Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision with teammate

JAKARTA: An Indonesian goalkeeper died during a league match on Sunday (Oct 15) after a collision with a teammate in Lamongan, East Java.

Goalkeeper Choirul Huda is carried off the pitch after a collision with his teammate during a league match on Oct 15, 2017. He later died in hospital. (Photo source: merdeka.com)

Choirul Huda was playing in goal for his side Persela Lamongan against Semen Padang in Indonesia’s Liga 1 when the incident happened in the 44th minute.

The 38-year-old Choirul collided with Ramon Rodrigues’ knee when he made an attempt to collect the ball in the closing moments of the first half.

Television footage showed he had difficulty breathing as he held his mouth in the immediate aftermath of the clash. Choirul received medical treatment on the field before he was rushed to hospital.

Choirul was still breathing, though unconscious, when he arrived at the hospital in Lamongan but succumbed to his injuries soon after.

Zaki Mubarak, the doctor attending to Chorul, said the hard impact on the keeper’s neck and head resulted in hypoxia – a condition in which a part of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply at the tissue level.

Persela Lamongan won the match 2-0.

Source CNA



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Five children die in drowning accident

Five children drowned on Sunday while fishing in Cà Lồ River which passes through Việt Long Commune in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District.

Local authorities and residents fish out the bodies of the five students who drowned in Cà Lồ River in Hà Nội’s Sóc Sơn District. – Photo news.zing.vn

Nguyễn Ngọc Chuyền, chairman of the Việt Long Commune, said relevant authorities and local residents rushed to the scene as soon as they were informed of the incident.

However, all the students were already dead when they were brought out of the water.

The victims were identified as Nguyễn Văn Thêm, 9, Nguyễn Trung Thực, 11, Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, 5, Nguyễn Văn Sứng, 13 and Nguyễn Minh Hợp, 13. Thực and Nhân are siblings.

A deeper investigation is underway.

According to a report from the Health Environment Management Agency under the Ministry of Health, the number of children and teenagers dying from accidents is increasing.

As many as 6,600 people aged between 0 and 19 years die of accidents in Việt Nam every year. Drowning is currently the top of cause of death among children in Việt Nam, with 3,500 dying of water-related accidents, the report said.

Drowning deaths are mostly seen among children aged between 0 and 4 years (36 per cent), while 25 per cent are seen in those aged from 5 to 9 years, and 26 per cent are in the age group of 10-14 years. In particular, fatalities among boys are three times higher than among the girls.

Source VNA



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Deposit interest rates up as Govt seeks low lending rates

The Việt Nam Asset Management Company has decided to hike its reference interest rate on bad debts to 9.9 per cent from the fourth quarter, up from 9.7 per cent.

The Việt Nam Asset Management Company has decided to hike its reference interest rate on bad debts to 9.9 per cent from the fourth quarter, up from 9.7 per cent. – Photo vietstock.vn

The rate is calculated based on the average deposit interest rates at the four State-owned joint stock banks, Agribank, BIDV, VietinBank, and Vietcombank.

The reference rate determines the pay-offs in a financial contract.

The average interest rate of the banking sector’s four biggest players has shown signs of increasing in recent times.               

Vietinbank has the highest deposit interest rates and shows clear signs of hiking the rates.

Since the beginning of this year its deposits interest rates have risen by 0.2-0.5 percentage points to 4.8-6 per cent.

Other banks too have begun to hike deposit interest rates starting late last month.

VPBank, for instance, increased its rates by 0.2 percentage points for six- to 11-month terms to 6.3-6.5 per cent. Techcombank’s rates for deposits of four to six months are up 0.2-0.3 percentage points to 5.3-5.7 per cent.        

Normally, banks hike interest rates in the last few months of the year when demand for credit often increases ahead of the peak shopping season, and has a knock-on effect on deposit rates.

But the hikes were not expected to happen this year because the State Bank of Việt Nam had made great efforts to keep them steady by keeping its interest rates lower and improving banks’ liquidity.

But its efforts are seemingly in vain.   

The central bank recently announced several policies following the Government’s demand to cut interest rates.

