The Hanoitimes - The center’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a dispute between hot and cold waves, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm. Scorching heat to attack Hanoi tomorrow The blazing hot temperatures in Hanoi city, as well as Vietnam’s northwest and central region may last until May 20, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature of 35-37 degrees Celsius, it even is expected to surge to 39 degrees Celsius tomorrow. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in May. Photo: Cong Hung The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, and even 40 in some … [Read more...] about How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting?
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnamese consumers are embracing digital payments as a faster and more convenient way to pay, with consumers using their credit and debit cards more often for in store and online purchases. VISA to help Vietnamese people access financial solutions Vietnam is one of the fastest growing markets for Visa across the globe and the US payments technology company stands ready to support the Vietnamese government to realize the vision for a cashless economy, Al Kelly, chief executive officer of Visa Inc. has said. “With a young population, emerging middle class and consistently strong economic growth, we are very optimistic about the future of digital payments here and the role we can play in supporting Vietnam as it continues on its path to becoming a developed economy,” Kelly is quoted as saying in a statement. Vietnam consumers are embracing digital payments Al Kelly headed a delegation of Visa executives in a visit to Vietnam earlier this … [Read more...] about Vietnam among fastest growing markets for Visa globally
Al Kelly, chief executive officer of Visa Inc., the leading global payments technology company, headed a delegation of Visa executives conducting meetings in Vietnam today as the company reinforces its commitment to growing the adoption of digital payments and driving the digital economy. Visa CEO Al Kelly (left) and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) at the meeting The delegation met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, State Bank of Vietnam Governor Le Minh Hung, as well as leaders of Vietnamese banks, to discuss the importance of digital payments and how the company can deepen its partnership across the ecosystem. Kelly said, “Vietnam is one of the fastest growing markets for Visa across the globe. With a young population, emerging middle class and consistently strong economic growth, we are very optimistic about the future of digital payments here and the role we can play in supporting Vietnam as it continues on its path to becoming a developed … [Read more...] about Visa CEO visits Vietnam to mark next phase of digital payments growth
The world’s leading payment technology firm Visa is committed to helping Vietnam become a cashless society. Dang Tuyet Dung, newly-appointed country manager for Visa Vietnam and Laos, shared with VIR’s Nam Phuong the firm’s plans to contribute to accelerating the growth of electronic payments and the digital economy in Vietnam. Dang Tuyet Dung, newly-appointed country manager for Visa Vietnam and Laos Prior to Visa, you worked for 25 years at leading international and local banks. How does this background help you with your current leadership position at Visa? Such a long relationship with the banking industry really gives me a deep and practical view of bank client requirements and how those link with the overall banking strategy across corporate and retails segments. Joining Visa was a great opportunity for me to learn more of the leading technologies and digital solutions, and I see huge potential of how Visa can work even … [Read more...] about Visa supports financial inclusion in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - ROBO Café, the first café in Hanoi where visitors were served by a robot named Mortar, no longer exists. Customers drink coffee and fish swim below The robotic coffee shop attracted a large number of customers with a robot serving drinks to the tables. The robot was controlled by a touchscreen. It used a battery and moved along a metal line on the floor. But it shut down just after six months of operation. The temperature inside Ice Coffee is always at minus 10oC. Visitors to the café these days have to wear coats to keep warm, while Hanoians suffer from the summer heat with the outdoor temperature reaching 40oC. However, ROBO had to compete with hundreds of other cafes. RELATED NEWS Hanoi's icy coffee shop proves popular during heat wave Amazing coffee shops in Saigon Mai Chi … [Read more...] about Ice, robot, reptile cafes: how long can they last?