Vietnam 

PM asks central localities to promote regional connectivity – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Localities in the central region need to pay special attention to enhancing regional connectivity in their development policies, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said at a meeting of the Council for the Central Key Economic Region in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế on February 15. He ordered provinces represented by the council, namely Thừa-Thiên Huế, Đà Nẵng, Quảng Nam, Quảng Ngãi and Bình Định, to focus on marine tourism by building coastal roads and linking tourist ports. The PM also…

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Vietnam 

Stock market a launch pad for firms: PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s stock market had become a launch pad for the business community, supporting the equitisation of State-owned enterprises and helping create a more balanced and efficient structure in Việt Nam’s financial market, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. PM Phúc made the statement at a gong ceremony held at the Hà Nội Stock Exchange on Tuesday to open the first trading session after the Lunar New Year. At the ceremony, Phúc expressed his delight at the vigorous expansion of the…

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Vietnam 

Vietnamese market best in the region: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ. — Photo zing.vn HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese stock market was Southeast Asia’s most successful market in 2018 in terms of capital mobilisation, said Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ. In a New Year meeting held on Sunday, Huệ was quoted by online news outlet zing.vn as saying that the speeding up of the equitisation process has helped Viet Nam’s IPO market lead Southeast Asia in terms of value. “With…

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Vietnam 

SOEs need breakthrough in equitisation: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

State-owned enterprises (SOEs) need to make a breakthrough in equitisation and divestment, said Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ during a conference in Hà Nội on Friday.— VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — State-owned enterprises (SOEs) need to make a breakthrough in equitisation and divestment, said Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ during a conference in Hà Nội on Friday. Huệ, who is also head of the Government’s Steering Committee for Innovation and Collective Economy Development, said regarding…

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Singapore 

PM Lee Hsien Loong takes viral #10YearChallenge, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Is Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong cooler than you? The most recent figure to join a trending social media activity, PM Lee on Thursday evening (Jan 17) tagged a Facebook post #10YearChallenge. The post also features the hashtag #MerdekaGeneration – referring to a phrase used by PM Lee at the National Day Rally last August for the generation born in the 1950s, In the post, he compares two photos of himself from 2009 and this year, saying: “I kid myself that not much has changed after 10 years,…

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Vietnam 

CPI targeted at 3.3-3.9% this year: Deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Ministries, sectors and localities was asked to control the consumer price index (CPI) in the range of 3.3 to 3.9 per cent this year. Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ, head of the National Steering Committee on Price Management, set the goal at the committee’s meeting on reviewing performance last year and planning tasks for this year held in Hà Nội on January 17. This target, that meet the requirements of the Government’s Resolution 01/NQ-CP dated January 1, 2019 on controlling CPI at below 4…

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Vietnam 

PM agrees to the use of telecommunication accounts for payment – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Leaders of telecommunication enterprises expect to participate in e-payment services. — Photo zing.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said the Government had agreed to pilot the use of mobile phone accounts to pay for goods and services. Speaking at a conference with the Ministry of Information and Communications on Tuesday, the Prime Minister asked units to begin the use of payments via mobile phone. “The government agrees to the use of telecommunication accounts in order to boost e-payment services, making it…

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Vietnam 

Đắk Nông needs to facilitate investors, says PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (seventh from left) and investors pose for a photo. – Photo VNA Viet Nam News Đắk Nông is a gateway to the south of the Central Highlands. It shares a borderline of 130km with Cambodia and two border gates. The province has large areas of fertile land and mild climate suitable for agriculture, especially industrial crops and fruit trees. It is rich in mineral resources, particularly bauxite. It also has great potential for tourism development thanks to a beautiful landscape and the rich culture of…

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Vietnam 

PetroVietnam affirmed its leading role in the economy: PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has continued to affirm its role as one of leading economic groups in the country. This, according to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, is due to its achievements in production and business, restructuring, privatisation and resolving outstanding issues. Speaking at a conference held in Hà Nội yesterday, Phúc said the group has not only made an important contribution to the nation’s livelihood for many years, contributing a large amount to the State…

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Singapore 

PM Lee Hsien Loong’s lawyers apply to strike out counterclaim by blogger Leong Sze Hian, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Lawyers for Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have made an application to the courts to strike out the counterclaim by blogger Leong Sze Hian, who is being sued by PM Lee for defamation. This is “on the ground that it has no basis in law and is completely hopeless”, said PM Lee’s press secretary Chang Li Lin, in response to media queries on Thursday (Jan 10). Mr Leong’s lawyer, Mr Lim Tean, said in a statement on Thursday his client had received the application. He also said PM…

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