Strong partnership to prevent non-communicable diseases threats at an early stageGoBear Vietnam Closes a Record Year of Strong GrowthBIM LAND and HYATT make Agreement at Vietnam Travel and Tourism Summit 2019Utopia – a Revolutionary App for Secure Instant Messaging and Crypto PaymentsThe Long-Term Ownership Sea-facing Apartment Establishes New Standard Hanoi French Hospital (HFH) has recently inaugurated a new inpatient treatment building, marking a milestone in the development of the hospital. Over the past 20 years, the international hospital has been a trustable location in terms of medical quality for patients from both Hà Nội and other northern provinces. The new building, with its modern medical equipment and improved services, is expected to help HFH reach international standards level with the top hospitals in the region. In addition to a team of professional and dedicated doctors and medical staff, the hospital offers examination, diagnosis and … [Read more...] about Hanoi French Hospital improves service quality with the launch of new facility
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The crowded O Cho Dua Street in downtown Hanoi. Vietnam has witnessed a rapid pace of urbanisation since the late 90s The remark was made by Associate Professor Architecture Pham Thuy Loan, deputy director of the Vietnam National Institute of Architecture at a seminar on urban design and development in Hanoi on November 27. The seminar was held among a series of events within “Danish Week – Sustainable and Livable Cities”. According to the Urban Development Department under the Ministry of Construction, Vietnam has witnessed rapid urban development with the number of cities increasing from 629 in 1999 to 819 in 2018. The urban coverage is now 38.3 percent compared to 19.6% in 1999. The Government’s plan targets 934 cities by 2025 and more than 1,000 cities after 2050. Participants at the seminar heard that HCM City had been paralysed by the ninth typhoon of the season over the past few days, showing a clear example of how cities in Vietnam were being … [Read more...] about Urbanisation poses challenges to VN’s sustainable development
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam speaks at the forum.(Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Cashless payments would not only increase of the circulation of capital, it would also help boost the internet economy, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam. Dam made the statement at the E-payment Eco-system Development Forum 2019 under the theme “Motivation by Chip Technology”, which was co-organised by Thoi bao Kinh te Vietnam (Vietnam Economic Times) and the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS) in Hanoi on December 10. The Southeast Asian economy was dynamic with an internet economy of 100 billion USD that was expected to triple in the next five years,” said Dam. In order to promote the internet economy, a consensus was needed between State agencies, enterprises and banks, he said, adding that infrastructure must be changed at a cost but it would be worthwhile for economic efficiency in the long run. Technology had to be promoted to integrate information, … [Read more...] about Cashless payments help boost internet economy: Deputy PM
Tran Thap Kieu Quan, CFA Head of Fixed Income, Eastspring Vietnam Eastspring has since built an unparalleled on-the-ground presence in 11 Asian markets as well as distribution offices in North America and Europe. Eastspring Vietnam, formerly known as Prudential Vietnam Fund Management Company, was established in 2005 and re-branded in 2011. Eastspring Vietnam applies a long-term value-oriented investment philosophy to its investment funds and portfolios for both institutional and retail clients who are domiciled both offshore and onshore in Vietnam, with total assets under management currently exceeding around VND100 trillion ($4.34 billion). Promising corporate debt market Vietnam’s domestic bond market has grown substantially since 2012. By 2018, its size had more than doubled, equalling 39 per cent of the country’s GDP. The corporate bond market has also expanded almost five-fold in this time, hitting $6.2 billion by 2018. This expansion has not only been driven by … [Read more...] about Invested in the future of corporate bond market
I knew instantly that I would never see it. Three months after Christmas, I was still waiting for a postcard sent by my mum. As my eldest brother noted over the phone, there was a little bit of Christmas cash tucked inside for me. Considering that the Vietnamese postal system has always opened every single letter and parcel I’ve ever received, I knew the money would be taken. Although I hoped I’d at least receive the card, minus the cash, it never came. Among the banes of living in Vietnam, the postal service is a regular annoyance. Mind you, I was amazed seven years ago to get a parcel from my mum with all the great candy she sent still intact despite a horrid sticky-tape repair job on the box. Even my motorbike guy can plug a hole better than that. Maybe it’s because the postal service here is just too busy. I’m not surprised that the forests are disappearing...the amount of paperwork here can be surreal sometimes. Want a job in Vietnam? A work … [Read more...] about Written from Vietnam: It’s in the mail!