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Grab, Uber Fined $9.5m in Singapore Over 'Anti-Competitive' Merger

The Grab and Uber merger from this past March led to an investigation over competition infringement conducted by Singapore's competition watchdog.

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After Jakarta, Bangkok Is the Next Asian City That's Sinking Too Fast

Bangkok is one of three cities — along with Venice and New Orleans — which are sinking ten times more quickly than sea levels are rising.

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High-Profile Chinese Monk Accused of Coercing Nuns Into Sex

The monk in question is currently the abbot of Longquan Monastery and the head of the Buddhist Association in China.

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Japan to Accept 10,000 Vietnamese Caregivers for the Elderly

Japan has agreed to welcome 10,000 Vietnamese caregivers to the country by the summer of 2020 to fill a labor shortage in nursing care.

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Vietnam Open to Collaborating With China to Save ‘Hoan Kiem Turtles’

The collaboration might be the only way to save a species facing extinction.

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Cong Caphe Will Open First-Ever Outlet in Seoul This Month

The popular pre-Doi Moi-style coffee chain is set to expand to Seoul, South Korea.

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New Floating School Opens on Tonle Sap Lake for Vietnamese Students in Cambodia

There are approximately 7,000 overseas Vietnamese people living in Pursat, Cambodia.

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Thailand Will Launch Durian Into Space to Promote Thai Cuisine

The infamous Southeast Asian fruit will be launched into space as part of the Thai Space Research Agency’s “Thai Food to Space” project.

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China and India Are Outsourcing Emissions to Poorer Countries Like Vietnam: Report

As China and India ready ambitious reforms to enhance their efforts to combat climate change, large corporations are responding by looking to offshore their operations to lower-wage nations.

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Adidas, Uniqlo and Nike Factories Are Leaving China for Vietnam

Vietnam now produces twice as many Adidas shoes as China, according to company filings.

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Celebrity Endorsements Might Be the Key to Combatting Poaching in Asia, Campaign Shows

International conservation organization WildAid is teaming up with the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, JCDecaux, to help save some of the planet’s most endangered species.

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