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[June 17th] Japanese trading firm Marubeni invests $10M in Vietnamese industrial park

Japanese trading firm Marubeni Corp has bought a 20% stake in a subsidiary of Thai industrial property developer Amata Corp which develops an industrial park in northern Vietnam. It acquired the shares of Amata City Ha Long, which operates the industrial park with the same name in Quang Ninh Province, it said in a recent …

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[June 16th] Finance ministry eyes 10% tax on sweetened beverages

The Ministry of Finance has called for imposing a 10% special consumption tax on sweetened beverages to reduce their consumption. If their prices rise by 10%, consumers might switch to products with less or no added sugar, it said in its latest bill on special consumption tax. “[This] will help reduce obesity, diabetes and other …

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