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Eurocham Whitebook highlights EVFTA ratification – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, through the digitalisation of all sectors and industries, would make Việt Nam more competitive, innovative and better prepared to embrace job opportunities of the future.— Photo vneconomy.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI —  The European Chamber of Commerce in Việt Nam (EuroCham) launched the 11th edition of its annual Whitebook at a conference in Hà Nội on Thursday, focusing on the future of economic development in Việt Nam.   The event, entitled…

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New Faculty Highlights Cultural and Gender Diversity

[Sponsored Article] Our new faculty are young, diverse and dynamic, just like our school In the age of the global economy, it’s impossible for a modern business school to achieve excellent standards of teaching and research without promoting diversity in its faculty and its student body. The HKUST Business School’s global outlook is reflected in the fact that over 20 nationalities are represented in our 140-strong faculty body. That’s something we are very proud of. This year, we are delighted to welcome eight additions to our faculty. The new members…

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Hong Kong highlights its role as a green bond hub for mainland firms

Hong Kong and mainland Chinese finance regulators have joined forces to promote the city as a green finance hub, inviting dozens of mainland companies to explore the benefits of fundraising with a view to ethical and social benefits. More than 50 mainland banks and businesses have been invited to a three-day visit to Hong Kong, where officials from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, People’s Bank of China and the Green Finance Association will brief them on how they can tap the city’s financial infrastructure for cheaper foreign currency financing. “[The…

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Chinese developer Kaisa’s Xian fallout highlights shanty town redevelopment risks

Shares of mainland Chinese developer Kaisa Group Holdings tumbled another 4.3 per cent on Thursday after a 7.2 per cent drop a day earlier as it faces losing its investment in an urban redevelopment project in northern Xian city, highlighting the inherent risks in such deals. The Shenzhen-based developer has invested more than 1 billion yuan (US$150 million) in the project to transform a shanty town into a residential estate before a local developer Xian Xingzhengyuan, which Kaisa is fighting with in court for the development rights, last weekend allegedly…

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China economy endures bad start to 2019 as private data highlights weakening manufacturing sector

China’s slim hopes of an economic upturn in 2019 suffered a blow on the first working day of the new year as a privately complied economic gauge showed signs of weakening manufacturing activities. The Caixin Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which tracks the activities of small and medium-sized enterprises, dipped below 50.0 for the first time since May 2017 as December’s reading fell 0.5 points to 49.7. A drop below 50.0 indicates contraction compared to expansion. It follows Monday’s release of the official PMI complied by China’s National Bureau of Statistics,…

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PM Phúc highlights Asia-Europe business links – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Globalisation promotes economic integration and fosters a new wave of bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements (FTAs), creating opportunities for and optimism about investment and business towards sustainable development, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc in Brussels yesterday. As the first leader to speak at the 16th Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF), Phúc said the era of globalisation and the rapid advancement of science and technology in the 4.0 Industrial Revolution were changing production methods and many aspects of social life, building international…

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