Vietnam top APEC target for CEOs’ overseas investment, despite automation challenges: survey

Vietnam is also one of the biggest domestic investment winners among APEC economies, according to PwC

By Tuoi Tre News

November 9, 2017, 17:30 GMT+7

Vietnam top APEC target for CEOs’ overseas investment, despite automation challenges: survey
Sridharan Nair (center), territory senior partner for PwC Malaysia and Vietnam, is pictured at a press conference in Da Nang, central Vietnam, on November 8, 2017. Son Luong/Tuoi Tre News

Asia-Pacific business leaders’ confidence has hit a three-year high, while Vietnam has emerged as a popular destination for new funds among members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a PwC survey finds.

Thirty-seven percent of APEC CEOs are “very confident” of revenue growth during the next 12 months, up from 28 percent in 2016 despite trade policy uncertainty and related political tensions in many of the economies that make up APEC, according to findings from the APEC 2017 CEO survey. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam top APEC target for CEOs’ overseas investment, despite automation challenges: survey”

Forest business forum held in Hà Nội

vietnamnews Update: November, 09/2017 – 11:00

Deputy General Director of the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry, Cao Chí Công, gives a speech at the Asia Pacific Business Forum, organised by the Forest Stewardship Council on Wednesday in Hà Nội. — VNS/FSC Photo
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has held its first ever Asia Pacific Business Forum in Hà Nội to provide an exclusive occasion for FSC certified forest product suppliers in the region to connect with local and international buyers.

The event, which took place on Wednesday, also aimed to promote forest suppliers’ FSC labelled products available in domestic, regional and world markets. Tiếp tục đọc “Forest business forum held in Hà Nội”

3,200 children join Valuing Nature in Childhood Programme

vietnamnews Update: November, 06/2017 – 17:35

Children play a game to learn about wildlife in Cúc Phương National Park. — Photo Save Vietnam’s Wildlife
Viet Nam News NINH BÌNH — Some 3,200 children in northern Ninh Bình Province’s Nho Quan District are expected to join this school year’s Valuing Nature in Childhood Programme.

The programme which was officially launched on Sunday, is being implemented by Save Việt Nam’s Wildlife.

As scheduled, the children will be divided into 116 groups. They will participate in the programme until May 2018. Tiếp tục đọc “3,200 children join Valuing Nature in Childhood Programme”

Australia funds to empower women economically

Update: November, 09/2017 – 11:00 vietnamnews

Women in Lào Cai Province make products from traditional cloths and fibres. Aus4Equality expects to increase the incomes of 40,000 self-employed female farmers in Lào Cai and Sơn La provinces. – VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG – Australia will invest AU$33.7 million (US$25.6 million) through the new Aus4Equality programme, focusing on Sơn La and Lào Cai provinces in the north-west of Việt Nam.

The new initiative to support women’s economic empowerment was announced by the Hon Julie Bishop MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM). Tiếp tục đọc “Australia funds to empower women economically”

Việt Nam – Canada Joint statement

vietnamnews Update: November, 09/2017 – 09:20

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau at the press conference held following their talks on Nov. 8. VNA/VNS photo Thống Nhất

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Canada and Viet Nam have decided to enhance their cooperation and friendship towards a comprehensive, substantive, effective, stable and sustainable  relationship both bilaterally, regionally and internationally, to meet their interests and to contribute to maintaining peace, stability, cooperation and development in the Asia Pacific and the world, based on respect for the Charter of the United Nations, basic principles of international law, and their respective national law. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam – Canada Joint statement”

Trump’s $250 billion China ‘miracle’ adds gloss to ‘off-kilter’ trade

Thu Nov 9, 2017 / 6:23 PM IST
Matthew Miller and Adam Jourdan

(Reuters) – President Donald Trump can return to the United States claiming to have snagged over $250 billion in deals from his maiden trip to Beijing. Whether those deals live up to the lofty price tag is another question altogether. Tiếp tục đọc “Trump’s $250 billion China ‘miracle’ adds gloss to ‘off-kilter’ trade”

Pollution killing more people than war and violence, says report

DW_Pollution kills more people each year than wars, disasters and hunger, also causing huge economic damage, a study says. Almost half the total deaths occur in just two countries.

China Smog in Shenyang (picture-alliance/dpa/Imagechine/J. Xu)

Environmental pollution is killing more people every year than smoking, hunger or natural disasters, according to a major study released in The Lancet medical journal on Thursday.

One in every six premature deaths worldwide in 2015, could be attributed to diseases caused by toxins in air or water, the study says. Tiếp tục đọc “Pollution killing more people than war and violence, says report”

TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit

Thu Nov 9, 2017 / 4:37 PM IST
Mai Nguyen

(Reuters) – Talks on pushing ahead the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal without the United States reached a critical point on Thursday as ministers from the 11 countries discussed a proposed agreement in principle. Tiếp tục đọc “TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit”

Cứu trợ lũ lụt: Sao cứ là mì tôm, nước mắm?

