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Alibaba opens office in Malaysia

World

Alibaba opens office in Malaysia

Alibaba Group has opened its office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, marking a new chapter in the company’s strategic cooperation with the nation, reporting the local daily newspaper The Star.

Fertiliser stocks shoot up due to VAT change

Business

Fertiliser stocks shoot up due to VAT change

Fertiliser stocks are surprising the market with many large names hitting the ceiling prices, mainly due to the Ministry of Finance’s decision to make fertiliser subject to VAT at the preferential rate of 5 percent.

Thailand ramps up crackdown on World Cup gambling

ASEAN

Thailand ramps up crackdown on World Cup gambling

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan has instructed police to seriously crack down on football gambling and debt-collecting violence ahead, during and after the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will begin in Russia on June 14.

Seafood exports face barriers

Business

Seafood exports face barriers

The seafood companies should work closer with various ministries such as trade and industry and foreign affairs to overcome trade barriers that hinder Vietnamese seafood exports, a top agriculture official said.

Thailand strives to become leading world food exporter

World

Thailand strives to become leading world food exporter

The Thai Government will revive the “Kitchen of the World” campaign with the aim of becoming a major food exporter in the world, expanding food startups and increasing support to Thai restaurants overseas, as the country is striving to raise food exports to contribute more than 6 percent of its GDP.

Vietnam, Canada sign cooperation memoranda

Business

Vietnam, Canada sign cooperation memoranda

Several memoranda of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in different fields were inked between Vietnam and Canada in the presence of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the two countries’ business roundtable in Quebec on June 8 (Canada time).