Vietnam 

PM urges central, Central Highland regions to promote green growth – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc talks to members of a working session between regional localities and the subcommittee for socio-economic affairs preparing for the coming 13th Party Congress. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất ĐẮK LẮK — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc told the central and Central Highland regions to make all-out efforts for green development. He was speaking while chairing a working session in Đắk Lắk Province on Friday between regional localities and the subcommittee for socio-economic affairs preparing for the coming 13th Party Congress. He said the meeting…

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Singapore 

From bamboo straws to water-resistant bag, this year’s NDP funpack is green at heart, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) funpacks may be decked out in Singapore’s red and white, but they are green at heart. Designed with sustainability in mind, they include reusable items such as bamboo straws that double up as clappers and a 750ml water bottle. The bag features a water-resistant lining and adjustable straps, allowing it to be carried as a backpack, sling bag or a tote bag. Organisers hope Singaporeans will use the funpack as an “Emergency Ready bag”, where they can stash essential items for use…

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Vietnam 

Housing and green bonds are potential growth areas in Asia, says ADB experts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Việt Nam’s domestic bond market has rebounded in the first quarter of this year. — Photo cafef HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s domestic bond market has rebounded in the first quarter of this year, marking an increase of 0.7 per cent in value of the domestic currency to US$51.4 billion after falling 5.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s latest issue of Asia Bond Monitor. ADB said that this growth was due to an increase in the balance of treasury…

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Home 

First tech company gets green light to price its IPO before trading debut of Shanghai’s new STAR Market, as analysts predict buying frenzy

The Shanghai Stock Exchange has given the green light for the first company to start book building ahead of its listing on the eagerly-awaited technology innovation board.It is likely to trigger a buying frenzy among investors keen to back promising young firms due to list on the new STAR Market, analysts said.Suzhou HYC Technology, a manufacturer of display and touch testing equipment, said on Wednesday morning that it would begin price consultation with institutions for its initial public… Source link

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Home 

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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Vietnam 

Construction of $162m port complex gets green light – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    A port in Dung Quất EZ. Photo bsr.com.vn HÀ NỘI — The Dung Quất Economic Zone (EZ) and Quảng Ngãi Industrial Parks (IPs) Authority has granted an approval in principle for Hòa Phát multipurpose port company to develop a large-scale port complex in the central province. The complex will cost more than VNĐ3.77 trillion (US$162 million) and will be divided into two phases, online newspaper baodautu.vn reported. In the first stage between now and 2020, a wharf with a length of 300 metres…

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Vietnam 

Denim production needs green growth – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    A booth at the Denimsandjeans Việt Nam exhibition. The denim production sector has high growth potential and is seeing more and more investors, experts say. – VNA Photo Mỹ Phương HCM CITY – Denim production in Việt Nam has high growth potential and is attracting more and more investors, but green production in the textile and garment industry is essential to protect the environment, experts said at a conference in HCM City on Thursday. Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Mai, general secretary of the Việt…

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Vietnam 

Private-sector ‘green finance’ needed for sustainable development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Speakers at the Sustainable Finance Forum held yesterday in HCM City. VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp HCM CITY — Given Việt Nam’s investment deficit in sustainable development projects, there is a growing need for innovative solutions that open up opportunities for private investment in sustainable development projects, banking experts said yesterday at the Sustainable Finance Forum in HCM City. A growing need existed for private investment in economically and environmentally sustainable development projects, which would deliver jobs and inclusive growth, they said. Nguyễn Toàn Thắng, general secretary of Việt Nam Banks…

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Singapore 

Green corridor: Neighbour says Pasir Ris flat owner causing fire hazard with her potted plants, Singapore News

There are so many potted plants in an 8m stretch of corridor in Pasir Ris that they obscure the door of their owner. The area is dark and shadowy, with close to 80 pots at one time, some of which had plants growing up to 3m tall. The number of plants in the eighth-storey HDB corridor in Block 101 Pasir Ris Street 12 make it difficult for people to pass through, said a neighbour, who posted her complaint on citizen journalism website Stomp last week. The plants are close to…

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Shanghai moves to boost key tech sectors amid trade war, to green light first three listings on new Nasdaq-style board

The Shanghai Stock Exchange is poised to approve the first three listings on the city’s upcoming Nasdaq-style Technology Innovation Board, accelerating China’s pace of support for technology companies amid its escalating trade war with the United States.The initial public offering (IPO) applications of Shenzhen ChipScreen Biosciences, Anji Microelectronics (Shanghai) and Suzhou Tztek Technology will be heard on June 5, the exchange said in a statement after the market close on Monday, which… Source link

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