(NLĐO) – LTS: Hằng năm, cùng với mưa bão, lũ lụt, các đoàn cứu trợ lại lên đường mang theo quà đa phần là quần áo cũ, mì tôm, gạo, nước mắm. Việc cứu trợ đó có đúng nơi, đúng người và thiết thực? Chia sẻ của chị Huệ Thi – một người dân vùng lũ ở Quảng Nam sẽ phần nào phản ánh tính thiết thực của việc cứu trợ hiện nay.

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Chia sẻ của chị Huệ Thi trên Facebook cá nhân về việc cứu trợ lũ lụt

Tôi sinh ra tại Đại Lộc – Quảng Nam, nơi mà hằng năm có ít nhất 1 trận bão hoặc cơn lũ. Dân quê tôi luôn ở trạng thái sẵn sàng ứng phó và chuẩn bị, đó cũng là lý do sao mà nhà cửa ở đây hầu như có gác hoặc xây kiên cố dù gia cảnh nhiều người còn khó khăn.

Lũ về thì mùa màng năm sau mới được phù sa bồi đắp tốt chứ không hẳn tiêu cực hoang tàn. Trời chuyển mưa dân quê đã biết dự đoán có lũ về hay không, tất nhiên lũ to nhỏ còn do thiên nhiên nhưng vẫn chủ động chuẩn bị mớ gạo mắm, đủ chống đói trong thời gian cả tuần. Tiếp tục đọc “Cứu trợ lũ lụt: Sao cứ là mì tôm, nước mắm?”

Unfolding various academic mobility experiences of Southeast Asian women

Pages 1-19 | Received 19 Dec 2016, Accepted 17 Aug 2017, Published online: 08 Nov 2017

This article draws on data from a qualitative research study undertaken with the main aim of investigating the issue of the gender dimension of the academic mobility of Southeast Asian women. Our research describes Southeast Asian women’s experiences of mobility, narrating why they choose to be mobile, how the experience of going abroad was responded to and/or rejected by their family, how they experienced life in a different country, and what evaluations they make about these experiences in personal, familial, and professional terms. The article stresses the need to improve the understanding of the factors that are still determining the chances of women to be mobile and obtain fruitful gains from these experiences. For this to be attained, the article follows through an intersectional approach to mobility, considering it is of much use as it allows to comprehend that the disadvantages associated with gender are cumulative, multi-layered, resulting from effects of several variables, including of the emotional, social, economic, and political contexts. Tiếp tục đọc “Unfolding various academic mobility experiences of Southeast Asian women”

12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.

edutopia_Representation matters: Girls do better on science tests when their textbooks include images of female scientists. And a 2017 survey by Microsoft found that girls in Europe begin to show interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields at 11 years old but lose it at around 15—and a lack of female role models is one reason for the drop in interest. Tiếp tục đọc “12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls”

Vietnamese fishermen claim innocence following arrest by Indonesian authorities

The fishermen asserted they were operating in Vietnamese waters prior to the apprehension

By Tuoi Tre News

November 9, 2017, 10:32 GMT+7

Vietnamese fishermen claim innocence following arrest by Indonesian authorities
From left, Cao Van Hoang, Luu Van Ly, Le Thanh Thien, Hua Minh Trung, and Le Thanh Thua. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Five Vietnamese fishermen have pled not guilty following their capture by Indonesian authorities for illegally fishing in Indonesian waters.

A flotilla of five fishing boats from the southern Vietnamese province of Kien Giang was operating near Hon Khoai Island off the southern province of Ca Mau on April 13 when they were apprehended by Indonesian vessels.

The 70 fishermen aboard the boats were released while the five captains were kept in custody while awaiting trial. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnamese fishermen claim innocence following arrest by Indonesian authorities”

Prepare for possible cost overruns on North-South expressway: NA deputies

Update: November, 09/2017 – 10:06 vietnamnews

The transport ministry should consider the possibility of cost overruns and prepare accordingly as it prepares to build a 654km section of the North-South expressway, NA deputies said yesterday. — Photo

HÀ NỘI – The transport ministry should consider the possibility of cost overruns and prepare accordingly as it prepares to build a 654km section of the North-South expressway, NA deputies said yesterday.

Their comments came during discussions in the afternoon about the construction project that is to be implemented over a four-year (2017-2020) period. The construction will take place in the eastern part of the country. Tiếp tục đọc “Prepare for possible cost overruns on North-South expressway: NA deputies”