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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Why are companies implementing digital transformation initiatives? CIO Rahul Shinde of Duy Tan Plastics Manufacturing Corporation People and culture must come before the technology to unlock the full potential of digital. The companies have been transforming for the last 30-40 years using technology and we have seen many phases of development and transformation to respond to the changing business climate. However, what is different today is that in the recent past, the pace, cost, and volume of technical innovation has accelerated the way businesses adopt technology and hence today’s transformation is happening via tools, processes, and data that is driven through digital channels. With a new breed of online companies providing enhanced customer experience using new online marketing channels, providing digitally-enhanced products, and utilising cloud technology to engage and service customers utilising data-driven insights, and customers embracing the same has … [Read more...] about Adopting tech changes: a must in the digital age
Industrial revolutions are momentous events. By most reckonings, there have been only three. The first was triggered in the 1700s by the commercial steam engine and the mechanical loom. The harnessing of electricity and mass production sparked the second, around the start of the 20th century. The computer set the third in motion after World War II. It may seem too soon to proclaim that the fourth industrial revolution, spurred by interconnected digital technology, is upon us, but Mr. Henning Kagermann, Head of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering, did exactly that in 2011, when he used the term Industry 4.0 to describe a proposed government-sponsored industrial initiative. After missing the first three, Vietnam is now hoping to tap into the fourth revolution, though this requires action and not just words. Boundless prospects It’s not by chance that Industry 4.0 is mentioned often in State documents and speeches by government officials. The topic even … [Read more...] about VN tries to harness the change brought about by Industry 4.0.
Exhibition "Everything is Golden" by Michelle Wise Opening: Thu 29 Oct 2015, 6 pm Exhibition: 29 Oct - 12 Nov 2015 Spacebar Cafe 15/76 To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho Dist, Hanoi Join us for the opening of "EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN", a selection of paintings and contemporary lacquer by Michelle Wise. "EVERYTHING IS GOLDEN" is a series of works developed out of Wise's personal interest in using colours and simple geometric shapes to explore how spatial and color relationships have the power to evoke emotional responses. Inspired by non-objective abstract expressionists such as Joseph Albas and Mark Rothkoe and drawing on Vietnamese and other Asian cultural artistic traditions, this series utilizes lacquer work and gold leaf in contemporary ways. Her work thematically focuses on shape and form within these media; eliciting a sense of spiritualism while avoiding reference to religious iconography. Born in 1975, Michelle comes from Whanganui, New Zealand. She hitchhiked out of town with nothing … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON OCTOBER 15-31 (DAILY UPDATE)
Inflation must be kept under five percent, demands Deputy PM Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has affirmed the Government’s resolve to keep inflation at between 4-5 percent for the whole year following consecutive consumer price index (CPI) increases in the period from January to May. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the CPI in May rose 0.54 percent against the previous month and 2.28 percent against the same period last year. For the whole five months, the CPI has upped 1.88 percent. The agency said the CPI hike in May is the highest in the past five years, caused by the simultaneous price increase in 11 groups of goods from the previous month. Talking with the press, Deputy PM Hue said 2016 saw several factors that can push up the CPI, including rising oil prices and the upward revision of some public services such as education. The ongoing drought and saline intrusion has also pushed the prices of agricultural products higher. At a recent meeting of the … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 31/5