Vietnam PM’s future hangs in the balance as party votes on panel nominations

By Martin Petty HANOI, Jan 25 : Vietnam’s Communist Party congress worked late into today evening after marathon voting in an internal election process likely to determine the political future of powerful Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. The five-yearly congress has created a buzz of excitement in Vietnam about the prospect of a rare leadership […]

German business climate index falls markedly in January

Munich, Jan 25 : The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany dropped markedly to 107.3 points in January from 108.6 points in December, the Ifo institute reported on Monday. According to the Munich-based think-tank, assessments of the current business situation were scaled back slightly, but remained very good. However, business expectations […]