Shane Filan set to perform in town this SundayHoang Phong Shane Filan, former lead-vocal of Ireland’s famous boy band Westlife, will stage a one-night concert at the Lan Anh Music Center in HCMC’s District 10 this Sunday as part of his “Love Always Tour” to Asia. This will be the second performance of the 38-year-old in the country on his Asia tour after his first visit in 2014 to promote his debut solo album “You and Me”. In a video clip posted on his Facebook’s fanpage last May, Filan announced his official performance tour to HCMC on July 16 to introduce his latest album “Love Always” to local fans and music lovers. Established in 1998 with five members Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Feehily, Shane Filan and Brian McFadden, Westlife soon became one of the leading boy bands in Europe with wonderful ballads such as Flying without Wings, Seasons in the Sun, My Love and I Lay My Love on You. After the band announced its split five years … [Read more...] about Shane Filan set to perform in town this Sunday
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Even in Asia, where gains in wealth have been unparalleled, policymakers are finding it harder and harder to improve the welfare of the common man.As the West struggles to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, it is only natural that many have looked to Asia with envy. While Americans contend with a housing bust and joblessness, and Europeans suffer through their debt crisis, much of Asia (except Japan) seems to gain economic power, wealth and competitiveness year after year. The East looks like it is eating the West’s lunch.Much of that storyline is true. The rise of Asia is the single most important economic trend of the past half century. But at the same time, looks can be deceiving. Asia has its own share of economic troubles, which threaten to derail its heralded economic miracle.We can see that in the current slowdown in the region. Despite Asia’s burgeoning wealth, its economies are still to a great degree dependent on the advanced economies of the West, and as the … [Read more...] about Defying gravity: Is Asia’s economic miracle about to stall?