Monthly Archives: December 2013

India clears Vodafone, Tesco investments worth US$1.5b

An Indian panel on Monday cleared investment plans by British giants Tesco and Vodafone worth over US$1.5 billion, as foreign firms show new interest in the country since New Delhi eased barriers to foreign capital. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board … Continue reading

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China says 2013 GDP likely grew 7.6%

China’s economy probably grew 7.6 per cent in 2013, according to a government report cited by state media, slightly above its official target for the year and just below last year’s performance. The figure was contained in a report by … Continue reading

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3rd conference on Cambodia-China ties held in Cambodia

The 3rd conference on the 55th anniversary of the Cambodia-China diplomatic relations was called here on Monday, aiming at broadening traditional and friendly ties between the two countries. The one-day forum, organized by the Confucius Institute at the Royal Academy … Continue reading

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Saudi unveils record US$228b budget for 2014

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday a record budget of US$228 billion for 2014, slightly up from US$218.7 billion set aside for this year. The world’s largest oil exporter said it also expected to conclude this year with a budget surplus … Continue reading

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EU market beckons agriculture exports from Vietnam

Viet Nam’s exporters have ample opportunities to export farm and food products to the European Union (EU), according to experts. At a seminar on the export of farm and food products to the EU in HCM City last Friday, the … Continue reading

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Apple, China Mobile sign iPhone deal

Apple on Sunday unveiled a long-anticipated deal with China Mobile, the world’s biggest wireless carrier, to bring the iPhone to customers in a market dominated by low-cost Android smartphones. The deal gives Apple a bigger entry into the huge Chinese … Continue reading

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US cites progress in trade talks with China

The United States on Friday said progress had been made on several trade fronts in talks with China, welcoming Beijing’s promise to make a fresh attempt to join a global government procurement deal. “There was a commitment to provide a … Continue reading

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