Vietnam benefits from firms’ moving out of China Business

Vietnam benefits from firms’ moving out of China

Vietnam, boasting complete infrastructure, abundant industrial property on offer and a line-up of inked free trade pacts, is an attractive destination for world’s leading corporations, who are shifting production out of China due to high costs, said real estate consulting company CBRE Vietnam.
Indonesia declares emergency due to forest fires ASEAN

Indonesia declares emergency due to forest fires

Indonesian Minister of Forestry and Environment Siti Nurbaya has announced the country has been placed under emergency state due to forecasts on blazes and impacts of smoke from forest and land fires.
Preventive medicine faces staff shortages Health

Preventive medicine faces staff shortages

The preventive medicine sector is faced with a severe shortage of medical doctors and officials as well as insufficient spending, according to figures recently released by the Ministry of Health.
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Drought forecast for centre, south

A sharp decrease in rainfall in the central, Central Highlands and southern regions will likely lead to a huge drought during the 2012-13 dry season, warns the National Hydro-meteorological Forecast Centre.