By Reuters  April 28, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7 U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 26, 2019. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more vehicles in the U.S, according to a readout of their recent meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday. The two discussed recent public announcements by Japanese car makers, including Toyota Motor Corp’s decision to invest more in U.S. plants. "We talked about the need to see more movement in that direction but I think the president feels very positive that we will see such movement because all the economics support that," said Ambassador William Hagerty. Trump told a campaign rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Saturday that Abe said Japan would invest $40 billion in U.S. car factories, though Trump did not give … [Read more...] about Trump pressed Japan’s Abe to build more vehicles in the U.S
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Many pundits believe that the current crop of Vietnamese U23 footballers have better physical attributes in comparison to previous generations. Let’s review the top 10 tallest players in the Vietnam U23 squad that is currently competing in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 qualifiers. Here is a list of the ten footballers who are 1.80 metres or above. Van Hau is recorded as the tallest player in the squad with a height of 1.86 metres. Phan Van Bieu: 1.80 metres tall. Ho Tan Tai: 1.80 metres tall. Bui Tien Dung: 1.81 metres tall. Thanh Chung: 1.82 metres tall. Xuan Tu: 1.82 metres tall. Duc Chien: 1.83 metres tall. Hoang Duc: 1.83 metres tall. Tan Sinh: 1.84 metres tall. Van Toan: 1.85 metres tall. Van Toan: 1.85 metres tall. Van Hau: The tallest member of the squad, Van Hau stands at 1.86 metres tall. VOV … [Read more...] about Top 10 tallest footballers in the Vietnam U23 squad
Furie, named Hai Phuong in Vietnamese, had a special premiere for film critics before its official debut in the U.S on March 1. Critic Cary Darling says in the Houston Chronicle that Furie is the most interesting action movie since Indonesian movie The Raid 2: Berendal. He gives the movie a 4 out of 5 rating. He praises the film’s action scenes, particularly highlighting the talent of cascadeur Kefi Abrikh, part of famous Hollywood films like Lucy and Jason Bourne. Directed by Le Van Kiet, Furie tells the story of a woman from the Mekong Delta whose daughter has been kidnapped. The fighting fit mother embarks on a journey to find her daughter against all odds and all the bad guys. The film stars Ngo Thanh Van, also known as Veronica Ngo, an A-list Vietnamese actress, who has also produced the movie. The critic says he expects a bright future for this Asian action movie with female protagonists, and … [Read more...] about Furie premiers in the U.S. to wholesome praise
HCMC has jumped three places from last year to 6th while Hanoi has slipped one place to 8th in the Cost of Living Index 2019 formulated by Numbeo, the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. The company says that its survey has taken into account several factors including house rents, cost of eating out, and purchasing power needed to live a comfortable life to come with a cost of living index for 20 major cities in Southeast Asia. In this year’s index, HCMC scored 38.39 points, slightly lower than Hanoi (38.93), meaning that the cost of living in Saigon is a little less than in the capital city. Davao in the Philippines was the lowest-cost city in the region, followed by Indonesia’s Bandung. The top five most expensive cities in Southeast Asia are Singapore, Bangkok (Thailand), Yangon (Myanmar), Phuket (Thailand) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia). Price of Travel, a travel cost database, in 2017 ranked Saigon the world’s … [Read more...] about Saigon, Hanoi among top 10 affordable cities in Southeast Asia
Representatives from Vietnam Airlines receive certificates at the award ceremony. — Photo VNA Vietnam Airlines was named in the top 10 best performing companies for the third consecutive year. The firm was included in the ‘Top 50 Vietnam The Best’ by the VNR500 Ranking, which ranks the top 500 largest businesses in the country and is compiled by Viet Nam Report in co-operation with online newspaper Vietnamnet. The carrier also ranked first in the top 10 reputable companies in transportation and logistics in 2018. The VNR500 independently researches and evaluates companies basing on international standards. The assessment council includes many experts from Harvard University and leading economic and brand consultancy organisations in Viet Nam. The ranking honours Vietnamese enterprises which have performed well in terms of revenue scale, efficient use of capital, stable profit growth and good social responsibility. In 2018, Vietnam Airlines made consolidated revenue … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines reaches top 10 best enterprises in VN
