VietNamNet Bridge – Tra fish exporters still feel unhappy, even though the tra fish export volume increased by five percent, while export turnover increased by 21 percent in the first quarter of the year in comparison with the same period of 2010. The difficulties in material access plus the high production costs have been threatening their business. Production costs nearly equal to sale prices The average tra fish export price in March 2011, increased by a little over January and February, from 2.55 dollars per kilo to 2.62 dollars per kilo, which is higher than the average export price of 2.14 dollars per kilo in 2010. Especially, the price of exports to the US market was highest at 4 dollars per kilo, while the export price to Europe 3.4-3.5 dollars per kilo. It is expected that the export price would keep rising in the second quarter of the year. However, seafood exporters, who attended the conference on reviewing the export in the first quarter of 2011, held on April 25 in … [Read more...] about High production costs cause worries to tra fish producers
Blames high chair
'There's one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that's Donald Trump.' The head of the Democratic National Committee said on Tuesday the organization had been hacked by Russian state-sponsored agents who were trying to influence the U.S. presidential election, after a similar leak in July roiled the party. A link to the documents was posted on WikiLeaks' Twitter account and attributed to alleged hacker Guccifer 2.0. The release came during a presentation on Tuesday from a person speaking on behalf of Guccifer 2.0 at a London cyber security conference, Politico reported. Reuters could not immediately access the documents. "There's one person who stands to benefit from these criminal acts, and that's (Republican presidential nominee) Donald Trump," DNC interim Chair Donna Brazile said in a statement. "Not only has Trump embraced (Russian President Vladimir)Putin, he publicly encouraged further Russian espionage to help his campaign," she said. Trump in July … [Read more...] about U.S. Democratic Party says it was hacked again, blames Russians
VietNamNet Bridge - If Vietnam does not tighten control over licensing of foreign invested projects, it will have to pay a heavy environmental price for foreign direct investment (FDI), experts say. The mass fish deaths in the central provinces in April were believed to be caused by untreated waste water from Taiwanese Formosa’s plant have once again raised public anger. Eight years ago, the public was stunned by the discovery that Vedan, also a foreign invested enterprise, discharged untreated waste water, turning the Thi Vai River in Dong Nai province into a dead river. The polluter then had to pay VND119 billion in compensation for the damages it caused to aquaculture. CIEM in late March 2016 released a report on the environmental impact of FDI on Vietnam, pointing out that though Vietnam strives to attract FDI to high-technology fields, 67 percent of foreign invested enterprises in Vietnam belong to manufacturing industries with low added value which use low energy-consuming … [Read more...] about Loose management of FDI blamed for environmental disasters
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministries all admitted that the rate of unemployed university graduates is ‘abnormally high’, but none of them has taken responsibility for this. In the third quarter of 2015 alone, 50,000 workers with bachelor’s degrees were added to the list of unemployed, according to MOLISA. To date, 225,500 workers with bachelor’s degrees cannot find jobs. The last updated labor market bulletin showed that 20 percent of 1,128,700 unemployed workers have university education and the number of unemployed university graduates is on the rise. The number of unemployed junior college graduates has reached 117,300 by the end of the third quarter, an increase of 24,100 compared with the second quarter.The number of students in 2009-2010 increased by 47 percent compared with 2004-2005 from 1.3 million to 1.9 million. The figure rose to 2.1 million in 2010-2011 and reached the highest peak of 2.2 million in 2011-2012. The workers finishing junior college … [Read more...] about Who is to blame for the high rate of unemployed university graduates?
The Chair of the 24th ASEAN Summit has issued a statement expressing deep concerns over the ongoing developments in the East Sea. The statement affirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability, maritime security and safety and freedom of navigation and aviation on the East Sea. It called on all parties to the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) to fully and effectively implement the DOC in order to create an environment of trust while restraining themselves, resolving disputes by peaceful means in line with universally accepted principles of international law and the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) without resorting to use or threat to use force. The ASEAN Summit Chair also laid emphasis on the need to early achieve a Code of Conduct (COC) in the East Sea. At the same time, the statement recognised the importance of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on the Current Developments in the East Sea issued by the ASEAN … [Read more...] about ASEAN Summit-24 Chair issues statement on East Sea situation