In July it cut several key benchmark rates such as refinance rates, discount rates, the rate on overnight loans, and lending rates for priority sectors.  

It also bought foreign exchange to improve its reserves, which helped improve banks’ đồng liquidity.

The central bank’s moves have partly contributed to reducing the interest rates on the bond and inter-bank markets.

But they did not affect the deposit interest rates.

Analysts have expressed concern that the hikes in deposit interest rates will make it difficult to achieve the Government’s plan to further cut lending interest rates by 0.5 per cent to support enterprises.

Many analysts attributed the hikes in deposit interest rates to the rising inflation rate and credit demand.

They said individuals often decide to deposit in banks based on the inflation rate.

In the first seven months of the year prices were quite steady, sometimes even declining. But in recent months they have been trending upward, rising to 3.9 per cent, almost reaching the full-year inflation target of 4 per cent.

In August the prices of 10 out of 11 groups of commodities increased compared to July. Drugs and health services registered the highest increase of 2.86 per cent. Transport was up by 2.13 per cent, food and catering services by 1.06 per cent,  housing and construction materials by 0.93 per cent, and education by 0.57 per cent.

The General Statistics Office has predicted that fuel prices will continue to rise until year-end, affecting the prices of several essential goods.

In its recently updated ”Asia prospect” report, the ADB adjusted its forecast for Việt Nam’s average inflation rates to 4.5 per cent this year and 5 per cent next year.

The Government’s recent loosening of credit policy to hike the credit growth target to over 20 per cent from the earlier 18 per cent is another important reason for the increase in inflation.

The increase in the deposit interest rates also is due to the pressure from the foreign exchange market.

The demand for foreign exchange, particularly from import firms, often increases at the year-end ahead of the peak shopping and festival seasons.

This pushes up the value of the greenback against the đồng.

To hold on to their deposits, banks then have to hike interest rates on đồng deposits.

IP operators’ shares surge

The Industrial Urban Development Joint Stock Company No.2 (D2D) has seen its share price go up by 57 per cent from VNĐ36,300 (US$2) at the beginning of the year to VNĐ56,900 ($3)on October 4 on the HCM City Securities Market (HOSE).

D2D is engaged in development of real estate and infrastructure projects at the Nhơn Trạch Industrial Park No.2 in Dong Nai Province.

Another share to surge was the Nam Tân Tuyên Industrial Park Joint Stock Company based in Bình Dương Province: Its price more than doubled in the period from VNĐ35,000 to VNĐ73,200.

The Vĩnh Phúc Infrastructure Development Joint Stock Company rose from VNĐ45,000 in early August to VNĐ65,000 just a month later.

Market observers said shares of companies involved in industrial parks have appreciated sharply in the last nine months, with many of them reporting big profits.

The Kinh Bắc Joint Stock Company, the owner of eight industrial parks, including Tân Phú Trung, Quế Võ, Quang Châu and Tràng Duệ, achieved after-tax profit of VNĐ420 billion ($18.5 million) in the first haft of 2016, a year-on-year increase of 67 per cent.

The Long Hậu Joint Stock Company, the owner of the Long Hậu Industrial Park, reported profits of VNĐ39 billion ($1.72 million) in the first six months on 2016, up 56 per cent.

The Tín Nghĩa Industrial park Joint Stock Company’s profits rose 50 per cent to VNĐ33.5 billion in the first half of this year.

Analysts said the sharp rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) this year has been an important factor in pushing up the prices of IP developers’ shares.

According to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, in the first nine months of the year new FDI coming into Việt Nam was worth US$25.48 billion, up 34.3 per cent over the same period last year, of which $12.5 billion has been disbursed, up 13.4 per cent.  

Importantly, of the amount, US$183.5 billion went into processing and manufacturing businesses, which are mainly situated in industrial parks.

For instance, many new FDI enterprises like Luxshare ICT and JA Solar have become tenants of Kinh Bắc Company’s industrial parks this year.

The industrial park operators’ policy of steady dividends is also considered a strength.

