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Thailand to issue vision statement for ASEAN Year 2019

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Thailand to issue vision statement for ASEAN Year 2019

Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-ocha will deliver a vision statement in preparation for the country’s 2019 ASEAN Chairmanship at the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore from November 13-15, the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced.

APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

World

APEC leaders to warn against protectionism

A draft communiqué on November 12 showed that leaders of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member economies, plan to warn against the dangers posed by protectionism, and resolve to work toward realising what would be the world's largest free-trade area at a meeting in Papua New Guinea later this week, according to Kyodo News.

Seminar discusses prevention of alcohol abuse

Society

Seminar discusses prevention of alcohol abuse

The Ministry of Health held a seminar in Hanoi on November 8 on Vietnam’s international commitments to preventing the harmful effects of alcohol and beer, as well as the recommendations from international organisations towards the draft law on the prevention and combat of alcohol abuse.

Vietnam maintains tariffs on imported steel

Business

Vietnam maintains tariffs on imported steel

Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has decided to maintain safeguard measures for steel billets and steel bars imported from a number of countries and territories including China, the US, Canada, Germany, France, Japan and the Republic of Korea.

Malaysia intensifies anti-corruption combat

World

Malaysia intensifies anti-corruption combat

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) has published monthly income declarations of many parliamentarians, following Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s request to prevent corruption, The Star newspaper reported on November 2.

Domestic supplies important to Vietnamese garment & textile industry

Business

Domestic supplies important to Vietnamese garment & textile industry

Vietnam’s textile industry could not take full advantage from the new-generation free trade agreements like the Europe-Vietnam free trade agreement (EVFTA) and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) if it continues dependence on imported raw and accessories, according to watchers.