Vietnam 

Trade agreement to boost exports of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Speakers at the APEC capacity-building workshop on the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the WTO for micro, small and medium sized enterprises. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) will help micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) further diversify exports and expand markets, as well as improve GDP growth in Việt Nam, experts said on June 13 at a seminar held in HCM City.   Representatives from APEC-member economies, including government officials, MSME policy-makers, the private sector, and MSMEs discussed the benefits of the agreement at a…

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Shanghai shares eke out small gain while Hong Kong stocks slip as recession fears resurface

Hong Kong stocks ended lower Wednesday, while mainland benchmarks were mixed, as fears of a global recession resurfaced.The Hang Seng ended down 0.57 per cent, or 155.1 points, at 27,235.71, after the yield of the benchmark three-month US Treasury once again rose above that of the 10-year. The so-called yield curve inversion is seen as warning signal of a looming recession.China benchmarks were mixed, with the CSI 300 ending down 0.23 per cent or 8.35 points at 3,663.91, while the Shanghai… Source link

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Vietnam 

More purchases of small stocks this week: analysts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Habeco’s production line at its factory in Hà Nội’s Mê Linh District. Brewery stocks have lured investors’ attention due to the increase in beer sales during summer. – VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng HÀ NỘI – Investors have sought opportunities in defensive stocks amid rising fears about the US-China trade war, and brokerage firms expect the trend to continue this week. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange ended Friday at 970.03 points, for a total four-day decline of 1.73 per cent. The index lost a total of 0.66 per…

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Flurry of China small developers listing debt on HK board, with offers of high yields

At least eight mainland developers have filed or plan to file for initial public offerings in Hong Kong – but in the debt market, where they hope to entice investors with high yield offerings.Most are small-cap property stocks, hardly the darlings of the equity market in Hong Kong. But their high-yield bond offerings – some at 9.1 per cent – can attract investors with high-risk appetite, according to interviews by the South China Morning Post with industry insiders and a review of historical… Source link

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China 

China frees up US$41.5 billion for loans to small firms as Donald Trump threatens tariff rise

China’s central bank on Monday announced new measures to free up 280 billion yuan (US$41.5 billion) for loans to small firms, just hours after US President Donald Trump threatened to raise the tariff rate on US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports because of what he called a lack of progress in the trade negotiations.According to the People’s Bank of China, from May 15 the required reserve ratio (RRR) for county level rural banks and higher level rural banks with county level branches but total… Source link

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Swine fever ails more than just China’s favourite meat, with millions of small farmers, exports likely to suffer

One of my more shocking journalistic journeys was made in the mid-1980s, visiting a nondescript factory in the heart of Chongqing. I had asked to explore China’s farming industry, but the ministry of foreign affairs had some difficulties in getting me near an actual farm. Instead, this factory processed all of Sichuan’s pig intestines – 300 million a year.I watched mountains of recently warm intestines stretched along clean metal tables, while one end of each intestine was plugged to a tap in… Source link

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Vietnam 

Mortgage requirements stand between small companies and bank loans – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Small enterprises complain at a conference in HCM City on Thursday that it is difficult for them to get bank loans because of stiff mortgage conditions. VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY –Small- and medium-sized enterprises are unable to borrow from banks because they do not have property to mortgage, Trần Việt Anh, deputy chairman of the HCM City Business Association, has said. He was speaking at a conference held to bring together enterprises and banks in HCM City on Thursday, where many small enterprises in the city complained about…

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China’s small business lending push could equal US$418 billion in new loans, S&P Global says

Beijing’s efforts to boost the availability of capital to the country’s smallest businesses could generate as much as 2.8 trillion yuan (US$418 billion) in new loans if the nation’s banks meet the government’s target to increase business lending this year, according to S&P Global.In March, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for the country’s biggest state-owned commercial banks to increase their loans to micro and small enterprises (MSE) by more than 30 per cent this year as China’s economic… Source link

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Singapore 

Cheapest condos in Singapore – 13 small apartments under $560,000, Singapore News

“Cheap” and “condo” are two words you hardly ever see together in Singapore, where condominiums are notoriously overhyped and overpriced, especially once you throw some famous architect into the mix. Turns out, though, that condo units don’t always cost at least $1 million… But only if you’re willing to go for a tiny home; think studios or one-bedroom apartments. If you don’t mind the lack of space, these can cost “only” around $500,000. Here are the 13 cheapest condo units I found on sale on 99.co. 13 CHEAPEST CONDOS IN…

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Singapore 

This 1+1 apartment shows how to live large in a small space, Singapore News

Having a huge home has its benefits: You won’t have to struggle with fitting all your belongings into tiny nooks or worry about making design sacrifices to save space. But that’s not to say all of that is unachievable in a small home either. “If there’s something that this experience taught me, it’s that living comfortably with style in a tiny home isn’t impossible,” says Kim, who recently made over her 1+1 apartment at Floraview, which now has enough room for a kitchen, two cosy corners, and even a walk-in…

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