Monthly Archives: February 2014

U.S. approves anti-dumping probe of photovoltaic products from China

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Friday approved anti-dumping and countervailing investigations on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China, paving the way for the Department of Commerce to set preliminary duties in the months ahead. The trade panel voted in … Continue reading

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Malaysia to enhance trade ties with Australia

Malaysia will enhance various opportunities in business and investment with Australia after the enforcement of the Malaysia-Australia Free Trade Agreement on January 1 last year. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said he welcomed more Australian trade missions to explore and … Continue reading

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Vietnam sets development of renewable energy top priority

Vietnam considers the development of renewable energy a top priority in its national climate change strategy as the country’s energy demands increase, according to experts from the National Energy Institute of Vietnam. The country’s aggregate energy demand is predicted to … Continue reading

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Indian government presents budget, cuts taxes on cars, mobiles to boost economic growth

The Indian government Monday presented an interim budget — its last before the country goes to polls in May — in which indirect taxes on cars, two-wheelers and mobile phones have been slashed in a bid to boost economic growth. … Continue reading

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Malaysia’s economy grows 5.1% in fourth quarter

Malaysia’s economy grew a solid 5.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of last year as exports picked up, the central bank announced on Wednesday, as economists said rising inflation remained manageable. Southeast Asia’s third largest economy expanded 4.7 per … Continue reading

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SATS Coolport certified as centre of excellence in pharmaceutical handling

SATS Coolport, which handles perishable air freight in Singapore, has been certified as a centre of excellence in pharmaceutical handling by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). SATS Coolport handled over 15,200 tonnes of pharmaceutical air freight last year, and … Continue reading

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Singapore investment company to develop Bintan Island into aviation hub

Singapore investment company Gallant Venture is tying up with flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia to develop Bintan Island. The plan is to turn Bintan Island into a tourism and aviation hub. Both companies signed a memorandum of understanding at the … Continue reading

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