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Image : Vietnamese fish farmers win $570,000 compensation for mass fish deaths

Vietnamese fish farmers win $570,000 compensation for mass fish deaths

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A group of 11 seafood companies in southern Vietnam have been ordered to recompense families whose fish were killed en masse last year.

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Liverpool announce sales partnership with China's

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Liverpool Football Club launched an online store in China on Tuesday in partnership with , the country's No.2 e-commerce company.

Image : Thailand's crown prince becomes country's new king

Thailand's crown prince becomes country's new king

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be known as Rama X, or the 10th king of Thailand's Chakri Dynasty.

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IMF forecasts growth of 6.5% for Vietnam in 2017

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Vietnam’s GDP growth in 2017 has been projected at 6.5 per cent and CPI 4.9 per cent in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook (WEO) released on April 19.

IMF forecasts growth of 6.5% for Vietnam in 2017

Economic activity is forecast to accelerate slightly this year in four of the ASEAN-5 economies: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Vietnam. 

The fifth, Thailand, is projected to recover from a temporary dip in tourism and consumption in late 2016. Growth in 2017 is projected to be 5.1 per cent in Indonesia, 4.5 per cent in Malaysia, and 6.8 per cent in the Philippines. 

In these economies, the near-term pickup in growth is underpinned to a significant extent by stronger domestic demand and, in the Philippines, by higher public spending in particular.

Meanwhile, the World Bank’s recently-released East Asia and Pacific Economic Update forecasts Vietnam’s growth at 6.3 per cent this year and believes that growth will improve gradually during 2017-2019, driven by robust domestic demand and export-oriented manufacturing.

The WEO raised its projection for 2017 global growth to 3.5 per cent, up from its recent forecast of 3.4 per cent. 

IMF’s 2018 forecast holds steady, with global economic growth set to rise to 3.6 per cent. 

The expected growth improvements in 2017 and 2018 are broadly based, although growth remains tepid in many advanced economies and commodity exporters continue to struggle.

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Japan's Aeon to open 4th megastore, eyes expansion in Vietnam

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Japanese fashion retailer Miniso comes to Vietnam

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