Representatives of Top 500 most profitable companies in Viet Nam in 2021 at the award ceremony. — Photo courtesy of Vietnam Report Vietnam Report and online newspaper Vietnamnet yesterday announced the list of Top 500 most profitable companies in Viet Nam in 2021 (PROFIT500) and Top 10 most prestigious companies in the food – beverage – retail sector. The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed all forecasts and is a "test" for the economy. In the new context, for businesses, profit is not enough, but it must be sustainable profit based on strong internal capacity, flexibility to adapt to the market, and quick application of technology, enhancing e-commerce, digital payments and work-from-home capabilities. They also need to reorganise supply chains and focus more on the domestic market. In addition, building brand reputation - an "intangible asset" associated with intrinsic strength would help the Vietnamese business community step by step overcome the pandemic and … [Read more...] about Top 500 most profitable companies in Viet Nam announced
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From November 28, Vietnam Airlines regularly operates two flights per week between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco. The airline plans to increase the number to seven flights per week after the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled and the Vietnamese Government allows the reopening of regular international routes. Vietnam Airlines also considers opening more routes between Los Angeles of the U.S. and Hanoi or HCM City. All flights between Vietnam and the U.S. will use the most modern wide-body aircraft, such as Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. According to Vietnam Airlines General Director Le Hong Ha, more than a year ago, Vietnam Airlines became the first Vietnamese airline flying directly to the U.S. to bring home Vietnamese citizens. Its direct flight to the U.S. marked a big step forward for the firm and a historic milestone for Vietnam’s aviation industry, he said. It took the direct flight 13 hours and 45 minutes to reach the U.S. The flight used Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, one of … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines successfully operates first direct flight to U.S.
Novartis and the Ministry of Health of Vietnam signed an MoU to provide a list of drugs for the treatment of severe COVID-19 symptoms at cost price On behalf of Novartis International AG, Lutz Hegemann, group head, Corporate Affairs and Global Health, and Associate Professor PhD. Luong Ngoc Khue, director of the Department of Medical Service Administration of the Vietnamese Ministry of Health signed and exchanged the MoU. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, State President of Vietnam, and Guy Parmelin, President of Switzerland, witnessed the signing during President Phuc’s state visit to Switzerland on November 26-28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The MoU is part of the broad range of solutions Novartis is providing to help low- and lower-middle-income countries mitigate the impact of the pandemic and support healthcare systems. It covers the provision of at-cost medicines for the treatment of severe symptoms of COVID-19 … [Read more...] about Novartis and Ministry of Health sign MoU on portfolio of affordable COVID-19 medicines