Vietnamese food introduced in Hong Kong Visitors to the seventh Hong Kong Food Carnival, which is underway in Kwai Tsing district, Hong Kong (China), have shown interest in Vietnamese food. Products such as dried rice vermicelli, fish sauce, cashew nuts, dried longan and coffee have been introduced by Hanoi Trade Corporation (Hapro) and Hello-5 JSC. Of note, King Cashew Nut Ltd., Co. which represents Hapro in Hong Kong, has worked with the Vietnamese association in Hong Kong to open a booth featuring Vietnamese dishes at the event. Apart from Vietnam, the Southeast Asia section within the carnival also includes booths set up by Thailand and Malaysia. During the carnival, from October 27 to November 4, participating countries and territories are also putting on traditional art performances. Previously a biennially event, from this year on the Hong Kong Food Carnival will be held annually due to its increasing popularity. SCG's Q3 revenue in Vietnam up 18% … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 31/10
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has written an article on the occasion of the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF-ASEAN 2018) which is taking place in Hanoi from September 11-13. The full text of the article runs as follows: THE 2018 WEF-ASEAN – TO JOIN HANDS IN BUILDING THE ASEAN COMMUNITY IN THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ERA The world is changing rapidly, driven by the shifts in globalization and the tremendous leaps of science, technology and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Against such backdrops, the ASEAN countries are making every effort to overcome challenges and harness opportunities for development in order to realize the 2025 ASEAN Community Vision, for the establishment of a strong ASEAN Community that shall further uphold its central … [Read more...] about Prime Minister writes about 2018 WEF-ASEAN
Masan takes full ownership of tungsten processing facility Masan Resources Corporation (UPCoM: MSR), one of the world’s largest integrated industrial tungsten mineral and chemical producers, announced that Nui Phao Mining Company Ltd. (NPMC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, has acquired H.C.Starck GmBH’s (HCS) 49 per cent stake in Nui Phao-H.C.Starck Tungsten Chemicals Manufacturing LLC (NHTCM) for the total cash consideration of $29.1 million, and now owns 100 per cent of this company. NHTCM, previously a joint venture between NPMC and HCS, was established in 2013 and is a leading producer and global supplier of tungsten chemicals (ammonium paratungstate [APT], blue tungsten oxide [BTO], and yellow tungsten oxide [YTO]). NHTCM processes tungsten concentrate (TC), the main product of NPMC, into higher value-added tungsten products. In consideration of NHTCM’s contribution to the development of Vietnam’s high-tech industries, the Vietnamese Ministry of … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 17/8
The Hanoitimes - "Meetings and business dialogue" has been held on November 28, at the Melia Hotel, Hanoi in order to promptly capture and remove difficulties and obstacles for businesses in the City, promote production and business activities. The conference will assess situation and results of the settlement to remove difficulties for enterprises in 2016; orientation to improve the investment environment, business and undertakings of Hanoi in the near future. Hanoi Association of Small and Medium Enterprises has synthesis report on difficulties and problems of enterprises. The enterprises mentioned difficulties and problems, the State management agencies (the MPC, departments, branches, People's Committees of districts town) exchange and remove settlement. The conference was attended by Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai; Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen … [Read more...] about Hanoi: Meetings and business dialogue
Editor’s note: Two expats in Hanoi have told Tuoi Tre News their view about the capital city’s plan to extend the mandatory closing time for service-oriented business past midnight. Editor’s note: Two expats in Hanoi have told Tuoi Tre News their view about the capital city’s plan to extend the mandatory closing time for service-oriented business past midnight. With all services in Hanoi currently required to close before 12:00 am, too early for many foreign visitors, the curfew lifting move is intended to appease Western visitors and stimulate the capital’s languid tourism sector. Cameron Lucy (English teacher in Hanoi): I think that they should not make the curfew later, the thing that makes Hanoi great is that it is a crazy and noisy city, but then at night becomes a peaceful place. Hanoi is slowly becoming more like Bangkok which is a bad thing! If people want to party all night, Hanoi is not the place, let the locals sleep, they work hard enough … [Read more...] about What do expats think about Hanoi plan to lift midnight curfew?