Prime Minister asks Vietnam Airlines to provide better services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc at Vietnam Airlines’ celebrations to mark the 15th anniversary of its first direct flight to Russia. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất MOSCOW — Vietnam Airlines should offer safe and competitive services to Russia since traveling between Việt Nam and Russia is more important than ever now since the two nations are working to promote their comprehensive strategic partnership, particularly in trade and investment, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said. Speaking at a ceremony held on Thursday by Vietnam Airlines to mark the 15th…

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Singapore 

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo warns public of fraudulent website using her name, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Beware of a fraudulent website using Manpower Minister Josephine Teo’s name to solicit users to provide personal or financial information. Mrs Teo warned members of the public of the website in a Facebook post on Wednesday evening (May 15). She said that the website attributed comments to her in order to get users to sign up for an online platform, provide their credit card or bank details and to make a deposit. Calling the website “highly deceptive and misleading”, she added that it mixed some facts about the…

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Vietnam 

Qatar seeks build on bilateral agreements to promote trade co-operation with Việt Nam, Minister says – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Qatar Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari. — VNS Photo Thu Giang The Government of Qatar is implementing many strategies to establish new trade routes with foreign countries, including Việt Nam, to push up its development in every aspect. Qatar Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari speaks with Việt Nam News reporter Thu Giang about his country’s economic growth and the relationship with Việt Nam. Can you tell us about the economic growth of Qatar? Despite global challenges, Qatar has managed…

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Singapore 

Fake news law covers closed platforms like chat groups and social media groups, says Senior Minister of State for Law, Singapore News

A proposed law to fight fake news will also cover closed communications platforms – such as chat groups and social media groups – and even those with end-to-end encryption that only allows senders and recipients to read the messages being exchanged. Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong said in Parliament on Tuesday (May 7) during the debate on the Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill that closed platforms, the likes of chat groups and social media groups, serve as “a public megaphone” as much as open ones.…

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Vietnam 

The Transport Minister mulls stricter penalties to drunk driving – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Traffic police takes alcohol test for a driver. —VNA/VNS Photo Việt Hùng HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Transport (MoT) has asked the Directorate for Roads of Việt Nam (DRVN) to revise the Government Decree No 46 issued in 2016 towards imposing stricter penalties on drivers whose alcohol content in blood or breath exceeding the permitted level. Under the directive, which was signed by Transport Minister Nguyễn Văn Thể, the DRVN was requested to coordinate with the Department of Transport of provinces and cities to direct inspectors…

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Global 

US investors ‘confidently’ pouring money into China despite trade war, says commerce minister

Increasing investment from the United States highlights a “confidence in China’s economic growth”, said vice-commerce minister Wang Shouwen, after final data showed that US capital inflows increased by 65.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2019 despite the ongoing trade war.Total foreign investment in the world’s second largest economy hit 242.28 billion yuan (US$36 billion) in the first three months of 2019, an increase of 6.5 per cent compared with the same period last year. Foreign… Source link

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Prime Minister sets solutions for international integration – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Foreign tourists take a city tour in Hà Nội during the DPRK-USA Summit in February. The Prime Minister has noted that over the past five years, international integration has helped build a peaceful domestic environment. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Hải HÀ NỘI — Individuals and businesses alike should be the subject of international integration, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said during a teleconference on Tuesday. The cause of international integration will only achieve success with constructive and effective participation of all individuals and businesses, the leader said.  He urged…

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Singapore 

Heng Swee Keat to be appointed Deputy Prime Minister; DPMs Teo Chee Hean and Tharman Shanmugaratnam to become Senior Ministers, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat will become Deputy Prime Minister from May 1, in a move that cements his standing as Singapore’s next prime minister. Meanwhile, both existing DPMs – Mr Teo Chee Hean and Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam – will relinquish their appointments, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) announced in a statement on Tuesday (April 23). They will be appointed Senior Ministers and remain in Cabinet. Mr Heng will remain Finance Minister, and continue chairing the Future Economy Council and National Research Foundation. He will be appointed Acting…

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China 

China must not assume it will overtake US as top superpower, warns former commerce minister

China should not take it for granted that it will overtake the United States to become the world’s top superpower, former commerce minister Chen Deming warned on Sunday.At a forum organised by the Centre for China and Globalisation, a Beijing-based think tank, Chen warned that the country will remain “in the primary stage of socialism” for a long period of time and said its economic size does not give it the leeway to dictate global rules.“When China takes part in global governance, China must… Source link

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Vietnam 

Prime Minister sets emissions standards for used cars – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A new roadmap, issued by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, will apply emission standards for road vehicles, including imported used cars. — Photo baogiaothong.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has set a new roadmap to apply emission standards for road vehicles, including imported used cars. The official Vietnamese regulation titled “Road vehicles – maximum permitted limits of exhaust gases” includes four standards, with standard 1 being the highest permitted limit. In the roadmap, standard 1 applies to vehicles with positive-ignition and…

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