Vietnam is not like most investment destinations these days?

 

On the upside, Vietnam has escaped both the growth slowdown and the political upheaval that have bedeviled many other emerging markets.

Gross-domestic-product expansion held steady at 7% last year, driven by dynamics internal—a million Vietnamese a year are moving from villages to cities—and external: multinational manufacturers relocating from a besieged China. The nation of 97 million is young (median age 31), well educated (15-year-olds finished fourth in a recent global science exam), and works for about a third of China’s wages. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam is not like most investment destinations these days?”

Vietnam Explores Increasing Foreign Military Cooperation to Resist China

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich review an honor guard in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 20, 2019.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, center, and Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich review an honor guard in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 20, 2019.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Vietnam indicates in a recent defense white paper it will pursue stronger military ties abroad as China challenges its maritime sovereignty claims, and analysts expect that to mean more exercises with Western-leaning foreign powers and brisker purchases of foreign weapons.

The Southeast Asian country will “promote defense cooperation” abroad to handle mutual security challenges, the Ministry of National Defense paper released in November says. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam Explores Increasing Foreign Military Cooperation to Resist China”

Vietnam’s Competitive Minimum Wages: How Does it Fare with its Regional Peers?

Written by Pritesh Samuel

One of Vietnam’s advantages making it a preferred destination for investors is its competitive minimum wages as compared to other countries in the region.

This is despite Vietnam increasing its minimum wage rates every year. This year Vietnam increased its minimum wage by an average of 5.7 percent. The new rates came into effect in January and range from US$132 to US$190 depending on the region.

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Bộ Công Thương Việt Nam và Bộ Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ ký kết Bản ghi nhớ hợp tác (MOU) đối tác hợp tác năng lượng toàn diện

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Chiều ngày 30/9/2019, tại trụ sở Bộ Ngoại giao, thủ đô Washington D.C., Hoa Kỳ, Bộ Công Thương Việt Nam và Bộ Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ đã trao đổi Biên bản ghi nhớ Hợp tác (MOU) đối tác hợp tác năng lượng toàn diện. Buổi lễ diễn ra trước sự chứng kiến của Lãnh đạo các Bộ Ngoại giao, Bộ Năng lượng, Bộ Thương mại Hoa Kỳ và Bộ Công Thương Việt Nam, cũng như đại diện của nhiều Tập đoàn lớn của hai nước.

Với việc ký kết Biên bản ghi nhớ này, Việt Nam và Hoa Kỳ đã chính thức trở thành đối tác hợp tác năng lượng toàn diện. Đây cũng được kỳ vọng sẽ là dấu mốc quan trọng trong hợp tác năng lượng giữa Việt Nam và Hoa Kỳ, giúp mở ra một trang hợp tác mới, sâu sắc hơn và toàn diện hơn. Tiếp tục đọc “Bộ Công Thương Việt Nam và Bộ Ngoại giao Hoa Kỳ ký kết Bản ghi nhớ hợp tác (MOU) đối tác hợp tác năng lượng toàn diện”

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Adopt Science-Based Climate Targets Or We’ll Divest, Says $6 Billion Fund

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January 31 2020, 5:24 PM February 01 2020, 12:30 PM (Bloomberg) —

Liontrust Asset Management Plc is using its leverage as a shareholder to demand that companies set more ambitious targets for reducing their impact on the climate. The London-based firm, which has more than 5 billion pounds ($6.6 billion) in its sustainable investment funds, is telling the companies in those portfolios to adopt emissions targets in line with the Paris Agreement’s goals on limiting rising temperatures.

And it’s telling firms in fields from education to health care to work with organizations like the Science Based Targets initiative to lend rigor to their plans. Liontrust will use its weight in shareholder votes and the threat of divestment to persuade companies to reduce their carbon emissions to zero, according to a spokeswoman. “We are encouraging them to be bold and raise ambition, because we think that will ultimately make them more successful businesses in a low-carbon economy,” said Mike Appleby, an investment manager at Liontrust. Tiếp tục đọc “Adopt Science-Based Climate Targets Or We’ll Divest, Says $6 Billion Fund”