Tag: economy

UNPD Singapore and the Nordic Innovation house co-organize a webinar on how to fight Covid-19 digitally

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore, UNDP Singapore Global Centre for Technology, Innovation, Sustainable Developement co organize an upcoming webminar (online conference) happening on 22 April 2020. The topic of the online conference is about how to response Covid-19 with digital tools. Experts from Singapore, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and UNDP Global Centre are invited to…

Vietnamese industries affected as major orders from EU and US freeze

Vietnam’s textile, auto and timber industries are facing challenges with plummeting revenues threatening massive job cuts as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies. First of all, yhe number of textile orders in the next two months are set to fall 70 percent as major buyers in the EU and the US have stopped signing new contracts due…

Cambodian government reserved $3billion in case EU withdraws EBA agreement

The Cambodian government has reserved around $3 billion to cope with a possible suspension of the Kingdom’s access to the EU’s preferential “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement. “The government did not spend all of the revenue collected from taxes. The state has enough savings to deal with any possible crisis in the future.” Mr. Hav…

Singapore is number one in digital readiness, followed by Scandinavia

Singapore is the best prepared country in the world for the new digital economy. On Wednesday 6 July 2016 the World Economic Forum published its Networked Readiness Index and for second year in a row, Singapore ranks highest as the most digital-savvy country in the world. Finland, Sweden, and Norway hold the second, third and…