Singapore 

Singapore will continue not to take sides between US and China, says PM Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore News

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday said the city state would resolutely stick to its policy of maintaining good ties with the United States and China even as the two major powers remained at loggerheads. He acknowledged the difficulty the Lion City was facing in maintaining that neutral position because of pressures for the Chinese-majority country – which has significant security ties with Washington – to pick a side. “Being a Chinese-majority country can at times put us in a difficult position, because our words and actions may…

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National Day Rally 2019: 8 things to know about PM Lee Hsien Loong’s speech, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in his National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 18), discussed the challenges facing Singapore and the steps that the Government will take to renew the city for the next century. In Singapore’s bicentennial year, he called on Singaporeans to carry the grit and resolve of their forefathers in tackling difficulties ahead, such as a slowing economy, trade tensions between the United States and China, and climate change. To make the education system as accessible as possible, he announced changes to pre-school and…

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Website uses ‘highly deceptive, misleading’ information attributed to PM Lee Hsien Loong to solicit investments: MAS, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has cautioned the public about a website soliciting investments in bitcoins by using fabricated comments from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Information on the website is “highly deceptive and misleading”, said MAS on Friday (Aug 16), adding that comments on the fake website attributed to PM Lee are completely false.  The website is also designed to look like it is linked to Singapore Press Holdings. MAS said: “The site tries to get readers to provide credit card or bank account information. It…

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Vietnam 

PM demands solutions for shipping firms – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A ship belonging to Vinalines. The company reported a 9 per cent year-on-year decline in its second quarter revenue, which stood at US$239 million. — Photo vneconomy.vn HÀ NỘI — The Prime Minister has asked ministries and Government agencies to support marine shipping firms. The PM instructed the Ministry of Transport to collaborate with the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the State Capital Management Committee and other Government agencies to work with shipping companies – especially those with high shipping volumes – to improve their performance in accordance with Document 118/VPCP-KTN, issued by the…

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Vietnam 

Foreign debts under Government’s control: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ speaks at the meeting. The country’s foreign debts reduced to 46 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) by the end of 2018 from 48.9 per cent a year earlier. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI – The Government’s foreign debts have been declining sharply and under the Government’s control, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ said while chairing a meeting with leaders of some ministries, sectors and the National Financial Supervisory Commission in Hà Nội last Friday. In 2018, the Government set a loan…

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Vietnam 

PM works to ensure funding for expressway project – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked contractors to return to work on the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Expressway Project in a meeting yesterday in Hà Nội.— VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc asked contractors to return to work on the Trung Lương- Mỹ Thuận Expressway Project in a meeting yesterday in Hà Nội. The PM also told the project’s credit institutions to make sure there will be sufficient funding for the project to proceed on schedule. The project was under threat of being delayed because it was…

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Vietnam 

PM exhorts Kiên Giang Province to capitalise on resources to become innovative, wealthy – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, and leaders of ministries, agencies and Kiên Giang Province congratulate investors who sign MoUs with the provincial People’s Committee to invest in the province at the Kiên Giang Investment Promotion Conference on July 29. – VNA/VNS Photo KIÊN GIANG – Kiên Giang should become one of the wealthiest and most dynamic and innovative provinces in the country based on its comparative natural advantages and sea-based economy, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc told an investment conference in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province yesterday (July…

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Super committee should act as supportive agency: PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A terminal of Cửa Ông Coal Co Ltd, a member of the Việt Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin). Vinacomin is among 19 large-cap corporations and groups holding US$43 billion worth of capital and nearly $99 billion in total assets. VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức HÀ NỘI — The Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) should act as an efficient and supportive State capital management agency, not a governmental bureaucratic body, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. Phúc made the…

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PM urges ministries to avoid power cuts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Workers of Quảng Ninh Electricity Company under the Northern Power Corporation install data transmission equipment. — VNA/VNS Photo Ngọc Hà HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged ministries and agencies to work to avoid upcoming power shortages. Many key electricity projects, especially large-scale projects that are expected to be completed in 2023, have been delayed, leading to a risk of electricity shortages from 2021. The Government leader urged officials to prepare plans to hasten the projects at a Government meeting held in Hà Nội on Monday. He told them to submit a draft…

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PM asks for more efforts to boost trade ties with key partners – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc chairs the meeting between the Government and representatives of relevant ministries and sectors on Saturday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất   HÀ NỘI Prime Minister Nguyen Xuân Phúc has ordered ministries and sectors to devise plans to promote domestic production, create more jobs and ensure harmonious trade relations with key partners.  Speaking at a meeting between members of the Government and representatives of ministries and sectors in Hà Nội on Saturday to discuss measures to expand trade co-operation between Việt Nam and its big partners, the…

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