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Airbus ups plane deliveries in 2016 but new orders drop

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Yahoo News PARIS (AP) — Airbus delivered a record number of planes last year despite engine and cabin production problems, even as new orders slumped for both the European manufacturer and its U.S. rival Boeing.

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Mekong Capital plans four deals by mid-2017

person Orange Themes access_time Mar 07,2017

Vietnamnet - Mekong Capital plans to invest in four new companies in the first half of 2017, with each investment valuing at US$8-15 million, the firm has announced.

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Alternatives to TV emerging in Vietnam for content distribution: Nielsen

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Alternatives to TV emerging in Vietnam for content distribution: Nielsen
The strong desire for more content options and content-on-demand is driving consumers to source online-delivered content which in the past has been the domain of traditional media sources. Photo credit: Vietnam News Agency Traditional TV continues to maintain its leading position in terms of content distribution platforms by far with 72 percent of consumers watching broadcast TV, according to a report released Wednesday by global measurement company Nielsen. However, alternative platforms are emerging as 78 percent of digital consumers report watching TV content and movies via online platforms such as video-on-demand (VOD). And 67 percent of VOD subscribers claim to stream VOD content every day. YouTube (97 percent) and Facebook (81 percent) are acknowledged as the top two popular sources to access VOD content, the Nielsen Vietnam Cross-Platform Insights Report 2015 said. “The strong desire for more content options and content-on-demand is driving consumers to source online-delivered content which in the past has been the domain of traditional media sources,” Doan Duy Khoa, director, consumer insights ,Nielsen Vietnam, said. “Consumers are exercising their choice of how, when and where they can obtain their content and are more active in their media habits than ever before.” According to the report, more than 9 in 10 Vietnamese are dual-screeners. Regardless of age, they all love to access some form of content through TV and online sources at the same time. There is no single primary device for the two screens as smartphones, desktops and laptops are all used. Khoa said: “As device ownership increases, dual screening could become the norm. There is likely to be increasing experimentation to access content through new devices like smartphones, tablets, Connected or Smart TV.” As ownership of connected devices surges across the region, consumers are taking the driving seat when it comes to their consumption of media, choosing when, where and how they access content. According to the report, 91 percent of consumers in Vietnam own smartphones compared to 82 percent in 2014. Besides, Pay TV/cable TV (79 percent), laptops (78 percent) and desktops (75 percent) are the top devices owned by Vietnamese digital consumers. The level of ownership for connected TV, smart TV and tablets remains quite high, at more than 43 percent. The report also reveals that consumers in Vietnam on average spend 24 hours and 7minutes online per week, an increase of almost nine hours from 2014. Consumers in the Philippines also spend the same amount of time on digital platforms. In Asia, consumers in Singapore are the most digitally active, averaging 25 hours and 9 minutes per week. More specifically, Vietnamese aged 21-29 are spending the most time on the Internet, up to 27 hours and 2 minutes per week. Next is the group aged 40 and above. “The rapid up-take of connected devices, especially smartphones and tablets, is instrumental in media consumption shifting beyond traditional media formats such as broadcast TV, and also beyond traditional time parts,” Khoa said. “For media owners, it is becoming increasingly important to understand consumers’ viewing habits in order to deliver the right content at the right time, working in partnership with advertisers to uncover new opportunities to connect with and engage consumers to build brand awareness, affinity and loyalty.” Read on the original site
Maduro seals Venezuela-Colombia border, alleging plot

Caracas (AFP) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday ordered the border with Colombia sealed for 72 hours, accusing US-backed "mafias" of conspiring to destabilize his country's economy by hoarding bank notes."I have taken the decision to close the border with Colombia for 72 hours," the leftist leader said in a nationally televised address, calling it a "hard" but "inevitable" choice.The closure came a day after Maduro signed an emergency decree removing Venezuela's largest bank note,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam's 10-month export turnover hits $144 billion

Vietnam’s export value in the first ten months reached 144.1 billion USD, up 7.2 percent from the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).  Of the amount, the domestic sector earned 41.4 billion USD, up 4.9 percent, and the foreign-invested sector 102.7 billion USD, an increase of 8.1 percent year on year.  However, the growth of export value is below expectations, 1.3 percentage points lower than the growth rate recorded in the same period… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Thailand cancels, adjusts flights ahead of lantern festival

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Dozens of flights to northern Thailand will be canceled or rescheduled when the country celebrates its annual Floating Lantern festival next week, airport officials said on Friday.Chiang Mai International Airport, the main airport in northern Thailand - a destination popular with foreign tourists - said some flights would be canceled between Nov. 12 and Nov. 16. as floating lanterns released during the festival could affect safety.The Floating Lantern festival is celebrated… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Two-way Garland: Falcons lineman plays offense and defense

HOUSTON (AP) — While his Atlanta Falcons teammates are enjoying a little down time, Ben Garland is hard at work.He's watching plays on his iPad and jotting down a few tips in a spiral notebook.No time to relax.He'll have a lot to remember come Sunday.Garland could be one of the rare players to play both sides in the Super Bowl, since he's a backup on Atlanta's offensive and defensive lines, in addition to his special-team duties."It's a lot of studying, a lot of homework, a lot of film work,"… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Europa League: Klopp hails Liverpool players after 'wonderful night'

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