Vietnam 

Hurdles keep private sector from achieving preeminent status: experts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The private sector, despite being considered the driving force of the economy, has yet to achieve a breakthrough due to many reasons, experts said. They were speaking at the Vietnam Economic Conference held in HCM City recently and attended by executives representing more than 300 local and foreign businesses. Asked about the reasons, 54 per cent of attendees said cumbersome administrative procedures, 26 per cent said inability to access capital and 21 per cent blame difficulty in accessing the market. …

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Singapore 

Different Heroes: Achieving her personal best in the pool, Singapore News

12-year-old Amelia is a special needs child, but to her mother, she is simply a special child with talent. Amelia was diagnosed with global development delay, which affects speech and gross motor skills. She also has severe ADHD, and can only concentrate for 30 minutes at a time, says her mum, Joanna, 49. What stopped Joanna from sending Amelia to a special school was her pride: “I felt people will look down on me, and people will look down on her.” But eventually, she did. Despite her physical difficulties – not being able…

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