PM calls on Việt Nam, Norway to expand economic cooperation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (left) meets Vietnamese business delegates at the Việt Nam-Norway Business Forum on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất OSLO — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc highlighted potentials for Việt Nam and Norway to enhance economic cooperation, especially in renewable energy, industry and aquaculture, at the Việt Nam – Norway Business Forum in Oslo on Friday. Addressing at the event as part of the activities in his ongoing official visit to Norway, the Government leader said that the bilateral political relations in recent years have…

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China 

Xi Jinping calls for ‘new Long March’ in dramatic sign that China is preparing for protracted trade war

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the nation to embark on a new Long March and “start all over again”, in the most dramatic sign to date that Beijing has given up hope of reaching a trade deal with the United States in the near term.Xi is in Jiangxi province for his first domestic tour since the escalation of the trade war two weeks ago. Jiangxi is where China’s defeated Red Army started its famous Long March in 1934, and Xi’s choice of destination is being viewed as an…

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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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Property 

Shui On chairman Vincent Lo’s daughter and designated successor calls the shots at the mainland-focused developer

Stephanie Lo Bo-yue, 36, has massive responsibilities. She is raising two young boys, aged two and four, and managing the day to day responsibilities of Shui On Land known for its famous Xintiandi Plaza in Shanghai.Both tasks are challenging, but as the likely successor to the HK$14.4 billion business empire founded by her illustrious father and chairman, Vincent Lo Hong-shui, she has massive shoes to fill.In less than a year after being named executive director, she is making her presence felt… Source link

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China 

China set to pick new head for state-owned enterprise regulator amid growing calls for reform

The regulator for China’s state-owned enterprises is to get a new leader amid growing calls for reform from both home and abroad.China has sought to slim down its state sector with the aim of creating a smaller number of “world-class” firms capable of competing internationally, but analysts say the effort to create more flexible management and ownership structures has put the long-term future of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (Sasac) in doubt.Xiao Yaqing, Sasac… Source link

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Vietnam 

Cần Thơ calls for Canadian investment in high-tech agriculture – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

CẦN THƠ – The Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ expects to receive Canadian investment in high-tech agriculture so that local staples can meet stringent requirements in some foreign markets. During a working session in Cần Thơ on May 13 with Canadian General Consul in HCM City Kyle Nunas, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of the city Trương Quang Hoài Nam said the Mekong Delta region and Cần Thơ City in particular hold enormous potential in agricultural products, however, limitations in technologies in post-harvest, processing and packaging mean local…

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Singapore 

‘Eh can faster come?’: Automated system transcribing 995 calls may also recognise Singlish, Singapore, Digital News

A system being developed here to transcribe 995 emergency calls in real time for the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) may recognise Singlish. Still in its development phase, the Automatic Speech Recognition 995 (ASR995) is being programmed to also recognise the four official languages — English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. Speaking at the SCDF annual workplan seminar on Thursday (May 9), Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam, who was the guest of honour, said: “The system is trained to recognise speech, and can transcribe and log emergency calls. “We…

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Vietnam 

ADB calls on unity and multilateralism – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Fiji’s Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama speaks at the opening ceremony. — Photo courtesy of ADB NADI — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has called on member countries to move together in “one wave” and support a multilateral system for the future of Asia and the Pacific region. This statement, made by ADB President Takehiko Nakao in the opening session of the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting on May 3 in Fiji, was in harmony with this year’s theme “Prosperity through Unity”. “I’m a firm believer in…

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Malaysia’s southern state of Johor calls for property purchase restrictions by foreigners to be halved to bolster real estate sales

The Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) is calling on the government to consider reviewing the current threshold of property acquisition by foreigners.According to Johor Rehda chairman Chong Yoon On, the minimum threshold of 1 million ringgit (US$242,000) per unit imposed in 2014 should be reverted to 500,000 ringgit.The measure was introduced by the previous administration to stabilise domestic prices from excessive speculation to enable local interests to acquire… Source link

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Ecommerce 

Pinduoduo founder calls for openness in e-commerce as battle with Alibaba and JD.com escalates

The founder of group-buying platform Pinduoduo has called for more open competition for the benefit of merchants and consumers amid increasing rivalry in China’s e-commerce industry where merchants are often forced to choose sides.The current “forced exclusivity” in the e-commerce market, where merchants and customers are constrained to a certain platform or choice of payment method, will hurt the industry in the long term, Pinduoduo founder and chief executive Colin Huang Zheng said in his… Source link

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