful characters spice up Thai election (video)

Colourful characters spice up Thai election (video)

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 3:04 PM

A charismatic former massage parlour kingpin and a one-time coup general are among the wilder characters wooing voters as elections loom in politically volatile Thailand. [...]
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US Navy says no S.China Sea link to Vietnam visit

US Navy says no S.China Sea link to Vietnam visit

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 3:01 PM

Vietnam and the United States are to hold joint naval activities next month but they were long-planned and are unconnected to regional tensions in the South China Sea, the US [...]
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US ready to arm Philippines amid China tension

US ready to arm Philippines amid China tension

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AFP | 2:59 PM

The United States said Thursday it was ready to provide hardware to modernize the military of the Philippines, which vowed to “stand up to aggressive action” amid [...]
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Thai PM rallies crowds at sensitive protest site

Thai PM rallies crowds at sensitive protest site

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | AP | 2:43 PM

Thailand’s prime minister rallied thousands of campaign supporters Thursday at the scene of last year’s deadly anti-government protests, defending his crackdown [...]
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Japanese funds sought for support industries

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | VietnamPlus | 7:01 AM

A seminar was held in Hanoi on June 22 to discuss measures to attract Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to invest in developing support industries in [...]
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Vietnam, Chile to sign FTA in November

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | Bernama | 7:01 AM

Vietnam and Chile plan to ink a free trade agreement (FTA) in November on the sidelines of the 19th annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) leaders’ meeting to [...]
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Export revenue soars in first six months

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | VNS | 7:01 AM

Total export revenue for the first six months of the year would reach $41.5 billion, up 27.8 per cent against the same period last year, the Ministry of Planning and [...]
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Hanoi registered FDI reaches $875m

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | vietnamplus.vn | 7:01 AM

More than 875 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) was poured into Hanoi in the first six months of this year, a more than six-fold increase over the same period [...]
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H1 trade gap estimated at $7.5b

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | VietBiz24 | 7:01 AM

Ministry of Planning and Investment said in its report sent to the National Assembly’s Economic Committee that the trade gap in first half of 2011 was estimated at $7.5 [...]
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Push to fill half-empty industrial, export zones

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | VNS | 7:01 AM

Industrial parks (IPs) and export processing zones should apply new strategies to attract foreign investors in a bid to fill half-empty parks, said Luu Duc Hai, director of [...]
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Workshop aims to boost exports to RoK

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | VietnamPlus | 7:01 AM

A workshop aimed at supporting Vietnamese businesses to build strategies to export goods to the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held in HCM City on June 22. The workshop, themed [...]
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Banks mull structured savings to lure depositors

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | The Saigon Times Daily | 7:01 AM

Several banks will launch structured savings products to bring about better returns for depositors as the current deposit rate of 14 percent per year is deemed unattractive [...]
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Dollar exchange to hold steady till end of the year: ANZ

24-Jun-2011 Intellasia | VNS | StoxPlus | 7:01 AM

The US dollar-dong exchange rate is expected to hold steady to the end of this year, but ANZ bank anticipates a dong devaluation early next year. According to the [...]
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