Malaysia focuses on building smart cities World

Malaysia focuses on building smart cities

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has emphasized that turning the country’s cities into smart cities would be one of the highlights in its 12th 5-year plan.
BIM Land to get 87.5 million USD loan from IFC Business

BIM Land to get 87.5 million USD loan from IFC

The BIM Land Joint Stock Company, a property developer under the BIM Group, has reached a deal with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, for an 87.5 million USD loan to develop tourism infrastructure in Vietnam and Laos.
Indonesia investigates possible ISIS link in Papua riots World

Indonesia investigates possible ISIS link in Papua riots

The Indonesian National Police's Counterterrorism Squad, Densus 88, is probing a likely involvement of the Islamic state (ISIS) group in a string of riots in the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, Indonesia’s Antara News Agency reported.
Diplomats, firms discuss trade among Vietnam, Africa, Middle East Business

Diplomats, firms discuss trade among Vietnam, Africa, Middle East

​Economic ties between African and Middle Eastern countries and Southeast Asia in general, Vietnam in particular is still constrained, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the two-day conference ‘Meet Ambassadors from the Middle East and Africa 2019’ held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from September 9 to 10 in Hanoi.