Vietnam also needs to further strengthen its banks’ capital positions and develop its capital markets to improve financial resilience and promote long-term financing, it said. Vietnam should give priority to improving access to land and financial resources, particularly for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), it said. … [Read more...] about Vietnam GDP growth to be among world’s highest in 2020: IMF
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Welcoming the U.S. announcement that it aims to end overseas funding for fossil fuel projects, green group Friends of the Earth noted that in the past five years the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and its predecessor, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, had approved almost $4 billion for such projects. … [Read more...] about U.S. to end overseas fossil-fuel funding as rich world urged to boost climate finance
What has delayed the implementation of the initiative, which was agreed upon by all stakeholders at the end of last year, is the unexpected resurgence of the novel coronavirus, as well as the erstwhile Donald Trump administration's insistence on postponing relevant negotiations. The Trump administration's opposition originates from its concern that several giant internet corporations from the US would face taxation once the initiative took effect. … [Read more...] about Global digital tax still eludes world
This year’s E3 games expo was a stark reminder of how formulaic games in this mould have become. Showing off The Outer Worlds for the first time, Obsidian had the player arriving on a new planet and heading off obediently to infiltrate a facility on the ask of a quest-giver. Depending on whether the player’s character is created for intelligence, stealth, strength or whatever else, they can go in guns blazing; sneak around without being noticed; or use a combination of charm, intimidation, persuasion and hacking to waltz in as if they own the place. But on meeting the head of the facility, there’s a twist: they offer to double your fee if you go back and kill the person who sent you. … [Read more...] about From Cyberpunk 2077 to The Outer Worlds: are role-playing games getting too predictable?
After three years of launch, FPT.AI has gained encouraging achievements in the domestic and international market, with the number of users reaching 70 big businesses in many sectors such as telecommunications, e-commerce, banking and finance, and public administration. … [Read more...] about Made by FPT digital platforms win Make in Vietnam Digital Award 2020