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Wait for Licenses Ends for Telenor, Ooredoo

(Updated: 2014-01-30) Mobile phone users in Myanmar may soon be able to buy affordable SIM cards following the government’s January 29 announcement that it was poised to formally license two global telecoms giants. Qatar-based Ooredoo was due to formally receive its business license on January 30, while Norway’s Telenor ASA would get its license in […]

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China Approves 12 More Free Trade Zones

(Updated: 2014-01-23) China’s central government has given the nod to 12 free trade zones (FTZs) following the one in Shanghai, amid a spurt of nationwide enthusiasm for such schemes. Tianjin Municipality and Guangdong Province have been green-lit to set up FTZs, a source with knowledge of the approval told Xinhua-run Economic Information Daily on 22nd […]

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VN Must Improve Waste Water Treatment

(Updated: 2014-01-21) Viet Nam needs about 8.3 billion USD to provide waste water treatment services to its 36 million urban residents by 2025, according to a World Bank report released on January 20th. Over the last 20 years, the Government made considerable progress when it came to providing waste water services in urban areas, investing […]

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Japanese Enterprises to Invest in Vietnam’s Support Industry

(Updated: 2014-01-17) Business representatives from Japan’s Ehime province say they are seeking partners in Vietnam in the machinery manufacturing and hi-tech agriculture sector at a seminar on support industry links between Ehime Prefecture and Ho Chi Minh City. The conference was organized by Japan’s Esuhai Company in collaboration with the Central Ehime Prefecture Business Association […]

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More Efforts to Boost Innovation in 2014

(Updated: 2014-01-09 ) More efforts will be made in 2014 to support the innovation and research and development of new technologies, said Wan Gang, minister of the Science and Technology Ministry at the 2014 national conference on science and technology in Beijing on 9th Jan. The conference, held by the ministry annually, was to summarize the […]

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State Planners Relax Outward Investment Rules

(Updated: 2014-01-09) China is amending a regulation on the management of outward direct investment aimed at significantly relaxing the approval process and shifting the management mechanism from approvals toward a registration-oriented one, an official source said. Economic Information Daily, a newspaper under Xinhua News Agency, citing an unnamed but “official source”, said that the National […]

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Banks, Retailers Look to Financial Innovation

(Updated: 2014-01-07) Faced with strong competition from Internet finance and e-commerce, some traditional banks and retailers are providing innovative financial products and services. China CITIC Bank Corp Ltd and Carrefour China launched a co-branded credit card for daily consumption on 6th Jan. The credit card has been launched in more than 100 Carrefour stores in […]

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