Dòng vốn FDI – những câu hỏi chưa lời đáp

Sau ba thập kỷ nhận dòng vốn nước ngoài, còn nhiều mặt trái mà Việt Nam chưa thể xử lý.

Xã Tân Vĩnh Hiệp, thị xã Tân Uyên, Bình Dương nhìn từ trên cao xuống có một bố cục điển hình của kinh tế Việt Nam trong thế kỷ 21.

Khung cảnh chụp từ vệ tinh được tạo thành từ 3 mảng chất liệu chính: mái tôn lớn, mái tôn nhỏ và đất nông nghiệp. “Mái tôn lớn” là những mảng tôn che các khối nhà xưởng rộng hàng nghìn mét vuông. Chúng là thành tố kinh tế cốt lõi của cả Tân Uyên và Bình Dương trong hơn một thập kỷ qua. Một phần lớn thuộc về các doanh nghiệp FDI. Tiếp tục đọc “Dòng vốn FDI – những câu hỏi chưa lời đáp”

Kinh tế đêm: cuộc giằng co trong bóng tối

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Kinh tế đêm: cuộc giằng co trong bóng tối

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au nửa đêm, trong bóng tối các đô thị, nền kinh tế Việt Nam vẫn tạo ra một dòng chảy ngầm bất chấp những mệnh lệnh hành chính.

“Xôi đê chị ơi. Ăn xôi dựng xe vào kia chị”, một thanh niên mái tóc “Khá Bảnh”, quần lửng, áo phông nhái hàng hiệu, chân đi dép tổ ong chặn đầu xe máy trên đường. Cô gái đánh lái tránh kẻ mời chào, né luôn làn khói thịt nướng mù mịt từ bếp than. Tiếp tục đọc “Kinh tế đêm: cuộc giằng co trong bóng tối”

Thanh Đa – bốn thế hệ vật lộn với quy hoạch treo

Người già mong ngóng rồi qua đời, trẻ con lớn lên lập gia đình rồi sinh con, bốn thế hệ dân Thanh Đa trải qua bao lần tuyệt vọng vì “quy hoạch”. 

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Tuần lễ trước Noel năm 1998, pháo hoa vụt sáng trên bến Bạch Đằng. Một chuỗi các hoạt động văn hóa và lễ hội tiếp nối. Hội chợ, triển lãm, biểu diễn, hội thao… Sài Gòn – Gia Định kỷ niệm 300 năm ngày thành lập. Một giai đoạn đầy hứa hẹn của thành phố và đất nước. “Lệnh cấm vận của Mỹ đã được gỡ bỏ, bây giờ Sài Gòn sẽ rất nhanh lấy lại ánh hào quang của thế kỷ 19”, tác giả Robert Tompkins viết mùa Hè năm đó, nhắc tới bối cảnh kinh tế đặc biệt của quãng thời gian này. Tiếp tục đọc “Thanh Đa – bốn thế hệ vật lộn với quy hoạch treo”

Việt Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index

Update: March, 16/2020 – 15:49 VNS

Việt Nam is ranked 96th in the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index. — VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam ranks 96 out of 132 countries on the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), down four positions compared to last year and nine positions in 2018. Tiếp tục đọc “Việt Nam ranks 96th in global talent competitiveness index”

Cần 2.500 tỉ đồng đầu tư dự án thủy lợi Cái Lớn- Cái Bé giai đoạn 2

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Thứ Bảy,  4/1/2020, 18:45 

(TBKTSG Online) – Bộ Nông nghiệp và Phát triển nông thôn đang cần đến 14.200 tỉ đồng để đầu tư các công trình thủy lợi ở Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long (ĐBSCL) giai đoạn 2021-2025, trong đó, dự án hệ thống thủy lợi Cái Lớn- Cái Bé giai đoạn 2 cần đến 2.500 tỉ đồng.

Dự án Cái Lớn- Cái Bé kiểm soát nguồn nước hơn 384.000 ha bán đảo Cà Mau

Sau nhiều tranh cãi, dự án thủy lợi Cái Lớn – Cái Bé được phê duyệt

Dự án Cái Lớn – Cái Bé có làm nghị quyết “thuận thiên” phá sản?

Tiếp tục đọc “Cần 2.500 tỉ đồng đầu tư dự án thủy lợi Cái Lớn- Cái Bé giai đoạn 2”

Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?

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Seasonally pumped hydropower storage could provide an affordable way to store renewable energy over the long-term, filling a much needed gap to support the transition to renewable energy, according to a new study from IIASA scientists.

