02:14 (GMT +7) - Tuesday 19/11/2019
Better workplace skills key to growth

Vietnam Today 18/11/2019

Better workplace skills key to growth

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends national forum in Hanoi on enhancing workplace skills.

Sens Asia Travel introduces Green Friday campaign

New tours in campaign provide ecological experiences for visitors by planting trees in Vietnam and Cambodia.

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Switzerland continues agriculture support project

Project supporting use of satellite data for monitoring of rice production and crop insurance to continue to mid-2021.

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IFC promoting supply chain finance in Vietnam

Supply chain finance needed to improve competitiveness of local MSME suppliers.

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Visa: Fintech key in cutting reliance on cash

Fintech could drive last mile adoption of digital payments according to Visa.

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Top 10 most profitable banks honored

Vietnam Report releases Vietnam Profit 500 for 2019 in different categories, including banking.

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KEB Hana Bank becomes strategic shareholder of BIDV

South Korean bank buys 15% stake and two agree to strategic partnership.

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Sweden promoting low-carbon circular economy

"Promoting a low-carbon circular economy - a Swedish perspective" workshop held in Hanoi on November 12.

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ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop looks at UNCLOS

November 13-14 workshop in Hanoi focusing on implementing UN law on the sea.

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SK Innovation, Doosan, Ingine & Vingroup sign MoU with Quang Ngai

MoU signed regarding Non-Carbon Island Initiative in central province.

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Gamuda Land maintaining sustainable development for the community

Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon, General Director of Gamuda Land HCMC, shares his thoughts with VET on the company's CSR...

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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.