Ecommerce 

Tokopedia, Gojek, and Grab partner with Jakarta’s government to accelerate smart city development

Indonesia e-commerce unicorn Tokopedia, along with super-apps Gojek, Grab, and other five startups, have signed a partnership with the Jakarta government to accelerate the development of the capital’s smart city project.In a press statement, Tokopedia announced its recent position as the government’s economic partner. The company will train small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to prepare them to compete and contribute to the economy in the digital age.“This collaboration aims to invite tech… Source link

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Vietnam 

Science and technology vital to Việt Nam’s development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A ceramic tile production line of Prime-Đại Việt Joint Stock Company. Many Vietnamese enterprises are increasingly aware of the role of science and technology in sustainable development. VNA/VNS Danh Lam HÀ NỘI — With increasing international integration, science and technology plays a key role in the country’s economic development, Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Committee on Science, Technology and Environment Phan Xuân Dũng has said. Dũng made the statement while chairing a conference held in Hà Nội on Friday by the committee. Enterprises are increasingly aware of the…

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Vietnam 

PM calls for action to secure sustainable development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The conference on sustainable development 2019 was attended by about 1,000 leaders of the Government, representatives of international organisations, experts, researchers and businesses. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam will take strong action to promote sustainable development, investing more in the workforce and advanced technologies, moving towards digital Government and digital society, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said. The PM was speaking at a conference on sustainable development in Hà Nội that he chaired alongside his deputy Vũ Đức Đam on Thursday. The conference, held by the National Council…

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Vietnam 

PM urges stepping up sustainable development in Mekong Delta – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Riverbank erosion happens regularly, affecting houses in Mỏ Cày Nam Town in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bến Tre’s Mỏ Cày District. The PM has urged the region to prepare for the impacts of climate change. VNA/VNS Photo Công Trí   HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has instructed competent agencies to promptly create regional coordination institutions and a sustainable development mechanism in the Mekong Delta.   The request has been included in Directive No. 23/CT-TTg recently signed by the Government leader, aiming to…

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Vietnam 

Big Data vital for AI development: MOST – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Bùi Thế Duy Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of key technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and impacts all aspects of society. Bùi Thế Duy, deputy minister of Science and Technology, spoke to various media outlets about the role of AI in Việt Nam. Could you tell us about the role of AI in Việt Nam? In Việt Nam, AI has been studied and developed at universities and institutes to resolve the country’s specific problems such as writing, Vietnamese language, and understanding and analysing Vietnamese texts. In the current…

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China 

China’s spending on research and development up 11.8 per cent to US$275 billion in 2018

China’s spending on research and development rose by 11.8 per cent last year to 1.97 trillion yuan (US$275 billion), its third consecutive double-digit annual rise, Beijing said.Businesses were the main driver of the growth, accounting for more than 77 per cent of the total, followed by the government and its affiliated bodies, and universities, according to a report published on Friday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the ministries of finance, and science and technology.Despite… Source link

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Vietnam 

HCM City seeks public-private partnership in infrastructure development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A JICA representative speaks at a seminar on public-private investment in infrastructure and public services held in HCM City yesterday. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — HCM City authorities are seeking more public-private partnerships (PPP) to ensure socio-economic development for which they otherwise lack funds. The city needs VNĐ326 trillion (US$14 billion) for 2016-20, but can only raise 52 per cent of the amount, meaning authorities need to seek non-public sources, according to its Department of Planning and Investment. However, despite their great efforts to attract PPP…

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Vietnam 

Social enterprises and sustainable development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Experts share ideas on enhancing social enterprises. VNA/VNS Photo Thúy Hiền HÀ NỘI Việt Nam has issued policies to help the business sector to create social impact, however, these policies need to be accompanied by actions, an expert has said. The statement was made by Catherine Phương, United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP)’s Assistant Country Director at a conference held in Hà Nội yesterday. The event aimed to support social enterprises and enhance the social responsibility of Vietnamese enterprises. At the same time, the conference hoped to spread information to organisations and individuals on…

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Hysan Development, the biggest landlord in Causeway Bay, feels the brunt of protests, expects July sales drop in ‘early teens’

Hysan Development, the biggest landlord in Hong Kong’s shopping district Causeway Bay, said that overall sales at its shopping centres is likely to have fallen by at least 10 per cent in July, as the regular extradition bill protests in the area kept shoppers away.“For July … I believe a drop can be seen. The initial estimate will be in early teens, a drop of at least 10 per cent,” Roger Hao, Hysan’s chief financial officer, said after the firm reported an 8.9 per cent rise in an underlying… Source…

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Vietnam 

Ninh Thuận focus on craft village development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The Bàu Trúc pottery village is developing a modern line of pottery products serving the domestic market and export. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hà HÀ NỘI — The south-central province of Ninh Thuận spent nearly VNĐ3 billion (US$129,000) to develop local craft villages in a bid to boost rural incomes and build new-style rural areas. The money will be spent on vocational training, infrastructure building and the formation of cooperatives, while supporting production, environmental treatment and tourism development. Ninh Thuận also plans to design technical demonstrations, a website for craft villages and…

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