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11 business associations take pledge on business integrity

Business 13/11/2019

11 business associations take pledge on business integrity

Business associations lead the way in promoting business integrity by signing pledge.

Embassy Education & Reggio Children open first Reggio Emilia preschool

Little Em's, the first Reggio Emilia Approach preschool in Vietnam, opened in HCMC.

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Fintech Vietnam Forum held in Hanoi

November 8 Forum the culmination of the 2019 Fintech Challenge Vietnam.

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11th South China Sea International Conference opens in Hanoi

Concerns increasing over growing tensions, violations of sovereignty, and threats to use force in the East Sea, two-day...

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IHG increases presence with two hotels on Ho Tram Strip

The Grand Ho Tram to be rebranded InterContinental Grand Ho Tram within a year, while new Holiday Inn Resort Ho Tram...

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Six Senses Con Dao launches private air service

Resort becomes first in Vietnam to use private air service to Con Dao Island.

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Vietnam Airlines signs two deals worth $1bn

Deals signed with US's Pratt & Whitney and Sabre Corporation.

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Hospitality to continue attracting investors over next decade

Vietnam Hospitality Forum held by CBRE Vietnam hears of ongoing potential in local hospitality sector.

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US-Vietnam sign five business agreements and MoUs

Agreements and MoUs signed in presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

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Need for financial and banking system to apply technology

Fintech Vietnam Forum 2019 held on November 8 in Hanoi.

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ZF launches new auto plant in Hai Phong

Mr. Michael Hankel, Member of the Board of Management at ZF Friedrichshafen AG, spoke with VET about the company's new...

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Issue

The path towards digitalization is perhaps more problematic for agriculture than in other sectors. Sizeable investment in modern technology is coming from major players but the sector is marked by small landholdings held by farmers, which makes large-scale change a challenge. A new association has been established to improve technological infrastructure, and information to enterprises and farmers is also key to success.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

The agriculture sector grew 2.02 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), posting export revenue of $30.02 billion and a trade surplus of $6.86 billion; higher than in the same period of last year.
Vietnam has seen an increasing number of enterprises investing in agriculture over the last three years as well as rising numbers of large groups pouring money into digital development in the sector, such as the TH Group, Vingroup, and Thaco, to name just a few.
Given such context, the establishment of the Vietnam Digital Agriculture Association (VIDA) in late September is expected to support agricultural enterprises move towards digitalization, in order for the country to “Be Rich in Agriculture”...(read more)

GUIDE AWARDS WINNERS

The Guide this month visits a pagoda in Bac Ninh famed for its stone sculptures, enjoys the return of ballet to the country, and has a date with Hanoi. It also treks up Bach Moc Luong Tu in the northwest, watches a homestay take shape, and dines on the little-known specialty of sandworms.