One previous study has found that stock market liberalisation leads to a 1 percent increase in a country's annual real GDP growth. "While some studies show that stock market liberalisation leads to an increase in capital expenditure, it is unclear ex ante how stock market liberalisation affects a country's innovative activities," Prof. Wenrui Zhang said. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2403364 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2403364This article was first published in the China Business Knowledge (CBK) website by CUHK Business School: https://bit.ly/2QFbfQd. CUHK Business School has the largest number of business alumni (36,000+) among universities/business schools in Hong Kong -- many of whom are key business leaders. The School currently has about 4,400 undergraduate and postgraduate students and Professor Lin Zhou is the Dean of CUHK Business School.
January 17, 2020 01:52 UTC
Surveying Excellence in Development and ConservationHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 16 January 2020 - The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors ("HKIS") is launching the first HKIS Best Development and Conservation Award 2020 ("BDCA"). Key DatesDate Items 16 January 2020 Award Briefing Session & Application Opens 29 April 2020 Application Closes May 2020 Stage 1: First Screening 13 - 14 June 2020 Stage 2: Site Visit 19 June 2020 Finalists Announcement 3 - 4 July 2020 Stage 3: Finalists Presentation to Jury PanelAward Categories and EligibilityThe Best Development and Conservation Award (BDCA) 2020 is open to all types of development projects, including residential, commercial, and "Government, Institution or Community" (GIC) projects. Award TypesAwards are available in 4 tiers, ranked at follow:Award Type* Description Best Development and Conservation Award(s) Best Development and Conservation Award will be presented to project(s) with outstanding OVERALL quality that is (are) judged to be the BEST among all the Grand Award Winners. "The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors Best Development and Conservation Award 2020" briefing session drew over 40 participants to attend, including developers, construction professionals, surveyors and the media. About HKISEstablished in 1984, The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors (HKIS) is the only surveying professional body incorporated by ordinance in Hong Kong.
January 16, 2020 12:56 UTC
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January 15, 2020 07:30 UTC
The European Union flag and the Union Jack flag are seen outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)Rioters set fire at street in Sai Wan Ho, south China's Hong Kong in November, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)The US-China tensions have had severe impacts on the global economy and created more risks for emerging markets. The temperatures set all time highs during the summer in Europe while Australia also reported record temperatures. The historic discovery is said to confirm Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity./.
December 26, 2019 03:00 UTC
— Photo vietnamplus.vnHÀ NỘI — The EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will boost the demand for logistics services and significantly impact on Việt Nam's logistics industry. Việt Nam currently has almost 1,500 logistics services providers. In 2017, Việt Nam announced a plan to transform the country into a regional logistics hub by 2025. When the commitments take effect, EVFTA can bring a great opportunity for Việt Nam’s logistics industry. Linh told Việt Nam News: “A significant reduction of tariff barriers could increase the volume of imports and exports between Việt Nam and the European Union, thereby increasing the demand for logistics activities and also an opportunity to increase the scale of Việt Nam’s logistics industry.
December 25, 2019 01:41 UTC
St Petersburg’s Krestovsky Stadium where football matches of EURO 2020 will take place. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Lê Quang Tùng said he’s optimistic about the growth in co-operation between Vietnamese and Russian tourism sectors. Vietnamese people who buy tickets to football matches of EURO 2020 will be issued the Fan ID for free. The UEFA European Football Championship EURO 2020, which will be held next summer in St Petersburg, will become one of the main topics of the event. “St Petersburg, a pearl of world culture, architecture and history, is hosting EURO 2020.
December 19, 2019 09:00 UTC
Direct Redemption of Citi Credit Card Points for AlipayHK CouponsEnjoy Reward up to HK$180 for Paying Bills with AlipayHKHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 December 2019 - Citibank and AlipayHK announced today the launch of a points conversion program enabled by Open API technology. Under the program, customers with an AlipayHK e-wallet can redeem AlipayHK Coupons with points earned through Citi credit card. Authorize the Citi Points conversion program and enter the mobile phone number registered with Citibank to obtain a one-time password for one-off identity verification;3. The minimum aggregate value of AlipayHK Coupons that can be converted under each redemption is HK$100 and the maximum aggregate value of AlipayHK Coupons that can be converted by the same AlipayHK account per day is HK$1,000. Notes:1 Only applicable to Principal Cardholders of Citi Ultima Card, Citi Prestige Card, Citi PremierMiles Card, Citi Rewards Card (except Citi Rewards UnionPay Card), Citi Gold Card and Citi Classic Card issued by Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited.
