The Hanoitimes - Recent history has proven that Japan can’t take the Vietnamese side lightly. Vietnam football team: when Golden Star warriors get emboldened South Korean envoy congratulates Vietnam over football win Vietnam have put the world on notice after stunningly making it through to the quarter-finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2019 tournament. Will it move further after the match with Japan tonight? Let’s see if the Golden Dragons can make it. Vietnam's head coach Park Hang-seo. Photo: FOX Sports For the Golden Dragons, this has been a tournament of pure joy thus far. And hardly anyone is giving them a chance as they take on the mighty Samurai Blue this time around. However, recent history has proven that Japan can’t take the Vietnamese side lightly. Vietnam scored the only goal of the game between these two sides at the Asian Games (ASIAD) on 19th August 2018, propelling this nation to the top of their group. Good players … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam clash for a spot in ASIAN CUP semi-finals?
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Foreign visitors in Thua Thien-Hue province (Photo: VNA) Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – As many as 1.2 million domestic tourists and 1.5 million foreigners visited Hue imperial relic site in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue in the first eight months of 2018, according to the Hue Monument Conservation Centre. During the three-day National Day holidays alone, the site welcomed over 71,000 visitors, including 10,000 foreign arrivals. Director of the Hue Monument Conservation Centre Phan Thanh Hai said the “one destination, five heritages” tour mostly contributed to attracting visitors to the site. Recently, the illumination of “Ky dai Hue” (Hue flag tower) with 1,000 LED bulbs in connection with relic sites such as Nghinh Luong Dinh, Phu Van Lau, and Ngo Mon (South Gate), has created a highlight for the ancient city, especially at night. The Hue flag tower has becomes a symbol of heritage, attracting a large number of domestic and international … [Read more...] about Hue welcomes 2.7 million visitors in eight months
EY sees slight cooldown in regional M&A transactions, Source: internet Confidence versus challenge As per EY’s 2018 mergers and acquisitions (M&A) survey, entitled Global Capital Confidence Barometer, confidence across the regional M&A market remains strong, with some 75 per cent of the Southeast Asian companies surveyed believing in its improvement over time, up from 53 per cent six months ago. Nevertheless, 83 of these respondents admitted that they have failed to complete or cancelled a planned acquisition in the past 12 months. The reasons for the failure, as cited by these companies, include competition from other buyers or disagreement over the valuation (54 per cent), concerns about competition or antitrust views (22 per cent), and intervention by activist investors (15 per cent). According to Vikram Chakravarty, leader of EY’s ASEAN Transaction Advisory Services, although interest in conducting M&A in the region remains very high, internal and … [Read more...] about EY sees slight cooldown in regional M&A transactions
Brazil's Neymar (L) and Marcelo take part in a training session in Samara, on July 1, on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 match against Mexico AFP/Fabrice COFFRINI Monday's other last-16 game sees a much-fancied Belgium take on a Japan side who are dreaming of reaching the quarters for the first time after scraping through their group thanks to their fair-play record. While Neymar's Brazil, and a Belgian outfit inspired by Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, are both expected to advance, events of the weekend have shown that nothing can be taken for granted. Spain, the 2010 winners, were stunned on Sunday (Jul 1) as they lost on penalties to Russia in Moscow, with Igor Akinfeev the hero for the hosts, saving two spot-kicks. Russia won 4-3 in the shoot-out after the tie ended 1-1 at the Luzhniki Stadium, and will now play Croatia in the last eight. Croatia also won on penalties, defeating Denmark 3-2 in the shoot-out following another 1-1 draw, with Luka Modric having a … [Read more...] about Neymar’s Brazil, Belgium target World Cup quarter final spot
VietNamNet Bridge – Located in the northern province of Lai Chau, the Hoang Lien Son mountain range, dubbed the “Roof of Indochina”, has always posed challenges to travellers. The upper area of Chang Phang Stream is where the bitter fish take shelter. VNS Photos Khanh Kien The primitive condition of the mountains nurtures many mysteries of creation, one such being a precious variety of fish, which, according to locals, exist only within the range. The fish is considered to possess beneficial medicinal properties due to its peculiar bitter taste. “There are many explanations for the name of the mountain range,” said Ly Van Xien, chairman of the People’s Council of Sin Suoi Ho Commune. “According to local belief, the mountain is named after Hoang Lien or Goldthread, precious ginseng that used to grow abundantly in the mountain range. But due to extensive trading in both domestic and international markets, the herbs have been … [Read more...] about A fishy affair on the ’Roof of Indochina’