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. Continue reading “Vietnam top APEC target for CEOs’ overseas investment, despite automation challenges: survey”
|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|
The event, which took place on Wednesday, also aimed to promote forest suppliers’ FSC labelled products available in domestic, regional and world markets. Continue reading “Forest business forum held in Hà Nội”
|Children play a game to learn about wildlife in Cúc Phương National Park. — Photo Save Vietnam’s Wildlife|
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. Continue reading “3,200 children join Valuing Nature in Childhood Programme”
|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|
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). Continue reading “Australia funds to empower women economically”
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|
BY THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM AND CANADA ON
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE PARTNERSHIP
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. Continue reading “Việt Nam – Canada Joint statement”
(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. Continue reading “Trump’s $250 billion China ‘miracle’ adds gloss to ‘off-kilter’ trade”
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.
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. Continue reading “Pollution killing more people than war and violence, says report”
(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. Continue reading “TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit”
(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.
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. Continue reading “Cứu trợ lũ lụt: Sao cứ là mì tôm, nước mắm?”
Chuỗi bài Bão Damrey
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. Continue reading “12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls”
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. Continue reading “Vietnamese fishermen claim innocence following arrest by Indonesian authorities”
|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 dantri.com.vn|
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. Continue reading “Prepare for possible cost overruns on North-South expressway: NA deputies”