Vietnam 

High supply gives Việt Nam’s poultry firms chance to reach export markets – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A poultry farm in the central province of Bình Định. High supply levels mean Việt Nam’s poultry producers have a chance to expand to export markets. VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Sinh HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s poultry producers have a big opportunity to export their products thanks to high supply levels, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). Nguyễn Thanh Sơn, chairman of the Việt Nam Poultry Association, said Việt Nam’s signing of several free trade agreements has created chances for local firms to approach new markets…

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Singapore 

#Joeyjios: Last chance to brave the crowds at Shilin Night Market – 3 things you shouldn’t miss , Singapore News

Shilin Night Market is probably the one place every first-time visitor to Taiwan checks off their must-visit list. It’s no wonder then, that last weekend’s Shilin-inspired pop-up event at The Grounds @ Kranji drew 60,000 visitors within the first three hours on the opening day (April 19). The Good Friday crowd seemed undaunted by the wet weather – throngs of people held umbrellas and swarmed F&B booths, with many on the lookout for the shortest queue to join. One of the most popular food items, the Devil’s Chicken Chop fried…

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Home 

China’s slowing economy gives its central bank chief the chance to make his mark on monetary policy history

Discussions about China’s interest rate liberalisation have been warming up since Yi Gang took over as governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). This is not surprising given that Yi is a distinguished scholar, with central banking experience and expertise in monetary economics. Also, like his predecessor Zhou Xiaochuan, known as “Mr Renminbi” for leading the push for a global yuan, Yi is probably keen to make his mark on China’s monetary policy history.However, the ongoing market… Source link

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Home 

Hong Kong can ease its housing crisis by giving more families a chance to buy public housing flats

Under Hong Kong’s Tenants Purchase Scheme, introduced in 1998, 140,298 public rental housing units have been sold to existing tenants. Initially, about 57 per cent of the units available for sale found buyers and, in the past decade, this has increased to 72 per cent. By promoting home ownership, the scheme has increased the labour force participation rate and decreased unemployment among families that have bought these units.But there have been two other important effects. The scheme has also… Source link

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China 

US recession chance ‘no more than 25 per cent’ says Chicago Federal Reserve chief as fear grips markets

The chance of a recession in the United States is “not extraordinary”, according to the president of the Chicago Federal Reserve, conveying a more benign outlook for the world’s largest economy than the fear that has roiled stock markets from New York to Sydney.Growth in “the US economy has slowed but is still robust”, said Charles Evans, with the United States’ US$21 trillion economy expected to grow by about 2 per cent this year, which is “pretty good”, putting the probability of a recession… Source link

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Singapore 

Giving her son a chance at life: A mother’s story, Singapore News

A moment of desperation drove Jean Guo, 42, to make the difficult decision to leave her young son behind in Henan, China, and make the journey to Singapore all alone seven years ago. It wasn’t to search for a better life for herself, but to give Peter, then aged three, a chance at life itself. Peter was born normal, but a sudden illness and fever when he was just eight months old resulted in damage to his brain. Doctors subsequently found Peter to have severe mental retardation and developmental delays. “They told me to be…

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Money 

This Thai durian seller is looking for a Chinese man to win his daughter’s love, US$300,000 and the chance to take over his business

Anont Rotthong, 58, has had very little sleep these past few days. The Thai durian seller has been fielding thousands of telephone calls from interested suitors responding to his online advertisement offering his youngest daughter’s hand in marriage. The perfect son-in-law will gain her love, 10 million baht (US$313,500) and a chance to take over his thriving business, he promised. But Anont has a strict set of criteria for the preferred candidate: he must be a man who is hardworking, thrifty… Source link

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Home 

Greater Bay Area is a chance for Hong Kong to show it hasn’t lost its edge

The Greater Bay Area plan, to be unveiled shortly, should be embraced and not feared. It will give Hong Kong the opportunity to showcase its strengths and a larger platform to stake its claim to innovation and excellence on many fronts. The last thing Hongkongers should do is doubt themselves or think they have lost their competitive edge. The city is not “finished” and innovation is thriving in many areas. Colonial Hong Kong is history. Hong Kong can carve a new role for itself if it wants to. The Greater…

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China 

Thanksgiving gives China’s turkey farmers a chance to gobble up some profits

Chinese turkey farmer Fang Guoping does not get much sleep at this time of year. After finishing processing his orders for the day at 6pm, he has just enough time to freshen up, eat and get a few hours’ rest before starting the next round of slaughtering, cleaning and packing. “I start work at 3 or 4am, and sometimes at midnight,” he said. “I only rest for a few hours a day. After all, this is the only time of the year that we can make money.” The two-month period…

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