Vietnam Morning News For July 17

Vietnam Airlines Group makes $2.24 billion in revenueVietnam Airlines Group, listed with code HVN, earned nearly VNĐ52 trillion (US$2.24 billion) in consolidated revenue in the first half of this year, marking a year-on-year increase of 5.5 per cent.— Viet Nam News Vietnam says will defend sovereignty in its waters with determination“Vietnam holds sovereignty and jurisdiction over areas in the East Sea as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, signed in 1982.— Spratly Islands UNHRC adopts Vietnam’s resolution on climate change and human rightsThe United…

Asean morning news for July 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean-BAC’s non-tariff bid gains tractionThe Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-BAC) was satisfied with negotiations over Asean trade facilitation procedures, in which all members agreed to form and implement guidelines on non-tariff measures, says the Trade Negotiations Department.— Bangkok Post US banks on PH to ensure COC in SCS consistent with int’l lawThe United States government is banking on the Philippines as a claimant state in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea to ensure that the conclusion of a Code of Conduct…

Philippines Morning News For July 16, 2019

Palace junks UNHRC resolution, calls it an affront to PH sovereigntyNo resolution endorsed by a small faction in the United Nations rights body would weaken the government’s resolve to protect the people from the threats of illegal drugs and criminality, Malacañang declared last night.— Tempo Health officials issue national dengue alertHEALTH OFFICIALS issued a national dengue alert after cases of the viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes peaked to more than 100,000 as of June, a record since 2016.— BusinessWorld Online Teachers to Duterte: Act on pay hike nowA week before…