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”

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”

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”

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”

Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat

‘Growth should be more inclusive’

By Son Luong / Tuoi Tre News

November 8, 2017, 19:54 GMT+7

Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat
Denis Hew, Director at APEC Secretariat Policy Support Unit (L) and Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, address a news conference in Da Nang, central Vietnam, November 7, 2017. Photo: Son Luong/Tuoi Tre News

Editor’s note: Denis Hew, Director of the APEC Secretariat Policy Support Unit, spoke to Tuoi Tre News on the challenges to be addressed at the ongoing 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Da Nang. 

What are the topline points of the APEC summit most relevant to Vietnam? Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat”

Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underlined three key solutions for boosting Vietnam’s development

By Tuoi Tre News

November 8, 2017, 14:56 GMT+7

​Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets the attendees at the Vietnam Business Summit in the central city of Da Nang on November 7, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underlined three key solutions for boosting Vietnam’s development during a business summit held in parallel with the ongoing 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) week.

The first Vietnam Business Summit (VBS) was organized in the central city of Da Nang on Tuesday with the attendance of Vietnamese government leaders and officials, representatives from prestigious international organizations, scholars and hundreds of business influencers from across the Asia-Pacific region. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit”

VN grabs top prizes at APEC Photo Contest

Update: November, 08/2017 – 15:34 vietnamnews

Harvest Time by Oki Arisandi
Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG – Việt Nam, the host of the ongoing 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, brought home all three top prizes of the APEC Photo Contest 2017.

The winners of the photo contest were announced at the Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting by the APEC Secretariat’s Executive Director, Dr Alan Bollard, on Tuesday.

Sunset Life by Kiều Anh Dũng

Kiều Anh Dũng of the Mekong Delta province of Bạc Liêu received the first prize for his work, Sunset Life. The second and third prize winners were Trương Vinh of HCM City for The Sea Flower and Trần Đình Thương of Bình Thuận Province’s Phan Thiết City for Building the Flower Industry, respectively. Tiếp tục đọc “VN grabs top prizes at APEC Photo Contest”

Philippines to ask China to clarify its intentions in disputed sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in an apparent policy shift, said on Wednesday he planned to ask China to make clear its intentions in the disputed South China Sea during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam.

 
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during Change of Command ceremonies of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

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MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in an apparent policy shift, said on Wednesday he planned to ask China to make clear its intentions in the disputed South China Sea during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines to ask China to clarify its intentions in disputed sea”

Canada says won’t be rushed on TPP trade deal at Asia-Pacific meeting

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By Matthew Tostevin and Mai Nguyen
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Ministers gather for a group photo after the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in Danang
Ministers gather for a group photo after the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in Danang, Vietnam, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Made Nagi/Pool

By Matthew Tostevin and Mai Nguyen

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Canada said on Wednesday it would not be rushed into a revived Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal as the 11 remaining members met in Vietnam to discuss the pact ditched by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Tiếp tục đọc “Canada says won’t be rushed on TPP trade deal at Asia-Pacific meeting”

Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit

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Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attends the opening of the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in the central Vietnamese city of Danang Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam, appeared to be struggling for a consensus on open markets and other strategic issues ahead of a regional summit, as their hosts appealed for cooperation.

A news conference planned for late Wednesday was canceled as the talks dragged on, and APEC officials said they would continue on Thursday. The ministers were due to endorse a draft of a statement their leaders in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum usually issue at the end of the annual summit. Tiếp tục đọc “Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit”

