Vietnam 

HCM City eyes public-private partnership to bridge resource gap – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The Sài Gòn 2 Bridge which was completed after one year and a half under the build-transfer mode. Since 2000, HCM City agencies have signed contracts for 22 PPP projects worth nearly VNĐ70 trillion ($3 billion), including 16 in the transport sector and three for infrastructure development. Photo cii.com.vn   HCM CITY — Public–private partnership (PPP) is the best mode of investment for HCM City’s socio-economic development, city authorities have said.   According to the Department of Planning and Investment, the city requires VNĐ326 trillion (US$14 billion) for the…

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Vietnam 

HCM City firms’ exports increase by 9.2 per cent – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  To succeed in a demanding market like the EU, Vietnamese firms should improve the quality of their goods, invest in technology and become more professional, economist Nguyễn Trí Hiếu said. — VNA/VNS Photo HCM CITY — Exports by HCM City-based enterprises in the first six months of the year topped US$19.6 billion, a 9.2 per cent increase year-on-year, according to the city People’s Committee. Industrial products accounted for $13 billion, or nearly 77 per cent. Exports of computers, electronic products and components were worth $6 billion, an increase of 43…

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Singapore 

Tired of city life? Here are 11 family-friendly farms in Singapore for a one-day getaway, Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

Contrary to popular belief, farms in Singapore are not just limited to agricultural farms. You might think that you will only see endless rows of onions or radishes, but in this urban city, goat farms, crocodile farms, and a tortoise museum exists as well. The best part is, you can interact with animals and even feed them. Farms are highly engaging places for children to learn first-hand where their food comes from. Some farms sell produce as well, so if you are thinking of getting your weekly groceries from a…

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Vietnam 

HCM City co-working office space market developing strongly – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A view of CirCO Coworking in District 4, HCM CIty.— Photo coworker.com HCM CITY — The flexible office market in HCM City comprising co-working and serviced offices is among the fastest growing in the Asia Pacific, market researchers said.  At a meeting with the media to report on the city property market in the first half of the year, CBRE said HCM City was one of the top three flexible office markets in the Asia Pacific. Of its total office space, flexible office accounted for 2 per cent…

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Vietnam 

HCM City seeks to become global financial hub – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM City’s downtown at night. HCM City authorities want the city to become an international financial hub. — VNA/VNS Mạnh Linh HCM CITY — HCM City has committed to develop a detailed plan to turn the city into a regional and international financial hub after years of delay in carrying out the ambitious goal. Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the city’s Party Committee, said: “There’s no better time to do it now.” As an international financial hub, HCM City, which contributes 45 per cent to the country’s GDP, would enhance socio-economic growth locally, nationally and…

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Vietnam 

Smartphone use, internet access critical to building a ‘smart’ HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, speaks at a conference held yesterday in the city on information and communications applications for a smart city.  VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — To achieve smart-city status, at least 90 per cent of residents in HCM City should be using a smartphone by 2022, a top official said at a communications conference held in the city on Tuesday. Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng, Minister of Information and Communications, said that smartphones were being used by only 60 per cent of people in the city that leads the…

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Singapore 

Ngee Ann City fall victim was American citizen, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The United States Embassy has confirmed the death of an American citizen in Singapore, following a query from The Straits Times in relation to a man who died after falling several storeys in Ngee Ann City on Sunday (July 14). On Tuesday, embassy spokesman Cain Harrelson said: “We can confirm the death of a US citizen in Singapore. “When a US citizen dies abroad, the department provides all appropriate consular assistance to the family. Out of respect for the privacy of the family, we have no further comment at this time.”…

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Hong Kong exchange marks a bumper day with six stock trading debuts as city tries to claw back global IPO crown from New York

Six companies debuted on the Hong Kong stock exchange on Tuesday, marking the busiest initial trading day for a bourse that is trying to claw back its global fundraising crown from New York city.The six initial public offerings (IPOs) raised a total of HK$4.4 billion (US$563.3 million) in Hong Kong, raising the city’s fundraising tally to almost HK$74 billion so far for the year, lagging behind the amount of capital raised on the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange in the world’s top two… Source link

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Vietnam 

Korean electricity tech to be introduced at HCM City fair – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    The booth of EVN HCMC, a brand of the Vietnam Electricity (EVN) at the previous ETE and Enertec Expo. Photo courtesy of CIS Vietnam   HÀ NỘI –  Smart electricity and green power technology from the Republic of Korea (RoK) will be introduced at the Việt Nam ETE and Enertec Expo 2019 from July 17-20 in HCM City. The ETE exhibition is in its 12th year in Viet Nam, and the 9th Enertec Expo will showcase advanced technologies for the power industry. The exhibition will feature 400 domestic and international enterprises from…

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Singapore 

Man falls several floors in Ngee Ann City, leaving pool of blood on floor, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A 35-year-old man is believed to have fallen several stories inside Ngee Ann City on Sunday afternoon (July 14). The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to an incident at 391 Orchard Road, the mall’s address, at 2.06pm. A person was taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. The Straits Times understands that the hospital was on standby to receive him, suggesting that his injuries could have been severe. Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao reported that the man fell from the third floor to the basement two level. An…

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