Vietnam 

Deputy PM requests control of CPI – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ chaired a working session with the National Steering Committee on Price Management on July 3 in Hà Nội. — Photo baochinhphu.vn HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has asked ministries, sectors and localities to maintain the consumer price index (CPI) at between 3.17-3.41 per cent in 2019. The Deputy Prime Minister chaired a working session with the National Steering Committee on Price Management on July 3 in Hà Nội, to assess price and market developments in the first half of 2019 and…

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Deputy PM urged ministries and localities to fight against IUU fishing – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng wants answers to stop illegal fishing in Việt Nam’s waters. Dũng has called on ministries and sectors to give practical solutions to the management and investment of material and human resources to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. It is hoped that by acting quickly, the European Commission’s yellow card warning hanging over the industry will be removed. Speaking at the first meeting the National Steering Committee on IUU in Hà Nội on Friday, Dũng said if exploitation problems could…

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Vietnam 

Việt Nam facilitates Korean investments: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ (centre) witnesses the signing of a memorandum of understanding on strategic co-operation on studying and producing fully biodegradable plastic bags between An Phát Holdings JSC and TLC Korea. — VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Government would work to remove bottlenecks and create the best conditions for enterprises from the Republic of Korea to operate in Việt Nam, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ said on Thursday. He made the statement while hosting a reception for heads of leading South Korean corporations as part of his…

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Non-cash payments here to stay, says deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM CITY — Cashless payment is an irreversible trend during the time of the fourth industrial revolution, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ told a conference in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at Cashless Society: Policy and Reality, he said “cashless payment also helps improve transparency and combat corruption, money laundering and economic crimes”. In recent years the Government has paid much attention to promoting cashless payments and electronic payments to support its e-Government agenda and providing online public services at levels 3 and 4, he said. The third level allows…

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Deputy PM wants to increase value of Vietnamese brands – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The Deputy PM Vương Đình Huệ (first row, third from left) visits a booth at the exhibition held as part of the conference to review 10 years of the campaign ‘Vietnamese people prioritise using Vietnamese goods’. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt  HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade and relevant departments to join hands to increase the value of Vietnamese brands to make inroads into international markets. He made the request at a conference on Tuesday in Hà Nội to review the 10 years of the…

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Deputy PM chairs meeting of Vietnamese, Russian businesses – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Deputy Prime Minister speaks at a meeting between Vietnamese and Russian businesses in Moscow, Russia. — VNA/VNS Photo Tâm Hằng MOSCOW — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng on Tuesday chaired a meeting in Moscow between representatives of 100 Vietnamese and Russian businesses with the aim of fostering partnerships. The Deputy PM lauded the efforts of Vietnamese entrepreneurs in Russia in carrying out investment and charity activities in the homeland, as well as their solidarity and mutual support. Việt Nam and Russia have shared a time-honoured relationship and close partnership in…

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Customs reforms must prevent fraud and help trade: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HÀ NỘI – Reforms to customs checks and procedures must facilitate trade and prevent fraud at the same time, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ said, urging for enhanced supervision to ensure the quality of the process. Huệ spoke on the issue at a conference held by the Việt Nam Fatherland Front on Monday. He said customs reforms in recent years had removed or simplified 70 per cent of procedures, even more than the Government’s target of 50 per cent. This helped save an estimated 12 million working days and more than VNĐ5 trillion (US$212.7 million) for…

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Singapore 

Heng Swee Keat to be appointed Deputy Prime Minister; DPMs Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam to become Senior Ministers, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will become Deputy Prime Minister from May 1, in a move that cements his standing as Singapore’s next prime minister. Meanwhile, both existing DPMs – Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – will relinquish their appointments, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced in a statement on Tuesday (April 23). They will be appointed Senior Ministers and remain in Cabinet. Mr Heng will remain Finance Minister, and continue chairing the Future Economy Council and National Research Foundation. He will be appointed Acting…

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Việt Nam wants IMF’s policy consultancy: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ received International Monetary Fund’s “Article IV consultations” delegation, headed by Alex Mourmouras in Hà Nội on April 12. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang     HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Government hopes to receive advice from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to improve its securities market, price regulation and macro-economic policies, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ said. Hosting a reception for the IMF’s “Article IV Consultations” delegation in Hà Nội on Friday, Huệ said Việt Nam was working to stabilise the macro-economy, accelerate economic restructuring, improves the business and…

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Việt Nam rolls out red carpet for Thai investment: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Deputy Prime Minister Tịnh Đình Dũng (R) receives SCG Executive Director. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI  — The Vietnamese Government, ministries and sectors have always created favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from Thailand, to expand production and business in Việt Nam, Deputy Prime Minister Tịnh Đình Dũng has said. Hosting a reception on Tuesday for Dhep Vongvanich, executive director of the Thai-based Siam Cement Public Company Limited (SCG) in Việt Nam, Deputy PM Dũng highlighted the Việt Nam -Thailand strategic partnership, which has developed strongly in various sectors, especially in economic,…

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