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Quang, Putin, agree on $10 billion in bilateral investment

MOSCOW (Viet Nam News/ANN) - President Quang says Vietnam treasures its comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia and prioritises strengthening of bilateral ties.

Double-decker tourist bus starts trial run in Hanoi

HANOI (Viet Nam News/ANN) - The bus, designed following all technical safety standards, is equipped with 4G, Wifi, and has supportive devices for the disabled.

Employers seek to register foreign workers


Ex-PMs ‘welcome’ Prayut in politics


US plans to sell Taiwan about US$1.42 billion in arms

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The United States plans to sell Taiwan US$1.42 billion (S$2 billion) in arms, the first such sale under the administration of Donald Trump and a move sure to anger China, whose help the president has been seeking to rein in North Korea.

Singapore and China to deepen ties in 5 key areas of finance: DPM Tharman

BEIJING - Singapore and China are working to step up collaboration in five key areas in the financial sector, Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said on Thursday (June 29) at the end of his five-day visit to China.

OPINION: China's sharing economy is now exporting innovations


BEIJING (China Daily/ANN) - Capital has poured into China's bikes-sharing business over the past year.

The intense competition in the bicycle-sharing business in China, which observers said would end up with a Didi-Uber merger as early as March, has now officially "gone global". Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike is set to introduce 1,000 bikes to Manchester and Salford in the United Kingdom on June 29 in a bid to the European market.

SPECIAL REPORT: Duterte is most traveled Philippine president in first year of office

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte visited 19 countries in his first year in office, making him the most travelled Philippine president in that time span. 

From Davao to Malacañang and to the world.

Google, Facebook pressured for transparency in Korea

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Kim Sang-jo, head of Korea's antitrust watchdog and known as a "chaebol sniper," wants global tech giants to be "transparent and fairer" in running their businesses here.

Global tech giants Google and Facebook are under increasing pressure from South Korean authorities and lawmakers to be “transparent and fairer” in running their businesses here.  

Kim Sang-jo, head of the nation’s antitrust watchdog, said Sunday he is “reviewing” how to regulate Google and Facebook’s alleged abuses of market dominance.

Global Finance names Baiduri Bank one of world’s best

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - The magazine’s annual ranking of the World’s Best Banks has become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.

Baiduri Bank has been recognised by Global Finance as one of the world’s Best Banks in Asia-Pacific 2017 for Brunei.