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Cambodia, Vietnam to visit border

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials will visit Svay Rieng province next week as part of efforts to resolve ongoing border disputes, but the exclusion of journalists has sparked criticism over the negotiations’ lack of transparency. Border Post 203 in Kampong Ro district has been a flashpoint in ...

World Bank loans Vietnam $507 mln for agriculture, poverty reduction, transport

Vietnam’s central bank and the World Bank on Thursday signed four credit agreements totaling US$507 million to support Vietnam’s priorities in sustainable agriculture, poverty reduction, and a bus rapid transit system.   The financing covers four projects: the Sustainable Agriculture Transformation Project (US$238 million), additional financing for ...

Mekong Delta summer-autumn rice output seen up 1.6 pct

The summer-autumn paddy rice output in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s food basket, is projected to rise 1.6 percent from last year to 9.07 million tonnes, the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper reported, citing data from the agriculture ministry. Keep reading ...

Life insurers break records in Vietnam - but from a very, very low base

Life insurance premiums in Vietnam are on track for yet another record year, but industry observers say the gains are coming from a very low base and that foreign insurers have yet to truly crack the market despite dominating the sector.   Premiums from life insurance plans ...

Vietnam tax authorities come under fire for naming, shaming defaulters

Tax offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have released lists of hundreds of businesses with huge overdue taxes in an effort to shame them into paying the money. They also threatened to block bank accounts or invalidate invoices of businesses that fail to ...

Southeast Asia drought forces farmers to leave fields unplanted

A severe lack of rain and higher-than-normal temperatures in parts of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia have caused some farmers to leave their fields and rice paddies unplanted, sources inside the developing Southeast Asian countries said. Farmers in Ha Tinh province in central Vietnam have been forced ...

Vietnam axes $200mln plant project as Taiwanese giant dawdles

Vietnamese authorities in the northern province of Vinh Phuc have recalled a license for a US$200-million factory invested by the world’s largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn.   The Taiwanese company, which has partnered with many giants including Apple and BlackBerry, had failed to kick-start the project licensed in ...

Transport system needs $50b over next five years

Viet Nam needs more than VND1,000 trillion (US$50 billion) to develop transport infrastructure by 2020, a conference held by the Ministry of Transport was told. The cost of improving the national road system would take 64.1 per cent of the total capital, railways 11.7 per cent ...

Cambodia, Vietnam meet over border concerns

Cambodian and Vietnamese officials are meeting in Phnom Penh over border issues, but on the second of three days, no final decisions were made. Officials are meeting at the Council of Ministers building in Phnom Penh, to discuss June’s violent clashes along the border, as well ...

Cambodia, Vietnam agree to complete border demarcation ‘very soon’

Cambodia and Vietnam on 9 July wrapped up a three-day meeting to discuss tensions over their disputed border, with the two sides agreeing to complete demarcation of territory “very soon,” but a Cambodian opposition lawmaker dismissed the agreement and accused his government of ceding land ...

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