Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II. It may seem too soon to proclaim that the fourth industrial revolution, spurred by interconnected digital technology, is upon us, but Mr. Henning Kagermann, Head of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, did exactly that in 2011, when he used the term Industry 4.0 to describe a proposed government-sponsored industrial initiative. After missing the first three, Vietnam is now hoping to tap into the fourth revolution, though this requires action and not just words. Boundless prospects It’s not by chance that Industry 4.0 is mentioned often in State documents and speeches by government officials. The topic even … [Read more...] about VN tries to harness the change brought about by Industry 4.0.
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Exhibition "Everything is Golden" by Michelle Wise Opening: Thu 29 Oct 2015, 6 pm Exhibition: 29 Oct - 12 Nov 2015 Spacebar Cafe 15/76 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi Join us for the opening of "EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN", a selection of paintings and contemporary lacquer by Michelle Wise. "EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN" is a series of works developed out of Wise's personal interest in using colours and simple geometric shapes to explore how spatial and color relationships have the power to evoke emotional responses. Inspired by non-objective abstract expressionists such as Joseph Albas and Mark Rothkoe and drawing on Vietnamese and other Asian cultural artistic traditions, this series utilizes lacquer work and gold leaf in contemporary ways. Her work thematically focuses on shape and form within these media; eliciting a sense of spiritualism while avoiding reference to religious iconography. Born in 1975, Michelle comes from Whanganui, New Zealand. She hitchhiked out of town with nothing … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON OCTOBER 15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
PARALLEL TRADE OF PATENTED PHARMACEUTICALS: A DISCUSSION FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE Dr. Nguyen Nhu Quynh Deputy Chief Inspector Ministry of Science and Technology Abstract: Although the legitimacy of parallel trade was established in the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement 1994 (TRIPS Agreement) and re-affirmed in the Doha Declaration on TRIPS Agreement and Public Health 2001 (Doha Declaration), parallel trade in patented pharmaceuticals has so far been one of the most heatedly debated topics. Multi-national pharmaceutical companies complain that parallel trade of patented pharmaceuticals denies them adequate protection of their patent rights and prevents them from recouping the costs of pharmaceutical development including research and development (R&D), regulatory approval and amortization of the cost of unsuccessful drug development. In contrast, the developing (and least developed) countries, suffering from the … [Read more...] about PARALLEL TRADE OF PATENTED PHARMACEUTICALS: A DISCUSSION FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRY PERSPECTIVE
Mekong Delta to accelerate transport infrastructure development Under the plan, the region will have 83 new projects with an investment of 125.3 trillion VND (5.6 billion USD); of which, there are 45 road projects with a combined capital of 90.3 billion VND (4 billion USD). The plan also envisions four projects in aviation worth some 5.2 trillion VND (232 million USD), 22 others in maritime transport with an estimated investment of 18 trillion VND (807 million USD) and 14 in inland waterway valued at 11,8 trillion VND (530 million USD). The committee said besides completing projects under implementation, priority will be given to key projects to boost linkage in the region. According to Tran Huu Hiep, a permanent member of the committee, despite having a dense network of rivers and canals, inland waterway transport in the Mekong Delta has not developed as it should have, failing to help enterprises cut costs and boost competitiveness. Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat … [Read more...] about Social News 12/8
Inflation must be kept under five percent, demands Deputy PM Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has affirmed the Government’s resolve to keep inflation at between 4-5 percent for the whole year following consecutive consumer price index (CPI) increases in the period from January to May. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the CPI in May rose 0.54 percent against the previous month and 2.28 percent against the same period last year. For the whole five months, the CPI has upped 1.88 percent. The agency said the CPI hike in May is the highest in the past five years, caused by the simultaneous price increase in 11 groups of goods from the previous month. Talking with the press, Deputy PM Hue said 2016 saw several factors that can push up the CPI, including rising oil prices and the upward revision of some public services such as education. The ongoing drought and saline intrusion has also pushed the prices of agricultural products higher. At a recent meeting of the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 31/5
Canon Marketing Vietnam's president and CEO Nick Yoshida spoke to VIR about the firm's decision to join forces with Oce, strengthening its foothold in the market of printing products and services. Oce NV became a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon Inc. on March 8, 2013. Can you tell us more? Since joining forces, Canon and Oce have jointly developed new products and worked together to strengthen their marketing and service capabilities. Now that Oce has become a wholly owned subsidiary, both companies will work to maximise advantages with the aim of creating a leading presence in the printing industry. Is this change going to affect consumers in Vietnam? How will Canon support businesses in Vietnam in the future? We believe that the change will be beneficial for our customers and will solidify our leading position in the printing solutions market. Oce printers offer extremely high print quality and the ability to print on a range of rigid materials such as wood, glass and … [Read more...] about Canon clicks with domestic consumers