Source VNA



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Reference exchange rate down by 2 VND at week’s beginning

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam increased the daily reference exchange rate for VND/USD by 4 VND on the first day of the week (April 24) to 22,339 VND per USD. With the current trading bank of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 22,989 VND and the floor rate 22,675 VND per USD. The opening hour rates listed by commercial banks saw slight fluctuations. Vietcombank raised both its rate by 5 VND to 22,680 VND (buying) and 22,750 VND (selling) per USD, compared to the final day of last week (April…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam kept the daily reference exchange rate for VND/USD on April 18 unchanged from the day before at 22,323 VND per USD. With the current +/-3 percent trading band, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 22,993 VND and the floor rate 21,653 VND per USD. Meanwhile the opening hour rates at commercial banks saw strong increases. Vietcombank raised both its rate by 45 VND compared to the previous dy, listing the buying rate at 22,700 VND and the selling rate 22,770 VND. At Techcombank, the buying rate was…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The daily reference exchange rate of VND/USD was kept unchanged for the second day on March 23, at 22,253 VND per USD. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks is 22,912 VND and the floor rate 21,585 VND per USD. The opening hour rates at commercial banks dropped slightly from March 22. At BIDV, both rates went down by 10 VND to 22,735 VND (buying) and 22,805 VND (selling) per USD. BIDV listed its buying rate at 22,730 VND per USD (down 15 VND) and selling rate at 22,815…... [read more]

Hanoi, (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate for VND/USD 22,321 VND per USD on April 11, up 5 VND from the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the day is 22,990 VND and the floor rate, 21,652 VND per USD. Meanwhile, the opening hour rates listed by commercial banks saw slight reduction. BIDV slashed both selling and buying rates by 5 VND, listing the buying rate at 22,620 VND and the selling rate at 22,690 VND per USD. At Vietinbank, the…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam set the reference exchange rate for VND/USD at 22,152 VND on December 22, down 2 VND from the previous day. With the current trading band of /-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks is 22,816 VND and the floor rate, 21,488 VND per USD. The rates listed at commercial during the opening hour saw light changes. Both the selling and buying rates at BIDV were raised by 5 VND, to 22,720 VND (buying) and 22,790 VND (selling) for one USD. On the contrary, Vietinbank cut both its rate by 15…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The reference exchange rate for VND/USD was set at 22,108 VND per USD on November 3 morning, down 9 VND from the previous day and was the fourth reduction in a row. Accordingly, the reference exchange rate lost 27 VND after four days. With the current trading band of +/-3%, the ceiling rate for commercial bank on November 3 is 22,679VND per USD and the floor rate, 21,358 VND. The opening rates at commercial banks saw almost no change from the day before. Both Vietcombank and BIDV listed their buying rate at 22,285 VND one USD and…... [read more]

Hanoi, (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam set the reference exchange rate for VND/USD at 22,234 VND per USD on February 16, down 2 VND from the previous day. With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate for commercial banks during the day is 22,901 VND and the floor rate, 21,567 VND per USD. The opening hour rates at commercial banks continued the rising trend, with Vietcombank raising both rates by 50 VND, to 22,730 VND (buying) and 22,800 VND (selling) per USD. The buying rate listed by BIDV was 22,730 VND and the selling rate…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) - The reference exchange rate for Vietnamese dong against the US dollar was announced at 21,948 VND per USD for October 3 morning, down 1 VND from September 30. With the current +/- 3 percent VND/USD trading band, the ceiling exchange rate is 22,606 VND per USD and the floor rate is 21,290 VND per USD. Commercial banks made slight changes to their listed USD price. The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) posted buying and selling prices at 22,265 – 22,335 VND per US dollar the same morning, unchanged compared to the same…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The State Bank of Vietnam set the reference exchange rate for VND/USD at 22,155 VND on December 23, up 3 VND from the previous day. With the current trading band of /-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks is 22,819 VND and the floor rate, 21,491 VND per USD. The rates listed at commercial during the opening hour remained stable. Both the selling and buying rates at BIDV were raised by 5 VND, to 22,720 VND (buying) and 22,790 VND (selling) for one USD. On the contrary, Vietinbank cut both its rate by 15 VND,…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) - The reference exchange rate for Vietnamese dong against the US dollar was announced at 21,964 VND per USD for October 5 morning, up 12 VND from October 4. With the current +/- 3 percent VND/USD trading band, the ceiling exchange rate is 22,623 VND per USD and the floor rate is 21,305 VND per USD. Commercial banks made no change to their listed USD price. The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) posted buying and selling prices at 22,265 – 22,335 VND per US dollar the same morning, unchanged compared to the same…... [read more]

