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M&A makes up majority of foreign capital inflows Some US$6 billion out of US$7.63 billion in foreign investment capital pledged to HCMC last year came from capital contributions, share acquisitions and purchases of stakes from domestic businesses. HCMC vice chairman Le Thanh Liem said at a conference in Binh Duong Province on February 14 that the pledged investment capital from foreign investors for HCMC last year picked up by 15.59% against the previous year. Of these, there were 1,060 new projects, with total registered capital of US$811.68 million, and 244 projects with additional capital of over US$835 million. Last year also saw 3,283 cases in which foreign investors received approval to contribute capital, buy shares and contribute capital to domestic firms, with registered capital totalling US$5.99 billion. With these results, HCMC received around 60% of foreign capital. According to Liem, the 2014 investment law has provided a favorable legal corridor for foreign investors … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/2
By ERIC LIPTON, STEVE EDER and JOHN BRANCH DEC. 26, 2018 In just two years, Trump has unleashed a regulatory rollback with little parallel in the past half-century. This Is Our Reality Now BAKERSFIELD, Calif. THOMPSONS, Tex. CHARLESTON, W.Va. FORT BERTHOLD, N.D. In California, where over a third of the nation’s vegetables and two-thirds of its fruits and nuts are grown, farm workers are being sickened by a pesticide that the Obama administration tried to ban. In the heart of West Virginia’s coal country, the state’s largest inland waterway is still being contaminated with hundreds of pounds of selenium, a pollutant that can wipe out aquatic life, as well as smaller amounts of arsenic and mercury. A coal-burning power plant in the suburban sprawl of Houston, one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolises, is getting a free pass to continue spewing harmful levels of sulfur dioxide into the air. Far to the north, on the Fort … [Read more...] about President Trump’s Retreat on the Environment Is Affecting Communities Across America
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Kay Lazar and Jon Chesto Globe Staff September 22, 2018 An underground labyrinth of leak-prone, corroding natural gas pipes. Mounting pressure on utilities to upgrade ancient infrastructure. A chronic shortage of trained workers. And a surge of retirements among state inspectors.This is the backdrop for the natural gas fires and explosions that rocked the Merrimack Valley Sept. 13.The gas lines that wend throughout the state, beneath city streets, and into people’s homes are overseen by a patchwork of bureaucracies and a regulatory system that largely trusts utility companies to police themselves. Advertisement Though such calamities are rare, safety experts and local leaders say the gas industry needs more rigorous, transparent oversight to avoid more disasters. Get Fast Forward in your inbox: Forget yesterday's news. Get what you need today in … [Read more...] about Gas infrastructure in Massachusetts: A recipe for disaster?
NEW BEDFORD — At first, Sarah Estrella seemed like the answer to Deborah Lesco’s prayers.An old spinal injury had slowly robbed Lesco of her ability to walk, leaving her lower body racked with pain that only medical marijuana could ease. The 68-year-old former special education teacher got around in a wheelchair and needed help with her daily activities. Related Links Ten essential tips when you’re hiring a home aide -- from someone who learned the hard way Luckily, Lesco had found this “nice, sweet girl” on a state-sponsored caregiver website who was happy to take care of it all. “She had experience, she was smart, she was clean, she could lift me up,” said Lesco, who was further reassured because she knew some of Estrella’s relatives.What could go wrong?Everything. When she hired Estrella in September 2015, Lesco didn’t know that her new personal care attendant had faced 15 criminal charges since 1997, including … [Read more...] about Stranger in the house