Posts Tagged ‘ Private Sector ’

Private sector to drive US-Vietnam higher education ties

October 3, 2009
Private sector to drive US-Vietnam higher education ties

LookAtVietnam – There is great potential for American-style universities in Vietnam, but these will most likely be private sector initiatives. A representative from the State University of New York-Brockport (L) talks to a Vietnamese highschool student during a US education fair in Hanoi“I’ve seen already initiatives from the private sector such as Tan Tao University [...]

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Private sector to drive US-Vietnam higher education ties

October 3, 2009
Private sector to drive US-Vietnam higher education ties

A representative from the State University of New York-Brockport (L) talks to a Vietnamese highschool student during a US education fair in Hanoi There is great potential for American-style universities in Vietnam, but these will most likely be private sector initiatives, US Ambassador Michael Michalak said on Wednesday. “I’ve seen already initiatives from the private [...]

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Gold soars to three-month high as dollar goes down

September 3, 2009
Gold soars to three-month high as dollar goes down

Gold futures on the COMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange jumped to a three-month high on Wednesday as dollar weakened upon disappointing jobless data. Gold price for December delivery gained 22 U.S. dollars, or 2.2percent, to finish at 978.50 dollars an ounce, touching as high as981.40, the strongest level since June 4. Dollar [...]

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Concern at corporation spending

August 23, 2009
Concern at corporation spending

Despite turning impressive profits, many state corporations could make their capital work harder. LookAtVietnam – State-owned corporations’ capital usage efficiency has sparked National Assembly Standing Committee concerns despite their reported profitability.  According to the Standing Committee’s monitoring report released last week, state-owned corporations and business groups are increasingly displaying business efficiency. The number of corporations [...]

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Economic crisis boosts distrust of business: watchdog

June 4, 2009
Economic crisis boosts distrust of business: watchdog

People carry their produce to the market in Fundong, Cameroon in September 2008. Distrust of business has risen in the wake of the financial crisis and about half those surveyed around the world see the private sector as corrupt, watchdog Transparency International said Wednesday. A survey by the Berlin-based group showed that 53 percent of [...]

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Mekong body starts evaluating mainstream dams

June 2, 2009
Mekong body starts evaluating mainstream dams

LookAtVietnam – The Mekong River Commission (MRC) has emphasized the need to proceed carefully in considering dam projects on the mainstream Mekong River, as a wide ranging assessment of Mekong hydropower development begins this week. The Mekong River Commission Secretariat is located by the river in the Lao capital of Vientiane. (Photo: SGGP)“The Mekong River [...]

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Vietnam excels in investment opportunities, say US experts

May 31, 2009
Vietnam excels in investment opportunities, say US experts

LookAtVietnam – Investment opportunities in Vietnam are still tremendous despite the global economic slowdown, said US executives during talks on business opportunities in Vietnam in Washington on May 28. They also agreed that Vietnam is still a promising place for those who find the right partners to invest in.The Vietnamese Ambassador to the US, Le [...]

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Donors call on civil society to help battle corruption

May 30, 2009
Donors call on civil society to help battle corruption

Construction work on the National Highway 18 project, funded by Japanese official development assistance (ODA), in Quang Ninh Province. International donors recommend that civil society play a stronger role in Vietnam’s war on corruption, especially when it comes to monitoring major infrastructure projects. Vietnam should consider the public central to any fight against corruption as [...]

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Krugman warns Vietnam against financial sector foibles

May 22, 2009
Krugman warns Vietnam against financial sector foibles

Paul Krugman’s advice for Vietnam: don’t lose sight of financial regulation as private business takes off and the “invisible hand” of the market grows stronger. Economist Paul Krugman and Vietnamese Deputy PM Nguyen Sinh Hung in Hanoi on May 22.The Nobel Prize-winning economist said strict regulation of the financial sector and government safety nets would [...]

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Krugman warns Vietnam against financial sector foibles

May 22, 2009
Krugman warns Vietnam against financial sector foibles

A teller processes a transaction at a bank in Ho Chi Minh City. Any deregulation “needs to be done with great care,” Nobel Prize Laureate Paul Krugman said. Paul Krugman’s advice for Vietnam: don’t lose sight of financial regulation as private business takes off and the “invisible hand” of the market grows stronger. The Nobel [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...