Vietnam 

Việt Nam needs skilled workers for digital transformation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Speakers at the 2019 Economic Forum organised in HCM City on Thursday by Forbes Việt Nam, which this year had the theme “Navigating the Digital Age”. VNA/VNS Photo Mỹ Phương HCM CITY — To transition from a natural resources-based labour intensive economy to a knowledge-based economy, VIệt Nam should acquire a high-skilled workforce that can navigate the digital transformation, experts have said.   Speaking at an economic forum in the city on Thursday, Dr Trần Đình Thiên, member of the National Monetary and Financial Policy Advisory Council, said Việt…

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Vietnam 

Google and MoIT team up to teach digital skills to SMEs – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A class of Google’s Accelerate Vietnam Digital 4.0 programme in Hà Nội. The initiative is expected to help SMEs promote their business online. — File Photo HÀ NỘI — About 500,000 employees of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will gain access to digital technology under a strategic co-operation agreement between Google and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).  The MoIT and Google will increase the amount of digital skills training courses for employees provided under Google’s existing Accelerate Vietnam Digital 4.0 initiative. Speaking at a…

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Singapore 

Identity crisis: Chronicling the (mis)adventures of Batman Bin Suparman, Digital, Singapore News

Batman Bin Suparman. The name that any heroic man deserves. Just not the one he needs should he not want to become a global meme.  It’s a meme from way back in the early era of internet humour when it was goofier, gentler, and a lot simpler. During a time when folks were still sending each other Trololo Guy videos, Scumbag Steve macros, and (tiresome) Chuck Norris jokes, in came a viral image that is familiar to any Singaporean citizen: a scan of a pink identity card.  It was the double-barrelled name…

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Vietnam 

Digital economy to bring new momentum for VN – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Experts discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Việt Nam in the digital economy. VNS Photo Phương Thảo HÀ NỘI — Now is the time for Việt Nam to find new momentum for its development with the digital economy leading the way, an official has said. Nguyễn Anh Thu, vice rector of University of Economics and Business under Việt Nam’s National University, made the statement at a roundtable held in Hà Nội on August 14. At the seminar, experts discussed Việt Nam’s economy and its ability to adapt to the digital transformation. Việt Nam has several advantages…

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Ecommerce 

How Chinese e-commerce start-up Kilimall wants to become a ‘digital enabler’ to Africa and its shoppers

Kilimall, the Chinese start-up that is now one of Africa’s leading e-commerce players, is building a platform that empowers thousands of Chinese small businesses eyeing Africa with their localised services.Named after Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro, Kilimall was the first Chinese e-commerce company to enter Africa, selling products that span various categories including electronics, clothing, home appliances, fashion bags, make-up and more.Since its founding in 2014, it has grown rapidly… Source link

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Vietnam 

IT firms expected to lead country’s digital transformation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Digital transformation has caused the emergence of new business models such as Grab, Sendo and Shopee. — Photo ndh.vn HÀ NỘI — Information and technology (IT) firms will lead the country’s digital transformation in all sectors, said Phan Tâm, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications (MIC). Speaking at the Việt Nam CEO Summit 2019 held in Hà Nội on Thursday, Tâm said the Fourth Industrial Revolution would create breakthroughs for countries which take advantage of its opportunities. “The Vietnamese Government advocates fully tapping opportunities from Industry 4.0 in service of…

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Vietnam 

ICT Summit talks digital transformation in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam is shown the latest technology on display at the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 in Hà Nội. — Photo VINASA HÀ NỘI — Digital transformation is an opportunity for Việt Nam to create greater value for each business, make each organisation more efficient and offer better opportunities for every citizen, said Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam at the Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 in Hà Nội on Thursday. Đam said that although Việt Nam is currently growing faster than many countries in the region and…

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Vietnam 

State Treasury to become digital in next ten years – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Participants discuss solutions for the development of the State Treasury in the future. — Photo thoibaotaichinh.vn   HÀ NỘI — The State Treasury of Việt Nam will set up an effective and transparent treasury system in the next ten years, said General Director Tạ Anh Tuấn. This is a key part of the draft strategic direction for development of the State treasury in the period 2021-30, Tuấn said at a conference co-hosted by Vietnam State Treasury and International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Hà Nội on Monday. He said the State treasury…

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Singapore 

TikTok teams up with National Youth Council for video challenge #BuayPaiseh, Digital, Singapore News

It’s an unexpected team-up. One is a globally recognised short-form video platform filled with irreverent clips and meme-worthy content. The other is a national coordinating agency for youth affairs.  But hey, it’s real. TikTok and the National Youth Council have partnered up to issue a challenge to the young folks: display their passion and talents in public. All to be recorded on video and shared on TikTok, of course.  The hashtag challenge is called #buaypaiseh, and local influencers are on board. The likes of rapper ShiGGa Shay, YouTuber JianHao Tan, and viral…

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