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Malaysia yet to set deadline for CPTPP ratification

World

Malaysia yet to set deadline for CPTPP ratification

The Malaysian Government has not set any deadline for ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Malaysian national news agency Bernama quoted International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Darell Leiking as saying.

Forex lending to continue next year

Business

Forex lending to continue next year

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is drafting a new circular on foreign currency lending, allowing credit institutions and foreign bank branches to extend loans to some borrowers in 2019 instead of cutting them off at the end of this year as planned.

APEC adopts guidelines on infrastructure investment

World

APEC adopts guidelines on infrastructure investment

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum on November 15 adopted new guidelines on the quality of infrastructure development and investment, with all 21 economies agreeing to take into consideration recipients’ ability to pay back loans for such funding.

Abductors demand ransom for Indonesian fishermen

World

Abductors demand ransom for Indonesian fishermen

The wife of one of the Indonesian fishermen recently kidnapped has received a call asking for a ransom of 4 million ringgit (nearly 1 million USD) to secure the release of the two victims, police said on September 25.

Australia announces application for 2018-2019 DAP

Society

Australia announces application for 2018-2019 DAP

The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City announced on August 20 that it has opened applications for the grants round for the 2018-2019 Direct Aid Programme (DAP), which is dedicated to projects in provinces and cities from Da Nang southwards.