Asia Pacific shows progress in water security, but challenges remain: ADB

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Báo Dân Trí English 19 hour(s) ago

Water security in Asia and Pacific has progressed overall in the past five years, but major challenges remain, including overexploited groundwater, demand from rising populations, and climate variability, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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BOT business model in the IT industry: new opportunities and challenges

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 day(s) ago

BOT business model in the IT industry: new opportunities and challenges

The BOT (build–operate–transfer) model, in which a company hires another company to set up and manage its local IT operations before transferring them back to the parent company, has become increasingly popular. Pieter van Diermen, president of PYCO Group, which has served many companies under this model, talked to VIR’s Hong Anh about the company’s growth strategy in Vietnam, one of the world’s most popular IT outsourcing destinations.

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Germany, Poland and France revive Weimar group to bolster EU confidence

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 day(s) ago

Germany, Poland and France revive Weimar group to bolster EU confidence

Germany, Poland and France vowed on Sunday to reinvigorate the "Weimar Triangle" group first formed 25 years ago after the end of the Cold War to help deal with the many challenges now facing Europe, including Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

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Vietnam commits to green growth

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 day(s) ago

Vietnam commits to green growth

Urbanisation in Vietnam reached 15 per cent growth – a double increase over past two decades, making a 75 per share of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but it needs a big change in earning ‘green growth’ over the next period.

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Vietnamese brands look to conquer global markets

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Vietnamese brands look to conquer global markets

Ambitious Vietnamese companies are overcoming challenges to bring their products to the global market

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Cambodia's call centres lost in translation

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VietStock FI English 1 week(s) ago

Cambodia's nascent call-centre industry faces many challenges when competing with established Asian outsourcing giants like India and the Philippines, and despite recent growth, experts are divided on whether the Kingdom’s youthful population and developing infrastructure will be enough to compensate for its relatively low education levels.

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Rice taskforce created, again

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VietStock FI English 2 week(s) ago

The Ministry of Commerce set up a new taskforce on Friday to address challenges faced by the Kingdom’s struggling rice industry and assess demands made by members of the Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF), who have decried the ineffectiveness of an earlier taskforce set up by the ministry.

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Pokemon craze challenges Rio Games for popularity

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Pokemon craze challenges Rio Games for popularity

Forget beach volleyball, soccer or tennis, not to mention the steeplechase or discus. Pokemon Go is challenging the Olympics for most popular game among some young Brazilians.

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Review finds economy resilient to challenges

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VietStock FI English 2 week(s) ago

The National Bank of Cambodia released its annual report yesterday, citing strong growth in 2015 despite challenging economic circumstances caused by a Chinese economic slowdown, increased regional competitiveness and the appreciation of the US dollar.

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PM addresses Vietnam’s tourism challenges at national conference

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PM addresses Vietnam’s tourism challenges at national conference

Several industry insiders have voiced their discontent with the current state of Vietnam’s tourism industry at a national conference chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc this week.

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The life of Kurds seeking asylum in Japan

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Kurds seeking asylum in Japan face challenges in a nation that prides itself on its homogeneity and runs the tightest refugee recognition system among industrialized economies.

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Challenges for Viet Nam sea strategy

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Challenges for Viet Nam sea strategy

Viet Nam has long strived to tap its immense maritime potential to become a rich and strong country based on its marine economy. Yet this goal comes with its own challenges due to a lack of sustainable development solutions.

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Cambodian economy buoyant, but challenges abound

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VietStock FI English 3 week(s) ago

As China retools its economy and becomes more self-reliant, economists believe a pan-Asian trade slowdown that began in mid-2015 will deepen and Cambodia must work on shoring up its traditional industries while maintaining its attractiveness as a low-wage destination if it hopes to keep up its robust growth.

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An inside track on outsourcing

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VietStock FI English 3 week(s) ago

The global market for Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) – the contracting of a specific business task, such as payroll, human resources or data analysis, to a third-party service provider – is projected to reach $220 billion by 2020. WorldBridge Outsourcing is one of the largest BPO companies in Cambodia, employing over 500 staff, which can swell to 700 during peak season. The Post’s Matthieu de Gaudemar sat down with the company’s CEO, Tomas Pokorny, to discuss the challenges and potential...

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Firms flimsy on corporate governance

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VietStock FI English 3 week(s) ago

Firms flimsy on corporate governance

Cambodia has an opportunity to improve its corporate governance, addressing issues in this field that are increasingly important to international companies considering investment, an official from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has said.

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