The Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City has large-scale postgraduate courses with 105 Masters and 79 PhD courses. Statistically, some 1,108 students registered for PhD courses and 7,152 for Masters till January 1, 2017. However, there has been a huge drop of graduates enrolled for postgraduate courses from 2012 to date. For instance, in 2012, some 10,000 graduates registered for the courses whereas just 2,912 in 2017. Worse, comparison of registered students in each school has shown clearly the alarming fall. The number of registered graduates for PhD courses and Masters in University of Technology in Ho Chi Minh City slid from 57 and 3,464 in 2012 to 50 and 592 respectively now. Even admission quota of each institutions has also seen a decline especially Mater courses in Vietnam National University’s school members. In 2012, the quota was 3,550 for Master courses but it was 3,320 in 2017. Universities of Economics, Technology and Education, Transport, Law, Industry … [Read more...] about Why postgraduate enrolment falls ?
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The USA women’s team celebrate their fifth goal, or maybe it was their eighth. Or twelfth. — AFP Photo By Paul Kennedy Sukanya Chor Charoenying may be only 31 years old but she is already a world record holder. And it will take some doing for her to lose her prize. Sadly for Sukanya it is a world record she neither wanted nor will ever boast about. It’s unlikely you’ll find her dining out on such a global achievement and the quicker someone beats her achievement and takes away said world record, the sooner she will breathe a huge sigh of relief. Sukanya Chor Charoenying is the goalkeeper for the Thailand national women’s football team and she holds the record for conceding the most ever goals in a single game during a World Cup tournament. It was 13 in all last week at the hands of a ruthless and rampant USA team that showed little mercy and, in some quarters, have been criticised for not knowing when to stop. But I’m not really … [Read more...] about Why 13 really is unlucky for American women
By Dat Nguyen  June 19, 2019 | 07:12 pm GMT+7 Grab insists it did not infringe Vietnam's antitrust laws by acquiring Uber's operation in Southeast Asia. Photo by Reuters/Beawiharta Vietnam’s Competition Council ruled Wednesday that Grab’s acquisition of Uber last year did not infringe the Competition Law. It dismissed the preliminary investigation results of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s competition and consumer protection department, which found that Grab’s market share had exceeded 50 percent since the acquisition. The Competition Law requires any merger or acquisition that results in a company gaining a 30 percent market share to be reported to competition authorities. If a company will gain a 50 percent market share after the deal, it can only be carried out with official approval. The Competition Council, which is independent of the ministry, said it had heard the related parties on June 11 before making the … [Read more...] about Vietnam ruling: Grab-Uber deal does not violate antitrust laws
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam is economically lagging behind other countries in the region and in the world. There is a big gap in GDP per capita between Vietnam and other countries, which makes it difficult for Vietnam to catch up with them. The core of the doi moi (renovation) in Vietnam is the shift from single-ownership into a multi-ownership economy, where the central planned regime no longer exists. The 1987 Law on Foreign Investment, the 1990 Corporate Law & the Law on Private Enterprises, and the 1999 Enterprise Law have encouraged the development of Vietnam’s private economic sector. One of the revolutionary viewpoints of the 1999 Enterprise Law was that ‘people can do anything that are not prohibited by the laws’, rather than ‘people can only do the things allowed by the laws’, which was one of the major reasons hindering economic development in many decades before. Soon after the Enterprise Law took effect, the then PM Phan Van Khai set … [Read more...] about Why does Vietnam lag behind?
