Opening a seminar at the 2019 Vietnam Economic Forum in Hanoi Thursday, Nguyen Van Binh, chairman of the Communist Party's Central Economic Commission, stressed the need for Vietnam to address the challenges brought about by climate change. "If we don't effectively respond to climate change, the achievements of our socio-economic development will be damaged and the process of sustainable development will encounter many difficulties." As a country with a long coastline and many large river basins, Vietnam is considered among the five countries most affected by climate change. The impacts of climate change would accelerate resource depletion and environmental degradation and slow down the country's socio-economic development, Binh said. While renewable energy is environmentally friendly, its sources are still unstable, potentially endangering energy security, while traditional energy sources such as coal help ensure energy security but contribute to the greenhouse effect, … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s dilemma: clean electricity or energy security?
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The trophy, which was being contested outside of Italy for the 10th time, is traditionally a clash between the Italian league and cup winners, but Milan qualified as Coppa Italia runners-up after Juve clinched the domestic double last season. Portuguese talisman Ronaldo’s winning goal sealed the Turin club’s eighth Supercoppa win to make them the competition’s most successful team with one more trophy than Milan. * Ligue 1 Monaco are investing in a brand new 'Centre for sporting excellence' featuring three football pitches, as well as a fitness and medical centre from the 2020-21 season, the Ligue 1 club said on Wednesday. President Dmitry Rybolovlev added that the 'premium boxes' of the Louis II stadium would be renovated and a dormitory for the youth academy players would be built. The cost of the project has been estimated at EUR55 million. * Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Girona on Wednesday following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to … [Read more...] about Ronaldo secures Italian Super Cup glory for Juventus
Social security in ASEAN hard to streamlineBy Vu Dung Guests doing check-in procedures at a hotel. Laborers working in the tourism sector can freely travel within the ASEAN Economic Community, but the social security system in the ASEAN is not yet able to cover all immigrants - PHOTO: TL HANOI – ASEAN countries should enhance their bilateral or multilateral cooperation in ensuring social security for migrant workers in the region. However, it has been challenging to develop a regional system of social and health insurance as each member country uses a different insurance system, said Pham Do Nhat Tan, vice chairman of the Vietnam Association of Manpower Supply. Nguyen Thi Dieu Hong, a social welfare expert, agreed on this point, saying on the sidelines of a seminar on immigrant laborers in late September that in Singapore and Malaysia, the social security program focuses on the concept of individual accounts, while other countries develop common insurance funds, for which … [Read more...] about Social security in ASEAN hard to streamline
The VN-Index is forecast to extend its growth next week and conquer the 1000-point threshold, analysts said.— VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — The VN-Index is forecast to extend its growth next week and conquer the 1000-point threshold, analysts said. The VN-Index on the HCM Stock Exchange closed Friday up 0.34 per cent at 991.34 points. The southern market rose 2.3 per cent for the week after five consecutive gaining sessions. On the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index edged up 0.63 per cent to end at 113.37 points and expanded last week’s rally to 1.5 per cent. An average of more than 231.2 million shares worth VNĐ4.5 trillion (US$197 million) were traded in each session last week, up 2.6 per cent in volume but down 8.1per cent in value compared to the previous week. According to Nguyễn Nhật Cường, deputy director of VietinBank Securities Company, the VN-Index was expected to continue on an upward trend and pass the 1,000-point … [Read more...] about VN-Index forecast to break through 1000-point barrier
As per Visa’s account, it is a great opportunity for digital payments to override, or leverage, the payment market, worth some $6.1 trillion, when over half (55 per cent) of all transactions in the $11-trillion market in terms of payment volume in the Asia-Pacific are still in cash. Urbanisation and increasing mobile usage are driving the appetite for digital payments across the Asia-Pacific. Half of the region’s population lives in towns and cities, and more than two thirds (1.3 billion) of the 1.9 billion internet users in the Asia-Pacific access the internet via smartphones, according to the World Bank World Development Indicators. From cash presented to "contactless" way to pay The fast-changing payment ecosystem will now require security measures that do not come at a cost of convenience for both customers and merchants. “Payment security and convenience were once considered opposing forces. Not anymore. We have reached a point where security is embedded … [Read more...] about Cashless transformation requires top payment security