Joint Environment Monitoring of Mekong Mainstream Hydropower Projects (JEM) aims to "systematically collect, generate and share reliable and scientific data and information through a standardized basin wide joint environmental monitoring program on site-specific issues that have cross-national implications," said Dr. So Nam, chief environmental management officer at MRC. … [Read more...] about Mekong pilot program to monitor impact of Lao dams on lower basin
University wide student exchange program
More than 40 works, including oil and lacquer paintings, sculpture and mixed media, are "a gift of love presented to life and women", said Võ Thành Tâm, a student of HCM City Fine Arts University. … [Read more...] about Korean, Vietnamese artists pay tribute to ‘unending inspiration’
Last year, the number of banks and real estate enterprises that issued bonds to attract capital accounted for a large proportion of the market. In January this year alone, real estate companies lured more than 50 percent of the total amount of money mobilized in the bond market. In recent years, many large real estate companies have a capital value of tens of trillions of Vietnamese dong but their stock prices have dropped to below VND10,000 per share. Now, banking stocks have been experiencing the same situation. For instance, Saigon Hanoi Commercial Bank stocks (SHB) were below par value although its pre-tax profit exceeded VND3 trillion last year. Similarly, the price of Kien Long Bank’s stocks (KLB) also hovered at its IPO value. Even the price of Lien Viet Post Bank’s stocks (LPB) was merely above VND7,000 per share. When the stock prices plummet heavily, it means that the capital mobilization channel in the stock market is no longer attractive. Banks cannot issue … [Read more...] about Enterprises race to mobilize capital from corporate bonds
To ensure safety in the face of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), trucks carrying goods from Vietnam are required to return on the same day. Drivers must wear protection suits and face masks and stelirise their vehicles before departure for China. They are also asked not to get out of their vehicles during the trips. … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES FEB. 25
Like many of Vinh’s friends, 20 of Hien’s have also returned to Vietnam since February 20 as the number of Covid-19 cases rose day after day. Some were even willing to postpone their study plans in case the epidemic got out of control in South Korea. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese in South Korea face dilemma: stay put or bail out?