Post-pandemic cooperation prospect of Vietnam, Hong Kong The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (China) jointly held a teleconference on post-pandemic economic recovery – Vietnam-Hong Kong partnership on September 20. Speaking to Vietnam News Agency's correspondents, Anthony Lam, Executive Deputy Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and CEO and Vice Chairman of the Golden Resources Development International Ltd., said a number of Hong Kong manufacturers have recently expanded production out of Hong Kong and to ASEAN, including Vietnam, for different reasons. About the potential of cooperation between Vietnamese and Hong Kong firms, Lam said Hong Kong is focusing resources on health care and pharmaceuticals so its businesses could consider investment in those fields in Vietnam. He stressed that Vietnam boasts a young, hardworking, … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS SEPTEMBER 20
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“Vaccination is just half the challenge amid the current surge of the Delta variant.” An enhanced and comprehensive approach to reconfiguring critical care in hospitals and at home will be important to Viet Nam’s re-opening roadmap and plan for life with Covid-19, stated Gareth Ward, British ambassador to Vietnam in a webinar held yesterday. The workshop, jointly organized by the British Embassy in Vietnam and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Consortium for Global Health, was an opportunity for health experts to exchange knowledge on reconfiguring critical care in the hospitals and community in response to the Covid-19 surge. Health experts of the UK and Vietnam attended the webinar . From the UK perspective, ambassador Gareth said, a comprehensive strategy would help to reduce the pressure on hospitals, protect the health system and support economic resilience amid the pandemic. “Vaccination is just half the challenge,” affirmed the diplomat. … [Read more...] about Covid home treatment – a solution for Vietnam to safely live with Covid-19: UK experts
How do you perceive the proposed moves by Ho Chi Minh City authorities to gradually reopen the economy? Professor Dr. Tran Ngoc Tho Ho Chi Minh City has put forth the principles and stages to reopen the economy from September 15. Opening to a level that is safe is the message not only Ho Chi Minh City but also the approach taken by many other countries. As the pandemic is still a risk, the city has also considered the continuity of social distancing, matching the actual situation in different areas, along with ensuring social welfare. Many governments have increasingly encouraged people to return to normal life and shift into a new normal. Scientists, however, still warn that it might be too early to have in place some strategies to get out of the pandemic. Why might reopening be deemed too early and what are the main concerns? In New Zealand, for example, 90 per cent of surveyed people said that they did not have many expectations about life resuming as … [Read more...] about The right time to fully reopen the economy
The digitalisation and technological transformation are speeded up during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The COVID-19 pandemic does not slow down technological transformation or digitisation, but in fact speeds them up, companies said. Speaking to Vietnam News , Angus Liew, General Director of Gamuda Land Ho Chi Minh City, said: “ Digitisation is the future of mankind, not only for real estate but also for all other business sectors, and people’s lifestyles as well. It’s an irreversible trend. Nowadays we can see everyone is talking about AI, industry 4.0, etc.” Technology was the backbone nowadays and governed every aspect of doing business, from operational systems to mechanisms to interact with customers. His company had put a lot of efforts and resources into developing technology and innovation. “ Technological transformation is one of our top priorities,” he said. Soon, possibly in the first quarter of 2022, Gamuda Land Vietnam … [Read more...] about Pandemic speeds up digitisation, technology transformation
Institutional Investor awarded Generali Group CEO, Philippe Donnet, who took second place overall in the "Best CEO" category. Group CFO, Cristiano Borean, and Head of Investor & Rating Agency Relations, Giulia Raffo, took top spot in the “Best CFO” and “Best IR Professionals” categories, respectively. Generali was also ranked among the best companies in the “Best IR Program” and “Best Investor/Analyst Event” categories, and took first place as the “Best IR Team”. The Institutional Investor ranking reflects the evaluations of over 1,500 professionals and investors from around 600 financial services companies. The CEOs were assessed on the criteria of credibility, leadership and communication, whereas CFOs were evaluated based on capital allocation, financial stewardship and communication. A number of factors were examined to assess Investor Relations activities, including roadshows, quality of financial information, business and market knowledge, and the company's … [Read more...] about Generali recognized by Institutional Investor
After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam? On September 21, The Sherpa, a subsidiary of Masan Group Corporation, announced an investment of $13 million to acquire a 70-per-cent stake in mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Mobicast and officially expand to the telecommunications sector. This is Masan's first step into the digital services sector. Mobicast's services target tech-savvy customers with great demand for data usage and digital lifestyle. As a result, the startup can help Masan to complete its offline-to-online offerings of necessities and financial services. An MVNO offers a fast and cost-efficient system to build transmission and reception network infrastructure. Besides this, an MVNO is considered a catalyst for competition in the mobile telecommunications market. MVNO players will develop value-added services on mobile devices, helping to improve quality and diversify experiences. It is estimated that necessities … [Read more...] about After acquisition of Mobicast and Reddi, can Masan become the “Reliance Jio” of Vietnam?