Category: Opinion

International Cooperation and Solidarity – a key to address any global crisis

OP-ED by NORWAY’S AMBASSADOR TO VIETNAM, H.E. GRETE LØCHEN We all entered the New Year 2020 with ambitious plans and hopes, as it marked the beginning of a new decade. This year, Vietnam is assuming a dual role as the Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and a non-permanent member of the…

The feeling of being an actress/actor in a science fiction movie!

Life is getting harder and harder every day for all of us. It’s difficult to “take in” this surreal situation. You have a feeling of being part of a science fiction movie. You hear news and specialists analyzing the Covid19 every day, from morning until evening and it’s so difficult to know who is right…

Longest serving Malaysia PM suggests Finland’s youngest PM combine advice from elders, young ideas

Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, the world’s oldest serving premier, suggested it would be a good idea for the world’s youngest prime minister, Finland’s Sanna Marin, to ask elders for their advice. “While we believe in the idealism of young people, it is also important  for them to consider the experience of the old people,” Mahathir, 94,…

Blockchain – Crypto: faster adoption than mobiles, or 1931 all over again!

There are many trends within financial technology of interest during 2018. But what we saw during the last quarter 2017, and regardless of where in the world it was, that the absolutely largest trend was Blockchain. This will continue during the whole year – with the three following components. Crypto currencies The man on the…