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Surgical robots used in Vietnam

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18-Feb-18 Bach Mai hospital in Hanoi has launched robotic systems for joint and neurological operations, making it the first medical facility in Vietnam to employ the technology. The addition marks a significant step for Vietnam. [image: Vietnam Net]

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Singapore leads ASEAN in e-commerce use

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31-Jan-18 E-commerce in Singapore comprises 5% of total retail. However, the number is lower in other ASEAN countries: 3% in Indonesia, nearly 2% in Malaysia and Thailand, and 1% in Vietnam and the Philippines. [image: Credit Suisse / Singapore Business Review]

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Myanmar lures Thailand's richest health firm

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24-Jan-18 Thonburi Healthcare Group, Thailand’s top-performing health stock in 2017, will open a USD75 mn, 200-bed hospital in Myanmar in June 2018 as part of a USD253 mn investment to expand services in Thailand and Southeast Asia. [image: Bloomberg]

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The rise of QR code payments in ASEAN

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15-Jan-18 ASEAN nations are widely expected to adopt QR systems as a leading method of payment. However, they still a long way from emulating China and Japan’s adoption of the codes, as they lack standardisation and acceptance by banks. [image: ASEAN Today]

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Medical tourism flows to Russia

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15-Nov-17 The Russian Medical Tourism Association says 2017 will see 20,000 medical tourists in Russia and 60% of all general medical services for foreigners will be in Moscow. The main source for medical tourism is from Southeast Asia. [image: IMJT]

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