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Foreign ownership cap in air transport lifted

Vietnam Today 20/11/2019

Foreign ownership cap in air transport lifted

Ownership limit to increase from 30% to 34% under new government decree.

Workshop discusses third-party risks in banking

Vietnam Banks Association, PwC Vietnam, and PwC Vietnam Cyber Security Services Company hold workshop for Association's...

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Gamuda Land maintaining sustainable development for the community

Mr. Wyeren Yap Vooi Soon, General Director of Gamuda Land HCMC, shares his thoughts with VET on the company's CSR...

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ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop looks at UNCLOS

November 13-14 workshop in Hanoi focusing on implementing UN law on the sea.

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SK Innovation, Doosan, Ingine & Vingroup sign MoU with Quang Ngai

MoU signed regarding Non-Carbon Island Initiative in central province.

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Vietnamese rice wins World's Best Rice Contest 2019

ST25 rice wins contest held as part of World Rice Conference in Manila, the Philippines, from November 11-13.

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NA considers exemptions for foreigners in coastal economic zones

Legislature discusses visa-free policy for foreigners entering certain coastal economic zones.

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Bamboo Capital to continue moves into into real estate and energy

Company announces new development plans for upcoming years at Investors' Conference.

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UNIQLO hosts special LifeWear exhibition in HCMC

"An Introduction to LifeWear" showcased Japanese global apparel retailer's unique philosophy ahead of December 6...

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Wínk breaks ground at one hotel, tops out another

Ground broken at Wínk Hotel 178 Tran Phu in Da Nang while Wínk Saigon Center Hotel topped out.

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Toyota Vietnam Foundation grants scholarships to students in Lang Son

Scholarships granted to children of victims of traffic accidents in northern province.

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Issue

The path towards digitalization is perhaps more problematic for agriculture than in other sectors. Sizeable investment in modern technology is coming from major players but the sector is marked by small landholdings held by farmers, which makes large-scale change a challenge. A new association has been established to improve technological infrastructure, and information to enterprises and farmers is also key to success.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

The agriculture sector grew 2.02 per cent in the first nine months of 2019, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), posting export revenue of $30.02 billion and a trade surplus of $6.86 billion; higher than in the same period of last year.
Vietnam has seen an increasing number of enterprises investing in agriculture over the last three years as well as rising numbers of large groups pouring money into digital development in the sector, such as the TH Group, Vingroup, and Thaco, to name just a few.
Given such context, the establishment of the Vietnam Digital Agriculture Association (VIDA) in late September is expected to support agricultural enterprises move towards digitalization, in order for the country to “Be Rich in Agriculture”...(read more)

GUIDE AWARDS WINNERS

The Guide this month visits a pagoda in Bac Ninh famed for its stone sculptures, enjoys the return of ballet to the country, and has a date with Hanoi. It also treks up Bach Moc Luong Tu in the northwest, watches a homestay take shape, and dines on the little-known specialty of sandworms.