The average income and living standards of Singaporeans in the 2017-2018 period have improved compared to the period from 2012-2013 (Photo: AFP/VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The average income and living standards of Singaporeans in the 2017-2018 period have improved compared to the period from 2012-2013, according to the latest Household Expenditure Survey conducted by Singapore Department of Statistics (SingStat). The year-long survey is carried out once every five years. The latest one started in October 2017 and concluded in September 2018. The incomes of resident households in Singapore have been rising faster than their spending compared to five years ago, according to the survey which was released on July 31. Resident households’ average monthly household income from all sources was 11,780 SGD, up from 10,470 SGD in 2012-2013 when the survey was last conducted. This was an increase of 2.4 percent per annum in nominal terms, or 2.2 percent a year in real terms after … [Read more...] about Incomes, living standards of Singaporeans improve in 2017-2018
A road in Lien Trung, a new-style rural commune in Dan Phuong district, Hanoi (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi has invested greatly in building new-style rural areas over the past few years, helping improve the living standards of rural residents, said a municipal official. Building new-style rural areas is a national target programme launched in 2010 that aims to promote the development of rural regions of Vietnam. At a meeting on October 16, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang lauded the programme’s outcomes across the capital city. Hanoi has invested more than 26.8 trillion VND (1.14 billion USD) in building new-style rural areas since 2016, including nearly 10 trillion VND (427.9 million USD) in the first nine months of 2018. That has helped improve people’s living conditions, ensure security in rural areas and boost the city’s agricultural development and economic growth. Four districts and 294 communes, or … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s rural development efforts improve local living standards
Richard R. C. Shih speaking at Taiwan Excellence 2018 In the 4.0 era, how important are smart technology applications in our day-to-day lives? Are these applications suitable for use in Vietnam? We have various emerging technologies that impact our lives in different ways today. Take smart technology for example, it makes use of artificial intelligence (AI) to enable a level of cognitive awareness. The technology employs machine learning and Big Data analysis to perform functions that have traditionally been done by humans. This boosts the efficiency, productivity, and functionality of almost anything it is applied to, hence creating a smarter and more comfortable life for us. Vietnam is both qualified and motivated to take the lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Smart applications can be applied in various fields in Vietnam, ranging from manufacturing and healthcare to education or home appliances. It also attracts great attention from users in Vietnam. In Vietnam, real … [Read more...] about How does technology make lives faster and easier?
The opening ceremony of Taiwan Excellence 2018 The international campaign organised by the Bureau of Foreign Trade under the Taiwanese Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) took place on August 29 at JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi. Taiwan Expo is set to present cutting-edge products and solutions by 57 brands, focusing on the fields of smart technology like transportation, information and communications, home appliances, and sport and healthcare equipment. Richard R. C. Shih, president and CEO of TAITRA, has been impressed by the efforts of the Vietnamese government to reach Industry 4.0. He shared that Taiwan was elected among the top seven smart cities out of 153 cities over the world on a par with international-level smart cities from Canada, Finland, and Australia. Thereby, they confirm the quality of Taiwan Excellence's products. Moreover, Shih affirmed that Vietnam and Taiwan enjoy close friendship and a lot of Vietnamese live, … [Read more...] about Taiwan Excellence to create new standards of innovation
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus laptop, a breakthrough in the field of gaming laptops This year’s event – which will take place on Wednesday, August 29 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Hanoi, organised by the Bureau of Foreign Trade under Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is set to present cutting-edge products and solutions by 57 brands, focused on smart technology fields including transportation, information and communications, home appliances, and sport and healthcare equipment. “A product with the Taiwan Excellence logo boasts innovative function, premium quality, and high accessibility,” Richard R. C. Shih, president and CEO of TAITRA remarked. “As we return to the Vietnamese market this year, we look forward to introducing leading Taiwanese products, which will contribute to further enhancing Vietnamese customers’ living standards, reaffirming our position in the hearts of the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Taiwan shows new standard of innovation