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Thailand ceases licensing agricultural chemicals

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Thailand ceases licensing agricultural chemicals

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth on August 9 ordered the Department of Agriculture to put the brakes on licence extensions for hazardous farm chemicals, and vowed to ban three substances by the end of this year.

Indonesia aims for single-digit lending rate

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Indonesia aims for single-digit lending rate

The Indonesian government aims to bring the lending rate across the banking system down to a single digit, as part of its attempt to create more affordable financing to stoke growth in the country.

Rallying markets hit profit-taking wall

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Rallying markets hit profit-taking wall

Profit-taking put the brakes on the advance of the shares on the HCM Stock Exchange yesterday, with the VN-Index gaining a negligible 0.03 percent to end the day at 556.75.

Trading was heavy, however, with the value of the day’s transactions climbing to 3.6 trillion VND (202.24 million USD), on a volume of 69.7 million shares. Foreign investors contributed 8 percent to the total market volume, accounting for 5.6 million transactions.

Blue chips put brakes on downturn

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Blue chips put brakes on downturn

The VN-Index on Sept. 7 slid 0.75 percent to close at 524.51, a fall of 3.98 points, as the positive performance of a few blue chips put the brakes on a downward move on the HCM Stock Exchange.

Property popular as Index nears 500

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Property popular as Index nears 500

Almost all shares in the construction and real estate development sectors hit their ceiling prices on the HCM Stock Exchange on August 12, lifting the VN-Index to within striking distance of the psychologically-important 500-mark, but acclerated profitaking put the brakes on the upward trend.