Vietnam gains from Samsung’s largest mobile phone factory

26 March, 2013
By Viet Nam News | Source: ANN

Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday applauded Samsung’s decision to expand operations in Vietnam, adding that it would contribute to the strategic partnership between Vietnam and South Korea. He was attending the Samsung

Lao trade services to be modernised

26 March, 2013
By Vientiane Times | Source: ANN

The Lao government plans to set up an electronic system that will enable businesspeople to obtain a business and trade license online. Deputy Minister of Industry and Commerce, Khemmani Pholsena, yesterday presided over a

Positive outlook for M’sian economy, say experts

25 March, 2013
By Ng Bei Shan | Source: ANN

The Malaysian economy is expected to grow steadily at 5 per cent to 6 per cent in 2013, thanks to strong domestic demand, robust private investment and a better global outlook. Bank Negara Governor

M’sian banks make huge investments to improve services

25 March, 2013
By Daljit Dhesi | Source: ANN

Malaysian banks are aggressively beefing up their complaints management systems and investing millions of ringgit in them to not only cope with rising complaints, but also to enlarge their customer base to boost bottom

Proposed tax to have ‘major’ impact on Vietnam offshore fishers

25 March, 2013
By Viet Nam News | Source: ANN

Vietnam fisheries officials, economists and fishermen want an exemption from corporate income tax for offshore fishing businesses instead of a 10 per cent tax being imposed. The tax is proposed in the government’s draft

Philippine auto industry expects sales to rev up

25 March, 2013
By Riza T. Olchondra | Source: ANN

The Philippines is set to boost local vehicle manufacturing and grow a supply chain as the country undergoes rapid motorisation fuelled by a growing economy. The executive director of Philippine Automotive Competitiveness Council Inc.

China’s economic growth seen as stable, not surging

23 March, 2013
By Wei Tian | Source: ANN

The current economic resurgence is only “temporary” as China’s growth has shifted into a medium-speed gear, a senior researcher said on Saturday. “Some may think the economic growth has bounced back from the bottom

Lao Airlines expands fleet as business takes off

22 March, 2013
By Somsack Pongkhao | Source: ANN

National carrier Lao Airlines has purchased more aircraft in response to increasing passenger numbers as Laos becomes more closely integrated with the region and the world. A new Airbus A320 arrived in Vientiane this

Deal struck, moving ahead with Jakarta monorail project

22 March, 2013
By Sita W Dewi | Source: ANN

Jakarta’s much-awaited monorail project is set to resume as two former partners in the project consortium – PT Jakarta Monorel (JM) and state-owned construction firm PT Adhi Karya – have settled the debt dispute