Vietnam Airlines to increase Hanoi – Sydney flights

(CPV) - From April 25 to May 5, Vietnam Airlines will add 342 domestic flights to satisfy the surging demand for traveling during the long public holidays - the Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1). Accordingly, the seating capacity would increase by up to 20% on 16 certain air routes compared to normal days with around 58,700 seats. These additional services are mainly fall on April 29 to May 4, thus helping the airline to provide a total of 382,500 seats, an increase of 18% as normal plan. Passengers are advised to carefully manage their travel…... [read more]

Flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines will operate at least 430 more flights to tourist destinations across the country as part of its plan to add an extra 826 domestic flights from June 1 to August 31 this year. Vietnam Airlines said it will conduct the most flights (an additional 114) on the route between HCMC and Phu Quoc, a resort island off Kien Giang in the Mekong Delta region. The carrier will service 88 more flights between Hanoi and the former imperial city Hue, which is a UNESCO-listed heritage site that often attracts many domestic and international vacationers in summer. Meanwhile,…... [read more]

(VOV) -The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, will operate 434 more flights than scheduled on April 30 and May Day. Vietnam Airlines to launch Moscow-Cam Ranh route Vietnam Airlines offers 27 percent discounts on Europe flights The airliner is prepared to carry as many as 57,900 passengers a day from April 26 to May 2 on both domestic and international flights, up 5 percent compared to the same period last year. There will be a sharp increase in the number of passengers to big cities such as Hanoi, Haiphong, HCM City, and Danang to see firework displays and to other…... [read more]

48 extra domestic flights will incclude eight for each of Hanoi-Nha Trang, Hanoi-Danang, Hanoi-HCMC and HCMC-Nha Trang routes, 10 for the HCMC-Phu Quoc run and six for the HCMC-Danang. Airbus A320/321 và AT7 will be used to carry passengers on these flights. For international services, Vietnam Airlines said it would have 15 more flights from Hanoi to Bangkok and Siem Reap and from HCMC to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Siem Reap, and vice versa during the holiday period. Vietnam Airlines said the seating capacity would increase by up to 70% on certain air routes compared to normal days. The airline…... [read more]

(CPV)- The Vietnam national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines announced it will increase more 832 flights on Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City route and Ho Chi Minh City - Danang route within January 10 and February 9, 2009 to meet the increasing travel demand of people during the 2009 Lunar New Year. Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines will operate more 430 flights on the Hanoi- Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi route, with 110,000 seats and its soonest flight will depart at 5 am from Hanoi. 402 flights will be added for the Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Ho Chi…... [read more]

Vietnam Airlines will open non-stop flights from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur from June 16, according to an official of Vietnam airline. There will be seven flights per week, bringing to 21 the number of flights per week from Viet Nam to Malaysia.An Airbus A321 will depart from Ha Noi at 2.55pm and depart KL at 6.55pm (KL time) with a flight time of three hours. As a promotion, customers who book tickets before June 16 for trips between June 16-July 16 would pay VND2.508 million ($120) plus taxes and fees, the airline said. Viet nam Airlines will also increase four…... [read more]

By Mong Binh - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Vietnam Airlines has commenced five weekly flights on the Hanoi-Vinh route to expand its domestic flight network. Pham Ngoc Minh, general director of Vietnam Airlines, said that the new route would make air travel more convenient and affordable within Vietnam and meet the demand for flights between the two destinations. Vietnam Airlines is selling promotional single fares from VND300,000 for the route until May 31 for departure flights between now and June 30, 2010. The Hanoi-Vinh route brings Vietnam Airlines' domestic routes to 34 from the country's major cities Hanoi,…... [read more]

