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K-Research predicts Thailand’s GDP growth at 2.5-3 percent in 2020
K-Research predicts Thailand’s GDP growth at 2.5-3 percent in 2020
Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s GDP growth forecast for 2020 has been set at 2.5-3 percent by Kasikorn Research Centre (K-Research) as compared to 2.8 percent growth seen this year. A corner of Bangkok, Thailand (Photo: thainews.prd.go.th) According to K-Research, the country needs additional stimulus to meet the upper edge of the estimated range. The 2020 economic outlook will likely...
Philippine President visits Russia
Philippine President visits Russia
Hanoi (VNA) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte arrived in Mosow on October 2, beginning his five-day visit to Russia. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at a meeting in Lima, Peru, on November 19, 2016 (Photo: AFP/VNA) During his visit, President Duterte is scheduled to meet Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow to...
Italy sets deficit target at 2.2 percent for 2020
Italy sets deficit target at 2.2 percent for 2020
The Italian cabinet on September 30 set the deficit target at 2.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) for next year, a slight increase from a previous forecast of 2.1 percent. Italy government set 2020 deficit target at 2.2% of GDP. The adjustment was announced following a meeting in which Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's cabinet passed the annual update...
Cuba to elect key leadership posts
Cuba to elect key leadership posts
Cuba's National Assembly of People's Power, or the parliament, is set to elect its president and other key positions during an extraordinary session on October 10, local media reported on September 30. A National Assembly session will be held in October to elect its president, vice president and secretary, and the country's president, vice president and prime minister. Since...
Timor Leste reports African swine fever outbreaks
Timor Leste reports African swine fever outbreaks
Hanoi (VNA) – Timor Leste reported outbreaks of African swine fever last week with the first case near its border with Indonesia, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on September 30. Illustrative image (Source: AFP/VNA) The disease killed a total of 405 backyard pigs from smallholders' farms in the Dili municipal region in the country's northern region,...
Highways hasten urbanisation speed on Indonesia’s Java island
Highways hasten urbanisation speed on Indonesia’s Java island
Jakarta (VNA) – The urbanisation progress on Java, which is home to 60 percent of the Indonesian population, will be accelerated as highways will mushroom on the world’s most populous island in the couple of years, according to the Ministry of Public Works and Housing. A toll road on Java island (Photo: Antara) At a conference held in Jakarta...
Number of Vietnamese students in RoK increases
Number of Vietnamese students in RoK increases
Seoul (VNA) – The number of Vietnamese students at the Republic of Korea’s universities and colleges reached 37,426 in 2019, up over 10,000 against 2018. Vietnamese students at a writing workshop held at Chung-Ang University in Seoul (Photo: vsak.com.vn) The figure is projected to continue growing in the future, in line with Korean investors’ higher investment in Vietnam and...
6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Philippines
6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Philippines
Hanoi (VNA) - A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off Davao Occidental province in the southern Philippines on September 29. The 6.4-magnitude offshore earthquake struck off Davao Occidental province in the southern Philippines at 10.02 am local time on Sept 29, 2019, at a depth of 60km. (Source: INQNATIONAL/TWITTER) The epicentre was at a depth of 89km, about 84 km southeast...
13 killed, 4 injured in pickup truck accident in Thailand
13 killed, 4 injured in pickup truck accident in Thailand
Bangkok (VNA) - A total of 13 people were killed and four others were injured after a pickup truck overturned on Bangkok’s outskirts on September 29. At the accident scene (Source: Thai Visa Forum) The truck they were riding sharply overturned and hit a roadside power pole on King Keo road in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakarn province,...
Indonesia marks one year since devastating twin disasters
Indonesia marks one year since devastating twin disasters
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia on September 28 marked one year since a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami smashed the city of Palu, killing more than 4,000 people. Temporary shelters for displaced people, set up after the earthquake and tsunami in the village of Balaroa, are still in use. (Photo: AFP) A mass prayer is scheduled later on the day...
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