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Attracting investors in Vietnam: PM shows the way

BEN TRE, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - With an abundant and skilled workforce, with 50 per cent of its 1.5 million population being workers, Ben Tre has attracted 40 new investment projects.

To “attract eagles”, Ben Tre needs to build nests first, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told an investment promotion conference held by the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province yesterday.

Decree puts riel prices into focus

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - The Cambodian government has made it compulsory for all business to include the price in riels.

The government has issued a decree that requires all businesses to put price tags on their products and services in riel to increase transparency for consumers and boost the use of the local currency.

New plant species found in Son Tra Nature Reserve

DA NANG, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Vietnamese researchers have discovered theree new plant species unknown to the world in the Son Tra Nature Reserve.

Savor taste of Seoul's Gwangjang market

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Located at the heart of Seoul, in Jongno, Gwangjang is South Korea’s largest traditional marketplace. It is among the 100 must-visit places chosen by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism this year.

Ram Nath Kovind elected Indian president

NEW DELHI (The Statesman/ANN) A leader from the marginlised Dalit community in Uttar Pradesh and the former governor of the state of Bihar Ram Nath Kovind has been elected as the 14th President of India  

Moon's rating drops after minimum wage hike decision

President Moon Jae-in's approval rating dropped this week amid local businesses' worries over a recent decision to raise next year's minimum wage and a political dispute over his personnel choices, a survey showed Friday.

In the weekly survey conducted from Tuesday to Thursday by local pollster Gallup Korea, Moon's rating was tallied at 74 percent, down 6 percentage points from a week earlier.

Nai Harn Beach – one of the best in Asia?

Let’s have a look at what TripAdvisor’s reviewers think of top-ranked Nai Harn Beach in Phuket.

Tuk-tuk adventure puts tourists in the driver’s seat

A Northern tour operator says it is the first in Thailand to offer self-drive tuk-tuk tours Diethelm Travel Group, an inbound tour operator servicing Asia, has unveiled tours offering a classic Thai experience with a unique twist.

Instead of being driven around, guests do their own driving behind the wheel of their own rented tuk-tuk, while discovering the rural outskirts of Chiang Mai in programmes that run over one, five or 11 days.

France looks forward to next Thai election

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Ambassador Garachon sees ‘promising’ relations with Asean.

France is looking forward to seeing the Thai government fulfil its commitment to holding a new general election within the next year in accordance with its road map to democracy, French Ambassador Gilles Garachon says.

Indonesia, Switzerland discuss cooperation on vocational education

BOGOR, Indonsesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - To support Indonesia's goal in expanding vocational school, President Joko Widodo discusses the possibility with his Swiss counterpart.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday met with the Federal Councillor of Economic Affairs, Education and Research of Switzerland, Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, to discuss cooperation between the two countries, particularly in developing vocational education in Indonesia.