PANO - The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, plans to add more flights to meet passengers' demand during the upcoming Lunar New Year. st said the airline make 1000 additional flights with about 174,500 seats, on its 10 main domestic routes between January 25th and March 2nd, 2013. On routes between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Airlines will provide 82,600 and 46,250 more seats, representing an increase of 27 and 34 percent, respectively. On other routes between Ho Chi Minh City-Phu Quoc/ Vinh/ Dong Hoi/ Hue/ Nha Trang/ Quy Nhon/…... [read more]

To ensure the safety of customers flying to areas currently under the influence of Tropical Storm Diamu, Vietnam Airlines has called off ten flights scheduled for today, August 19. To ensure the safety of customers flying to areas currently under the influence of Tropical Storm Diamu, Vietnam Airlines has called off ten flights scheduled for today, August 19. The affected flights were meant for arrival and departure at Cat Bi Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong, and Tho Xuan Airport in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, according to the national flag carrier. Tropical Storm Diamu has been…... [read more]

In Briefs (20-12-2007) Vietnam Airlines increases Tet flights HA NOI — Vietnam Airlines has announced that it will increase its flights in the Tet (Lunar New Year), to 318 to meet sky-high demand. From January 24 to February 21 next year, Vietnam Airlines will also increase its flights on the Ha Noi-HCM City route to 246, while the HCM City-Da Nang route will increase to 72 flights. Second ship built to tackle oil spills HA NOI — The Song Thu Shipbuilding Company, a member of the General Department of Defence Industry, has begun building a second ship to deal with…... [read more]

Held by Hanoi FC, Thanh Hoa lose top spot

NDO – FLC Thanh Hoa failed to defend their position atop the V-League 2017 standings after being held to an unexpected 3-3 draw by reigning champions Hanoi FC, in the most anticipated match of the 21st round, on their home field, on October 15.

Despite playing away, Hanoi put the home side under pressure right from the off, by finding the net immediately after the first whistle. Taking a long pass from a teammate, striker Hoang Vu Samson produced a decisive and accurate finish to open the scoring for the capital team.

However, their joy was short-lived, as defender Mai Tien Thanh equalised for FLC Thanh Hoa just three minutes later.

With the pressure removed, Thanh Hoa regained their confidence as a frontrunner in the title hunt and reversed the situation in the 24th minute thanks to an accurate curler by captain Omar, from a distance of 18 metres.

Following the break, Hanoi FC put veteran Thanh Luong on to the field, seeking to strengthen their power in the attack line. The adjustment proved effective as the guests tied up the score four minutes after the hour mark, following a skillful ball control and finish by forward Oseni.

With time running out, Hanoi FC continued to attack the home side, forcing goalkeeper Thanh Thang to work hard in goal.

Van Thang managed to make it 3-2 for FLC Thanh Hoa with an 82nd-minute header, only to see his effort cancelled out by Van Quyet, who sealed an aggregate 3-3 score with a successful penalty conversion a few minutes later.

Sharing the points with Hanoi FC, FLC Thanh Hoa missed out on the opportunity to consolidate their top position, being beaten to second place by Quang Nam, who finished off hosts XSKT Can Tho with a score of 3-2 on the same day.

In the other matches, SHB Da Nang and Song Lam Nghe An easily trounced bottom-placed Long An and Hoang Anh Gia Lai by two straight goals, while Hai Phong thrashed Ho Chi Minh City 4-1.

Former champions Becamex Binh Duong suffered a narrow 0-1 defeat to Quang Ninh Coal. Meanwhile, Saigon and Sanna Khanh Hoa BVN played out the only goalless match of the 21st round.



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Deputy PM: Culture is basis for sustainable corporate development

NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh emphasised that corporate culture should be considered as the foundation for the sustainable development of enterprises, and the economy as a whole, in the current period of international integration.

