A grenade killed an anti-government protester at Bangkok's blockaded Don Muang airport on Tuesday, hours before a vote fraud case that could force the prime minister and much of his cabinet to resign. Thai media said an M79 grenade was fired from a flyover near the domestic airport, occupied along with the main international airport by the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in its escalating campaign to topple the government. Muslims from southern Thailand weigh their bags in the departure hall of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport November 30, 2008, before being transported by bus to U-Tapao airport … [Read more...] about Bomb kills one at Thai airport; court hears key case
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Thai securities analyst Wanchai Thanjasiri told stock investors in Ho Chi Minh City Monday to focus on price trends, not macroeconomic numbers or other investors' actions. Investors at Asia Commercial Bank Securities Company in HCMC. Thai stock market analyst Wanchai Thanjasiri told investors at a forum to focus on stock prices and ignore everything else when investing. … [Read more...] about Watch only trends: Stock analyst gets technical
Local shopping website signs deal with Sumitomo E-commerce website Tiki.vn inked early this week a strategic partnership with Japanese corporation Sumitomo. A strategic partner of Tiki, the Japanese corporation will own a 30 per cent stake in the Vietnamese e-commerce website, which started by selling books, but now trades in a great variety of products from fashion to electronics. The deal is a series B round of funding for Tiki, which secured series A funding from the Japanese investment fund CyberAgent Ventures in 2012. The funding from Sumitomo will help Tiki.vn, in a bid to better serve its customers countrywide, boost investment in their warehouses, delivery network, as well as research and development on new products, the company said in a press release. Viettel expands mobile market in Cameroon Vietnamese telecommunications operator Viettel has announced an exciting new tie-up with Bestinver Cameroon S.A.R.L to build mobile network Viettel Cameroon S.A.R.L and provide … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 3/9
The word on the street is that Vietnam's stock market is hot, overpriced, a bubble, and all the related naysayer tones. As usual, it is all a question of perspective. If you are an investor with a long-term view - 10 years or more - Vietnam remains a great investment opportunity. Taken in relative terms, you have not missed the boat in seeking investment opportunities in the country, whether through the stock market or otherwise. … [Read more...] about You haven’t missed the boat!
Demand in the labour market will increase in the last quarter of 2009 and maintain its strength in 2010. Contrary to forecasts from the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) that many workers would lose their jobs because of the economic downturn, the labour market is now lacking in supply and even becoming hot in the closing months of 2009. … [Read more...] about Seek and find