Archive for December 12th, 2016

Interview: Chinese cardinal says Vatican must stand up to Beijing

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cardinal Joseph Zen, the most senior Chinese Catholic cleric, says the participation of an excommunicated prelate at two bishop ordinations in China was a “slap in the [...]
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India, Vietnam sign N-pact, three other agreements

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

In a significant development, India and influential East Asian nation Vietnam on Friday signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, with prime minister Narendra Modi [...]
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Suu Kyi visit emphasizes potential of S’pore-Burma ties

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Todayonline | 6:00 AM

The official visit of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Singapore underscores the current strength of our bilateral ties as well as the enormous potential they [...]
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Activists protest in front of Malaysian embassy

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Elevenmyanmar | 6:00 AM

Activists staged a protest in front of the Malaysian Embassy in Yangon on Thursday after the Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak’s strong and controversial remarks [...]
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Vietnam starts dredging work on disputed reef in South China Sea

Vietnam starts dredging work on disputed reef in South China Sea

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Sand can be seen spilling from a newly dredged channel in this view of Vietnamese-held Ladd Reef, in the Spratly Island group in the South China Sea, November 30, 2016, in [...]
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Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Singapore

Duterte set to visit Cambodia, Singapore

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

President Duterte is set to visit Cambodia next week, with the South China Sea likely to be on the agenda in his meeting with prime minister Hun Sen, the Department of [...]
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Vietnam angers China by starting dredging work in Ladd Reef on Spratlys

Vietnam angers China by starting dredging work in Ladd Reef on Spratlys

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

Maps showing the claims of six Asian countries contesting all or parts of the Spratly and Paracel islands in the South China Sea. Vietnam started dredging work on the [...]
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No road closures during Miss Universe pageant – Duterte

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

More than a year after he cursed Pope Francis for causing traffic jams during the papal visit in 2015, President Duterte has ordered the organisers of the Miss Universe [...]
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Vietnam Flood: Death toll rise to 24

Vietnam Flood: Death toll rise to 24

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | PMnewsnigeria | 6:00 AM

Six more people have been reported dead in central Vietnam’s floods, bringing the death toll in the region to 24 in the past 10 days, authorities said on Friday. The [...]
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CIMB banks on Vietnam as new ‘Asean Tiger’

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Theborneopost | 6:00 AM

CIMB Bank (Vietnam) Ltd (CIMB Vietnam) launched its first branch here recently, officiated by Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, Malaysian minister for International Trade and [...]
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ADB willing to lend Vietnam a hand to clear toxic debts in banking system: PM

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNexpress | 6:00 AM

The regional development bank is considering a buy-out of a troubled bank in Vietnam. The Asian Development Bank is planning to acquire a troubled commercial bank and may [...]
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US National Centre for Apec helps lure businesses to Vietnam

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:00 AM

President of the centre Monica Whaley spoke about the work while meeting with President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi on December 9. She said the centre will coordinate with [...]
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Vietnam sees 2016 GDP growth slowing to 6.3pct

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thestar | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is expected to post annual economic growth of 6.3 percent this year, slowing from last year, but still topping a World Bank forecast of 6%. Foreign exchange reserves [...]
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Vietnam’s 2016 GDP seen up 6.3pct, FDI to hit record US$15b

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is expected to post annual economic growth of 6.3 per cent this year, slowing from last year but still topping a World Bank forecast of 6.0 per cent. Foreign exchange [...]
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