The Hanoitimes - Vietnam has outpaced regional peers in attracting foreign investment over the last years. Rising costs in China drive up industrial property market in Vietnam Vietnam – middle power in Asia-Pacific Vietnam is a growing heavyweight in Asia thanks to competitive wages, growth in manufacturing and foreign investment. Pace of growth after GDP exceeds USD1,000 per capita. Source: IMA, JLL Research More foreign companies and investors focus on this bright spot in the context that uncertainties cloud the global economic outlook, according to a report by DBS Bank, a Singapore-based multinational banking and financial services corporation. The bank pointed out a number of factors that are fueling the country’s economic expansion. First of all, its economy grew by 7.1% in 2018, making it the fastest growing in ASEAN. Secondly, Vietnam ranks second-largest electronics exporter in ASEAN. In less than a decade, Vietnam has … [Read more...] about Why foreign investors call Vietnam a rising Asian star?
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French director Rebecca Zlotowski, whose film "An Easy Girl", won the Directors' Fortnight section at the Cannes film festival. AFP Photo CANNES — A film starring a former under-age escort at the heart of a scandal that shook the French football team won one of the top prizes at the Cannes film festival on Thursday. An Easy Girl was named the best film in the Directors' Fortnight section with the judges lavishing particular praise on the big screen debut of Zahia Dehar, who made headlines when she was allegedly paid for sex when she was 17 by French soccer stars Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema. The players were acquitted of all criminal charges in 2014 when a Paris court ruled that they had been unaware of her age. Zahia, now 27, plays a "glamazon" party girl who leads her 16-year-old cousin through a summer of sexual and political awakening amid the nouveau riche jet set on the French Riviera. Critics had heaped praise on the Algerian actress's … [Read more...] about Football scandal girl film wins a top Cannes award
Located in a small alley in Danang City, a rising star and popular attraction, bringing in many visitors due to both its unique design and eye-catching architecture. The ornamental fish breeding coffee shop is a place to see on a visit to Danang City. The coffee shop impresses many guests with a green and peaceful space. It has a unique design which creates a nature feel and serene atmosphere. The shop breeds many ornamental fishes. Located in a small alley in Danang City, a rising star and popular attraction, bringing in many visitors due to both its unique design and eye-catching architecture. The ornamental fish breeding coffee shop is a place to see on a visit to Danang City. The coffee shop impresses many guests with a green and peaceful space. It has a unique design which creates a nature feel and serene atmosphere. The shop breeds many ornamental fishes. … [Read more...] about Unique coffee shop in Danang City
Viet Nam News Football MANCHESTER — Manchester United caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side were shown how much they still have to improve after being swept aside by an injury-hit Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Tuesday. Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe struck in a seven-minute spell just before the hour mark as PSG displayed their credentials to finally become champions of Europe for the first time, especially once they get the world’s most expensive player Neymar and Edinson Cavani back from injury. After a run of 10 wins and one draw in 11 games since Solskjaer replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho in December, a first defeat for the Norwegian is a reality check for United’s revival and they have a mountain to climb when the sides meet again for the second leg on March 6. The English giants will also have to cope without Paul Pogba in three weeks’ time as he was sent off a minute from … [Read more...] about Mbappe stars as PSG hand Solskjaer’s Man Utd a reality check
REACH trainees in a web coding class. — Photo courtesy of REACHViet Nam News by Khoa Thư HÀ NỘI — Ten years ago, Bùi Thanh Thuý drew three question marks to describe herself. They symbolised the Hanoian’s three biggest questions in life, “who will I be?,” “who will I want to be?” and “can I do it?” At the age of six, Thuý lost her father and as her mother had to move away to avoid debts, she lived with her grandmother. The onerous financial burden forced Thuỷ to find jobs immediately after graduating from high school. With no skills, no money and no connections, finding work was tough. Feeling helpless, Thuý was introduced by her local Women’s Union to a training course on sales and marketing. It was a turning point in her life, and today, she’s a sales manager for Nike Việt Nam. Ngô Văn Quyết from Đông Anh District, Hà Nội, … [Read more...] about One decade of transforming lives