Vietnam’s GDP growth rates
Head of the Vietnam Economics Institute Tran Dinh Thien, citing statistics about GDP growth rates in the last many years, said the ‘strange thing’ of Vietnam economy is ‘the growth rate is low in the first quarters, high in the last quarters, and the yearly plans are fulfilled’. Continue reading “Vietnam’s economic growth patterns questioned by experts”
Vietnam’s e-commerce growth rate forecast to double by 2020
As in previous years, Lazada Vietnam was the first online shopping website to start the year-end shopping season. It offered sharp price discount rates for 15,000 products in a sale promotion campaign on November 9-11. All the orders with weight of less than 6 kilograms were delivered free of charge on those days. Continue reading “E-commerce: narrow door for Vietnamese businesses”
Jardine Matheson Group, emerging player
Having been present in Vietnam for many years in real estate and restaurant chain projects, Jardine Matheson Group’s JC&C, one of its subsidiaries, spent $1.15 billion to acquire a 10 percent stake in Vinamilk. Continue reading “Foreign giants spend billions to acquire Vietnam’s conglomerates”
The Ministry of Planning and Investment has proposed to remove 21 conditional business sectors, including rice export, logistics and debt trading service.
Logistics is currently listed in the conditional business sectors. — Photo enternews.vn
According to the ministry, the sectors should be removed from the list of conditional business lines as they do not meet the requirements of Clause 1, Article 7 of the Law on Investment, which means they do not affect national defence and security, social order, social morality and health of the community. Continue reading “Ministry of Planning & Investment proposes removing 21 conditional business sectors”
Hanoi plans to construct a super satellite city by 2030, with a total area of over 17,270ha located in two districts of Thach That and Quoc Oai and Son Tay Town.
The super satellite city on paper.— Photo tienphong.vn
The Hoa Lac super satellite city will be some 30km from Hanoi’s centre.
The plan is part of the master plan of Hoa Lac Urban Area, compiled by the municipal People’s Committee and recently submitted to the municipal People’s Council for approval. Continue reading “Super satellite city planned in Hanoi”
Ho Chi Minh City is facing numerous difficulties as the population is rising sharply.
Congestion in HCM City
The population has grown from three million after 1975 to 8.4 million. Another three million people from other provinces are studying and working in HCM City. As of now, the city has 7.6 million motorbikes, 700,000 cars and about one million other vehicles from other provinces. About 1,000 new motorbikes are registered each month. Continue reading “HCM City faces population pressure”
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently signed a decision recognising the resort town of Sa Pa in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai as a national tourism site.
Foreigners prefer homestay tourism in Sa Pa
Windmill cake shop in Da Lat and Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in HCM City, to name a few, are popular check-in places for young travellers in 2017.
The walking street around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake opened for tourists in September 2016. This popular destination for Hanoians at weekend is busy with diverse activities like folk games, and street art and modern dance performances. Continue reading “Top 5 best youth destinations in 2017”
Tourists often flock to Ha Giang from October to December in order to see the fields of buckwheat flowers that has become the province’s signature.
The locals plant the flowers everywhere, from the slopes of the mountains to the deep valley, under the winding mountain passes. Continue reading “Buckwheat flowers bloom in Ha Giang”
lexology_If you’re reading this, the chances are that you will have come across the concept of Artificial Intelligence in your prior researches. Like most issues “du jour“, a lot has been written on the topic which falls into two categories – material either presupposes a level of prior computer- science based knowledge or; more commonly is thinly disguised salesware which doesn’t convey a lot.
Continue reading “Artificial Intelligence: The Real Legal Issues”
New report ranks 137 countries at Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India
Washington, D.C. – As the demand for data-driven research on how to strengthen entrepreneurship support programs increase, the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index, which evaluates the health of entrepreneurship in 137 countries, was unveiled at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Hyderabad, India, as part of a policy panel discussion. Continue reading “New Index Shows Increase in Entrepreneurship Could Add $7 Trillion to Global Economy”
technologyreview_With so much excitement about progress in artificial intelligence, you may wonder why intelligent machines aren’t already running our lives.
Key advances have the capacity to dazzle the public, policymakers, and investors into believing that human-level machine intelligence may be just around the corner. But a new report (PDF), which tries to gauge actual progress being made, attests that this is far from true. The findings may help inform the discussion over how AI will affect the economy and jobs in the coming years.
“There’s no question there have been a number of breakthroughs in recent years,” says Erik Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and one of the authors of the report. “But it’s also clear we are a long way from artificial general intelligence.”
Brynjolfsson points to remarkable advances in image classification and voice recognition. But computers trained to perform these tasks cannot do much else, and they cannot adapt if the nature of the task changes slightly or if they see something completely unfamiliar.
The report is part of an ongoing effort, called the AI Index, to quantify progress in artificial intelligence and identify areas where more is still needed. The other authors are Yoav Shoham, a professor at Stanford; Raymond Perrault, a researcher at SRI; Jack Clark, director of policy at OpenAI; and Calvin LeGassick, project manager for the AI Index.
Continue reading “Progress in AI isn’t as Impressive as You Might Think”
Không phải cứ trường đại học Việt Nam là tệ và cứ học ở Việt Nam là dở. Ảnh: NGUYỄN NAM
(TBKTSG) – “Phải cho con đi du học vì đại học Việt Nam không tốt”. Đó là một trong những câu tôi nghe nhiều nhất trong chuyến về thăm Việt Nam cuối tháng 10 vừa qua. Từ bạn bè, đồng nghiệp cũ trong ngành tài chính đến người thân hầu như ai cũng có ý như vậy, hoặc nói thẳng hoặc ngấm ngầm. Nhiều người quen của tôi có con mới học lớp 6, lớp 7 đã nói về chuyện đi du học và đại học Việt Nam được đem ra dè bỉu như một lý do chính của việc cho con đi học nước ngoài.
Tôi cảm thấy có gì đó bất công với những nhận xét chung chung như vậy nên tôi quyết định viết một cái gì đó về chủ đề này, mặc dù tôi nghĩ sẽ có không ít ý kiến không đồng tình với mình. Continue reading “Chuyện “mốt” du học”