Viet Nam News NEW DELHI — Asian countries are spending more on their human capital, according to World Bank Human Capital Index. The Human Capital Index (HCI) measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age of 18, given the risks to poor health and poor education that prevail in the country where the child lives. The HCI index values are contended to convey the productivity of the next generation and highlights how ready are Asian youth to face a future of immense opportunities. Singapore takes the top spot in human capital rankings globally. It has one of the most robust healthcare system, good education exams results and high life expectancy figures. It ranked first out of 157 economies suggesting that Singapore’s attempt to invest in its human capital will allow children to fulfill 88 per cent of their potential when they grow up. The top three countries that dominate the global index are Asian countries. South … [Read more...] about How prepared are Asian youth for the future?
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VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA) says that logistics costs in Vietnam are 16-17 percent of GDP, not 20.9 percent as reported before by several institutions. VLA says the logistics costs are 16-17 percent of GDP Nguyen Tuong, senior advisor to VLA, said on the sidelines of the VLA annual conference on November 17 that logistics costs are one of the most important issues mentioned in the VLA 2018 White Book, the publication launched as the official voice on logistics-related activities. The Vietnam Logistics Association (VLA) says that logistics costs in Vietnam are 16-17 percent of GDP, not 20.9 percent as reported before by several institutions. The proportion is higher, 10-20 percent, in consumer goods, e-commerce, retail, garment and farm produce. Of logistics costs, the expense for transport services accounts for the highest proportion, 60-80 percent, followed by handling and customs services. RELATED NEWS Freight forwarding companies see … [Read more...] about How high are logistics costs in Vietnam?
In this event, young participants had a chance to share their creative startup ideas with experts in the field of electronic commerce. All agreed that e-commerce should be done on high-tech platforms for activities such as digital currency transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, data collection and management. At the moment, more than 53 percent of the Vietnamese population are accessing the Internet, which makes this channel a commercially lucrative potential for young startups. However, these entrepreneurs are facing many challenges since they have not mastered the concept of e-commerce yet, leading to various unfocused and seemingly useless inquiries in the discussion. In addition, despite their great concern in startup activities, these people have not clearly identified their own direction or possible partners, so it is extremely hard for them to fully and successfully develop their ideas. The discussion belongs to a series of events in the National Festival for … [Read more...] about Discussion on e-commerce, startup launched
Viet Nam News HCM CITY – Việt Nam’s growing start-up community is offering more support to entrepreneurial youth, Phạm Xuân Đà, head of the Ministry of Science and Technology office in HCM City, said during an awards ceremony for the Startup Việt 2018 contest in HCM City on Thursday. The annual contest, held by online VnExpress newspaper for outstanding Vietnamese startups, attracted contestants from various industries such as real estate, education and healthcare. The contest winner was Datamart Việt Nam whose project was PowerSell, an automatic multi-channel retail solution using big data analysis technologies and AI to aid sellers on platforms such as Lazada and Shopee. The company received a media package from VnExpress and VNĐ5 billion (US$214,559) in investment from Phạm Văn Tam, CEO of Asanzo Việt Nam Electronic Company. Bùi Hải Nam of Datamart said the contest was a good opportunity to … [Read more...] about Startups support young entrepreneurs
When New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returns to parliament after becoming only the second elected leader in the world to have a baby in office, her daughter will be allowed to cuddle with her during debates and swim in the pool. Such access, almost non-existent even a year ago, spotlights a push by many countries to make their parliaments friendlier for children and their parents, as legislatures diversify and rules that can be surprisingly hostile to new parents are eased. "I think we didn't do a good enough job," said Trevor Mallard, the speaker of New Zealand's parliament, who can be seen from time to time holding infants for members while he oversees heated debate. "For mothers ... I just want to make it clear to them that we are going to be as friendly as possible towards their babies." Such steps aim to help boost diversity in parliament and accommodate a baby boom since last September's election, when two women Labour members with infants took up their seats, while … [Read more...] about Highchairs and cuddles: How parliaments are catering for lawmaker mums