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Mobile money service to promote non-cash payments – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Mobile money service will help transform telecom networks by creating a foundation for data, computing, digital content, and internet of things (IoT). — Photo vietnamplus.vn HÀ NỘI — Mobile money services promote non-cash payments and help the poor living in mountainous and remote areas access services on the internet, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng said at a two-day conference on financial inclusion held in Hà Nội on Thursday. The service allows users to transfer and receive money as well as make payments through mobile accounts for services such as health, education, finance, jobs and…

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Legal framework needed to promote OTT media services – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  ClipTV – an over-the-top app.  Việt Nam needs to raise an appropriate legal framework to promote the development of OTT media services in the context that the Government was striving to build a digital economy. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam needed to build a legal framework to promote the development of over-the-top (OTT) media services as the Government strives to build a digital economy and accelerate digital transformation, experts have said. Nguyễn Quang Đồng, director of the Institute for Policy Studies and Media Development, said OTT media services, including video-on-demand (VOD), were different from traditional broadcasting services,…

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Prominent Utah investor’s US$150 million fund eyes real estate projects in secondary US cities that promote social good

Real estate moguls, banks and money managers are rushing to capitalise on a new US tax break rewarding investments in poor communities. Now, one of the biggest names in impact investing is aiming to prove the perks are about more than profits.Jim Sorenson, a prominent Utah entrepreneur, investor and businessman, plans to announce on Monday that Catalyst, a private equity firm he helped found, is raising US$150 million to invest in opportunity zones. The group’s first fund, which Sorenson is… Source link

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Việt Nam and US promote trade, leading up to 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ on a telephone call with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. — Photo ttvn.vn HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam and the US agreed to further strengthen financial-monetary cooperation, economy, trade and investment ties to promote the bilateral relations between the two countries, leading up to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Việt Nam-US diplomatic relations in 2020. The agreement was made during a telephone conversation between Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday. During the phone…

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Qatar seeks build on bilateral agreements to promote trade co-operation with Việt Nam, Minister says – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Qatar Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari. — VNS Photo Thu Giang The Government of Qatar is implementing many strategies to establish new trade routes with foreign countries, including Việt Nam, to push up its development in every aspect. Qatar Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari speaks with Việt Nam News reporter Thu Giang about his country’s economic growth and the relationship with Việt Nam. Can you tell us about the economic growth of Qatar? Despite global challenges, Qatar has managed…

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VN, the Netherlands promote trade cooperation – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCMC CITY – Eleven cooperation documents between Vietnamese and Dutch companies were signed at the Holland Trade Reception held in HCM City on April 11. The documents included Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), contracts, long-term distribution agreements and letters of intent, focusing on energy, environment, agriculture, and sports. They included an MoU on capacity building in applied water research between Saxion University of Applied Science and the National Economics University, and an MoU with the Dutch Consortium on Circular Economy Cooperation and Việt Nam. Võ Văn Hoan,…

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Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is beaming on tourists, blockchain and cryptocurrencies alike to promote technological innovation

As digital landscapes shift between the new and the old, blockchain and cryptocurrencies have quietly risen in popularity, particularly as countries experiment with emerging technologies. With power increasingly framed by Asia’s soft ambitions as the region embarks on more persuasive methods of influence, the continent’s blockchain market is projected to grow by an estimated 87 per cent , with the next chapter of adoption likely to unfold within the East. Even as Asia continues its advance,… Source link

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Amendmends to enterprise, investment laws must promote SOE efficiency – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI – The amendments to the Law on Enterprise and Law on Investment must include stronger solutions to thoroughly and comprehensively reform State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and enhance their efficiency, according to the Việt Nam Association of Financial Investors (VAFI). In a recent document sent to the Government about VAFI’s recommendations regarding amendments to the enterprise and investment laws, the association pointed out that there was a shortage of effective solutions to tackle the weak management at SOEs, which was hindering the country’s socio-economic development.…

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VN needs strategy to promote private firms – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam needs a strategy to promote the development of private firms with a focus on quality, as their contribution to the economy remains modest, attendees heard at a conference in Hà Nội on Friday. “After more than three decades of Đổi Mới (Reform), Việt Nam does not have a true development strategy for private firms,” economic expert Trần Đình Thiên said at the forum about private sector development held by the Việt Nam Institute of Economics. He said that more…

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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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