Webwire: PT Telkom profit falls 6.7%; Vietnam gives sat deals to Japan

Staff writer
31 Oct 2011

Costs drag PT Telkom's 9-month profit

Indonesia's PT Telkom has reported a 6.7% slump in its net profit for the first nine months of the year, as the costs of an early retirement plan outweighed revenue gains.


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The Vietnamese government has awarded NEC and other Japanese companies the contracts to construct two monitoring satellites, to be used for purposes including natural disaster management.


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