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New regulations on domestic work have been issued by the Government of Vietnam, a move the International Labour Organisation (ILO) considers an important step to protect these workers.
POSTED |  21-04-2014
Pope Francis used his Easter address on April 20 to denounce the “immense wastefulness” in the world while many go hungry. He also called for an end to conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and Africa.
POSTED |  21-04-2014
Myanmar art treasures are now on display in New York for the first time at a prestigious exhibition which will draw attention to the country as an attractive place to visit, a tourism newspaper said.
POSTED |  19-04-2014
Myanmar’s economy is forecast to grow by an average 7.8 percent over the next two years.
POSTED |  19-04-2014
A majority of the Dutch Senate voted on April 15 in favour of a national referendum law making non-binding referendums possible from the end of 2014.
POSTED |  16-04-2014
New EU rules on the information that small investors must be given before they sign a contract were approved by Parliament on 15 April 2014.
POSTED |  16-04-2014
Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen announced on April 5 that he was stepping down in June with a view to taking a senior European Union post, a move that could exacerbate the oountry’s political situation.
POSTED |  08-04-2014
A vast majority of “Red State” Americans believe climate change is real and at least 67% of those want the government to cut Greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research released on April 3.
POSTED |  07-04-2014
The International Monetary Fund has revised its global economic growth outlook for 2014 upward on the back of stronger US, euro-zone and Japanese growth, but said deflation and financial sector risks could still undermine a full recovery.
POSTED |  23-03-2014
Unemployment in the eurozone remained at a record high in January 2014, with 19 million people, or 12% of the economically active population, looking for work. The figure in the entire European Union was 10.8%, according to figures from Eurostat.
POSTED |  23-03-2014
The number of Chinese visitors coming to the United States will more than triple by 2020, according to a new report from brokerage CLSA.
POSTED |  23-03-2014
ASEAN is looking forward to greater investment from China, whose ties with the 10-member grouping have deepened in recent years
POSTED |  23-03-2014
Chinese auto maker Great Wall Motor Co has postponed plans to build a sport-utility vehicle plant in Thailand, citing political unrest in the country.
POSTED |  23-03-2014
Construction of what will be the biggest electricity-generating facility in Laos is on track and the US$3.7 billion project will be completed in 2015. The 1,878 MW Hongsa power plant – which will burn lignite
POSTED |  23-03-2014
State leaders, employees and their immediate family members will be required to declare their assets beginning in February 2014. The Government's Inspection Authority has already completed drawing up the forms to be used for the declarations, in line with the new prime ministerial decree on asset declaration.
POSTED |  23-03-2014
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