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Asean firms win bid to supply rice to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Six companies from Southeast Asia will likely supply the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the planned government to private sector (G2P) importation scheme to boost the country’s dwindling buffer stock. During the bidding conducted yesterday, state-run National Food Authority (NFA) announced that four companies from Vietnam, one from […]

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Asean firms win bid to supply rice to Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Six companies from Southeast Asia will likely supply the 250,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the planned government to private sector (G2P) importation scheme to boost the country’s dwindling buffer stock. During the bidding conducted yesterday, state-run National Food Authority (NFA) announced that four companies from Vietnam, one from […]

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Improve implementation of tobacco tax policies, ASEAN urged

HANOI — ASEAN governments should do more to make their tobacco tax policies more effective, not only for health reasons but also for the budget generation. This was the recommendation under the tobacco tax index issued by the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA). The index was released during a regional workshop on strengthening tobacco […]

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Asia growth outlook brightens on strong exports – ADB

MANILA — The Asian Development Bank raised its 2017 and 2018 growth forecasts for the region, reflecting rising exports as manufacturers of smartphones to cars to other consumer goods benefited from improving global demand. Developing Asia – made up of 45 countries in the Asia-Pacific region – is expected to grow 5.9% and 5.8% this […]

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