He made the statement at the forum entitled ‘Corporate Culture – Basis for Sustainable Development’ held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 15.

“Corporate culture is the essence of a brand and represents the difference in the value of enterprises. A good brand is not only the asset of an enterprise but is also a national treasure”, Deputy PM Binh stated.

According to the Deputy PM, the Vietnamese enterprise community have made great efforts in building and developing corporate culture in the spirit of respecting the law, enhancing business ethics, showing responsibility towards society and following healthy competition which have significantly contributed to improving the brand, image, and sustainable development of enterprises and the national economy.

However, he noted that the building and development of corporate culture has also showed inadequacies, including undue attention being paid to business ethics, causing many pressing issues. Many businesses find ways to receive benefits through violating the law, including the production, importation, and trading of counterfeit, poor quality and unsafe goods.

The Deputy PM said that these acts not only cause economic losses but also discredit Vietnamese goods.

At the forum, Deputy PM Binh also affirmed that the Government is committed to accompanying the business community through the continuous improvements to legal institutions, the reform of administrative procedures and the investment environment, while preventing wastefulness and corruption.

Furthermore, strict punishment will be imposed on any acts of harassment, profiteering, and corruption in a bid to create favourable conditions for enterprises to develop and innovate.

At the forum, the Vietnam Association for Business Culture Development announced the Corporate Culture Criteria which consist of six major categories: the culture of business leaders, the building and implementation of corporate culture, respect of the law, business ethics, the implementation of social responsibility, and healthy competition.

This is considered as the basis for the association to evaluate and honour typical cultural enterprises in the near future.



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Hillary Clinton blames election loss on sexism during UK book tour

Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blamed her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump on sexism and the “double standards” women are held to in public life during a promotional tour for her new memoir in Britain on Sunday.

Clinton said women were held to “maddening” double standards as compared to male counterparts as she encouraged her supporters to get organized to affect change in society.

“The only way we’ll get sexism out of politics is to get many more women into politics,” she said to rapturous applause while promoting her book “What Happened”.

Women, she said, were more heavily judged and criticized due to sexism – from their physical appearance to their beliefs – and generally disliked in positions of power rather than in supporting roles, she told the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The book fair in southwest England, established in 1949, is thought to be the oldest literature festival in the world and showcases poetry, cookery books and celebrity autobiographies.

The former First Lady said her political loss had left her stunned and admitted at times it was hard to get out of bed but long walks in the woods, reading mystery novels, playing with her dogs and yoga helped her to deal with her “grief”.

“Everybody gets knocked down. What matters obviously is whether you get yourself back up and keep going,” she told an audience of thousands.

“As a person I’m ok, as an American I’m worried,” she said, citing Trump’s interactions with North Korea and withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement as causes for concern.

Clinton admitted she struggled to attend Trump’s presidential inauguration in January but was supported by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

“My husband read every page of the book, gave me great editorial suggestions and said it was critically important to get it out,” she said.

Clinton, 69, urged her female supporters to get organized and encouraged them to sign up to her new platform “Onward Together” which promotes citizen engagement and trains young leaders to run for political office.

“I’m trying to be purposeful, putting my energy into action on behalf of our values,” she said.

The former Secretary of State said the post-election analysis of her loss by the media and political pundits had left her feeling dissatisfied, and her book was an attempt to make her own case so future generations understood her campaign.

Looking ahead, Clinton said she was optimistic about the future but ruled out running again for top office although she said she would continue to support the Democratic party.

“I’m not leaving politics … I have a lot to say. I’ll continue to say it. I’m not shutting up and sitting down,” she said.



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Defense Ministry to assist HCMC to solve port traffic jam

At the meeting, the standing committees of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the HCMC Party Committee worked together to estimate their coordination results in defense instruction in line with socioeconomic development in the city.

Minister of Defense General Ngo Xuan Lich and HCMC Party Committee secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan chaired the conference.

The two sides heightened the policy of closely combining socioeconomic development with intensifying national defense and security in every plan and project. They also agreed with an investment mechanism from defense budget and city budget for military units in the city.

They will work together to rearrange some posts of military units in the city.