December 19, 2019 03:22 UTC
Y.Vannara, 54, came to Việt Nam from Laos with colon cancer and has made a total of five visits for health checks. “In Laos, many people with similar illnesses choose to come to Việt Nam for treatment and their outcomes are positive. The ministry held a conference on December 14 to discuss how to attract foreigners, Vietnamese living overseas and affluent locals to Vietnamese hospitals in case of ailments. According to Assoc Prof Lương Ngọc Khuê, director of the Medical Services Administration, Việt Nam has highly competent doctors who can handle severe cases. Besides, locals should be aware that Vietnamese hospitals can handle difficult cases like foreign hospitals.” – VNS
December 18, 2019 01:41 UTC
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (centre, first role) with delegates from the US-ASEAN Business Council in Hà Nội on Thursday. Williams expressed optimism about Việt Nam’s gross domestic product growth and exports, and hoped the USABC would partner with Việt Nam in increasing exports. The USABC members said the US is ready to assist Việt Nam in fulfilling the role of ASEAN Chair next year. They expressed support for the US to intensify ties with ASEAN member states, including Việt Nam. The USABC agreed to assist ASEAN in workforce, digital transformation and capacity improvement for ASEAN small and medium-sized enterprises, they said.
December 13, 2019 01:52 UTC
— Photo evn.com.vnHÀ NỘI — A draft document on solar power development will be filed to the Prime Minister for approval on December 15, local media reported. At the Vietnam Solar Power Expo 2019 on September 25-26 in Hà Nội, business executives were upbeat and excited to learn the FiT would get lower and allow companies to penetrate more into Việt Nam’s solar power sector. But questions have remained whether households that have installed rooftop solar panels would enjoy the new rates. Under the draft document, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is responsible for listing all under-construction solar power projects in which developers signed contracts before November 22, 2019. According to the State-owned power group Vietnam Electricity(EVN), there are two solar projects with commercial operation date (COD) set on June 30, 2019 and 33 projects having signed power purchase agreements (PPA) without COD recognisation.
December 12, 2019 02:02 UTC
Design giants include DFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2019 winner -- Rei Kawakubo, Founder of Comme des Garçons; DFA Design Leadership Award 2019 winner -- teamLab, the International Art Collective; and DFA World's Outstanding Chinese Designer 2019 winner -- Wang Shu, Co-Founder of Amateur Architecture Studio. DFA Lifetime Achievement Award, DFA Design Leadership Award and DFA World's Outstanding Chinese Designer are the highest honour ones can receive in Asia. DFA Design Leadership Award 2019 (DFA DLA)teamLabInternational Art CollectiveThe Award is presented to a corporate or leader who consistently demonstrates outstanding business performance, supports the design development in his organisation and the international community. DFA Design Leadership Award (DFA DLA)Recognise the business leaders or companies who create exceptional and sustainable business success through strategic and innovative use of Design. DFA Design for Asia Awards (DFA DFAA)Commend a wide range of design that embodies Asian aesthetics and culture, with influence to the design trends in Asia and for Asia.
December 04, 2019 03:56 UTC
A final product is a requirement for all students at MindX, a technology and start-up school for children and working adults based in Hà Nội and HCM City. I hope my programming skills will help me realise my dream of opening a start-up in the tech sector,” Nam said. Applying technology in teaching is not a new concept in Việt Nam, but MindX has something that makes it stand out. Many of the students have taken these opportunities to get involved in start-up projects or become employees of firms based there. After training at MindX, a lot of high school students are capable of working as professional computer programmers at the age of 14 or 15.
December 04, 2019 01:52 UTC
Straight Through Account Opening Process for Both Bank and Investment AccountsHONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - December 3, 2019 - Citibank is launching its one-stop Mobile Account Opening Service, which allows new clients to open bank account1 (Citibanking, Citi Priority or Citigold Account) and investment accounts in one go through Citi Mobile® App at anytime and anywhere. The account application can be completed in a minimum of 10 minutes2. Once the application is completed and approved, the new bank account can be used immediately on the same day. There are several simple steps to complete the bank account and investment accounts３ application. They then download Citi Mobile® App to verify their HKID Card and capture their selfie, address proof and signature specimen.
December 03, 2019 11:15 UTC
Michelle Obama will be joined in Việt Nam by award-winning actress Julia Roberts to talk about the importance of education for young girls. — Composite photo AFPHÀ NỘI — The Obama Foundation has confirmed that actress Julia Roberts will be joining Michelle Obama in Việt Nam on December 9 on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance to meet with local girls’ education organisations. The Obama Foundation launched its Girls Opportunity Alliance last year. The Obama Foundation is hosting a gathering of 200 civic leaders from Asia-Pacific in Kuala Lumpur from December 10 to December 14. Following their event in Việt Nam, Roberts will join Obama on-stage for a conversation on December 12 in Malaysia, moderated by TV host Deborah Henry.
December 03, 2019 03:45 UTC
General Director of Vietnam News Agency Nguyễn Đức Lợi (third left, first row) and leaders of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agency (OANA) news agencies pose for a group photo at the 17th General Assembly of OANA. VNA/VNS PhotoSEOUL – President of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Moon Jae-in highlighted the good relations between the RoK and Việt Nam in all fields while hosting delegates from the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agency (OANA) in Seoul on Thursday. The agencies are responsible for two-thirds of information circulated throughout the world. The agency was elected to the OANA Executive Board for two consecutive terms, with each lasting for three years, from 2013 to present. The VNA hosted the OANA Executive Board Meetings in 1988, 1999, 2005 and 2019, actively contributing to completing the organisation’s targets.
November 08, 2019 02:00 UTC