East Asia

Live cattle exports back in action at port of Karumba

DEEP and regular dredging of the Gulf of Carpentaria port of Karumba looks set to start again next year with the reinvigoration of the Century zinc mine in remote north west Queensland. That will pave the way for live cattle trade vessels to once again load from the port in reasonably strong numbers, a massive boon for pastoralists who have ...

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Bajaj Auto grows in newer markets

Pune-based Bajaj Auto is spreading its international presence evenly and reducing dependence on traditional high-volume countries such as Sri Lanka and Nigeria. Earlier it used to sell about 8,000 commercial vehicles (CV) in Sri Lanka out of its total exports of 20,000 units. In June, of the 21,000 units it exported, the company recorded only 2,000 unit sales in Sri ...

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Egypt identifies eastern targets – Fruitnet

Fruitnet Egypt identifies eastern targetsFruitnetEgypt’s Agricultural Export Council (AEC) has revealed plans to penetrate new markets in East Asia and Australasia in order to boost exports of fruit and vegetables in the coming period, according to Almal News. AEC member Mostafa Al Nagary said that … and more »

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Nutriad sponsors major aquaculture events in Asia

Nutriad announced sponsorship in the three major agricultural events of Asian Pacific Aquaculture (APA) 2017, the Aquaculture Roundtable Series (TARS) 2017 and Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA) in the coming months and said that that it will showcase products and services in these events Dr Maria Merce Isern Subich will give an overview of recent trial results obtained with Nutriad’s ...

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Companies view Asean with renewed optimism, Hub Projects

A GROWING middle income class. Increasing regional integration. Strong economic growth. These are some factors that are making South-east Asia an increasingly attractive investment destination. Deloitte’s Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index last year noted that by 2020, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, India and Vietnam are expected to rank among the top 15 countries in terms of manufacturing competitiveness. Manufacturing labour costs in ...

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The Islamic State may be on its knees, but its legacy will long haunt West Asia

After three years of violence, Islamic State has encountered a major defeat that could mean that its end is near. On July 10, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, after a successful nine-month military offensive to “liberate” the northern city of Mosul, declared “total victory” over IS in Iraq. He categorically said: “I announce from here the end and the failure ...

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Maldives making commendable efforts for measles elimination and rubella control – Maldives

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia The World Health Organization commends Maldives for its unprecedented efforts to eliminate measles. The launch of the Measles and Rubella campaign today is a demonstration of its strong commitment to rid the country of the disease, a major childhood killer globally as well as in WHO South-East Asia Region. ...

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