Britain's biggest retailer, supermarket group Tesco, said on Monday (Jan 28) that it planned to axe up to 9,000 jobs under the next stage of a vast restructuring programme, as it continues to come up against increasing competition from German discount retailers Aldi and Lidl. Britain's biggest retailer Tesco set to axe up to 9,000 jobs, Photo: AFP/File | Carl Court Tesco, which employs about 300,000 staff in the UK out of a total global workforce of 440,000, added that it would try to find new roles for up to 50 per cent of those affected. "Overall, we estimate that up to 9,000 Tesco colleague roles could be impacted, however, our expectation is that up to half of these colleagues could be redeployed to other customer-facing roles," the supermarket said in a statement. 'REMAIN COMPETITIVE' "In our four years of turnaround we've made good progress, but the market is challenging and we need to continually adapt to remain competitive," said Britain and Ireland CEO Jason Tarry. … [Read more...] about Britain”s biggest retailer Tesco set to axe up to 9,000 jobs
On December 11 the State Bank of Viet Nam reduced the value of the dong against the US dollar by VND9 from the previous day to VND22,775 (US$1). The selling price of the greenback at the central bank’s transaction offices was also adjusted to VND23,408 though the buying price was kept unchanged at VND22,700. At commercial banks, the price of the greenback did not see strong fluctuations. Vietcombank still kept its selling and buying prices at VND23,265 and 23,355. Similarly, BIDV kept its rates unchanged at VND23,260 and 23,350. Market observers said the central bank has been adjusting its daily reference rate for the dong against the dollar constantly since early December though the adjustments have been minor. Why does the central bank continue to devalue the Vietnamese currency when globally the dollar is weakening after the US and China agreed to halt their trade war for 90 days? For instance, in the Asian dollar market, the dollar index, which tracks the greenback against … [Read more...] about Why SBV keeps dong weak against US dollar
VietNamNet Bridge – Tran Ngoc Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam Construction Association, speaks to Viet Nam News Agency about key reasons for the delays in the renovation of old living quarters in Hanoi. How do you evaluate the national programme to renovate old living quarters? The national programme to renovate old living quarters was launched more than 10 years ago, but its implementation has been very slow. As a consequence, its results have been limited. According to the latest report, some 25 percent of the old living quarters have been described as “very dangerous.” They could collapse at any time and the lives of people living in these building are at risk. What are the main factors preventing the programme from following its approved plan? The Government’s policy is totally right, yet specific guidelines and solutions to implement the policy have not been translated into real life. I should say the implementation of the national programme so far has … [Read more...] about Why does renovation of old living quarters proceed so slowly?
Malaysia warns of "domino effect" from U.S.-China trade tensions Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks after he was conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the National University of Singapore's Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore November 13, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Trade tensions between the United States and China will trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures, Malaysia warned on Tuesday as Asian leaders gathered for a summit overshadowed by the tit-for-tat tariff war between Washington and Beijing. The comments by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad in Singapore came as China's premier - for a second day - struck a conciliatory note on the trade spat, saying he was hopeful that the two sides will find a way to prevent it escalating further. "I still hope we can hold talks based on mutual respect, balance and mutual benefits to resolve the issue. There are no winners in a trade war," Premier Li Keqiang said at … [Read more...] about Malaysia warns of “domino effect” from U.S.-China trade tensions
Tesco has sealed a buying alliance with French rival Carrefour to pursue better terms with suppliers as the retailers face tough competition in the grocery sector. Tesco's tie-up with Carrefour has been perceived as an attempt to protect its dominance over the UK grocery market Britain’s biggest supermarket chain said the long-term partnership with Carrefour would come into force in October, helping the pair to reduce the cost of their supply. They aim to cut prices for customers by joining forces to buy branded and own-brand products and other suppliers such as trollies and shop fittings. The three-year deal has been prompted by increased competition in Britain’s £200bn year food market. Amazon is threatening to expand its food business after buying Whole Foods last year, while German discounter Aldi and Lidl continue snap up market share from the traditional players. Tesco has already sought to strengthen its supply chain through a £3.7bn … [Read more...] about Tesco eyes price cuts through Carrefour buying partnership
Vietnam does not trade environmental health for economic growth: PMBy Nhan Tam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the opening session of the Sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6) Council in the central coastal city of Danang on June 27 – PHOTO: NHAN TAM DANANG – Vietnam is determined not to pursue economic growth at the expense of the environment, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the opening session of the Sixth Assembly of the Global Environment Facility (GEF-6) Council in the central coastal city of Danang on June 27. The Government leader said that the country is striving to implement the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations by 2030 and commitments made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Despite facing difficulties and limited resources, the Government is determined to incorporate environmental protection and climate change response activities into the country’s socioeconomic development … [Read more...] about Vietnam does not trade environmental health for economic growth: PM