Archive for October 17th, 2020

Ringgit closes higher against US dollar

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:02 AM

The ringgit closed higher against the US dollar today in view of the surging US weekly initial jobless claims announced overnight as a second wave of Covid-19 exploded across [...] » More

Don’t let political turmoil return during COVID-19 season, Malaysian king tells citizens and politicians

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | CNA | 6:02 AM

The Malaysian king on Friday (October 16) urged all citizens, especially politicians, to self-reflect together and not allow the country to be pulled back into political [...] » More

New coronavirus infections rise to record highs in US Midwest and beyond

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Wisconsin and other states in the US Midwest and beyond are battling surges in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalisations rising to record levels in an ominous [...] » More

Britain moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

“Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could become a reality after a British [...] » More

Vietnamese buy fewer motorbikes amid pandemic

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Vnexpress | 6:02 AM

Motorbike sales fell 17.4 percent year-on-year in the first nine months to 1.93 million units, according to the Vietnam Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (VAMM). The [...] » More

HCM City proposes early construction of two elevated roads

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM

HCM City is set to develop 55 traffic infrastructure projects next year, with priority given to major projects to cope with traffic congestion hotspots, especially the [...] » More

Nutifood becomes first Vietnamese milk brand available at Walmart

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The Vietnam Nutrition Food JSC (NutiFood) announced on October 15 that its soymilk products are now available in 450 Walmart supermarkets across China, making it the first [...] » More

Only 5pct FDI projects in Vietnam use high technologies

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Hanoitimes | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is home to 32,539 valid foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with registered capital of a combined $381 billion, of which $233 billion has been fully disbursed. A [...] » More

Digital transformation: no time for hesitation

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Vietnamnet | 6:02 AM

The governments that quickly move forward will be ahead of those that hesitate and proceed slowly in applying digital technologies. Many companies in the country have been [...] » More

Hoa Phat reports highest-ever revenue, after-tax profit

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | VNA | 6:02 AM

The industrial manufacturer Hoa Phat Group posted 24.9 trillion VND in revenue in the third quarter of this year, up 62.7 percent year-on-year, and after-tax profit of over [...] » More

Tourism revenue plummets in Jan-Sep

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM

Due to a sharp drop in domestic and international tourist arrivals following the coronavirus outbreak, Vietnam’s tourism sector earned a mere VND233 trillion in revenue [...] » More

Harmonising Interests among Stakeholders in PPP Projects

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Vietnam Business Forum | 6:02 AM

The performance of public-private partnership (PPP) investment projects should be based on the principle of harmonising interests of the government and investors, and [...] » More

North-south railway resumes operations after flooding in central Vietnam

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM

The section of the nation’s north-south railway passing through Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces has been reopened following flooded rail tracks witnessed over [...] » More

MICE events heat up Vietnam’s domestic tourism

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Tuoitre News | 6:02 AM

The restart of MICE events with a high number of tourists travelling domestically has promised to be a driver for a strong rebound of the tourism sector in the remaining [...] » More

ITU Digital World 2020 to open next week on digital transformation in management

17-Oct-2020 Intellasia | VIR | 6:02 AM

ITU Digital World 2020 will open in Hanoi on October 20, with one of the focuses being the transformation of management activities in the digital environment. ITU Digital [...] » More