Ilustrative image (Photo: Xinhua) Hanoi (VNA) - Singapore's non-oil domestic exports ( NODX ) expanded 7% year-on-year in July, with June's growth revised down to 8.5% from 9% previously, Enterprise Singapore , a government agency, reported on August 17. This is the 20th consecutive month for Singapore's NODX to grow year on year. The electronic NODX increased by 10.3% year-on-year in July, following a 4.1% increase in June. Meanwhile, the non-electronic NODX in July expanded by 6.1% compared to the same period last year. On a month-on-month seasonally adjusted basis, Singapore's NODX increased by 1.4% in July to 17.8 billion SGD (12.9 billion USD), after the previous month saw a 3.2% growth. The country’s non-oil re-exports (NORX) grew by 25.2 % year-on-year in July, following a 31.4% expansion in the previous month. Both electronic and non-electronic NORX saw an increase. Its oil domestic exports in July surged by 97.1% compared to the same month last year, and … [Read more...] about Singapore’s non-oil domestic exports expand by 7% in July
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The People’s Army Newspaper would like to present an interview with Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang, Director of the Department of Foreign Relations under the Ministry of National Defense, on the visit of the Vietnamese delegation to Moscow on this occasion. Reporter: Could you please tell us about the goal and significance of the participation of the Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation in the seventh Moscow Conference on International Security? Lieutenant General Vu Chien Thang: The Vietnamese high-ranking military delegation led by General Ngo Xuan Lich is participating in the conference in the context that the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership in general, and the bilateral defense ties in particular, have been developing dynamically and effectively. The Moscow Conference on International Security, the proven prestigious and important forum for discussion of global security issues, has contributed to promoting peace, stability and security in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s role and responsibility reaffirmed
They suggested ways to apply gender-responsible budgeting, ensure that the needs of women, men and others are fully considered throughout the budget cycle, and reinforce supervision by the communities, such as civil organizations and people, over public investment budget allocation from a gender perspective. The conference on “Strengthening Financial Resources to Advance Gender Equality in Vietnam” was held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Institute for Development & Community Health (LIGHT) in collaboration with the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women) under the U.N. Joint Program on Supporting Vietnam towards the 2030 Integrated Finance Strategy for Accelerating the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In her opening remark, LIGHT Deputy Director Dr. Nguyen Thu Giang said as gender equality is important to realizing SDGs, it requires support policies from the central to local level. It is critical that … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks strengthening financial resources to advance gender equality
At the meeting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on August 17 asked the Ministry of Culture , Sports and Tourism (MCST) to review the operation of household businesses in the tourism sector affected by the COVID-19 . The ministry should coordinate with core travel firms to form key routes connecting localities, the official said at a meeting of the State Steering Committee for Tourism in Hanoi which assessed the implementation of tourism recovery solutions. He ordered restarting heritage digitalisation with the participation of travel enterprises to promote new tourism products. Regarding electricity prices for tourism services and lodging facilities, Dam, also head of the Committee, asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) to submit a plan on power price adjustment to the Prime Minister before application. The MCST, travel associations and firms should propose specific tax and land incentives, he said. Minister Nguyen Van Hung … [Read more...] about Committee seeks ways to ensure rapid, sustainable tourism recovery
Staff of Sai Gon Bank interview candidates at a job fair held by the HCM City University of Economics in May. — Photo diendandoanhnghiep.vn Banks are focusing on digital transformation and automation, which has led to increasing demand for IT and data personnel, according to a report recently released by the recruitment service provider Navigos Group. Banks need high-quality human resources, yet it can be difficult and costly to find qualified staff due to market competition. Digital transformation has been undertaken by large banks in the past three to five years. Due to competition and the pandemic, numerous banks have expanded their digital transformation over the past two years. Searches by banks for mid- and high-level positions related to digital banking and digital transformation occupied half of bank jobs from the second half of 2021 to mid-2022. Some positions that are always in high demand for digital transformation include product owner, project manager, business … [Read more...] about Banks struggle to recruit personnel for digital transformation
HD SAISON has unveiled a preferential loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) for workers at industrial parks across the country with the stated goal of protecting them from loan sharks. — Photo courtesy of the company HD SAISON, a subsidiary of HDBank, has earmarked a loan package of VND10 trillion (US$429.78 million) at half the market interest rate for workers at industrial parks across the country. Through this, it hopes to help the government stabilise the economy and ensure social security, and protect workers from loan sharks. Workers expressed happiness on hearing about the package. HD SAISON will lend from this package until the end of 2023 at an interest rate of 20 per cent a year compared to the normal rate of 40-50 per cent. Borrowers can roll over their loans for several years. For the sake of workers An HD SAISON spokesperson said the company was honoured to be chosen by the Government and the State Bank of Vietnam as one of two consumer finance … [Read more...] about Why do workers opt for HD SAISON’s loan package?