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Positive economic climate attracts businesses, says AHK outlook – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Chief Representative of AHK Vietnam Marko Walde, the second from right, discusses about investment environment with participants at the conference in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNS Photo Thu Giang HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam needs to develop domestic support industries and industrial clusters to create collaborate opportunities among domestic and foreign businesses, allowing easier experience and technologies exchanges, according to a report. The AHK world business outlook 2019 was released in Hà Nội yesterday by the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (AHK) in Việt Nam at a press conference. The outlook, conducted…

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Typhoon season is round the corner and climate change is upon us – there’s no better time to get into green finance

A harbourside commercial building had its windows blown out when Super Typhoon Mangkhut made landfall in Hong Kong on September 16, 2018. Flooded homes, damaged infrastructure, disrupted supply chains and higher insurance premiums are some of the effects of climate change we need to plan for. Photo: AFP Source link

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Climate and sustainable development among critical issues in 52nd ADB Meeting – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the press conference on May 2 in Fiji. — Photo courtesy of ADB By Mai Huong NADI – Climate and sustainable development are among key issues currently under discussion between high-level officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its member countries at the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting being held in Fiji on May 1-5. These issues are critical to the continued growth of the Asia Pacific region, especially in the context that Fiji is the first Pacific developing member country…

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Support programme improves Bến Tre start-up climate – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

BẾN TRE- In three years since it launched the Đồng Khởi Start-ups and Enterprise Development Programme, Bến Tre Province has adopted many policies to support start-ups, leading to a rise in the number of businesses and jobs, and economic growth, officials told a review conference held recently. Since 2016, when the programme was instituted, 1,602 businesses have been established – around 64.08 per cent of the target by the end of 2020 – Phan Văn Mãi, standing deputy secretary of the Bến Tre Province Party Committee, said. Besides, 15,039 household…

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Climate and sustainable development among critical issues in 52rd ADB Meeting – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the press conference on May 2 in Fiji. — Photo courtesy of ADB By Mai Huong NADI – Climate and sustainable development are among key issues currently under discussion between high-level officials from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and its member countries at the 52rd ADB Annual Meeting being held in Fiji on May 1-5. These issues are critical to the continued growth of the Asia Pacific region, especially in the context that Fiji is the first Pacific developing member country to host such…

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Along with climate change come mosquito-borne diseases. Is Hong Kong ready for a public health emergency?

Months after Hong Kong was ranked by Bloomberg as the economy with the world’s most efficient health care, its public health system is caught in a crisis. More than 100 medical staff protested about the manpower crunch and ward overcrowding amid a winter flu surge in January, with many holding placards that sent the desperate message: “Breaking point”. This has been followed by a spike in measles infections since mid-March, and a shortage of vaccines. More alarmingly, the next public health… Source link

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What will we say to our grandchildren, as we dither over the solution to arrest climate change that lays before our eyes?

If temperatures are allowed to rise past 1.5ºC, island countries like ours will be in grave danger, with some facing the grim prospect of being wiped off the map by rising seas. The climate impacts will affect millions of people around the world, in both developed and developing nations.We also now know that it is already too late to keep warming to 1.5ºC by reducing global emissions alone. If we hope to meet the 1.5-degree target and save our countries from devastating impacts, we must find… Source link

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War on climate change is doomed if China turns back towards the coalface

It seems the battle to curb carbon dioxide emissions and keep global temperatures from spinning out of control is being lost before it has even gained traction. The battle is being fought and lost over coal – in China.  The challenge is less the climate deniers around US President Donald Trump, than the need to protect 4 million Chinese mining jobs and meet surging electricity needs across China and other parts of the world that are short of power. It seems whatever reductions in carbon… Source link

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Hong Kong’s property developers should have the sense to go green and protect assets from climate change

The Business Environment Council’s Low Carbon Charter, announced on March 19, breathes new life into the moribund dialogue about improving energy efficiency in Hong Kong’s buildings. The council, which promotes environmental solutions, has long urged companies in the property sector to set targets and timelines for reducing greenhouse gas emission as part of a robust long-term business strategy. The charter is also a timely addition to a public engagement exercise on Hong Kong’s long-term… Source link

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