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  • Property developers listed in Singapore have surged nearly 35 percent so far this year, compared to the benchmark Straits Times Index's 15.9 percent gain. The rate of increase is likely to continue into the fourth quarter and next year, helped by a prolonged low interest rate environment and low unemployment rate in Singapore, Knight Frank said.

  • Shares of Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd rose more than 3 percent after the budget carrier signed a partnership agreement with the low-cost unit of Singapore Airlines Ltd. "We view the news positively as this will increase traffic flow to Tiger Airways," said DMG& Partners Securities, which has a' neutral' rating and S $0.76 target price on the stock.

  • PRESS DIGEST - Vietnam newspapers - Oct 2 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:22 PM ET

    -Vietnam's exports may hit $113 billion this year, $4 billion over the government's target, said Nguyen Tien Vi, director of the Trade and Industry Ministry's planning department.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Export-Import Bank on Monday said it has approved an $118 million direct loan to a Vietnamese state-owned company to buy a telecommunications satellite and other goods and services from Lockheed Martin.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The U.S. Export-Import Bank on Monday said it has approved an $118 million direct loan to a Vietnamese state-owned company to buy a telecommunications satellite and other goods and services from Lockheed Martin.

  • --We expect Vietnam- based property developer HAGL to service about US $3.7 million in interest payments due November 2012. Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it affirmed its' B-' long-term corporate credit rating on Vietnam- based property developer Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Co. with a negative outlook.

  • BANGKOK, Oct 1- Southeast Asian stock markets ended mostly lower on Monday, tracking weak global equities and after a lacklustre session amid market holidays in Asia, but foreign buying pushed Malaysian shares to their highest in almost two weeks. Banking stocks gained due to optimism about third-quarter earnings, with Kasikornbank.

  • UPDATE 1-NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:38 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 1- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:. The EU Commission has informed the Finnish steel company that the divestment of its Swedish melting and coil operations may not be enough to permit the approval of the Inoxum deal with Thyssenkrupp, Outokumpu said.

  • NORDIC STOCKS - Factors to watch on Oct 1 Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:14 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 1- The following stocks may be affected by newspaper reports and other factors on Monday:. The Norwegian telecoms group is expected to raise its stake in Vimpelcom by another 3.5 percent on Monday when an option by Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris' Weather Investments expires.

  • The prompt October/November spread climbed $1.25 to a backwardation of $10.25 a tonne, the highest in more than two weeks, according to Reuters data. Strong gasoline demand in the United States will see more naphtha being reformed into the transport fuel, instead of being sent to Asia.

  • The Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange's VN Index fell by midday as investors sold shares on worries about bad debts, inflation and corporate performance, analysts said.

  • Tamminen: Wars Over Oil Yield No Winners Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    City skyline and modern construction, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    We're not talking about the Persian Gulf. It's the South China Sea where China and Vietnam are on a collision course that could result in higher commodity prices and far worse.

  • Vietnam's Banking Scandal     Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 11:35 PM ET

    Kevin Snowball, CEO at PXP Vietnam Asset Management, discusses investing in Vietnam after markets took a tumble Thursday, following the arrests of Asia Commercial Bank's CEO and co-founder.

  • Chinese Acquisitions in US Near Record Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 8:31 PM ET
    Beijing's Central Business District

    Chinese acquisitions of US assets and businesses are running at record levels this year, bucking the trend of a generally tough mergers and acquisitions market and a sign that it is easier than many think for Chinese companies to attain approval for deals in America. The FT reports.

  • Fed Probes RBS Over Dealings With Iran Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 1:50 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    Federal authorities in the US are investigating Royal Bank of Scotland for possible breaches of Iran sanctions in a probe that has already led to the departure of a senior risk manager. The FT reports.

  • Arrest of Vietnam Tycoon Unnerves Markets Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 8:00 PM ET

    The arrest of one of Vietnam’s most prominent tycoons has sent shockwaves through the Communist-ruled country and further undermined confidence in what was once one of the world’s hottest emerging markets. The FT reports.

  • Triple-Digit Gains Ahead for Vietnam Stocks     Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012 | 11:20 PM ET

    David Roes, Chief Executive Officer, Asean Investment Management said the Vietnamese could yield returns of as much as 160 percent in the next three years.

  • Vietnam-China Smuggling Surges Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:36 AM ET
    Counterfeit goods

    In the past few years, Mong Cai has emerged as an international smuggling nexus, funnelling illegal goods from around the world to feed China’s soaring demand for everything from women to banned electronic waste products to tiger penis for use in traditional medicine. The FT reports.

  • Rajat Nag, Managing Director General, ADB says it's naive to expect that BRICs will put up funding to IMF without wanting something in return such as a greater voice.

  • Bullish on Vietnam     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 11:10 PM ET

    David Roes, Chief Executive Officer, Asean Investment Management, says there are many investment opportunities in ASEAN markets. His top pick is Vietnam, which he says is the most undervalued economy in the region.