The study created a bit of an uproar after The Economist last week alleged the bank was suppressing the report, and implied that may have been behind the early departure of chief economist Penny Goldberg, who announced this month she would return to academia. … [Read more...] about World Bank aid ‘leakage’ may flow to tax havens: Study
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Hun Sen had already expressed scepticism about the risks posed by the virus and offered to go personally to the Chinese city of Wuhan - the centre of the outbreak - to tell frightened Cambodians living there that they must stay put for the sake of relations with China, a vital ally for his country. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: How did Cambodia’s cruise ship welcome go wrong?
Emphasizing the importance of promoting cooperation with the EU- Vietnam's leading strategic partner in economics, trade and investment, the cabinet leader pointed out a number of pending issues and shortcomings such as the EU issuance of its yellow card for Vietnam's seafood exports and administrative procedures that need to be simplified in order to help further promote trade and investment between Vietnam and the bloc. … [Read more...] about PM Phuc chairs meeting on Vietnam-EU trade cooperation
“I’m not as fortunate as my peers, but I believe I can do everything my heart desires as long as I’m confident,” Deo shared. “I want to set an example to those like me and prove that people with disabilities can still contribute to society." … [Read more...] about ‘Hunchbacked’ Vietnamese student’s dreams tower above his height
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese shrimp exporters are hoping for a better year after their shipments fell 5.4 percent year on year to 3.36 billion USD in 2019, according to insiders. They found themselves surrounded in difficulties last year as world supply saw strong increase that brought down both prices and demand in major markets. Besides, the US-China trade conflict also wreaked havoc on the shrimp sector. However, a brighter future is coming from the horizon to them this year thanks to a multitude of robust market signs. The EU will remain a potential market for Vietnamese shrimp in the year as it is the largest shrimp consumer in the whole, while production of the bloc has not met its demand. If Vietnamese exporters are able to take advantage of preferential tariff under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), shrimp shipments to the bloc will possibly surge in 2020, experts have said. Under the trade pact, signed on June 30, the tariffs of most raw shrimps (fresh, frozen … [Read more...] about Shrimp exporters see good year ahead