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KPJ Healthcare to Expand Hospital with MYR 200 Million Investment

KPJ Healthcare, leading healthcare group in Malaysia announced MYR 200 million (USD 47.95 million) expansion plans, including a new hospital tower for KPJ Tawakkal Specialist ...

Harvey Norman Expands Footprint in Malaysia

Australia-based MNC retailer of furniture, bedding, computers, communications and consumer electrical products, Harvey Norman has opened a new outlet in Miri, Sarawak on the ...

Veolia Establishes Largest PET Recycling Factory in Indonesia

Veolia Services Indonesia, the France-based global waste management company, is building the largest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or bottle-to-bottle recycling and ...

Thales Inks MoU with PT Len for Radar Collaboration in Indonesia

Thales and PT Len have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on radar development for the Indonesian military. The MoU also extends the collaboration to ...

Sinomach to Open Ferronickel Plant in Indonesia

Chinese state-owned firm, Sinomach, also known as China National Machinery Industry Co, has finalized its plan to build a 80,000 tons ferronickel plant in Indonesia. The ...

Indonesian Rail Project Expects USD 18 Billion from Satellite Towns

The Indonesian-Chinese consortium building a high-speed rail link between the capital Jakarta and Bandung, a textiles hub, expects to earn USD 18 billion from developing four ...

Indonesia Launches Sharia Economy Masterplan

In May 2019, Indonesia launched the 2019-2024 Sharia Economy Masterplan, as part of the country’s national economic development initiative. The government has underlined four ...

Coca-Cola Amatil Supported Accelerator Launches in Indonesia

Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), one of the world’s larger bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company range, has announced plans to expanding its start-up accelerator platform Amatil X to ...

Bali Aims to Capture Wellness and Health Tourism Potential

Acknowledging the exponential growth of global wellness tourism, the Bali administration is currently aiming to expand the island’s health tourism with supportive ...

Amazon Web Services Opening New Region in Indonesia

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has decided to open a new Infrastructure region in Indonesia by the end of 2021 or early 2022. The opening of an AWS Infrastructure region in ...

ADB Grants USD 305M to Largest CCGT Power Plant in Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced the first drawdown of funds under a private sector financing package totaling more than USD 305 million invested in Jawa-1, which ...

VinFast Partners LG Chem for Producing Vehicle Batteries

Vinfast has established a joint venture with LG Chem to produce battery packs for Vinfast's currently under-production electric scooters, and in the future for electric ...

Vietnam Seeking Measures to Address Erosion in Mekong Delta

Speaking at a conference in Ca Mau province on April 9, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ...

Vietnam Deregulating Pre-requisites for Multiple Business Lines

Vietnam's Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is accelerating cutting business prerequisites in term of quality. In the first quarter of 2019 the Ministry proposed ...

Vietnam Acquiring Military Reconnaissance Drone from Boeing

According to multiple media reports, U.S. company Boeing is close to securing a deal to sell ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with intelligence collection and ...

Vestas Wins Order for 42 MW Wind Power Project in Vietnam

Danish wind turbine manufacturer, Vestas, has won an order for 10 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for an unnamed client in Vietnam. The company describes the V150-4.2 MW wind ...

USD 600,000 Project to Expand Vaccine Access in Vietnam

The National Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biologicals (NICVB), the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Vietnam are collaborating with Zuellig Pharma ...

Two Recent M&A Deals in Vietnam’s Retail Sector

In early April 2019, VinCommerce, a retail subsidiary of local conglomerate Vingroup, took over convenience store chain Shop&Go for a symbolic value of 1 USD. Shop&Go is a ...

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