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February 18, 2015

HANOI – The State Bank of Vietnam has asked that credit institutions resolve at least 60% of their bad debts scheduled for clearance in 2015, and sell at least 75% of their 2015 bad debt under a sale plan to the Vietnam Asset Management Company by June 30 this year. Meanwhile, SBV is working with the Government to improve the legal framework and assist the VAMC in resolving NPLs more effectively.

February 18, 2015

BANGKOK - Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI) has clarified rules applying under its new investment promotion scheme, which came into effect on January 1. The main business concern has been how the BOI would treat expansions of projects approved under the BOI's previous investment promotion scheme. - which set of incentives and privileges would apply?

February 16, 2015

PORTLAND, Oregon – US maritime union action has forced Korea’s Hanjin Shipping out of the Port of Portland’s Terminal 6. The port operator, Philippines-headquartered ICTSI, said Hanjin’s decision to leave the Port of Portland from March 9, 2015 was due to the sustained and deliberate actions of ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) workers is a significant blow to the regional economy and will cause substantial disruption to many local businesses, workers and consumers.

February 16, 2015

BEIJING – China has returned fire against claims by the Office of the US Trade Representative to the WTO that it offers subsidies for the exports of seven manufacturing industries through “demonstration bases” that receive free or discounted services.


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Australia China Business Week 2015-Melbourne

March 24, 2015 to March 25, 2015

Australia China BusinessWeek 2015 (ACBW) returns to Melbourne on the 24-25 March at the Park Hyatt Hotel. Now in the 8th Year the Melbourne Forum includes 8 high profile events and will be presented over two days. The expanded has been introduced to the Melbourne Forum following the success at ACBW Sydney in September with a record attendance of over 1500 delegates. ACBW 2015 is an excellent platform for companies already “engaged in or about to enter the China market”.

9th SUBCON Thailand 2015 – Bangkok

May 13, 2015 to May 15, 2015

ASEAN’s largest international industrial subcontracting event will be staged at the Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC) alongside a matchmaking programme designed for buyers who are sourcing parts and components in Thailand or looking for Thai business partners. Some 350 Thai subcontractors will be showcasing their capabilities and one-on-one meetings and factory visits can be arranged.