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NUS Enterprise, the entrepreneurial arm of the National University of Singapore (NUS), on November 25 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Becamex IDC Corporation (Becamex) to establish BLOCK71 in Vietnam.

FWD group inks insurance distribution deal with Vietcombank

Insurer FWD Group confirmed on November 12 its purchase of Vietcombank-Cardif Life Insurance (VCLI), an unit of Vietnam’s largest listed lender by market value, Vietcombank.

HCM City among three best estate markets in Asia-Pacific: survey

Ho Chi Minh City is named among top three markets for real estate investors in Asia-Pacific, according to a survey unveiled in Singapore on November 12.

Vietnamese contestant Hoang Hat finishes among Top 10 of Mrs Worldwide 2019

Le Vu Hoang Hat, Vietnam’s representative at Mrs Worldwide 2019, clinched a Top 10 spot in the pageant during its recent conclusion in Singapore.

Hoang Hat poised to represent Vietnam at Mrs Worldwide 2019

Le Vu Hoang Hat will be Vietnam’s representative at the upcoming Mrs Worldwide 2019 pageant which is set to take place in Singapore from October 15 to 21.

Singapore to tighten regulations on high-sugar drinks

Singapore will become the first country in the world to ban advertisements of packaged drinks with very high sugar content, announced Senior Minister of State for Health Edwin Tong on October 10.

Vietnam up 10 places in Global Competitiveness Index

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Vietnam as the 67th most competitive economy in its latest report released on October 9.

How Singapore is using technology to solve its water shortage

Singapore uses about 430 million gallons of water every day — a number it expects could double in the next four decades.

Thailand, European Union to resume FTA talks

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has said it is ready to revise long-delayed FTA negotiations with the EU and has scheduled public hearings nationwide before proceeding with proposals of the talks for cabinet approval by November.

Singapore detains three house maids for suspected terrorism financing

Singapore has detained three female Indonesian domestic workers under its Internal Security Act for alleged radicalisation, the Singaporean government announced on September 23.

Singapore faces worst air quality in three years

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia’s Sumatra has made air quality in Singapore harmful for human’s health.


Indirect investment from Singapore keeps flowing to Vietnam

Vietnam has seen a continuous flow of indirect investment from Singapore so far this year through share purchase deals in the stock market.

Vietnam, Singapore to further intensify strategic partnership

Vietnam and Singapore held the 12th political consultation in the island city state on August 14, agreeing to make joint efforts to continue intensifying their strategic partnership.

Applying e-solutions from Singapore

Vietnam is co-operating with Singapore in innovation, smart cities, and e-government development to build out a facilitating economy.

Ballet kid team wins gold medal at Asia Art Festival 2019

A ballet team made up of Vietnamese children bagged a gold medal in the ballet group category of the Asia Art Festival 2019 which recently concluded in Singapore.

Vietnam among top five favourite places of Japanese tourists

Vietnam is one of the five most favourite places of Japanese tourists this summer, according to a survey announced by the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) in early July.

Vietnam named among world’s top ten destinations for expats

Many receive salary increases which, given the relatively low cost of living, provide them with far more spending power to enjoy everything the country has to offer.

PM meets with leaders on sidelines of 34th ASEAN Summit

Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc had separate meetings with Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, and Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on June 22.

Vietnamese Defence Minister active in Shangri-La Dialogue

Defence Minister Ngo Xuan Lich attended a meeting between the US Secretary of Defence and ASEAN defence ministers on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on May 31.