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Digital economy needs supporting policies: experts – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Government should outline policies to promote breakthrough technologies and bolster digital economic development amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Bank Country Director for Việt Nam, Osmane Dione said yesterday. At a workshop themed ‘Policy Aspects for Việt Nam Digital Economic Development’, held by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the World Bank Group in Hà Nội, he described cyber security’s crucial role in protecting customers as an important factor to develop Việt Nam’s digital economy. Enhancing digital…

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VN’s supporting industries strive to improve – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Việt Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations. However, in order to realise this goal, in addition to their own efforts, businesses also need the support of the State. In the draft plan for sustainable development of Vietnamese private enterprises, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) aims to raise the rate of enterprises participating…

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VN’s supporting industries strive to be best in ASEAN – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese enterprises have the potential to participate in regional and global production value chains on par with the leading countries in ASEAN, because Việt Nam has been a top priority choice of multinational corporations. However, in order to realise this goal, in addition to their own efforts, businesses also need the support of the State. In the draft plan for sustainable development of Vietnamese private enterprises, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) aims to raise the rate of enterprises participating…

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Leather, footwear sector needs supporting industry – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The leather and footwear sector needs to develop supporting industry to reduce reliance on the import of raw materials, enhance competitiveness and boost high-value exports, according to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quốc Hưng. Hưng made the statement at a Việt Nam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (Lefaso) conference on Wednesday, saying that as a part of the rapidly-changing fashion industry, the leather and footwear sector must focus on developing an appropriate supporting industry, even though it would take significant…

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Who are the investors supporting He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist behind the gene-edited babies?

Dr He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world’s first gene-edited babies, has received at least 278 million yuan (US$40 million) in funding for his two biotech start-ups from Chinese and international investors. Direct Genomics Biotechnology, a Shenzhen-based genome sequencing firm that He chairs and has a 33.2 stake, received 218 million yuan in Series A funding round in April, according to a statement on its website earlier this year. The funding was led by Shenzhen Cosun Venture Capital Investment Management, a venture capital firm owned…

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Samsung experts help train consultants in supporting industries – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The Ministry of Industry and Trade and Samsung Electronics Vietnam on October 19 organised in HCM City the closing ceremony for the third training course for Vietnamese consultants in supporting industries. The course had begun on July 23 with 25 participants, who were taught quality control and production management theory for four weeks followed by eight weeks of practical exposure at five companies, where they together with Samsung’s experts assessed the operations and business situation of the enterprises and advised them on…

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PM calls for Japanese firms’ help in supporting, high-tech industries – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News TOKYO — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc called on Japanese businesses to help their Vietnamese peers develop and support high-technology industries, during a talk with relevant major Japanese businesses on Wednesday. The talk took place as part of his trip to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting and visit Japan. The PM said the Vietnamese Government pays close attention to raising the capacity of accessing and grasping development opportunities from the Fourth Industry Revolution, as well as increasing the application of artificial intelligence and…

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