Vietnamese on global lists of super-rich

Who are the super-rich?

VietNamNet Bridge – Official statistics show that Vietnam has two dollar billionaires and hundreds of super-rich, but the actual figure is believed to be higher if it includes the hidden billionaires. The number of super-rich Vietnamese people has been increasing rapidly despite the economic recession. The latest "Billionaire Census 2014" by Wealth-X and UBS showed that Vietnam was among 14 Asian countries with dollar billionaires. In 2014, the number of dollar billionaires increased to two with total assets of $3 billion. The report did not show the names of the two billionaires. However, one of them is assumed to be Pham Nhat Vuong, chair of Vingroup, who was named in Forbes’ list of billionaires. Vuong is reported to have assets worth $1.6 billion, ranking 1,149th on the list of the world’s billionaires. The other billionaire remains unknown. However, names have been mentioned, including Nguyen Thi Nga from BRG Group and SeABank, Vu Van Tien from Geleximco, Dao … [Read more...]

T&T win maiden trophy at U21 football

Ha Noi T&T's U21 football team yesterday defeated Vinh Long 2-0 in the final at Lach Tray Stadium in Hai Phong City to win the U21 football championship for the first time.— File Photo

HA NOI (VNS)- Ha Noi T&T's U21 football team yesterday defeated Vinh Long 2-0 in the final at Lach Tray Stadium in Hai Phong City to win the U21 football championship for the first time. Minh Hai scored the opening goal in the last minute of the first half and Van Thanh sealed the game for the Ha Noi-based team as in the second half he successfully converted a penalty after Van Tam was fouled in the box. Song Lam Nghe An and Hai Phong shared third place. Tran Dinh Truong, who is also the best scorer with three goals, was named the best player of the tournament, while the best goalkeeper title was awarded to Nguyen Van Cong of T&T. The annual tournament is organised by Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper with the participation of eight teams from across the country. -- VNS … [Read more...]

Hanoi T&T claim national U-21 title

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Nhan Dan Online - A convincing 2-0 victory over Vinh Long on October 6 lifted Hanoi T&T to their first-ever title at the 2013 Thanh Nien (Youth) Newspaper National U-21 Football Championships.>> Thanh Nien Newspaper U-21 Football Championships opens in Hai Phong Hanoi T&T played offensively from the start, launching fierce waves of attacks towards the Vinh Long goal, but failed to convert their chances. It was not until first-half stoppage time that Minh Hai put Hanoi T&T in front with a powerful strike fired from outside the penalty box. The 1-0 advantage inspired the Hanoi men to play comfortably for the remainder of the match. In the 59th minute, Hanoi T&T were awarded a penalty after Van Tam was brought down in the box. Van Thanh doubled the lead with a perfect penalty kick, sealing a 2-0 win for his team. As champions, Hanoi T&T walked away with VND250 million (US$11,750) in prize money, while runners-up Vinh Long received VND120 million … [Read more...]

Famous overseas Vietnamese

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VietNamNet Bridge - They are Vietnamese who have settled and attained great success overseas to become millionaires or billionaires. They are considered the most successful Vietnamese in the world. They are proud to be Vietnamese and always willing to help the Vietnamese expatriates. Tran Dinh Truong (1932-2012) is considered the world's richest Vietnamese with assets of about US$1.2 billion. Truong started hotel business in New York City, with Opera and Carter hotels (near Times Square and Lafayette Hotel in Buffalo, New York.) … [Read more...]

Public comments on National Assembly Q and A session

(VOVworld)-Voters nationwide are closely following developments in the National Assembly Q and A session which is broadcast live on TV and radio. Many agreed on answers by some ministers while others are not satisfied with their unclear accountability. Voter Nguyen Manh Yen from Lao Cai province: "People in remote and mountainous areas are facing more difficulties. Adjustment of gasoline price must take into account development levels among regions."Voter Tran Dinh Truong from Da Nang City calls for more drastic measures to resolve non performing loans:"The governor should take the lead in the transparent banking system to supervise the industry. Monetary policy difficulties must be addressed throughout the banking sector, the State Bank and its branches." … [Read more...]