For the second consecutive year, Nestlé Vietnam was recognised as the most sustainable company in Vietnam for its significant contribution to the sustainable development of the country. VCCI chairman Vu Tien Loc presenting the merits for Nguyen Ngoc Yen, business director of Nestlé Vietnam in the northern region On November 23, 2018, Nestlé Vietnam has been honoured in the top ten sustainable companies in the manufacturing sector at the Awarding Ceremony of the Programme on Benchmarking and Announcing Sustainable Companies in Vietnam 2018, held by the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD) under the guidance of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). This is the second consecutive year that Nestlé Vietnam has been recognised as the most sustainable company by VCCI. To remain one of the ten most sustainable companies, Nestlé Vietnam had to keep its lead on the better part of 500 companies taking part in this … [Read more...] about Nestlé Vietnam in top 10 sustainable companies for second year running
The move aims to affirm the bank’s prestige and position in the international community, while paving the way for the bank to gain a place among the world’s top 300 banking and financial groups. Vietcombank’s representative office in New York will perform the functions of connecting with existing and potential customers in the U.S. market; carrying out analysis reports on the market and finance-banking sector; supporting the maintenance of relations with U.S. financial institutions; and attending business conferences and seminars to establish relationships. The event marks a significant strategic step for Vietcombank, and it will be the first time a Vietnamese commercial bank has ever been licensed to set up a representative office in the US, one of the world’s leading countries regarding its transparent and complete legal framework, and close management and supervision mechanism. The event highlights the position, brand and influence of the Vietnamese … [Read more...] about Vietcombank receives permit to open representative office in the U.S.
Key leaders of the U.S. pork industry, members of the National Pork Board’s International Marketing committee, have arrived in Vietnam. Their visit to Vietnam - a critical market for U.S. pork exports - is among the several stops on the U.S. pork organization’s ten-day Asia Immersion Mission Trip. The committee began its journey in Singapore and, in total, will make stops in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Macau. These key Asian markets are emerging destinations for U.S. pork and the committee will seek to understand consumer preferences and build relationships with buyers, influencers, retailers and other key stakeholders on their journey. “Consumption of U.S. pork here is on the rise, and this trip offers our industry leaders the unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor and build awareness for U.S. pork and pork products with decision-makers,” said Craig Morris, vice president of international marketing for the National Pork Board. “Our work is underway … [Read more...] about The U.S. Pork Board seeks to build relationships with Vietnamese buyers
Pho, the fragrant flat rice noodles soup served with beef or chicken, has given Vietnamese cuisine an iconic status. But the company making money by exporting an instant version of the soup to the US is based in Thailand. A representative of Charoen Pokphan Foods Plc (CPF) said at a recent meeting with Vietnamese businesses that the company’s Authentic Asian Chicken Pho Noodle Soup is enjoying great sales in the US. The number of restaurants that serve Vietnamese pho in the U.S. reached 8,900 in 2014 and is increasing, the CPF representative said, citing a study by the Institute for Immigration Research. Vietnamese businesses at the meeting were surprised that CPF’s factory in Thailand is able to produce 200,000 ready-to-eat pho products a day, using a workforce of just 10 workers. CPF said its factory in Thailand was powered by artificial intelligence, and the manufacturing process was completely automatic. Some production lines only require two workers operating via … [Read more...] about Thailand, not Vietnam, is exporting ‘pho’ to the U.S.
The first “Invest in the U.S.” seminar, co-organized by the U.S. Consulate General and AmCham HCM City, described the benefits of investing in the U.S., home to the largest amount of FDI in the world. Experts from Baker & McKenzie law firm provided Vietnamese investors with an introduction on the legal and foreign exchange requirements for outbound investment and gave presentations on best practices for establishing operations in the U.S. More than 30 Vietnamese investors participate in the seminar. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Consulate General One of the benefits of investing in the U.S. is the variety of opportunities that exist across the country’s 52 states and territories. Representatives from the U.S. states of Idaho, Iowa, and Pennsylvania spoke about investment opportunities in their states. Fred Burke, senior partner from Baker & McKenzie, highlighted how Vietnam’s GDP growth was fueling greater interest in investing in the U.S. … [Read more...] about ‘Invest in the U.S.’ seminar held in Vietnam