SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea on Tuesday welcome the US’ imposition of sanctions on a Chinese firm suspected to have provided financial services and illicit goods that may have helped beef up North Korea’s nuclear and missile program. 

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HA NOI, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Viet Nam should make substantial reform in agricultural sector to boost its efficiency, farmer welfare and product quality, according to a World Bank report.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesia set to build military bases in Natuna waters and plans to build air base, navy base and an Army base.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - South Korea on Tuesday welcome the US’ imposition of sanctions on a Chinese firm suspected to have provided financial services and illicit goods that may have helped beef up North Korea’s nuclear and missile program. 

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - The report also shows that a 10-year decline in the openness of economies at all stages of development poses a risk to countries’ ability to grow and innovate.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Infrastructure investment in the Philippines and Thailand is a reason that convinced the development bank that Southeast Asian economies would see growth edge up to 4.5 per cent in 2016, from 4.4 per cent in 2015.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - If left uncontrolled, the ADB report estimates that climate change could cut the region’s gross domestic product by more than 10 per cent by 2100, eating away its hard-won socio-economic gains. 

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 TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - The IoT Acceleration Consortium, a Japanese body formed by industry, government and academia that is studying the internet of things (IoT), has entered the final coordination stage as it cooperates with two U.S. IoT consortiums to draw up international standards for the IoT and related fields, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

HONG KONG (China Daily/ANN)- A lack of knowledge and expertise, as well as a sense of urgency to adopt business-related technology, are common barriers among businesses in Hong Kong, a HSBC commissioned report shows.

HANOI, Vietnam (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Thailand plans to increase its anti-dumping duty on Vietnam's steel products, from 7.94 per cent to 40.49 per cent.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - China has agreed to offer continued support to Asean’s community building and centrality by ensuring regional cooperation.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The renminbi is slowly becoming an important part of trade, taking into account that China is one of Indonesia’s key trading partners.

JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - The inclusion of the Patimban deep-sea project into the Blue Book is necessary for foreign loans, as further discussions over funding are required. 

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The foreign affairs ministry has clarified that no efforts will be made to restrict or censor the movements of the UN rapporteurs who will visit to probe the spate of killings in the Philippines.

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia (The Star Malaysia/ANN) - Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia President Muhyiddin Yassin is pegged to become the next prime minister if the opposition emerges the winner in the next general election.

XI’AN (China Daily/ANN) -  The initiative aims to promote closer economic cooperation along the route and make global economic governance more open.