Vietnam 

Yuan price reduction affects on local industry: experts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    A worker of Đình Vũ Polyester Fibre Plant in the northern port city of Hải Phòng.  The depreciation of Chinese yuan against the US dollar brings more difficulties to Việt Nam’s yarn industry. Photo tapchicongthuong.vn HÀ NỘI – The sudden depreciation of Chinese yuan against the US dollar brings more difficulties to Việt Nam’s yarn industry, according to Việt Nam Textile and Apparel Association. Việt Nam imports cotton from the US to make yarn products for export to China. If the yuan continues to…

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Singapore 

Red, white and local: What ministers and MPs wore to NDP 2019, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Red, white, quirky patterns and matching outfits. Ministers and MPs arrived at the Padang on Friday (Aug 9) to celebrate the nation’s 54th birthday in intricate outfits, many of which were from Singapore designers and labels, or had strong Singaporean influences. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sported a red-and-white shirt with a motif of the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid, Singapore’s national flower. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli had a “twinning” day, as they wore matching shirts designed by batik…

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Singapore 

5 times local drama Kin was just too #relatable for Singaporeans, Entertainment, Singapore News

When it comes to local long-form dramas, there are plenty that we remember with much fondness – Tanglin, 118, and some others that fall a little short. So what next?  In comes Kin, a drama that aims to flip expectations on their heads.  For the uninitiated, what exactly is Kin? To put in the briefest of briefest summaries, two girls born on the 9th of August were swapped at birth, causing them to live very different lives. But little do they know an accident is about to turn their lives…

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Vietnam 

Hanoi Gift Show 2019 to promote local handicraft products – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Customers visit a booth at the Hanoi Gift Show last year. The show this year from October 17-20 will include 650 booths featuring handicraft products. — Photo tapchicongthuong.vn HÀ NỘI — The eighth edition of the Hanoi Gift Show 2019 to be held from October 17-20 will include about 650 booths featuring handicraft products from traditional handicraft businesses from Hà Nội and around the country.  The show, which offers export opportunities and the chance for handicraft businesses to develop in a sustainable manner, is expected to welcome 10,000 visitors as well as hundreds of importers from many countries and territories. A Match and…

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Vietnam 

AEON Việt Nam promotes local products to help them enter supply chain – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A business meeting between a Vietnamese supplier and AEON Việt Nam – VNS Photo Việt Dũng   Seo Fumio of AEON Việt Nam and Phạm Thiết Hòa, director of ITPC, at an exhibition at AEON Mall in HCM City’s Tân Phú District held to promote the Japanese retailers’ Vietnamese suppliers. – VNS Photo Việt Dũng HCM CITY – Japanese retailer AEON Việt Nam Co.,Ltd is seeking to increase the number of local businesses in its supply chain system in Việt Nam. It is holding an exhibition, which opened on…

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Singapore 

Rap video by local YouTube star Preetipls on ‘brownface’ ad crosses the line, not acceptable: Shanmugam, Singapore News

He said people may ask why the Government is taking this so seriously – that one video is not going to lead to violence, and people will laugh this off. This may be the case, but if this one rap video is allowed, then hundreds of others have to be allowed too, Mr Shanmugam said. “What do you think will happen to our racial harmony? Social fabric? How will people look at each other?” he asked. “And suppose you allow this video? Let’s say a Chinese now does a video…

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Singapore 

Police looking into rap video by local YouTube star Preetipls allegedly containing offensive content, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The police are investigating an online rap video allegedly containing offensive content that was made in response to a recent advertisement by e-payments website epaysg.com. The rap video, which The Straits Times understands features local YouTuber Preeti Nair and her brother, rapper Subhas Nair, was posted on Facebook and YouTube on Monday (July 29). In a statement on Tuesday, the police said they are aware of the video and a report against it has been lodged. “The police will not tolerate any offensive content that causes ill will…

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Vietnam 

Local stocks to slow on mixed corporate earnings as investors wait for int’l events – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Cash notes placed on a counter at VNDirect Securities Corp’s trading house in Hà Nội. The stock broker is among the four large-cap securities firms that posted lower earnings for the second quarter of the year. — Photo tinnhanhchungkhoan.vn HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese shares made slight gains last week and the benchmark local index is expected to consolidate under the 1,000 point level before advancing, analysts say. Investors are looking towards the upcoming Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting while also preparing to offload assets and dodge potential risks, they say. Việt…

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Singapore 

Dragon playground, Ah Meng among local icons depicted in Orchid Extravaganza at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – For local fashion designer Yang Derong, the vintage dragon playgrounds once ubiquitous in the 1980s bring back fond childhood memories. The iconic playground is his personal favourite out of the handful of Singapore icons that inspired this year’s Orchid Extravaganza to celebrate National Day. Mr Yang, 54, who is also art director for this year’s National Day Parade, designed the floral display housed in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Splashed in bold, vibrant colours, the display boasts familiar symbols of Singapore culture – such as…

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Vietnam 

Local aluminium firms urged to tap opportunities from EVFTA – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Experts share ideas that could help local aluminium producers fully take advantage of EVFTA. — Photo bizlive.vn HÀ NỘI — The EU – Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to bring big opportunities for the Vietnamese aluminium sector; however, experts have said there are still challenges for local firms looking to take advantage. Nguyễn Minh Kế, chairman of the association of Vietnamese aluminium profile for the North told a workshop in Hà Nội this week that the local aluminium industry has faced fierce competition from foreign firms in the…

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