The richest Vietnamese overseas

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(VOV) - More and more Vietnamese are doing business overseas and many of them have become US dollar multi-millionaires. 1. Tran Dinh Truong-Vietnamese billionaire in America Born in Ha Tinh province businessman Tran Dinh Truong currently possesses assets worth nearly US$1 billion, including a number of luxury hotels in New York, most notably the Carter Hotel in Times Square. Truong was first involved in maritime transport for a long time and owned numerous fleets including the Truong Xuan, Truong Thanh, Bong Hong 9, Sao Mai, Patrich, Truong Vinh, Truong Hai and Truong Sinh shipping companies. He later began his hotel business in New York with the Opera, Carter and Lafayette Hotels. Although he is always up to his eyes in work, he is still a benefactor of charity projects and tries to help Vietnamese people living in America. In 2004, he was honored with the Golden Torch Award in Washington D.C. Unfortunately, Truong died in May 2012, without seeing his trade centre in … [Read more...]

Media in search of the richest in Vietnam

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As the Lunar New Year 2007 approaches - the first year Vietnam has entered the WTO, local media has gone to great lengths to find out who is the richest person in Vietnam. Following are some candidates. Local Dai Doan Ket newspaper early this month listed the richest Vietnamese nationals living in Vietnam into two groups: those earning their fortune through stocks and those getting rich through other means. Leading the first group, which does not count land and other incalculables, is Truong Gia Binh, president cum director of FPT, a giant telecom company. … [Read more...]

Binh Duong fortify lead with fourth win

Becamex Binh Duong (in red) continue to top the standings with four wins in a row. (Image credit: bongdaplus.vn) NDO – Defending champions Becamex Binh Duong extended their winning streak after beating Song Lam Nghe An 1-0 in their clash under the Toyota V-League 1-2015 fourth round, which took place at Vinh Stadium on January 21. >>> Five highlights of Toyota V-League 1-2015 Round 3 >>> Third win for reigning champions Playing guest to Nghe An, Binh Duong pursued a defensive tactic while waiting for counter-attacks. The strategy prevented the host players from finding ways to the guests’ net, though Nghe An dominated the game right from the first whistle. The second half was the same for Nghe An but their attacks seemed not to be dangerous as they wasted a string of chances. A draw was expected until the 90th minute when Nghe An’s Dinh Hoang handled the ball in the penalty area to give Binh Ocean a penalty shot. Abass made no mistake … [Read more...]

Despite losses, Vietnam club causes ticket fever over Arsenal-supported players

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V-League 1 side Hoang Anh Gia Lai continues to bring ticket fever to Lach Tray Stadium, where they will play their fourth round match on Wednesday with hosts Hai Phong, who have announced that they will deploy 800 policemen to guard the game. In the past three rounds of Vietnam’s top-flight 2015 Toyota V-League 1, each match of Hoang Anh Gia Lai have attracted nearly 15,000 spectators, except the encounter with hosts Dong Tam Long An in the second round on January 11, when the home team decided to limit the number of supporters over security concerns. Normally, a provincial stadium of top clubs in Vietnam can accommodate 10,000-20,000 fans in the stands. The My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi has 40,000 seats. Dong Thap, Quang Ninh, Da Nang, and Song Lam Nghe An have attracted around 10,000-12,000 fans to their stadiums for each match in recent rounds. Hoang Anh Gia Lai have managed just one win so far, a 4-2 victory over Sanna Khanh Hoa in the first round on January … [Read more...]

