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Vietnam’s five-month rice exports drop

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Vietnam’s five-month rice exports drop

Vietnam earned 1.21 billion USD from exporting an estimated 2.83 million tonnes of rice during January-May, declining 20.7 percent in value and 4 percent in volume as compared to the same time last year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said.

Garbage issue worsens Philippines-Canada relations

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Garbage issue worsens Philippines-Canada relations

Relations between the Philippines and Canada are getting tenser after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on May 22 ordered authorized agencies to hire a private shipping company to send 69 containers of garbage back to Canada and leave them within its territorial waters if the country refuses to accept the trash.

Singapore lowers economic growth forecast for 2019

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Singapore lowers economic growth forecast for 2019

Singapore’s annual economic growth slipped to the lowest rate in nearly a decade during this year’s first quarter as manufacturing slowed down in the wake of the prolonged US-China trade war, prompting a downgrade to the city-state’s full-year growth forecast.

Thailand to cut rubber exports next week

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Thailand to cut rubber exports next week

Thailand will cut rubber exports by 126,240 tonnes next week for four months after a delay to implement a supply cut agreement with other regional producers, the Rubber Authority of Thailand said on May 16.