Around 500 Vietnamese nurses and caregivers will be sent to Japan for guest work until 2016 to meet the increasing demand in that country in a program within the Vietnam-Japan economic partnership agreement (EPA).
Vietnam’s price of 5% broken rice dropped over 10% early this month from the previous month and last year’s same period due to fierce competition from Thailand and India, according to the rice market site Oryza.com.
Kinh Do Corporation will see its cash fund rise to nearly VND10 trillion when its stake transfer deal with Mondelēz International is finalized, and awash with money, it will look for new mergers and acquisitions (M&A) opportunities.
While cement demand continues to be weak in 2012 and 2013, capacity increased rather quickly. In 2012, total sector capacity was 68.5mn tons while total consumption was just 45.2mn tons, equivalent to 67% capacity.
Plastic packaging is an intersection sector between two industries, Plastics and Packaging. Plastics packaging sector can be broadly categorized into (i) Flexible packaging i.e. mostly for food sector; (ii) Plastic containers & Closures which are mostly for beverage sector; and (iii) Rigid packaging.
Foreign investors and players continued making the acquisition of Vietnamese companies. Japanese investors are still the most active but they had a smooth shift to small and medium companies who are good at their niche markets.
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