Hi-tech sector needs rebooting (05-03-2009) HCM CITY — The development of the hi-tech industry in Viet Nam should be targeted, synchronised and sustainable, a seminar heard yesterday. Organised by the Sai Gon Hi-tech Park (SHTP) and Washington-based Geogretown University, the seminar addressed many vital questions related to hi-tech growth in the country. These included global policies and tactics in attracting hi-tech corporations' investment, especially in semiconductor area; critical factors to help establish local hi-tech supporting industry; ways to develop human resources to meet the needs of multinational corporations (MNCs). Participants looked at the best practices of top ten hi-tech parks around the world for answers to these questions. The seminar is part of the SHTP's long-term development strategy to constantly review and update its development model and promote the spill-over effects of the park's high tech FDI projects. Nguyen Dinh Mai, prresident of SHTP's … [Read more...] about Hi-tech sector needs rebooting
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Wooing this year's best graduate students in economics will be familiar faces from Harvard, Princeton and other U.S. universities seeking assistant professors -- and EBay Inc. (EBAY)'s not yet three-year-old economic research team. The American Economic Association's annual meeting kicks off today and EBay won't be the only technology company aiming to tap more brainpower at what doubles as the discipline's premier job fair. In the past few years, Google Inc. (GOOG), Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) have amassed teams of in-house economists to make sense of the oceans of data they're collecting. The trend has also been a boon for researchers handed some of the world's richest and largely unexamined treasure troves of human behavior. "It used to be that if you got a Ph.D. in economics, you went to government, you went to academics, you went to a consulting firm, or you went to Wall Street," said Greg Rosston, deputy director of the Stanford Institute for Economic … [Read more...] about Human behavior trove lures economists to US tech titans
Firms expect to hire more staff Binh Nguyen By Binh Nguyen - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - VietnamWorks released its latest online employment report just last week which revealed that labor demand at its corporate clients was on the rise, especially in a number of specific industries. A key finding in the first Online Employment Report for 2013 of the largest online recruitment provider in Vietnam was that 62% of its clients were likely to increase hiring in 2013 over 2012, even though the country’s macroeconomic problems remain unaddressed this year. VietnamWorks did not clarify the number of companies participating in the survey for the first quarter but its chief executive officer Carlton Pringle said the website was the preferred partner of over 10,000 employers in Vietnam in its 11 year history. “When our team looked at our data, we saw very strong correlations between our numbers and those of government, economic and financial institutions. In many ways this is … [Read more...] about Firms expect to hire more staff
The greenest car you've likely never heard of will soon be hitting Honda showrooms across the United States as the Japanese automaker expands sales of its compressed natural gas powered Civic. The Honda Civic GX 4DR, a natural Gas vehicle, at a car show in Los Angeles. … [Read more...] about The greenest car you’ve (likely) never heard of
In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. In 2010, Vietnam overcame numerous difficulties and challenges to march forward. That was a year when Vietnam's proactive and comprehensive diplomacy effectively served the cause of national defense and development and gained successes to welcome of the 11th National Party Congress. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s diplomacy in 2010: Firmly marching on the road of integration and development.