Billiards and snooker players prepare for SEA Games

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Billiards and snooker players prepare for SEA Games The national billiards and snooker team have convened in Ha Noi and HCM City to prepare for the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore in June. The 20-member team includes veterans Do Hoang Quan, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Ma Minh Cam and Tran Phi Hung, as well as Nguyen Thanh Binh, Nguyen Ngoc Thanh and Pham Thanh Thuy. The players aim to win gold medals in the one-cushion carom and men's nine-ball pool doubles and singles events. After the SEA Games, the players will compete in the three-cushion Carom World Cup to be held in HCM City in August. VN aerobic athletes off to Japan Viet Nam will partake in the Japan junior aerobics tournament on January 23-27. The team includes Ha Vy, Minh Hien, Minh Phuong, Quang Anh, Ngoc Anh and Duc Huy, who will compete in all categories. While this is a Japanese national event, Viet Nam's team were still invited because of their impressive performances in recent international events. … [Read more...]

Vietnam drop to 142 in FIFA rankings

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Viet Nam's national football team dropped to 142nd in the latest FIFA world rankings in September, moving down three places compared to last month. Early this month, Viet Nam beat Hong Kong 3-1 in a friendly match in the northern port city of Hai Phong's Lach Tray Stadium. However, a mix-up in the rankings made the team slide three places. … [Read more...]

Vietnam stun Hong Kong 3-1 in friendly match

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(VOV) - Newly-appointed Toshiya Miura made his first big impression on Vietnamese supporters as hosts Vietnam defeated Hong Kong 3-1 in a friendly match at Haiphong's Lach Tray stadium on September 6. This was both teams' second clash this year. Vietnam overwhelmed Hong Kong 3-1 in the Asian Cup 2015 qualifying round last March in a match to say farewell to coach Hoang Van Phuc. The 3-1 win on September 6 was considered a source of encouragement for Miura and his men in their quest for trophy at the AFF Suzuki Cup later this year. … [Read more...]

Haiphong seal victory at National Cup

Haiphong ended their title drought on August 17 after winning the National Cup trophy, beating V-League champions Becamex Binh Duong 2-0 in the final match on their home turf. SG Xuan Thanh win National Cup More than 15,000 fans filled Lach Tray Stadium and brought uncomfortable heat to visitors Binh Duong, who failed to find the outstanding performance they displayed during the V-League. The confused defence gave Haiphong the opening goal at the seventh minute. Ho Van Thuan made the entire stadium weep, clap and cheer as he broke into Binh Duong's area from the left wing and strongly ran to the net. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — August 18

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Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading news stories published today, August 18, in Vietnamese media. -- A ten-meter tree uprooted and fell on two motorbikes passing it on Nguyen Binh Khiem Street during the thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon, killing a woman while slightly injured another victim. … [Read more...]

Vincem Hai Phong win 2014 national cup

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Nhan Dan - The football team from Hai Phong city, Vincem Hai Phong, beat V-League 2014 winners Becamex Binh Duong 2-0 in an exciting match at Lach Tray Stadium in Hai Phong on August 17 to win the 2014 Vietnam National Cup. With great determination to claim the trophy, both teams pushed the tempo of the game which took off at a rapid speed right from the outset. However, the guests soon conceded as the home side took a 1-0 lead with a header by Van Thuan in the 7th minute. Binh Duong then strengthened their attacks, searching for an equaliser. Although they took control of the game during the remainder of the first half, they were unable to beat Hai Phong's goalie Thanh Thang. … [Read more...]

Bonus up for grabs for Long An players

LONG AN (VNS) - V-League Dong Tam Long An will receive up to VND300 million (US$14,300) in cash if they enter the final of the National Cup tournament. They will be travelling to play Hai Phong, also a V-League team, in the semi-final on Saturday at Lach Tray Stadium. "Despite struggling to avoid relegation we set a target to bring home three points from Hai Phong. My players will share the bonus for their determination," said Long An President Vo Thanh Nhiem. Long An is 11th among 12 teams in the national premier league with only 14 points. Hai Phong is one place above them, winning 17 points. - VNS … [Read more...]