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Image : Philippine trade minister says Manila keeping economic ties with U.S.

Philippine trade minister says Manila keeping economic ties with U.S.

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 21,2016

The Philippines will maintain its trade and economic ties with the United States, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his separation from Washington. In terms of economic, we are not stopping

Image : Japan withholds annual dues to UNESCO

Japan withholds annual dues to UNESCO

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 15,2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has withheld its annual UNESCO dues, saying it wants to make sure the U.N. body properly functions to foster trust among member nations.

Image : Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet

Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 28,2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual

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Vietnam weighs extending short-term forex loans to end of 2017

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Vietnam's central bank is considering allowing commercial banks to extend short-term loans in foreign currencies for another year until the end of 2017.

The extension would help production and exports, a key driver of Vietnam's economy, the State Bank of Vietnam said last week in a draft proposal published on its website, and on which it is seeking industry opinions.

In May the central bank allowed banks to resume short-term forex loans until the end of 2016 to help businesses cope with this year's adverse weather impacts and speed up growth, which is estimated to be below target.

Tharanga ends wait for second ton as Sri Lanka dominate

Harare (AFP) - Ten years after scoring his maiden Test century, Upul Tharanga notched up his second as Sri Lanka continued to make all the running in the first Test against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club.Tharanga's first century had come against Bangladesh in March 2006, and his 110 not out on Sunday allowed Sri Lanka to amass 537 all out on the second day in Harare.Having dropped seven catches in the field, and seen three dubious umpiring calls go against them, Zimbabwe managed to rouse… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Costa Rica sues Nicaragua over alleged territory violation

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica's government said on Monday it has filed a complaint against Nicaragua at the International Court of Justice for establishing a military post on its territory, heightening the risk of renewed tensions between the two nations.Costa Rican foreign minister Manuel Gonzalez said Nicaragua had occupied a beach on Isla Calero in northeastern Costa Rica in November 2016, a virtually uninhabited area where both countries have a historic border dispute."(Nicaragua) has… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Sinkhole in the middle of intersection in China

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Vietnam's economy expands 6.2 percent in 2016

{PAGEBREAK} Vietnam’s economy expanded an estimated 6.21 percent this year, lower than the original target of 6.7 percent set by the government, according to data released on Wednesday. The services and industry sectors were the key drivers as agriculture was hit by a series of extreme weather events. "In general the economy has been growing strongly, except for the agriculture and mining sectors," said Nguyen Bich Lam, head of the General Statistics Office, pointing out there have been… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Workshop highlights agricultural development in Central Highlands

The workshop was jointly organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Steering Committee for the Central Highlands, and the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences. Discussions at the workshop focused on a number of issues related to agricultural restructuring in the Central Highlands; construction and development of clean agriculture, high technology application in the Central Highlands; opportunities, challenges, and orientations in the development of raw material… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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