Vietnam 

Đà Nẵng welcomes nearly 329,000 visitors during Tết – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG  — The central city of Đà Nẵng welcomed 328,810 visitors during the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tết holiday) festival 2019 (February 2-10), a year-on-year increase  of 10.7 per cent according to the municipal Department of Tourism. The number of international visitors to Đà Nẵng reached more than 158,000, up 19.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. This is peak tourism season for visitors from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Europe and America, and for Vietnamese expats, said deputy director of…

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Singapore 

Nappy new year! Singapore welcomes first babies of 2019, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – As revellers celebrated the start of 2019 on Tuesday (Jan 1), two couples had extra reason to celebrate as the clock hit midnight. This year’s first New Year’s Day baby was born at exactly 12am in KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital to Madam Tian Ning Ning, 31, a surgical nurse, and Mr Wang Mao Song, 33, a technician. The girl, who has not been named yet, is the couple’s first child and was born after about five hours of induced labour. Madam Tian and Mr Wang were surprised…

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Vietnam 

Bình Thuận welcomes 5.7 million tourist arrivals in 2018 – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

White sand dunes in Mũi Né Beach in the southern province of Bình Thuận. — Photo kenhdulich.org Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The south central province of Bình Thuận expects to receive 5.7 million visitors in 2018, a jump of 12 per cent from last year. According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, total earnings from tourism services were predicted to surge 18.8 per cent to VNĐ12.8 trillion (US$550.9 million). About 675,000 foreigners chose Bình Thuận for their holidays, with China and the…

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Vietnam 

Hà Nội welcomes German investment: municipal leader – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Aquaone and Germany AoneDeusheuche signed a MoU for investment co-operation on solar panels on top of the water treatment system at the Đuống River water treatment plant. — VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội is willing to assist German investors by connecting them with Vietnamese businesses to run projects in the capital city, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyễn Đức Chung. Chung made the statement while receiving Martin Dulig, Deputy Minister-President…

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Vietnam 

PM welcomes SK Group from Korea – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has proposed the SK Group from the Republic of Korea continues supporting Việt Nam’s economic and e-Government development orientations, particularly in the context of the industrial revolution 4.0. He praised SK’s strengths in energy, information technology and telecommunications while receiving the group’s Chairman Chey Tae-won on Thursday, who is on a visit to Việt Nam to seek investment and business opportunities. PM Phúc applauded the group’s support to build a national renovation centre in Việt Nam,…

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China 

China welcomes Kremlin-backed hi-tech investment fund to Shenzhen

China has rolled out the red carpet for a Kremlin-backed private equity fund ready to invest in its hi-tech manufacturing sector, just as foreign investment could help to offset the impact of the trade war with the United States. Russia’s Da Vinci Capital Management – with US$500 million in capital – has established a 600 million yuan (US$86 million) fund with state-owned China Electronics Shenzhen, in the southern province of Guangdong. The aim is to invest in firms combining Russian software and Chinese hardware. Shenzhen is well known for its…

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China 

China welcomes fair competition, does not favour state companies over private sector, foreign firms, government adviser says

It is China’s policy to treat foreign firms, private domestic companies and state-owned enterprises equitably, a senior official from a government think tank said on Sunday, while adding that Beijing will continue to strengthen the public sector despite criticism at home and abroad. “State-owned firms do a great job [in terms of contributing to the economy],” Long Guoqiang, vice-president of the Development Research Centre of the State Council said, adding that with the help of reforms their potential could be “unleashed”. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s show of support for state-owned…

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