Vietnam 

Budget revenue rises 13 per cent in first half of year – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ  addresses a conference yesterday in Hà Nội, reviewing the performance of the financial sector in the first six months of this year and setting tasks for the second half. — Photo Ministry of Finance   HÀ NỘI — Viet Nam is well on the way to hitting one of its key economic targets for the year. State budget revenue in the first six months of this year hit nearly VNĐ745.4 trillion (US$31.9 billion), up 13.2 per cent over the same period last year…

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Singapore 

How do budget shops such as ValuDollar earn money if everything they sell is so cheap?, Singapore News

You’ve surely seen those “MOVING OUT SALE” banners plastered inside (and outside) budget shops such as ValuDollar. Despite the proud announcements of “Fire Sale!” and “We Lose Money You Save!” in the form of red capital letters on bright yellow banners, we realise that these shops still exist in the same location a few months later. In these budget shops, you will find food and everyday items at heavily discounted prices. A tin of potato chips cost as little as $1, compared to a price tag of $3.20 at major…

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Singapore 

Price guide to 10 best steaks in Singapore for every budget, Singapore News

All the steaks are 250g, and the cheapest cut is the New York striploin at $19. If you want to go all out, you’ll have to pay slightly over our budget: The Angus ribeye is $36, but at least it comes with free truffle shavings. PREMIUM STEAKS UNDER $60 Now, if you want to go to a “proper” steakhouse, you’ll need to up the budget. Say you have a date to impress. $60 per pax is plenty to get you a good slab of meat. You can even get Japanese…

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Singapore 

Best Japanese and Korean supermarkets in Singapore for both gourmet and budget shoppers, Food, Singapore News

Have you just seen a product from a Japanese or Korean drama that you’re itching to get your hands on but it’s not available at your local NTUC or Cold Storage? Well, this list of Japanese and Korean supermarkets in Singapore might come in handy for you. Speciality products have been trending in Singapore, with more and more branches being set up every day, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Some of these supermarkets let you shop online so you won’t even need to leave the house, let alone the country,…

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Singapore 

Best Japanese and Korean supermarkets in Singapore for both gourmet and budget shoppers, Singapore, Food News

Have you just seen a product from a Japanese or Korean drama that you’re itching to get your hands on but it’s not available at your local NTUC or Cold Storage? Well, this list of Japanese and Korean supermarkets in Singapore might come in handy for you. Speciality products have been trending in Singapore, with more and more branches being set up every day, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Some of these supermarkets let you shop online so you won’t even need to leave the house, let alone the country,…

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Singapore 

Keto diet in Singapore: How to go low carb, high fat on a budget, Singapore, Health News

The very idea of a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet, often called the keto diet, is the stuff of most Singaporeans’ nightmares. If you ever let slip that you’re on this diet, best be prepared for critiques like, “How to lose weight when it’s HIGH fat?” and “You need carbs to live!” But dealing with concern-trolling family members/colleagues is only the second hardest thing about doing the keto diet in Singapore. The number one hardest thing is going LCHF on a budget. Try swapping your $3 char kway teow…

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Vietnam 

State budget revenue in January to April period up 13.9 per cent – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  January – April budget revenue was up nearly 14 per cent, running a surplus. — Photo vneconomy.vn HÀ NỘI – State budget revenue in the January-April period was estimated at VNĐ517.8 trillion (US$22 billion), equivalent to 36.7 per cent of the Government’s planned figure for the year and up 13.9 per cent over the same period last year, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Finance. Domestic revenue totalled VNĐ424.96 trillion, or 36.2 per cent of the year’s plan. Revenue from crude oil was estimated at VNĐ18.3 trillion, a…

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Vietnam 

Ministries urged to allow use of State budget for banks’ capital hikes – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    VietinBank is under great pressure to hike capital to satisfy Basel II standards. – Photo VietinBank     HÀ NỘI – The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) has continued to urge relevant ministries to revise legal frameworks in order to allow large State-owned commercial banks to use the State budget for their capital increases. Under a report sent to the National Assembly late last month, the central bank proposed the Ministry of Finance, in conjunction with the Ministry of Planning and Investment, study and revise Decree No. 32/2018 NĐ-CP…

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Southeast Asia’s biggest budget carrier plans to turn airasia.com into online mall for travellers

AirAsia, whose website is used by 65 million customers every month, is considering a plan to sell tickets of non-competing carriers on airasia.com, using its size to give online travel agents a run for their money.The Kuala Lumpur-based carrier, Southeast Asia’s largest airline group, which already sells car rentals, accommodation at half a million hotels and serviced apartments worldwide and holiday packages in five regional destinations, thinks it can do a better job of selling these services… Source link

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China’s US$10 budget phone maker seeks fortune in Belt and Road countries

While China’s largest smartphone makers are making a big push to compete against Apple and Samsung Electronics in the industry’s premium market segment, a little-known company in Shenzhen is gunning for millions of consumers around the world with mobile phones priced from US$10.Transsion Holdings has been focused on bringing affordable smartphones and feature phones, handsets with physical keypads and limited functionality, to developing economies since it was founded in 2006. It is a strategy… Source link

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