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Philippines joins ASEAN in creating barrier-free tourism

MANILA¬ ‚ÄĒ As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gears to develop more infrastructures to provide barrier-free tourism to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the region, the Philippines expresses its full support to the bloc‚Äôs initiative. ‚ÄúThe Philippines has always been very supportive and now more than ever vigilant in its promotion of the principles […]

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Malaysia Getting Closer To High-Income Status, Says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its latest country report on Malaysia concluded that the nation is ‚Äúwell on its way to achieving high-income status,‚ÄĚ but still has work to do to ‚Äúpass the finishing line.‚ÄĚ Malaysia‚Äôs economy continues to perform strongly, the IMF noted, with higher than anticipated growth at 5.8 per cent in […]

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Showcasing Vietnam companies to foreign investors

The Hanoitimes¬ – VinaCapital along with Maybank Kim Eng Securities hosted Corporate Day at the London Stock Exchange to showcase some of Vietnam`s most dynamic companies to foreign investors, according to a VinaCapital announcement on March 7. Some of Vietnam’s most interesting companies, including Coteccons, FPT Retail, HDBank, Phu Nhuan Jewelry, Eximbank and VietJet Air were […]

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Vietnam: Central key economic zone invites US investors

The Hanoitimes¬ – Seven provinces in the central key economic zone introduced their investment opportunities to American investors at the ‚ÄėMeet USA in 2018‚Äô on March 6 in the central coastal city of Danang. Nguyen Tien Hoang, Vice Chairman of the People‚Äôs Committee of the Quang Tri province, said that his province prioritizes the investment in […]

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Indonesia prohibits rockmelons from Australia after fourth death

The Indonesian government has prohibited the import of rockmelon from Australia following the death of a fourth person who had eaten a melon contaminated with listeria¬ monocyctogenes¬ bacteria. The decision is detailed in the new Agricultural Decree No. 207/2018 on the prohibition of Australian rockmelons, Banun Harpini, head of the Agriculture Ministry‚Äôs quarantine agency, said in Jakarta […]

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Thai king to replace father on new banknotes

BANGKOK: Thailand’s central bank displayed new banknotes on Thursday on which a picture of King Maha Vajiralongkorn will replace one of his late father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The banknotes mark another step in the transition of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 65, who took the throne in December 2016 and has increasingly asserted his power but has […]

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