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Malaysia: SME Bank targets higher financing

KUALA LUMPUR: SME Bank Malaysia Bhd, which is embarking on a two-year transformation programme, is targeting to approve RM3.5bil in financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) this year. Group president and CEO Aria Putera Ismail (pic) said the amount, which it is targeting to approve, is higher than last year’s figure of RM1.8bil. Since […]

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Philippines: Tighter timeline set to fasttrack unsolicited proposals for ports

MANILA, Philippines — A tighter timeline to finalize concession agreements has been set by the government for proponents who have submitted unsolicited proposals for port projects. Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) general manager Jay Santiago said he has been ordered by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to wrap up negotiations for unsolicited proposals within a maximum of […]

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Indonesia trade fair to be held in Siem Reap

The Cambodia – Indonesia Friendship Trade Fair will be held this weekend in Siem Reap, with Indonesia hoping it will serve to boost trade between the two nations. For in depth analysis of Cambodian Business, visit Capital Cambodia Speaking in a press conference Friday, Indonesian Ambassador Sudirman Haseng said the upcoming trade fair will “boost economic […]

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Thailand ‘violated customs law’

A World Trade Organisation (WTO) Panel has upheld the Philippines’ claims that Thailand has been violating international customs law. The dispute initiated by the Philippines in 2008 affects that nation’s exports of cigarettes to Thailand, according to a statement released on Friday at www.dti.gov.ph. Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez said: “This WTO dispute has been […]

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Vietnam consumer trend 2019 – Asia Plus Inc.

Vietnam is one of the world’s top economic performers when registering a 7% annual GDP growth rate in 2018. With the country’s macroeconomic stability, fast growing domestic consumer demand, competitive labor cost together with strengthening external trades, Vietnam will remain an attractive destination for business. This report explores Vietnam’s latest consumer trends in important sectors […]

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