Vietnam 

PM urges Samsung Vietnam to expand operations – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and general director of Samsung Vietnam Choi Joo-ho hold talks yesterday. VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Friday suggested Samsung Vietnam expand its operations not only in electrical assembly but also in technological development.  During a meeting in Hà Nội with general director of Samsung Vietnam Choi Joo-ho, PM Phúc said he hoped the group would continue studying and producing new-generation technological products to catch up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, as well as assist Việt Nam in building its e-government – a field of…

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Vietnam 

Non-cash payments here to stay, says deputy PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  HCM CITY — Cashless payment is an irreversible trend during the time of the fourth industrial revolution, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ told a conference in HCM City yesterday. Speaking at Cashless Society: Policy and Reality, he said “cashless payment also helps improve transparency and combat corruption, money laundering and economic crimes”. In recent years the Government has paid much attention to promoting cashless payments and electronic payments to support its e-Government agenda and providing online public services at levels 3 and 4, he said. The third level allows…

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Singapore 

Singapore committed to good ties with Vietnam and Cambodia, says MFA after furore over PM Lee Hsien Loong’s comments, Singapore News

It responds to furore in the two countries over PM Lee’s remarks on 1978 Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia Singapore is committed to building on its good relations with Vietnam and Cambodia, and hopes that they can continue to grow based on candour and trust, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said last night. Its statement was in response to unhappiness in Vietnam and Cambodia over Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s recent comments on the 1978 Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia. “Singapore highly values its relations with Cambodia and Vietnam. Notwithstanding our…

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Vietnam 

PM Phúc courts Italian businesses – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (right) and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte at the 3rd High-level Dialogue on ASEAN-Italy Economic Relations held in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged Italian enterprises to choose Việt Nam as their business destination when “looking towards the East”. He made the remarks as he delivered the opening speech at the third high-level dialogue on ASEAN-Italy economic relations held in Hà Nội on Thursday, which attracted the participation of more than 300 businesses from…

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Singapore 

PM Lee’s Facebook post on 1978 Vietnam-Cambodia issue upsets both countries, Singapore News

As a result, Mr Lee said this prevented the military invasion and regime change from being legitimised, as well as protected the security of other ASEAN countries. Mr Lee also mentioned the issue during his keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue on Friday when he was talking about the formation of ASEAN. Cambodia and Vietnam have objected to PM Lee’s remarks. Prem Tinsulanonda, who was Thailand’s prime minister for more than eight years in the 1980s, died of heart failure on May 26 at age 98. Cambodian Defence Minister General…

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Vietnam 

Viettel should be in world’s top 10 telecom firms by 2025: PM – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc presenting the Independence Order, first class, to Viettel. — VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said he wants the Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) to strive to become one of the world’s 10 biggest telecommunications firms by 2025. Speaking at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary Viettel’s founding in Hà Nội on Saturday, PM Phúc said the State has entrusted Viettel with the task of leading the country in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Established in 1989 under the name Sigelco, the group…

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Vietnam 

Take a chance on Việt Nam: PM Phúc wants Swedish investment – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Ministers Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (third, left) and Stefan Löfven (third, right) witness the exchange of cooperation documents at the Việt Nam-Sweden business forum in Stockholm on May 27. — VNA/VNS Photo STOCKHOLM — Việt Nam hopes that Swedish investors and businesses will cooperate with and invest in the Southeast Asian nation, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has said.  The PM on Monday told the Việt Nam-Sweden business forum in Stockholm that the Southeast Asian nation is reforming its institutes and restructuring its economy, while promoting the private sector, so the…

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Singapore 

PM Lee now knows how to play Dota 2 (and why the Singapore government is getting into esports), Digital, Singapore News

One is a powerful leader of a Southeast Asian economic powerhouse of a nation. The other is one of the world’s most popular video games that has spawned a massive following and the largest prize pool in the esports industry.  Last Saturday, these two unlikely bedfellows met — Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong took a gander at ganking noobs in Dota 2.  The Singaporean premier dropped by Yio Chu Kang Community Club last Saturday to attend the inaugural Yio Game On event, where residents of all ages took part in…

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PM calls on Việt Nam, Norway to expand economic cooperation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (left) meets Vietnamese business delegates at the Việt Nam-Norway Business Forum on Friday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất OSLO — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc highlighted potentials for Việt Nam and Norway to enhance economic cooperation, especially in renewable energy, industry and aquaculture, at the Việt Nam – Norway Business Forum in Oslo on Friday. Addressing at the event as part of the activities in his ongoing official visit to Norway, the Government leader said that the bilateral political relations in recent years have…

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Vietnam 

Deputy PM wants to increase value of Vietnamese brands – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The Deputy PM Vương Đình Huệ (first row, third from left) visits a booth at the exhibition held as part of the conference to review 10 years of the campaign ‘Vietnamese people prioritise using Vietnamese goods’. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Việt  HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade and relevant departments to join hands to increase the value of Vietnamese brands to make inroads into international markets. He made the request at a conference on Tuesday in Hà Nội to review the 10 years of the…

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