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Thailand: All state rice stocks to be disposed of this year

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants all existing state rice stocks to be disposed of within this year. Wiboonlasana Ruamraksa, permanent secretary for commerce, said Gen Prayut, who chaired the national rice policy committee’s meeting yesterday, has ordered officials handling state rice sales to clear the entire 8 million tonnes of rice in the stockpiles within […]

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New Laos-Cambodia border crossing opens

PHNOM PENH – A new crossing on the Cambodia-Laos border, the Trapeang Kreal international border gate, opened officially on Tuesday. Prime Minister Hun Sen and Laso Premier Thongloun Sisoulith were to preside over the ceremony, Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry said. The crossing connects Cambodia’s Stung Treng province with Laos’ Champasak province, according to a report by […]

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Vietnam: VN targets $7.1b seafood exports this year

HA NOI — The Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set a goal of US$7.1 billion in seafood export revenues this year, about the same as the 2016 exports. It targets a total fisheries production of 6.85 million tonnes for the whole year, including 3.05 million tonnes of […]

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Vietnam: VN can meet 6.8% growth target in 2017: Forbes

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam will keep attracting investment, expanding export production and watching domestic consumption spread in 2017, according to Forbes’ forecast. The country can also meet its economic growth target of 6.8 per cent set by the Government thanks to these advantages, Forbes said. According to Forbes, US President-elect Donald Trump is expected […]

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