Vietnam’s economy set to thrive with new dynamics Vietnam reaped notable achievements in 2018, with economic growth hitting a record high of 7.08%, putting Vietnam on the list of Asia’s fastest-growing economies. New economic dynamics are expected to drive Vietnam forward in 2019 and help it achieve its 5-year plan targets by 2020. Vietnam risks lagging behind in the next decade if it can’t maintain its annual growth of more than 7%. In the government’s recent meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Vietnam is determined to create more breakthroughs across all fields this year in order to fulfill the 5 year-plan and 10-year strategy. One of the government’s biggest challenges will be helping economic hubs like Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang revive their growth. Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Duy Khuong of Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy told VOV "It’s important for Vietnam to create a firmer foundation of international … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 15/2
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Vietnamese firms join world’s largest food, beverage fair in UAE Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood 2018 (Source: laodong.vn) Twenty Vietnamese enterprises will showcase their products at the 24th edition of Gulfood – the world’s largest annual food & beverage trade exhibition – in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, from February 17-21. The firms include the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk), the Hanoi Trade Joint Stock Corporation (Hapro), the Nafoods Group and the Vietnam Hanfimex Corporation. The Agricultural Trade Promotion Centre under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will organise the Vietnam pavilion at Gulfood. The event is expected to help Vietnamese enterprises find consumers, sign export contracts and expand their market share in the Middle East, Africa and Southwest Asia. They can also introduce Vietnamese agricultural products, food and beverages and promote Vietnamese brands to foreign visitors, according to the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/2
THE Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, which change each year on a rotating cycle. According to the Asian astrology, your year of birth - and the animal this represents - determines a lot about your personality traits and the life you'll lead. What is this year's Chinese zodiac animal? This year is the celebration of the pig, and previous years have included 2007, 1995, 1983, 1971 and 1959. The pig is the symbol of wealth and people who are born in this year are said to have a beautiful personality and are blessed with good fortune in life. Last year the animal was the dog – known for being loyal and trustworthy. Which Chinese zodiac animal am I? The Chinese animal zodiac or shengxiao, which means 'born resembling', are arranged in a repeating cycle of 12 years. Which Chinese zodiac animal am I? Rat: 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960 Ox: 2009, 1997, 1985, 1973, 1961 Tiger: 2010, 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962 Rabbit: 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963 Dragon: … [Read more...] about How are the Chinese New Year animals decided and what’s the story of the Chinese Zodiac?
THE Chinese New Year - also known as 'Spring Festival' is set to dazzle the world with fireworks and impressive lantern displays. The Year of the Pig is said to be a good year to make money and friendships, and it's TOMORROW. When is Chinese New Year 2019? Falling on February 5 - TOMORROW - Chinese New Year marks the turn of the lunar year. Based on the Chinese calendar, the celebration starts on the last day of the last month of the lunar cycle and ends on the 15th day of the first month. Chinese New Year can begin anytime between January 21 and February 20. There are 12 zodiac animals and 2019 will be the Year of the Pig. How is the Year of the Pig celebrated? Just as with other Chinese New Year celebrations, the Year of the Pig is usually celebrated with an immense lantern festival and fireworks. In many places, including London, there is also a parade, with floats dedicated to the different zodiac. The pig is the twelfth zodiac animal. According to Chinese mythology, the Jade … [Read more...] about When’s Chinese New Year 2019, how is the Year of the Pig celebrated and what are the other zodiac animals?
THE Chinese New Year brings with it fireworks and impressive lantern displays. But when is it celebrated in 2019, which zodiac comes into prominence, and what does it mean for the year ahead? When is Chinese New Year? Falling on February 5, Chinese New Year marks the turn of the lunar year. Based on the Chinese calendar, the celebration starts on the last day of the last month of the lunar cycle and ends on the 15th day of the first month. FERAL YOUTHS Baby-faced yobs named and shamed by cops after 'wreaking havoc' on town DOH! Top 20 things Brits forget at Christmas including buying sellotape and putting on oven WarningSKEWERED ALIVE Factory robot malfunctions and impales worker with 10 foot-long steel spikes LatestCHURCH BLOODBATH Gunman ‘storms cathedral in Brazil killing 4 and turning gun on himself’ FIRE IN THE HOLE US Army’s terrifying new rifle can obliterate enemies with power of TANK BEST OF BRITAIN Britain's most popular meals revealed including beans on … [Read more...] about When is Chinese New Year 2019, how is the Year of the Pig celebrated and what are the other zodiac animals?