Vietnam 

Tra fish industry needs intensive development – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News AN GIANG – The tra fish industry needs to focus on intensive farming this year to increase efficiency and sustainable development. Minister of agriculture and rural development, Nguyễn Xuân Cường, spoke at a conference on implementing development plans for the tra fish industry this year held in An Giang February 18. Cường said this year the industry strives to reach 1.51 million tonnes of tra fish output and export value of tra fish at about US$2.4 billion. He said that localities should promote…

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Vietnamese mangoes to be exported to US – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — After 10 years of negotiations, Vietnamese mangoes were licensed for export to the US on Feb 18. Speaking at a ceremony to announce the licence held in Hà Nội on the same day, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Lê Quốc Doan said US imports of mangoes from Việt Nam have shown effective co-operation between the two countries in the agricultural sector. “Mangoes are a strong fruit of Việt Nam. The approval from the US for the imports has been…

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Vietnam 

Blue chips drive indexes upwards – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese shares gained again on Monday afternoon as cash continued to pour into some individual large-caps, supporting the indices. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange inched up 1.09 per cent to close at 961.30 points. The southern market index gained 4.64 per cent last week. More than 194.6 million shares were traded on the southern bourse, worth nearly VNĐ4.1 trillion (US$175.3 million). In the afternoon, strong gains of blue chips such as DHG Pharmaceutical Joint…

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Vietnam 

Ministry warns about inefficiency at State-owned Licogi – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

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Singapore 

Singapore Budget 2019: 10 things to know, from Bicentennial Bonus to Merdeka Generation Package, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat’s fourth Budget speech was a wide-ranging and forward-looking one, with a strong focus on building a strong and united nation in the face of global changes. Details of the much-discussed Merdeka Generation Package were released, along with a slew of benefits for Singaporeans young and old as the country marks its bicentennial year. Mr Heng, who delivered his speech in Parliament on Monday (Feb 18), also announced measures to help businesses, workers and families. Curious about what’s in store for you in this…

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Vietnam 

Hà Nội to hold conference on investment, tourism promotion with Japan – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Hà Nội is one of the activities promoting investment and tourism between Hà Nội and Japan.— Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will host a conference to promote investment and tourism co-operation between Hà Nội and Japan on March 29, according to the city’s People’s Committee. This year’s conference is expected to attract representatives from more than 200 businesses, including around 120 delegates from Japan. During the conference, Hà Nội’s authorities will give an overview of the…

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Vietnam 

Foreign investors exchange 3.9m FPT shares – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

IT technicians work at FPT Software Village – a tech hub run by IT group FPT Corporation at Hà Nội’s Hòa Lạc High-Tech Park. Foreign investors on Friday traded nearly 3.9 million shares of the IT giant. — Photo vozforums Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Foreign institutional investors traded nearly 3.9 million shares of tech firm FPT Corporation on Friday, according to the Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD). Foreign investment fund VOF Investment Limited of the asset management firm VinaCapital sold more than 3.55 million FPT shares to…

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Investors pledge VNĐ30 trillion in tourism in central and Central Highland regions – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

A view of Ninh Chữ Beach in central Ninh Thuận Province. The central region has been urged to promote tourism development. – Photo news.zing.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Investors have pledged to invest more than VNĐ36.1 trillion (US$1.5 billion) into 19 tourism projects in the central and Central Highland regions. The 19 projects received initial investment approvals at a conference for the region’s tourism development held on Saturday with the participation of Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. Among the seven provinces and cities which received…

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Singapore 

Singapore Budget 2019: $1.1b Bicentennial Bonus for Singaporeans, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – To celebrate the bicentennial year, a $1.1 billion Bicentennial Bonus will be shared with Singaporeans, said Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said on Monday (Feb18). The bonus is part of two initiatives that will be launched to commemorate the year, with the other being a Bicentennial Community Fund. As part of the Bicentennial Bonus, 1.4 million lower-income Singaporeans will receive up to $300 through a GST Voucher cash payouts. The bicentennial payment, which will be received at the end of 2019, is meant to help them with their…

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Singapore Budget 2019: $6.1 billion for Merdeka Generation package includes Medisave top-ups, higher Chas subsidies, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A total of $6.1 billion will be set aside under the Merdeka Generation Package, the bulk of which will go towards easing the burden of healthcare costs for nearly 500,000 Singaporeans. Announcing details of the much talked-about package during his Budget Statement on Monday (Feb 18), Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat called it a “gesture of our nation’s gratitude” for those in that generation who are now aged between 60 and 69. “It will provide them better peace of mind over future healthcare costs, while helping them to…

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