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Seasonal pumped hydropower storage (SPHS), an already established yet infrequently used technology, could be an affordable and sustainable solution to store energy and water on an annual scale, according to new IIASA research published in the journal Nature Communications. Compared with other mature storage solutions, such as natural gas, the study shows that there is considerable potential for SPHS to provide highly competitive energy storage costs.

Tiếp tục đọc “Could water solve the renewable energy storage challenge?”

Google moves Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 production to Vietnam due to Coronavirus outbreak: Report

Google and Microsoft are moving production of Pixel and Surface products respectively to Vietnam. The shift in production is due to US-China trade war and outbreak of novel Coronavirus.

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Google and Microsoft have reportedly shifted production from China to Vietnam. The search giant has shifted production to build ‘Made in Vietnam’ Pixel smartphones. The decision reportedly came due to worsening novel Coronavirus outbreak. Google Pixel 4a, likely to be the next low-cost device, is set to begin production as soon as April. The production of this device is said to begin at a facility in northern Vietnam. According to Nikkei Asian Review, Thailand might become another beneficiary of this change in production. Tiếp tục đọc “Google moves Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 production to Vietnam due to Coronavirus outbreak: Report”

Samsung Starts Building $220 Million R&D Center in Vietnam

By March 2, 2020

HANOI — Samsung Electronics has started building a $220 million research and development center in Vietnam, the South Korean tech giant’s local unit said on Monday.

But a ground-breaking ceremony, scheduled for this past Saturday, was canceled because of a virus outbreak that led to travel restrictions on South Koreans, Hong Sun, the vice chairman of Korea Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, told Reuters.

A Samsung Electronics spokeswoman confirmed the cancellation, but did not provide any other details.

Construction of the center in Hanoi will be completed by the end of 2022, Samsung Vietnam said in a statement, adding that the center will employ between 2,200 and 3,000 people.

Tiếp tục đọc “Samsung Starts Building $220 Million R&D Center in Vietnam”

Vietnam: Shipping firms in troubled waters as coronavirus hits trade

Vietnamese shipping firms are reporting falling revenues after the coronavirus outbreak brought trade-related activities to a standstill in China.

Pham Hong Manh, manager of Hai Phong shipping firm T.S. Container Lines, said his company has reduced shipping from China since January 19.

It used to ply up to 13 times a month to Chinese ports, but the figure was down to eight last month and to seven this month, he said.

Ships are docking at other ports outside China, which accounts for 40 percent of international shipping in Vietnam, but this pushes up costs, he said.

“Our shipments have fallen by 30 percent year-on-year due to the outbreak. We estimate our losses at millions of dollars.”

Vietnam’s biggest shipping firm, Vinalines, is also struggling as shipping activities in China and some other countries have dwindled. Many of its ship are lying idle in ports.

The company, formally known as the Vietnam National Shipping Lines, estimated shipments in the first six months could fall by 15 percent year-on-year.

Its revenues could fall by VND992 billion ($42.7 million) and profits by VND224 billion ($9.6 million) in the period, it estimated further.

The epidemic outbreak has meant there are fewer personnel to operate ports in China, resulting in less traffic to all countries, including Vietnam.

Quy Nhon Port in central Vietnam now operates only 20 days a month instead of 30, with shipments falling by 15 percent. Last month it handled 100,000 tonnes less than targeted.

Vietnamese ports handled 655 million tonnes of cargo last year, up 14 percent from 2018, according to the Vietnam Maritime Administration.
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Vietnam Airlines, whose revenues have been hit badly by the Covid-19 epidemic, has cut the salaries of senior managers by 40 percent this year.

How our planet became more urbanised than ever

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Over three-quarters of the world’s population now live in urban areas, according to the JRC’s new Atlas of the Human Planet.

The Atlas will be officially launched on Monday at the 10th session of the World Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi.

With data spanning four decades and nearly 240 countries and territories, the Atlas shows how humans have settled on Earth and urbanised the planet.

From 1975-2015, the share of people living in urban areas has increased from 69% to 76%.

Across the globe, the number of countries and territories with less than 50% of total population living in urban areas has fallen from 48 in 1975 to 36 in 2015. Tiếp tục đọc “How our planet became more urbanised than ever”

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’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.

Vietnam minimum wage 2020 Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s Competitive Minimum Wages: How Does it Fare with its Regional Peers?”

Global energy storage market to surge to 15 GW by 2024

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