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Japanese Investment Firm Acquires Vietnamese Fashion Brand

Elise Fashion Limited, one of Vietnam’s top fashion brands for women and its affiliate brands were acquired by Advantage partners, a Japanese investment firm and its affiliate

Ho Chi Minh City Safeguards the Environment

According to a report in Vietnam News, the government of Ho Chi Minh City has taken multiple steps to improve Environmental conditions this year under their Environment plan ...

Ho Chi Minh City Makes Progress on Smart City Plans

The Ho Chi Minh city authorities are starting to celebrate initial successes after one year of implementation of the smart city project. The project aims to address problems ...

Companies Relocating from China Boosting Jobs in Vietnam, Report Says

Recruitment demand in Vietnam is set to increase as company relocations from China to Vietnam rise. This particularly concerns demand for senior positions in real estate and ...

Thailand Seeks Industry Collaboration for Aerospace Training

The Ministry of Transport in Thailand has sought cooperation from Airbus, Triumph Aviation Services Asia, Triumph Structures (Thailand), and Senior Aerospace (Thailand) to ...

Thailand Pushing for Industrial 4.0 Plan in its Role as ASEAN Chair

In its role as the ASEAN chair for 2019, Thailand is pushing for a cohesive regional industrial 4.0 development plan under the main theme of “advancing partnership for ...

PTT Unveils 2019 Budget of USD 14 Billion for Expansion

PTT Plc, the national oil and gas conglomerate with five subsidiary companies is allocating a 2019 budget for all business expansion worth a combined THB 450 billion. A large ...

Medical Supplies, Services, Drugs Placed Under Price Control in Thailand

In January 2019 the government of Thailand added medicine, Medical supplies and Medical services to its price control lists. The rationale behind this decision is ensuring ...

Japanese Commercial Vehicle Manufacturer to Set up Production Base in Thailand

Hino Motors, Ltd, a Japanese manufacturer of trucks and buses and light-commercial vehicles, announced plans to establish a new 400,000 sq m development and production base in

Hutchison Opens New Terminal in Laem Chabang Port

Hutchison Ports Thailand, the leading port operator in the country, has announced an investment of USD 600 million for the Terminal D of the Laem Chabang Port, located in ...

Huawei 5G Test Bed Launched in Thailand

According to media reports, a new 5G testbed developed by Huawei has been launched in Thailand. As part of the project, Huawei plans to establish a 5G lab in Chonburi, located

Hazardous Smog in Bangkok Creates Threats and Opportunities

The Government of Thailand has officially apologized to Bangkok citizens for the air pollution that has affected the country since late December 2018 to well into February ...

Central Group Makes USD 200 Million Investment in Ride-Hailing App Grab

Thai retail conglomerate, Central Group announced an investment of USD 200 million into Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), South East Asia's leading ride-hailing platform, giving the ...

Trial Project Takes Singapore Closer to Energy Self-Sufficiency in Used Water Treatment

Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, and the country's National Environment Agency (NEA) completed a two-year trial started in December 2016 to co-digest food waste and ...

Swiss Flavor and Fragrance Manufacturer Opens New Facility in Singapore

On 14 February 2019, Givaudan opened its newest fragrance encapsulation center in Singapore. The Swiss company is the world leader in manufacturing of flavors and fragrances, ...

Singapore Government Announces New Funding and Programs to Build Enterprise Capabilities

In its 2019 budget, the Singapore government announced several initiatives to continue building enterprise capabilities. It is allocating an additional SGD 100 million (USD 74

Singapore Expands Healthcare Subsidies for Elderly

The Singapore government is expanding healthcare support for elderly born between 1950 and 1959, dubbed the Merdeka Generation (MG) or those who were born prior to 1950 but ...

Singapore Developing Cybersecurity Roadmap for Telecom Sector

A Telecom Cybersecurity Strategic Committee (TCSC), comprising international cybersecurity experts and representatives from the government and Singapore’s telecom operators ...

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