Archive for December, 2016

50,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh from Burma: government

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Some 50,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar, the foreign ministry in Dhaka said Thursday, seeking shelter from a bloody crackdown by the army. [...]
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Exports to Cambodia dip more than 10pct

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOV | 6:00 AM

Vietnam exports to Cambodia dropped 10.63 percent to $1.9 billion for 11 months leading up to December 2016, according to Vietnam Customs. In the reviewed period, Vietnam [...]
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PetroVietnam’s oil exploitation on target

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) exploited around 15 million tonnes of oil equivalent in 2016, meeting its annual target, the company said. PetroVietnam also [...]
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Japan investors launch logistics business in Vietnam

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOV | 6:00 AM

Two Japanese companies have launched – New Land Vietnam Japan Joint Stock Company – a four-temperature cold chain logistics joint venture, according to a December [...]
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Agriculture sector restructuring prioritised next year

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SGT | 6:00 AM

Priority will be given to the restructuring of agriculture next year to ensure higher growth for the sector, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said in a [...]
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Agro restructuring beginning to bear fruit

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Export turnover of fruits and vegetables has exceeded that of rice for the first time, Agriculture and Rural Development minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong tells Vietnam News in a [...]
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Canadian gold mine runs out of money in Vietnam

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VnExpress | 6:00 AM

It remains uncertain, at this point, when the cash-strapped goldmine will resume digging. Canada’s Besra Gold Inc has suspended operations at the Phuoc Son gold mine in [...]
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Railway investment lags far behind road expenditures

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

The modest investment in railways in the last 100 years, as well as high management costs and ticket prices have pushed the railway sector into an impasse. In 2014, when the [...]
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Huawei targets 10pct smartphone share in 2017

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vneconomic Times | 6:00 AM

Company plans for consumer business group (CBG)’s market share to reach double figures next year. Huawei, who specialise in information and communication technology [...]
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New cable system expected to improve Internet traffic

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

Major Internet services providers in Vietnam said they had begun using a new submarine optical cable system called Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG), thus improving international [...]
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Viettel gives users free SIM before 4G launch

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Viettel Telecom will provide free 4G SIM cards to its users ahead of the launch of its 4G network in the first quarter of 2017. From January 1 to March 1, customers can visit [...]
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Deserted buildings and cramped lodgings: Hanoi’s housing paradox

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

A number of resettlement apartment blocks have been standing deserted in the capital city for many years now. At the same time, thousands live in highly cramped, poorly [...]
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Saigon Co.op launches new convenience store brand

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:00 AM

The Saigon Union of Trading Cooperatives, or Saigon Co.op, on December 28 launched a brand-new convenience store brand called Co.op Smile. Although the company formally [...]
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Da Nang to build tunnel under Han River

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vneconomictimes | 6:00 AM

Construction to begin in 2018 and take three years to complete. Authorities in central Da Nang city have finalised plans for the construction of a tunnel under the Han River, [...]
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2016′s top 5 largest M&A deals in Vietnam

31-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOV | 6:00 AM

In 2016, Vietnam saw a series of merger and acquisition (M&A) multimillion and multibillion dollar deals. Central Group acquires Big C Vietnam In April, Thai company [...]
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