Vietnam 

VN looks to achieve emerging market status – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Viet Nam’s securities market has plenty of opportunities to be promoted from a frontier market to an emerging market this year. In June last year, Việt Nam’s equity market failed to be added to Morgan Stanley Capital International’s (MSCI) watch list – the US independent provider of research-driven insights and tools for institutional investors, for classification review for a possible lift from a frontier market to an emerging one. However, according to the latest report released by the State Securities Commission…

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Singapore 

Tangled love affair that led to HIV status leak, Singapore News

It was a love story that progressed through a series of lies to the authorities. When the lies were uncovered, and they were separated, one of them decided to make others pay for it – by revealing the identities and details of 14,200 people who had the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), like him. It was confidential data from the Ministry of Health (MOH), which had allegedly been downloaded by his partner who worked there. It is only now, months after he was deported from Singapore and separated from his partner…

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Property 

Without sufficient land supply, can Hong Kong maintain its status as a data centre hub?

Land scarcity is a major threat to Hong Kong’s booming data centre industry and its status as a regional hub, according to Sunevision Holdings, the technology arm of Sun Hung Kai Properties. The city’s data centre market is projected to increase from US$705.5 million in 2016 to US$1.5 billion in 2021, a five-year compound annual growth rate of 16 per cent, according to Structure Research, an independent research and consulting firm focusing on the internet infrastructure – cloud and data centres – market. Hong Kong’s race with Singapore to be…

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Vietnam 

Securities companies maintains buy status in October despite market decline – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Securities companies remained net buyers in October despite a strong market decline. According to Stockplus statistics, securities firms purchased 90.6 million shares worth VNĐ3.8 trillion (US$163 million) in October while selling more than 92.3 million shares for VNĐ3.77 trillion. They were net sellers in terms of volume by 1.7 million shares but still net bought more than VNĐ36.4 billion. This was a positive sign given that foreign traders continued to offload shares when the stock market plunged in October. On…

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