Vietnam 

Minister meets innovators in Germany – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (second from the right) meets German executives. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News BERLIN — Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyễn Chí Dũng is learning about scientific research, technological innovation and personnel training in leading German corporations during his ongoing Germany visit at the invitation of German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier. The Vietnamese delegation has visited a Siemens gas turbine factory, the SAP software company and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering. Minister…

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Vietnam 

Prime Minister welcomes Hong Kong-Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce Chairman – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) meets with Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and President of Sunwah Group, in Hà Nội on Tuesday. The PM underlined the sound co-operation between Việt Nam and China – and particularly Hong Kong – in various fields such as the economy, trade, investment, tourism and culture. Choi expressed his pleasure at…

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Vietnam 

Prime Minister promises optimal conditions for US enterprises – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The Vietnamese Government would create optimal conditions for US enterprises to invest successfully in Việt Nam and was willing to listen to their recommendations to improve the local business environment, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. While receiving a delegation from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), led by its president and CEO Alexander Feldman, in Hà Nội on Thursday, PM expressed his belief that the delegation’s visit would contribute to promoting economic, trade and investment relations between Việt Nam and the US. He…

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Vietnam 

Minister asks for pre-activated SIM solution – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng directed the Việt Nam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) and network operators to stop the supply of pre-activated SIM cards.— Photo ictnews.vn HÀ NỘI — Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng directed the Việt Nam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) and network operators to stop the supply of pre-activated SIM cards. A solution is needed to stop the sale of pre-activated SIM cards this month, he said at a meeting this…

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China 

China’s tech strategy all talk, no action and a waste of taxpayers’ money, says its former finance minister Lou Jiwei

“Made in China 2025” has been a waste of taxpayers’ money, China’s former finance minister Lou Jiwei has said, as Beijing tones down its tech development strategy and nears reaching a trade deal with Washington.“[Made in China] 2025 has been a lot of talking but very little was done,” Lou, chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund, said on Wednesday on the sidelines of Beijing’s annual meeting of its policymaking bodies, or “two sessions”.“There was no need to talk about the… Source link

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Vietnam 

Tranport minister tells toll road operators to get into gear – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể. — Photo zing.vn HÀ NỘI — Investors in Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contracts will be asked to stop collecting fees if they don’t apply electronic toll collection (ETC) by the end of the year. Minister of Transport Nguyễn Văn Thể made the statement at a meeting to review the progress of installation of ETC systems held in Hà Nội on Wednesday. Regarding to the ETC under the Build-Own-Operate (BOO) format,…

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China 

‘Very difficult and very exhausting’ US-China trade war talks should be ‘treasured’, says Chinese minister

China’s trade talks with the United States in the last few weeks have been “very difficult” and “very exhausting,” said Commerce Minister Zhong Shan, the first senior Chinese official to discuss the meetings that took place in Beijing and Washington.The two sides are reportedly closing in on a deal to end the trade war that began in July 2018, with the progress made prompting the US to drop a plan to raise the tariff rate on US$200 billion worth of Chinese products to 25 per cent.A trade deal… Source link

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Singapore 

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo: I found courage to enter public life because of my mum, Singapore News

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo found the courage to enter public life because of her mother, who had served as a police officer for more than 20 years. Mrs Teo cited her mother’s service when she paid tribute to the achievements of female police officers at an event yesterday that celebrated 70 years of women in policing. She told around 650 officers, volunteer police personnel and retirees gathered at the Home Team Academy that she had learnt first-hand what it takes to be a woman police officer and the sacrifices required…

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Singapore 

Parliament: ‘No conflict of interest’ in appointing new Auditor-General, a Senior Minister of State’s wife, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – There is generally no conflict of interest between the Auditor-General’s Office and the ministries it audits, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said in Parliament on Thursday (Feb 28). Mr Chan, who is the Minister-in-charge of the Public Service, also set out how people are identified to fill key constitutional appointments. He was responding to Workers’ Party chairman Sylvia Lim (Aljunied GRC), who had asked the Government to confirm if the recently appointed Auditor-General was the wife of a Senior Minister of State, and if so, how…

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Vietnam 

Prime Minister welcomes Boeing, HSBC leaders – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc received Kevin McAllister, Executive Vice President of the US’s Boeing Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, in Hà Nội on Wednesday. At the reception, PM Phúc expressed his delight at the co-operation between Boeing and Vietnamese airlines. He said he just had a successful meeting with US President Donald Trump, who said he was impressed by the signing of aircraft deals worth up to US$21 billion between Boeing and Vietnamese carriers. The Vietnamese…

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