U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet on Wednesday for their second summit, betting their personal relationship can break a stalemate over the North’s nuclear weapons and end more than 70 years of hostility.
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One week from a scheduled meeting between leaders of the U.S. and North Korea in Hanoi, an air of urgency permeates the Vietnamese capital as the hosts beef up preparations for the high-profile summit.
The prime minister affirmed that the MPI (Ministry of Planning and Investment) is the head of the government’s general advisory agency.
Technology solutions are transforming every aspect of life, lining up a plethora of services readily available at the swipe of a finger – and banking and finance is a hotbed of such innovation. Do Danh Thanh, technology consulting director at PwC Consulting Vietnam, told VIR’s Hoang Anh how digital banking is an inevitable trend that puts pressure on banks all over the world to transform their traditional operating models.
Vietnam has been officially granted Category 1 status by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), setting the stage for Vietnamese airlines to conquer US destinations.
Fresh foreign capital has been flowing into the southern provinces of Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Binh Duong at the beginning of the Lunar New Year.
According to Amanda Rasmussen, chief operating officer at Indo Trans Logistics (ITL) and recently elected chair of AmCham Vietnam, the increased manufacturing activity will lift the country’s booming air freight market to even greater heights.
In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, applying technology and automation in manufacturing is a critical solution for businesses to deal with the disruption of labour as well as lack of labour force. Kim Huong reports.
Last year saw great interest among international companies in Vietnam’s transport sector. However, regulatory barriers continue to hinder their next steps. Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The discussed with VIR’s Bich Thuy strategies to garner private funding in the sector and the opportunities for foreign investors in 2019.
In 2018, the Vietnamese economy grew by an impressive rate of 7.08 per cent, fuelled by the strong direction of the government, with a rise in foreign investment. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung talked with VIR’s Tung Huong about the year’s economic achievements, and the country’s new investment attraction strategy.