Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi called on the European Union (EU) to give fair treatment to palm oil during the 23rd ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting held online on December 1. Retno Marsudi’s request was given following the European Council (EC)’s adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) in March last year, in which the EC concluded that palm oil plantation resulted in massive deforestation worldwide, and set down plans to phase out the use of palm oil completely by 2030. To improve common understanding and bridge better policies and self confidence in the sustainable palm oil industry, the ASEAN and the EU have agreed on the creation of a Joint Working Group (JWG) to discuss vegetable oils in proportion to palm oil. The Indonesian diplomat said she welcomes the plan to organise the first JWG meeting in January, 2021, stressing the ASEAN-EU partnership should be maintained based on mutual benefit, equality and non-discrimination so … [Read more...] about Indonesia urges EU to accord fair treatment to palm oil
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Bosnia-Herzegovina was a country that succeeded in repelling the Covid 19 epidemic in the EU in March, but now they are also facing a very high wave of Covid-19 epidemic, which started in mid-October 2020, on November 25th, the number of new infections in Bosnia-Herzegovina was 1,589. The death rate was much higher than earlier this year, the number of deaths on November 16th was 75, the highest number ever reported in the country since the Covid-19 epidemic. … [Read more...] about SAPA Thale Is Contributing to Repelling the Peak Wave of Covid-19
HÀ NỘI — Aviation firms appealed for Government support to overcome the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic at a seminar recently held by the Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) in Hà Nội.Nguyễn Khắc Hải, deputy general director of Bamboo Airways, told the seminar last week that private airlines needed the same support that was being afforded to State airlines. … [Read more...] about Private airlines appeal for Government support
Hanoi (VNA) – The 2020 national forum on collective economy and cooperatives will be held in the third quarter, with the number of participants expected to reach about 500. Themed “connection, cooperation for mutual development – a trend for cooperatives’ growth in the era of the 4th industrial revolution”, the event will gather Party and Government officials, representatives of authorities and cooperative alliances across the 63 cities and provinces nationwide, experts, scientists, and businessmen, among others. Participants will discuss the foundation for the construction and development of the collective economy, which are collaboration and connection among cooperative members, between cooperatives, and between cooperatives and other economic sectors. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance to coordinate in organising the event. The People’s … [Read more...] about Collective economy – cooperatives forum scheduled for third quarter
Moreover, the impact to individual stocks from the December balancing based on the asset under management (AUM) of ETFs benchmarked against both indices. Currently, the AUM of the FTSE Vietnam ETF index sits at $275 million and the VanEck Vectors Vietnam ETF sits at $411 million. … [Read more...] about FTSE Vietnam and MVIS December portfolio rebalancing: Which companies benefit?