HANOI (Jan 17): Hanoi is preparing to receive North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a state visit, two sources told Reuters, while officials and diplomats said Vietnam is keen to host a second summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.
A source familiar with the matter said Kim will travel to Vietnam for an official state visit after the Feb. 4-8 lunar new year. A separate source confirmed Kim’s visit but did not give any dates.
SAP has launched a blockchain-based supply chain tracking system to allow drug wholesalers to authenticate pharmaceutical packaging returned by pharmacies and hospitals. That should help them weed out counterfeit drugs from their supply chain. SAP says it hopes to eventually expand the use of distributed ledger technology to cover a broader range of pharmaceutical supply chain processes. According to the company, its blockchain-based solution helps customers comply with the US Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), which establishes that as of November 2019, wholesalers must verify prescription drugs that are returned and intended for resale. This piece of legislation is… This story continues at The Next Web
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said today Malaysia has appointed Mizuho Bank (M) Bhd, HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd and Daiwa Markets Singapore Ltd as lead arrangers for the nation's proposed 10-year ¥200 billion (about RM7.6 billion) Samurai bond issue.
Lim said the appointments will ensure the country enjoys the lowest possible cost of funds.
At a press conference here today, Lim said the appointments were made after six proposals were shortlisted from the 27 received by the Ministry of Finance (MoF).