Rice exports set to pick up in Q1 2019 Rice exports are predicted to thrive during the first quarter of 2019 as regular importers are giving positive signs, according to a Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development source. Rice exports to regular importers such as the Philippines and Indonesia will soar in the first quarter of 2019 as both have recently been hit by natural disasters. The Agro Processing and Market Development Authority made the prediction at a press conference on January 22. The conference briefed expectations of farm produce exports during 2019, reported the news outlet Vietnam Economic Times. The authority stated rice exports to regular importers such as the Philippines and Indonesia will soar in the first quarter of 2019 as both have recently been hit by natural disasters. As many as 166 Filipino companies have made plans to import 1 million tons of rice, of which many have been ordered from Vietnam. This move came after the Philippines lifted its import … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 26/1
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The Vietnam Actuarial Conference 2018 hosted by Prudential with the attendance of over 200 actuaries and insurance professionals discussing Big Data More insurance businesses are now planning to apply new technologies in their management systems and improve customer services, while many also plan to develop new products to meet market demand as well as diversify insurance sales channels, according to a survey released by Vietnam Report in June last year. In particular, 82.4 per cent of insurance companies said they were building a Mobile Internet development strategy and 64.7 per cent have adopted strategies based on two key factors in Industry 4.0: the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. Disruptive technology Big Data provides new insights from social networks, telematics sensors, and other new information channels. As a result, it allows understanding customer preferences better, enabling new business approaches, product development, and enhancing existing internal models, … [Read more...] about How can Big Data drive the future of insurance?
Competition heats up for app-based ride-hailing marketThe Saigon Times Daily Driver-partners are going for a ride on the occasion of Go-ixe's grand opening in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu - PHOTO: GO-IXE BAC LIEU HCMC – Just when the app-based ride-hailing market in HCMC was trying to cool down following the recent significant debut of the giant Go-Jek, locally named Go-Viet, another local firm, Go-ixe, has announced plans to join the ride-hailing race, promising to offer quality services at competitive prices, reported the local media. On September 12, the municipal Department of Transport and Go-ixe Software Technology Co., Ltd. co-organized a press briefing to announce the upcoming pilot operations of Go-ixe in the city. Despite being a latecomer, Go-ixe is confident in its services. Notably, it pledges to collect lower fares than its competitors, not only meeting the demand of customers but also guaranteeing stable incomes for its driver-partners, according … [Read more...] about Competition heats up for app-based ride-hailing market