Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island World

Palm oil blamed for 39 percent of forest loss in Borneo island

The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39 percent of forest loss on the biodiversity-rich island of Borneo between 2000 and 2018, according to data from the Centre for International Forest Research (CIFOR), a research firm based in Indonesia.
Vietnam needs to target halal markets Business

Vietnam needs to target halal markets

Vietnam has missed out on 23.6 billion USD in exports to halal markets, according to experts who spoke at a recent seminar on standards needed for halal certification.
Vietnam posts trade surplus with other CPTPP members Business

Vietnam posts trade surplus with other CPTPP members

Vietnam recorded a trade surplus of over 1 billion USD with the 10 other members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in the seven months since the deal took effect in the country in January, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
ASEAN, India review free trade agreement on goods World

ASEAN, India review free trade agreement on goods

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and India have agreed to review their free trade agreement (FTA) signed in 2009 to make it more business-friendly and boost bilateral economic ties.
ASEAN friendship day runs in Canada World

ASEAN friendship day runs in Canada

The ASEAN Committee in Canada’s Ottawa organised an ASEAN friendship day on September 8, attracting the participation of the bloc’s diplomatic corps to the country, Canadian officials, and international friends.
Vietnam attends ASEAN-US naval exercise in Thailand Politics

Vietnam attends ASEAN-US naval exercise in Thailand

Navies from Vietnam and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are participating in the first ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) that is taking place from September 2-6 in the Gulf of Thailand and off Vietnam’s southern Ca Mau province.