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Vietnam urged to take actions for seizing investment from China

The Hanoitimes – The Vietnamese business environment can be improved by increasing productivity as well as reducing costs and business risks. The government should further improve the country’s business environment to make it more stable, transparent and attractive to investors, especially in the context that many firms are considering relocating their production bases from China to […]

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Thailand: IT services spending predicted to increase

Information technology services spending in Thailand is expected to reach 92.6 billion baht this year, an increase of 9.2% over the 84.8 billion spent in 2017, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).  The largest contributor to IT services spending is project-oriented services (40.5 billion baht), followed by managed services (30.9 billion) and support services (21.2 billion).  […]

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Indonesia’s trade deficit at five-year high

JAKARTA: Indonesia posted its widest trade deficit in more than five years in November as exports fell, adding pressure on the currency. The trade deficit was US$2.1bil, much bigger than the US$735mil shortfall predicted by economists in a Bloomberg survey, and the worst result since July 2013. Imports jumped 11.7% from a year earlier, according […]

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Philippines: Before going cashles

Getting more Filipinos to trust banks is already a big challenge for the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas, but its goal of getting cashless transactions to rise to at least 20 percent of total transactions by 2020 would be, simply put, something of interest to observe. The BSP is relying on the rise of smartphones, a tech-savvy young generation, […]

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