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Image : Vietnam to adopt int'l financial reporting standards by 2025

Vietnam to adopt int'l financial reporting standards by 2025

person Orange Themes access_time Dec 26,2016

Financial statements prepared under the new standards will give investors better insight into how companies perform.

Image : Airbus ups plane deliveries in 2016 but new orders drop

Airbus ups plane deliveries in 2016 but new orders drop

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 11,2017

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.

Image : Mekong Capital plans four deals by mid-2017

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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Vietnam taxi giant Vinasun expands fleet to take on Uber, Grab

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Vinasun, the biggest taxi company in Vietnam, is set to launch a fleet of 500-700 luxury cars exclusively through its ride-hailing mobile app in an effort to compete with popular services Grab and Uber, local media reported. The company, which unveiled its own hailing app a year ago, reportedly will outsource other transport businesses for the new fleet. Deputy CEO Ta Long Hy was quoted as saying that customers can choose to book a ride with the new cars or Vinasun's regular cabs. The company's fleet had reportedly expanded to more than 5,200 by the end of last year. Le Hoang Minh, vice director of Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Transport, said Vinasun has been licensed to start the new business model on a trial basis in eight cities and provinces, including HCMC and Da Nang. At its shareholders' meeting in April, Vinasun forecast its net profit would fall 20 percent to VND264 billion (US$11.68 million) this year, citing high costs and harsh competition from Malaysian-owned startup GrabTaxi, now known as Grab, and the US-based service Uber. The company saw a 5 percent profit increase last year, compare to 40 percent in 2014. Read on the original site
Da Lat offers exhilarating zipline adventures

 If you’re looking for an extreme thrill and want to experience nature from new heights far above the canopy of trees, then Da Lat zipline tours will make your perfect week end adventure. Ziplining can be quite daunting and challenging for newbies or the less experienced.  For starters the fear of falling can be paralysing. Training brings with it efficiency and effectiveness that leads to speed and power. Beginners or experts, young or the not so young, can now enjoy ziplining a rope… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Tech sector leads resistance to Trump travel ban

Washington (AFP) - A coalition led by some of the world's biggest tech firms is taking on President Donald Trump's travel ban, signaling the contentious relationship between the sector and the White House could be about to get worse.Scores of technology giants -- including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter -- filed a joint legal brief arguing against the temporary ban on refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.Tesla and SpaceX were among another 30 companies… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Grilled skewered food is a special treat of Sapa

VietNamNet Bridge – With weather being cool all year round, Sapa Town in the northern upland province of Lao Cai is an ideal place to enjoy grilled food. Skewered veggies and meat are grilled on burning charcoal at an eatery in Sapa Town – Photo: Nguyen The Luong Visitors to this hilly town do not have to come to luxury restaurants to enjoy grilled dishes as they can find them at reasonable prices at street food stalls or markets.What makes grilled dishes of Sapa unique is that they are all… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Cave tells history of early humans

A cave in the central province of Thanh Hoa has just been recognised as a Special National Archaeological Site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for its historic value. Inside Con Moong Cave A dossier on the cave is being compiled by Vietnamese experts to seek the UN cultural agency UNESCO’s recognition as a World Culture Heritage Site. Discovered in 1974, Con Moong Cave has been excavated many times and is determined to be the first site ever in the country containing… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

US seeks deeper counterterrorism cooperation with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. held counterterrorism talks with China Tuesday and called for deeper cooperation between the two countries.The State Department said the two sides discussed regional terrorist threats, aviation security, information sharing, border security, safeguarding human rights, and countering violent extremism. Experts also talked about countering improvised explosive devices.The U.S. side was led by the department's acting coordinator for counterterrorism Justin Siberell.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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