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maandag 30 oktober 2017

Vietnam: PM Phuc Receives East-West Seed (Hai Mui Ten Do) Pledge For Agriculture Scholarship In The Netherlands For V...

PM Phuc Receives East-West Seed (Hai Mui Ten Do) Pledge For Agriculture Scholarship In The Netherlands For Vietnamese Students

"To celebrate 35 years of East-West Seed and our continued cooperation with Wageningen University we created the Simon N. Groot Scholarship, named after our company founder. We want to emphasize our commitment to Vietnam, to smallholder farmers and the importance of education and knowledge transfer," said Joost van Elzakker, East-West Seed (Hai Mui Ten Do) general manager in Vietnam during the visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to Netherlands on July 8-11 2017.

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Vietnam is gold mine for int'l express delivery firms

As Vietnamese favor foreign-made products and are willing to pay more for products they like, international express delivery firms see Vietnam as a fertile land for their business.

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HCMC to set up $189 million science, technology park

HCMC is making efforts to establish a 200 hectare science and technology park with the total capital of VND4.3 trillion (US$189 million), said chairman of the city People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday.

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Big EU demand for small shrimps

Shrimp exports to the European Union (EU) increased constantly in August and September, making it the biggest consumer of the Vietnamese product, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (Vasep).

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This Tiny Country Feeds the World

The Netherlands has become an agricultural giant by showing what the future of farming could look like.

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Dutch open 'world's first 3D-printed bridge'

Dutch officials toasted on Tuesday (17 Oct 2017) the opening of what is being called the world's first 3D-printed concrete bridge, which is primarily meant to be used by cyclists. The Netherlands is among countries, with the United States and China, taking a lead in the cutting-edge technology of 3D printing, using computers and robotics to construct objects and structures from scratch without using traditional manpower.

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Vietnamese businesses equipped with IP right protection abroad

International regulations on brand protection, inventions, and industrial designs as well as services of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) were introduced to Vietnamese businesses at a conference held in Hanoi on October 24.

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Fouth industrial revolution challenges SMEs

There are three main challenges that small and medium-sized enterprises in Vietnam face with the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, a senior member of the US-ASEAN Business Council has said.

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Alibaba and Tencent eye Vietnamese e-payment sector

Technology giants Alibaba and Tencent are trying to penetrate the Vietnamese e-payment market. Alibaba enters through "backdoor". Tencent hunting for acquisitions.

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Confidence in Vietnam Business and Investment Climate

As Vietnam heads into a more challenging global environment, the economic imperative will be to transform the current growth model from a reliance on low labor costs and resources to enhanced productivity and competitiveness in manufactured goods and services. Given the government's strong commitments to accelerating reforms, we see Vietnam's economy on a continuing positive trend.

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Business environment from different perspectives

Some experts said this is the right moment for foreign investment in Vietnam to be selective with conditions, while other said the business environment itself must be improved before taking different approach toward foreign investors.

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Programme connects tech startups, agri firms

A Business Matching Programme that connects agricultural enterprises which need technologies with tech startups was introduced in HCM City on October 24 at a special event.

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Vietnam boosts Agriculture 4.0

Vietnam has made great strides in boosting agricultural development. Its agricultural production value, added values, product volume, and exports have grown. Vietnam is taking advantage of the 4.0 industrial revolution to develop clean, smart, and effective agriculture.

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Becoming a smart city will fix HCM City's problems: official

HCM City would be able to cope with the many challenges caused by the rapid increase in its migrant population when becoming a smart city. HCM City Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan listed some of the major challenges the city is facing such as the gap between infrastructure and population growth, the failure to improve its competitiveness in recent years and failure to boost and take full advantage of regional co-operation. Taking cognisance of these challenges, "in 2016 the city administration decided becoming a smart city is one of the best solutions for effective urban development", he said.

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Vietnam's capital market increasingly attractive

With its steady economic growth, political stability, a youthful population, and equitisation of State-owned enterprises, Vietnam's securities market is attractive to investors, the Gateway to Vietnam Conference heard in HCM City on October 25.

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Abbott Named Industry Leader For Responsible And Sustainable Business

Abbott's contribution to the sustainable advance of healthcare was continuously recognized globally and in Vietnam. As a global healthcare company, Abbott's approach to sustainability is driven by the mission helping people around the world lead the best lives they can through good health.

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Saigon's annual per capita income to reach $9,800 by 2020: Official

Saigon's impressive economic growth might help its residents achieve US$9,800 in average annual income soon.

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Foreign investment hit over US$28 billion in 10 months

As of October 20, Vietnam has attracted US$28.24 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) capital, a year-on-year increase of 37.4%, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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More transparent, favorable business climate improves Vietnam' competitiveness

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF)'s Global Competitiveness Report for the 2017-2018 period, Vietnam ranked 55th out of 137 countries worldwide and 6th in the ASEAN region.

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Vietnam to look for new strategy in FDI attraction

As Vietnam is entering a new phase of development, the government focuses on new strategy in FDI attraction, with more attention to quality instead of quantity, as such, FDI enterprises should contribute more to the human resources training and technology transfer.

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Textile & garment projects revived, but face new barriers

A number of yarn, weaving and dyeing projects have restarted after a period of postponement due to the US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). However, the textile & garment industry still faces difficulties.

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GDP growth benefits for the poor lessening: economist

The gap between the top 20 percent of the richest people and the lowest 20 percent of the poor in Vietnam was 4.4 times in 1993, but the figure was 10 times in 2016.

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Positive growth signals for Vietnamese economy

The General Statistics Office reports that Vietnam's GDP in the third quarter increased 7.46%, a record high in recent decades. With the current growth rate, Vietnam will likely realize its annual growth target of 6.7%.

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City seeks help from private sector to achieve sustainable development goals

Startups and private enterprises in the country should work with local authorities on ways to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Vietnam Indochina promises markets for European Engine Oil and Lubricant Manufacturers

The rapid growth of Vietnam and emerger Cambodia is driven by motorcycle lubricants. The turnover of the motor oil aftermarket in Vietnam will almost double from USD 8.5 million in 2015 to USD 18.6 million in 2021 as economic and stable vehicle demand increases.

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FDI sector makes up 75 percent of Vietnam export turnover

The numer was 5 out of 10 several years ago, according to Dau Anh Tuan, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). The expert from VCCI said that of every 10 dong worth of export turnover, 7.5 dong belong to the foreign direct investment (FDI) sector. The figure was five out of 10 dong some years ago.

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Law on special administrative-economic units to boost growth

The Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units must create breakthroughs in mechanisms and preferential incentives to boost economic development, experts have said.

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