Donald and Melania Trump shared a front row pew in the National Cathedral with past presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter and their wives as an honor guard brought Bush's flag-draped casket into the prayer hall filled with dignitaries. George W. Bush tapped the casket twice when he walked up to deliver a rousing eulogy, fighting through tears as he sang the praises of his father and predecessor as commander-in-chief, who died Friday at age 94. Former president George W. Bush weeps after delivering his eulogy at the state funeral for his father George H.W. Bush at Washington National Cathedral. Photo byFP/Alex Brandon "He showed me what it means to be a president who serves with integrity, leads with courage, and acts with love in his heart for the citizens of our country," Bush said. "He was born with just two settings -- full throttle, then sleep," he said. "To us, his was the brightest of a thousand points of light," he said in a reference to his father's signature … [Read more...] about Washington sets aside divisions as US bids farewell to Bush
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Novaland builds hallmark with strategy to standardize resources Saturday, Oct 13, 2018,17:02 (GMT+7) Novaland builds hallmark with strategy to standardize resources <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="sgtoimageleft" style="margin-bottom:8px" width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="center"> <img alt="" class="sgtoimageleft" rel="POPUP,650,433" src="/Uploads/Articles/63390/fbf85_novaland1.jpg" style="WIDTH: 650px" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="sgtoimageleft"> An artist’s impression of the panoramic view of the Grand Manhattan project – the newest project of Novaland</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p align="left" class="SGTOSummary"> Property developer Novaland has launched its new project in the high-end segment - a complex of service and commercial properties and residential apartments called The Grand Manhattan in District … [Read more...] about Novaland builds hallmark with strategy to standardize resources
Le Thanh Trung, deputy general director of HDBank, receives the award for being the “Company with the best M&A Strategy of the Decade (2009-18) at the Viet Nam M&A Forum this week. – Photo Courtesy of HDBank. The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank won two awards at the Viet Nam M&A Forum for being the “Company with the best Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Strategy of the Decade (2009-18) and making the “Outstanding IPO in 2017-18” in HCM City on August 8. It was the only bank among the nominees for the best M&A strategy of the decade. The jury hailed HDBank’s two eye-popping M&A deals in 2013: its acquisition of DaiABank and Société Générale Viet Finance, a French consumer finance company now renamed HD Saison Finance Co., Ltd. The two deals also came in for praise from financial and banking experts for their both deployment methods and strong growth potential post-merger. After the merger the … [Read more...] about HDBank walks away with best MA strategy of the decade award
Companies in Vietnam have experienced fierce competition over the last few years, both qualitative and quantitative. Many have been forced to close down while others are still in business but struggling to move forward. The question is how to make a brand not only sustainable but also grow in value in the context of fierce global competition and rapid digitalization. There are many approaches to answering this question. Here I note the three key driving forces for brands: digital transformation, globalization, and brand leadership. In my observation, these forces help grow a company’s brand value if implemented successfully. Customer-centric digital transformation Unlike in the past, customers now have many brand choices for a particular product in Vietnam. Let’s take bakery goods for example. Customers would have previously mentioned Kinh Do in the south or Hai Ha in the north, but today they may name a long list of bakery brands: Top Cake, Tous Les Jours, ABC, … [Read more...] about How best to maintain brand value?
Vietnamese businesses should actively seek information and grasp the development and investment strategies of banks to win bids for projects financed by the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB). — Photo VGP Vietnamese businesses should actively seek information and grasp the development and investment strategies of banks to win bids for projects financed by the World Bank (WB) and Asian Development Bank (ADB), said representatives of the two banks on Thursday. The information was released in Ha Noi at the workshop entitled “Winning Contracts in the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Financed Projects” co-hosted by the two banks and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). Achim Fock, Portfolio & Operations Manager in the World Bank office in Viet Nam, said the workshop aimed to share information for Vietnamese enterprises to gain access to WB and ADB financed projects. It also updated regulations on bidding and methods to prepare … [Read more...] about Vietnamese firms urged to work to win WB, ADB bids