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Trump’s military rare earths drive opens doors for new US mines amid threats of China supply cut

Donald Trump’s directive to boost domestic production of magnets for military equipment with a goal of cutting the US’ heavy reliance on Chinese rare earths and magnets amid the protracted US-China trade war has opened the door for US mining projects seeking funding.The move could spur the re-establishment of an integrated supply chain for the extraction and processing of rare earth metals and their utilisation to make magnets used not only in fighter jets and tanks, but also electric vehicles,… Source link

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Security, fire safety, rescue exhibition opens in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A booth at the Fire Safety and Rescue – Secutech Vietnam expo that has opened at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre. — VNS Photo HCM CITY — The International Fire Safety and Rescue and Security Technology and Equipment Exhibition and Conference opened in HCM City yesterday (August 14). Fire Safety and Rescue – Secutech Vietnam has 530 booths set up by over exhibitors from 21 countries and territories including the UK, India, Taiwan, Germany, the US, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, mainland China, and Việt Nam. The products and…

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2019 Hưng Yên longan week opens in Hà Nội – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Customers buy Hưng Yên’s longan at Big C Thăng Long Hà Nội. — VNS Photo Mai Hương HÀ NỘI – Longan lovers will be treated to speciality fruit of Hưng Yên Province – lồng (cage) longan – during the 2019 Hưng Yên longan and agricultural products week, which opened on Friday at Big C Thăng Long in Hà Nội. Longan is a tropical fruit which is rich in nutrients. There are many varieties of longan nationwide but Hưng Yên’s lồng longan, known as the fruit of the kings, is…

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Việt Nam- Malaysia Centre of Halal opens in Cần Thơ – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The signing ceremony on Tuesday. VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Liêm  CẦN THƠ – The Việt Nam – Malaysia Centre of Halal, which is responsible for Halal certification, opened in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ on Tuesday. The launch of the centre – the first of its kind in the region – followed an agreement inked between the NHO-QSCert Organisation under the city’s NHONHO Technology Company and RSD Management Solution from Malaysia. Halal refers to any action or behaviour that is permissible in Islam, and requires animals to be slaughtered…

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As melting ice opens up Arctic routes, can the US set aside China and Russia rivalry for climate’s sake?

A helicopter from the Swedish icebreaker Oden lands on an ice floe to pick up crew members retrieving a data recorder on Arctic marine life movements, in the Canadian Arctic on July 25. Sweden is one of the eight members of the Arctic Council, whose mission is cooperation on environmental protection, sustainable development, and avoidance of military or strategic matters. Photo: Inner Space Centre via Reuters Source link

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Esports, darts, and Indomie: Bountie Arena opens in the heart of One-North, Digital, Singapore News

A new esports arena has just opened up in the heart of One-North, and it is massive. Taking up 6,600 square footage in the basement of the Connexis Tower, Bountie Arena touts itself as Singapore’s premier esports and gaming lifestyle venue — and it’s hard to argue against that claim.  “We took three units from JTC Corporation and combined them into one big unit,” explained Lex Na, CEO of Bountie Holdings. How else would you fit a total of 112 high-end gaming desktops into a single space? But the PR…

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Lotte Duty Free store opens in Nội Bài Airport – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The new Lotte Duty Free store in Hà Nội’s Nội Bài International Airport. — Photo cafef HÀ NỘI — A duty-free Lotte store opened at Nội Bài International Airport in Hà Nội on Sunday. The store, backed by the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Lotte Duty Free company, covers a total area of 506 sq.m and offers perfumes, cosmetics, alcohol, cigarettes, food and items of at least 90 brands. It also exclusively distributes products under 21 trademarks, including some from the RoK such as the History of Whoo. Its revenue is expected to reach…

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Advertising exhibition in HCM City opens – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The annual VietAd 2019 exhibition opened in HCM City on July 24. — VNA/VNS Photo Mỹ Phương HCM CITY — VietAd 2019, an annual international exhibition for advertising technology, opened in HCM City on Wednesday. This year, the exhibition has attracted around 150 businesses from 10 countries and territories, with over 400 stalls. A wide variety of products is on display such as digital printers, LED technologies, laser cutter and engraving machine. The exhibition is organised by the Việt Nam Advertising Association and Đông Nam Advertising and Commercial Promotion Joint Stock Company. Ninh Thị Thu…

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First int’l exhibition on processing, packaging and preserving food and agricultural products opens in HCM City – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Visitors at the Việt Nam International Exhibition on Processing, Packaging and Preserving Food and Agricultural Products, which is being held at the SECC until July 27. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — The first Việt Nam International Exhibition on Processing, Packaging and Preserving Food and Agricultural Products (Vietnam PFA) 2019 opened in HCM City yesterday, offering opportunities for local and foreign exhibitors to introduce their products and explore business co-operation. The exhibition has attracted nearly 100 exhibitors, including many local brands such as Vinamilk,…

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Daiso’s new store ThreePpy opens in Funan Mall – worth a visit?, Lifestyle, Singapore News

“Wanna ThreePpy with me?” Your hot colleague asks you over lunch at KopiTech, making your heart skip a beat. Whoa, whoa, just wait a minute – get your mind out of the gutter! This is a family-friendly personal finance blog. All I’m referring to is the new ThreePpy by Daiso store, which opened its doors at Funan Mall last week. CHEY! BUT WHAT’S THREEPPY BY DAISO ALL ABOUT? “ThreePpy” is supposed to be short for “300 (yen) and Happy”. It’s the more expensive counterpart to Daiso, the famous 100 yen…

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