RoK technology ventures seek opportunities in Vietnam An event connecting technology ventures of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22 to strengthen cooperation and trade activities between businesses of the two countries. It was organised by Vuccess Co., Ltd of the RoK, with support from the State Agency for Technology Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, along with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Korea Techno-Ventures Foundation. At the event, Vietnamese firms were updated on latest technology and cooperation opportunities through 11 leading businesses of the RoK in various fields, including information technology, communications, power-electronics, garment-textile, chemistry, construction, energy and environment. Bui Hoang Yen from the Vietrade said that since Vietnam and the RoK established diplomatic relations in … [Read more...] about BUSSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 25/8
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Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Hua Qu is fighting to save her husband — one of at least seven U.S. captives being used as pawns in a nearly 40-year secret history of hostage taking. Hua Qu and her son, Shaofan. Credit Adam Ferguson for The New York Times Supported by ByLaura Secor July 10, 2018 Xiyue Wang could easily never have gone to Iran. He was a graduate student at Princeton, researching similarities across regional governments in 19th-century inner Asia. His work touched on neither the United States’ Iran policy nor any Iranian political reality less than a hundred years old. He initially planned to use the archives in Turkmenistan, but Turkmenistan denied him a visa. He wasn’t looking for an adventure — he had a 2-year-old son and a wife who had only just arrived in the United States from China. Compared with Turkmenistan, Iran was an open book, and compared with Afghanistan, which he also … [Read more...] about Her Husband Was a Princeton Graduate Student. Then He Was Taken Prisoner in Iran.
New enterprises up 5.3% in H1 More than 64,350 new enterprises were formed in the first half of this year with a total registered capital of VND648.9 trillion (US$22.95 billion). These figures, marked year-on-year increases of 5.3 per cent in the number of businesses and 9 per cent at the level of capital, the Business Registration Management Agency, operating under the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported. Experts at the agency attributed the period’s positive performance to the improving business conditions and registration procedure. According to experts, the newly-established firms have a tendency to rise since the beginning of this year. Notably, the second quarter of this year saw the highest number of new firms and level of registered capital over the past five years with 37,750 units, registering $11.8 billion in capital, up 41 per cent and 33 per cent, respectively. In the first six months, the average capital for an enterprise reached VND10.1 billion, surging … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 6/7
1H FDI disbursement at $8.37 bn FDI projects were estimated to have disbursed $8.37 billion in the first half of this year, up 8.4 per cent year-on-year. Vietnam had 25,953 valid projects as at the end of the first half, with total registered capital of $331.24 billion. Total disbursed FDI capital was estimated at $180.74 billion, or 54.6 per cent of total registered capital in valid projects. Foreign investors have invested in 19 out of the 21 sectors in Vietnam to date, in which processing and manufacturing accounted for the highest proportion, with $189.13 billion, or 57.1 per cent of total investment capital, followed by real estate with $56.2 billion, or nearly 17 per cent, and the production and distribution of electricity, water and gas, with $21.92 billion, or 6.6 per cent. Valid projects come from 128 countries and territories. South Korea ranks first, with total registered capital of $61.67 billion, accounting for 18.6 per cent of the total. Japan ranked second, with $55.45 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/7
Vietnam eager to develop Lien Chieu deep seaport The government has been urging the authorities to appraise Lien Chieu Seaport, showing strong support and promising smoother sailing for the project. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung recently urged the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) to appraise the capital sources and mobilisation methods of investment capital at Lien Chieu port. Besides, the DPM assigned the Danang People’s Committee to complete the pre-feasibility report for the project after the city studied MPI’ appraisal. Based on reports of MPI and Danang city, the Ministry of Transport (MoT) was asked to build the investment planning evaluation report to submit the prime minister for approval. The assignment of the DPM shows Vietnam’s eagerness to develop the Lien Chieu Seaport project, which is considered one of two key projects that aim to boost the central city as a main logistics centre in the ASEAN and the East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/6