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Processing and manufacturing firms expect to perform better in Q2 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HÀ NỘI – Up to 89.4 per cent of enterprises in the processing and manufacturing industry expect to perform better in the second quarter of 2019, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). Meanwhile, 10.6 per cent said production and business are going to be more difficult. The predictions are based on a survey conducted by the GSO of more than 6,500 processing and manufacturing firms in 63 cities and provinces nationwide. About 91.3 per cent of foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises in the processing and manufacturing industry were optimistic that their business situation…

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Oil uptrend lifts VN stocks for seventh day – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Gas exploration at Bạch Hổ Well, 145 kilometres away from Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province’s coast to the southeast. Petroleum stocks helped boost the Vietnamese market on Monday as oil prices went up on expectations for lower global supply. – VNA/VNS Photo Hiền Anh HÀ NỘI – Vietnamese shares soared on Monday as increasing oil prices helped boost the performance of petroleum companies. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange surged 1.09 per cent to close at 987.13 points. The VN-Index has gained 4.23 per cent since May…

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Land clearance for expressway should be completed soon: ministry – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCM CITY Officials have been told by the Ministry of Transport to finish land clearance for the ongoing Bến Lức-Long Thành Expressway project, which has been delayed because of several problems. Nguyễn Ngọc Đông, deputy minister of Transport, said the Bến Lức-Long Thành Expressway (connecting Long An Province to Đồng Nai Province) was lagging behind schedule due to difficulties in land clearance compensation in HCM City and Đồng Nai Province. For example, HCM City’s Bình Chánh has around 26 households that have not handed over their land, some of which have…

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Power tariffs should have been increased more: MoIT – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  EVN engineers repair power lines. EVN ensured all procedures in calculating power bills to customers after the rise. — Photo courtesy of EVN HÀ NỘI — Electricity retail prices should have been raised by 9.26 per cent instead of 8.36 per cent if Việt Nam Electricity (EVN) had correctly calculated the VNĐ3.26 trillion foreign exchange rate difference in 2018 into its power production costs. The information was released by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in a report to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. Electricity tariffs were raised by 8.36 per…

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Legal framework needed to promote OTT media services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  ClipTV – an over-the-top app.  Việt Nam needs to raise an appropriate legal framework to promote the development of OTT media services in the context that the Government was striving to build a digital economy. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam needed to build a legal framework to promote the development of over-the-top (OTT) media services as the Government strives to build a digital economy and accelerate digital transformation, experts have said. Nguyễn Quang Đồng, director of the Institute for Policy Studies and Media Development, said OTT media services, including video-on-demand (VOD), were different from traditional broadcasting services,…

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Hà Nội set to host banking expo – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Banking Vietnam 2019 introduced at the State Bank of Vietnam’s press conference on Monday. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — The 2019 Banking Vietnam to be held on May 30 in Hà Nội will display new technological advancements and applications in the financial-banking sector. It is an annual event organised by the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) and the International Data Group (IDG) that focuses on comprehensive financial solutions for the development of a non-cash economy. New products and services that improve access to banking services and provide additional…

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Brazil envoy calls for tapping bilateral trade potential – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Brazilian and Vietnamese delegates at the business seminar last Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Văn Điệp HÀ NỘI — There is great potential to expand and diversify trade between Việt Nam and Brazil, and the two governments should enable that potential to be tapped into, the Brazilian ambassador to Việt Nam has said. At a Việt Nam-Brazil business seminar held in Hà Nội last Friday, Fernando Apparicio da Silva said the countries had made great strides in diplomatic relations in the last 30 years. Their leaders had held regular meetings and…

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Alibaba Cloud, China Telecom, Google Cloud, HUAWEI CLOUD McAfee – Catch them all in one place at Cloud Expo Asia, Hong Kong – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 20 May 2019 – With just two days to go until doors open from 22 – 23 May at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for the fourth edition of North Asia’s largest technology business event stack, Cloud Expo Asia and its co-located events, have received over 12,000 registrations comprising industry professionals from Estonia, Pakistan, Thailand, Germany, Korea, France and Greater China.  At the annual free-to-attend event, attendees can source the latest products and solutions from over 280 tier 1 solutions leaders specialising in Cloud…

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Community Disaster Prevention Fund honours enterprises – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Representatives of Vietjet and other companies at a ceremony where they were honoured for their donations to the Disaster Prevention Fund in Đà Nẵng last week. —VNS Photo ĐÀ NẴNG — Budget carrier Vietjet was honoured by the Disaster Prevention Fund for participating in activities to succour people affected by disasters at a ceremony in Đà Nẵng late last week.  Vietjet employees’ have always been taking part in community activities and would continue to do so in future, the airline’s vice president Đỗ Xuân Quang said.  “We are always aware of an enterprise’s responsibility to…

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Fisheries exports forecast to pick up after listless first quarter – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Tra fish is processed at Tiền Giang Seafood Export and Import Company. Tra fish exports also posted a lower growth in the first quarter this year, at 8 per cent. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Trí HÀ NỘI — Fisheries exports could increase by 8 per cent this quarter, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The association said the increase could be achieved if shipments of items like marine fishes, tuna and octopus see strong growth and those of tra fish remain steady. Exports barely…

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