Monthly Archives: May 2014

Vietnam to get biggest loan from ASEAN infrastructure fund

Vietnam is set to get the biggest loan so far from the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund (AIF), set up by Southeast Asian nations and the Asian Development Bank to boost infrastructure development in the region, AIF board members said on Friday. … Continue reading

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Gaps to be filled in jumbo Sino-Russian gas deal

The US$400 billion (HK$3.1 trillion) 30-year Sino-Russian gas agreement inked last week by the two nation’s state-backed energy giants was hailed by analysts as a win-win deal, but some unknowns could affect the sharing of benefits and risks. Absent from … Continue reading

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More foreign drug firms face scrutiny in China

China is reportedly putting more foreign drug firms under scrutiny, state media said on Tuesday, days after the conclusion of a police probe into alleged bribery by employees of Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Earlier this month, Chinese authorities ended a nearly … Continue reading

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Vietnam, South Korea finish new round of FTA talks

  Vietnam and South Korea wrapped up their fifth round of bilateral negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Friday; the two countries seek to conclude their negotiations by the end of this year. During the four-day conference in Seoul, … Continue reading

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WTO to examine US solar trade spat with India

  Washington on Friday took its battle to get India to open its solar market a step further, demanding that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) create a panel to review the dispute. The United States told the World Trade Organisation’s … Continue reading

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Vietnam to introduce incentives to restore investor confidence

Vietnam is making all efforts to restore confidence in its economy, after last week’s violent riots led to the deaths of four Chinese workers and over 100 people injured. Speaking to Channel NewsAsia, Vietnam’s planning and investment vice minister, Dang … Continue reading

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Hong Kong 2014 first-quarter GDP up 2.5% on-year

Growth in Hong Kong’s economy remained “moderate” year-on-year in the first quarter, dragged by sluggish exports affected by a lack of progress in advanced economies, officials said on Friday. Gross domestic product grew 2.5 per cent in the first three … Continue reading

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