In the up coming time, city leaders will arrange land, funds and technology for clean vegetable farming to serve military forces stationed in HCMC and the southern region.

Defense Ministry to assist HCMC to solve port traffic jam ảnh 1General Ngo Xuan Lich talks to some delegates at the conference (Photo: SGGP) 
Defense Ministry to assist HCMC to solve port traffic jam ảnh 2Minister of Defense General Ngo Xuan Lich talks to standing deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee Tat Thanh Cang (L) and chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (R) at the conference (Photo: SGGP)

By KY LAM – Translated by Hai Mien



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Vietnamese specialties among world’s best 30 dishes

Vietnam’s Pho and Goi cuon (fresh spring rolls) have been named in the list of the best 30 dishes of the world under a survey by CNN.

Pho was ranked 28th while fresh spring rolls stood at the 30th place in the list.

As a symbol of Vietnamese cuisine culture, Pho is present anywhere around the world and it’s a great combination of rice noodle, herbs, thinly-sliced beef or chicken meat and broth.

Meanwhile, Goi cuon consists of boiled pork, shrimp, herbs, rice vermicelli and rice paper. It’s served with sauce made from a variety of ingredients and herbs.

Other dishes on the list include chicken muamba of Gabon, tom yum goong of Thailand, hamburger of Germany, Peking duck of China, and sushi of Japan.-VNA



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Vietnam’s import-export sector faces more challenges

The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is considered a golden chance for developing countries like Vietnam to improve quality of services, goods and competitive advantages.

However, the implementation of information technology and human-made intelligence applications have also posed several challenges for Vietnam’s economy.

Industry 4.0 has created enormous opportunities for many countries. In the first nine months of 2017, Vietnam’s turnover of imports of machinery and spare parts reached more than 22 billion USD, up 34 percent compared to the same period last year.

The figure shows increasing demand for the expansion of manufacturing businesses as well as growth in construction activities.

According to experts, Industry 4.0 will create a new driving force for import-export enterprises to connect and join in regional value chains.

“First of all, it will help businesses cut operating and managing costs up to 70 percent of total expenses,” said economic expert Can Van Luc.

“It will also create conditions for enterprises to access new markets, and help enterprises increase competitive capacity, improve services and productivity,” he added.

Four key sectors facing challenges from the Industry 4.0 include garment and textile, footwear, handicrafts, and the manufacturing industry as these sectors require a lot of labourers.

“Industry 4.0 requires us to change, we have to occupy higher links in a value chain, we also have to use more intelligence which can not be replaced by technology,” said Tran Thanh Hai, Deputy head of the Department of Import-Export Management under Ministry of Industry and Trade.

“We will know how to introduce products which are suitable for everyone and we will be able to meet greater demand of bigger clients,” Le Hong Viet, FPT’s Technological Director said.

Industry 4.0 is expected to open export growth possibility. However these advantages can only be realised if import-export enterprises take the initiative now.

Authorised bodies should also introduce new approaches to help the economy to adapt to Industry 4.0./.



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com

Australia, Timor-Leste reach draft agreement on maritime border

Timor-Leste fishermen (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Australia and Timor-Leste have agreed on a draft of the agreement on
maritime border delimitation reached in August, ending a decade-old dispute
related to oil and gas fields between the two nations, according to the
Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands.

The
two neighbouring countries in the South Pacific region reached consensus on a finalised
document of the draft agreement on maritime boundary delimitation in the Timor
Sea and addressing legal framework for the Greater Sunrise oil and gas field.

According
to the PCA, the draft agreement paves the way for the development and sharing
of the resulting revenue.

Australia
and Timor-Leste started to discuss the settlement of territorial disputes in
2002 when the latter separated from Indonesia.

In
2006, the two sides signed some marine deals in the Timor Sea.

The
Greater Sunrise field is estimated to hold 144 billion cubic metres of gas and
226 million barrels of condensate gas, which are worth up to 40 billion
USD.-VNA



Link http://news.c10mt.com/search/label/vietnambreakingnews and http://news.c10mt.com