APEC 2017 special reports

– APEC 2017 webpage

– Contrasting visions as APEC CEO Summit closes
– TPP-11 gets new name, renewed growth focus
– 2017 APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Ministerial Statement
– The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting adopts Đà Nẵng Declaration
– APEC 2017: Voices of the Future issues declaration for youth
– Trade ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US
– Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia in Vietnam speech
– Vietnam top APEC target for CEOs’ overseas investment, despite automation challenges: survey
– Forest business forum held in Hà Nội
– Australia funds to empower women economically
– Việt Nam – Canada Joint statement on Comprehensive Relationship
– Trump’s $250 billion China ‘miracle’ adds gloss to ‘off-kilter’ trade
– TPP trade deal talks reach critical point at Asia-Pacific summit
– Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat
– Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit
– Positive impacts of APEC events on Vietnamese business
– Philippines to ask China [At APEC Summit] to clarify its intentions in disputed sea
– Canada says won’t be rushed on TPP trade deal at Asia-Pacific meeting
– Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit
– Nhật Bản, Hàn Quốc, Philippines cam kết thúc đẩy tự do thương mại trong APEC
– Mexican President: Vietnam, Mexico help connect Asia Pacific
– Các điểm đến ở Hội An chờ đoàn phu nhân lãnh đạo APEC
– APEC 2017: ABAC to urge leaders to focus on trade reform
– Ba cam kết lớn của Thủ tướng trước 2.000 doanh nghiệp tại APEC
– Doanh nghiệp muốn APEC ưu tiên phát triển thương mại số
– Vietnam to become trustworthy trade partner: PM
– Thủ tướng: Việt Nam muốn tiếp tục là đối tác kinh doanh tin cậy
– “APEC Vietnam 2017 – Fostering a shared future in a changing world”
– Những cơ hội và thách thức APEC
– APEC 2017: Joining APEC, strategic move of Vietnam
– Các sự kiện quan trọng của Tuần lễ cấp cao APEC
– Khai mạc Tuần lễ Cấp cao APEC ở Đà Nẵng
– CSOM opens APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang
– APEC 2017 elevates Vietnam’s political posture
– APEC delegates arrive at Đà Nẵng Airport
– Nơi đón tiếp, nghỉ ngơi của các đoàn tham gia APEC (Lodging)
– Công an, quân đội xuất quân bảo vệ APEC (Security forces)
– Specialized vehicles to protect APEC Summit 2017 in Da Nang
– Việt Nam đã chuẩn bị gì cho APEC?
– Thủ tướng: ‘APEC đang đối mặt với nhiều thách thức’

APEC a driving force for Việt Nam reform

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Update: November, 03/2017 – 16:00

Bùi Thanh Sơn, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Since joining APEC in 1998, the forum has become an important driving force in helping the country carry out reforms, peform economic restructuring and integration, propel the nation’s growth – and become a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).Bùi Thanh Sơn, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, told Việt Nam News Agency this before the upcoming APEC Summit to be held in the central City of Đà Nẵng in early November.

Since 1998, when Việt Nam became an APEC member, the forum has helped the nation diversify and multilateralise its international relations while deepening its bilateral relations with many nations and international organisations. Being an APEC member, Việt Nam has done its best to further consolidate an environment of peace, co-operation and development among member nations. Tiếp tục đọc “APEC a driving force for Việt Nam reform”

UN Environment Head: Asia Must Lead Charge for Pollution-free Planet

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FILE - People wear protective masks during a polluted day in Shanghai, China, Jan. 19, 2016.

FILE – People wear protective masks during a polluted day in Shanghai, China, Jan. 19, 2016.

Asia-Pacific — home to more than half the world’s population and some of its fastest-growing economies — is a key battleground in the fight against pollution, one of the biggest threats to the planet and its people, the U.N. environment chief said.

An estimated 12 million people die prematurely each year because of unhealthy environments, 7 million of them due to air pollution alone, making pollution “the biggest killer of humanity,” Erik Solheim told the first Asia-Pacific Ministerial Summit on the Environment in Bangkok this week. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Environment Head: Asia Must Lead Charge for Pollution-free Planet”

APEC discusses experiences in simplifying business registration

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Update: August, 24/2017 – 17:35

Participants exchange information before the workshop. — VNS Photo Thu Ngan

HCM CITY – APEC members shared their experiences in assisting companies, especially micro, small and medium-sized ones, smoothly register for doing business at a workshop titled “Simplified business registration and incorporation according to international best practices” held in HCM City on Thursday.

Hosted by the US, the workshop attracted around 100 participants and experts from 21 APEC economies. Tiếp tục đọc “APEC discusses experiences in simplifying business registration”

Experts urge use of agricultural biotechnology as response to climate change

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Update: August, 19/2017 – 20:20

Delegates meet at an APEC High-Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology workshop in Cần Thơ on August 18-19. – VNS Photo Thế Anh

CẦN THƠ — Agricultural biotechnology is one of the key tools that can improve the yield and quality of agricultural products in a time of climate change, experts said.

The experts were attending an APEC High-Level Policy Dialogue on Agricultural Biotechnology (HLPDAB) workshop in Cần Thơ on August 18-19.

Nguyễn Thị Thanh Thủy, chair of the HLPDAB, and director general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Department of Science, Technology and Environment, said that Việt Nam, like many other economies, was facing multiple challenges due to climate change, including shrinking agricultural area and land degradation caused by urbanisation and saline intrusion caused by rising sea levels. Tiếp tục đọc “Experts urge use of agricultural biotechnology as response to climate change”