A visual work by Akusa Chunchue, who joined the free curatorial training programme called Uncommon Pursuits organised by San Art, a non-profit fine arts organisation last year in HCM City (Photo courtesy of San Art) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - San Art, a non-profit fine arts organisation in Ho Chi Minh City, has launched a residency camp for visual artists living in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries. The participants will take part in a free five-month-long camp in HCM City called A.Farm. They will join workshops and discussions in contemporary fine arts, exhibition-making and projects. The camp will also include field trips and visits to local museums and galleries. After the camp, the artists will have a chance to showcase their works and further develop their career. A.Farm is open to Southeast Asian nationals who are young and have an interest in contemporary art, and have a view of why they want to work at the camp and how they benefit from … [Read more...] about Residency camp in HCM City open to Southeast Asian artists
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The World Coffee and Cocoa Organization said that the global demand for cocoa products has risen 4 per cent, with the U.S., Germany, France, Britain and Russia being the biggest consumers.   But cocoa supply is falling and unsustainable. West African countries like Ghana and Nigeria account for 60 per cent of the world&rsquos cocoa output, while ASEAN countries are emerging as new and potential cocoa suppliers.   Vietnamese cocoa is recognized to have specific taste, and day by day welcomed by foreign consumers.   Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Bui Ba Bong said that Vietnam&rsquos cocoa acreage reached more than 10,000 hectares in June this year, with current prices bringing in VND 47,000 for a kilogram of cocoa beans.   He said the growth of the industry was partly due to a Sustainable Cocoa Enterprise Solutions for Smallholders (SUCCESS) Alliance project which helped train thousands of Vietnamese farmers in cocoa … [Read more...] about Southeast Asian Countries Discuss Cocoa Development in HCMC
VietNamNet Bridge - According to Forbes, as of November 16, 2015, Southeast Asia had a total of 70 people with assets of $1 billion or more. Vietnam has a sole representative Pham Nhat Vuong, Chairman of the Vingroup, with assets estimated at $1.8 billion. Among the Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia has the highest number of US dollar billionaires, with 17 people. The richest man of this country is R.Budi Hartono, with $8.5 billion. Ranking second is Singapore with 16 billionaires. The brothers Robert and Philip Ng are the richest men with total assets of $7.7 billion. Thailand was ranked 3rd with 15 people with assets from $1 billion or more. Dhanin Chearavanont, Thailand's richest person, is also the richest man in Southeast Asia today. According to the Wall Street Journal, Dhanin Chearavanont business empire is facing many challenges for a number of reasons such as China's economic slowdown, the Russian ruble devaluation and political instability in Turkey. However, this … [Read more...] about Which Southeast Asian country has the most USD billionaires?
A regional economic forum in Vietnam is analyzing the fallout from the ongoing U.S.-China trade spat. Speaking at the regional World Economic Forum in Hanoi, Vietnam, China's Vice Premier Hu Chunhua said the Southeast Asian countries must support multiculturalism and reject unilateral trade policies. "Some individual countries' protectionist and unilateral measures are gravely undermining the rules-based multilateral regime, posing a most serious hazard to the world economy," Hu said Wednesday, in an apparent reference to China's ongoing trade dispute with the U.S. "We must categorically reject protectionism and unilateralism, firmly support multilateralism, and uphold world economic and multilateral trading regime," he added. Earlier this year, the Trump administration imposed steep tariffs on steel and aluminum from key trading partners, as well as punitive duties on $50 billion in annual imports from China, with the possibility that another $200 billion will be imposed soon. China's … [Read more...] about China urges Southeast Asian nations to reject trade protectionism
A Korean Air flight (Source: https://www.aviation24.be) Seoul (VNA) – Airlines of the Republic of Korea (RoK) have switched their focus to the Southeast Asian markets and Taiwan amidst recent tension in RoK-Japan relations. Air Busan has decided to withdraw aircraft from flights to Japan for others to Taiwan. From September, the airline will increase the number of flights from Busan to Taipei from 14 to 17 per week, and from Busan to Kaohsiung from seven to nine flights per week. Meanwhile, T’way Air will launch a Busan-Kaohsiung route from September 6 with four flights per week, while preparing more aircraft for the Busan-Taichung and Incheon-Taichung routes. From September 17, Jeju Air will start operating a new route from Daegu to Cebu in the Philippines, while increasing the number of flights from Incheon to Da Nang of Vietnam from seven to 14 per week from September. In the next two months, Asiana Airlines will double the number of flights from Incheon to Da Nang … [Read more...] about Korean airlines focus more on Southeast Asian markets