John Goddard, Head of HSBC Expat The start of a new year is a natural time for many of us to think about making changes to our lives, and this is especially true when it comes to work. I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to work abroad several times. This has meant I have experienced work around the world and have seen first-hand how a move abroad can rejuvenate and refresh a career. Not only does this encourage you to become more adaptable and agile, it can teach you a lot – professionally and personally. To understand what makes professionals tick when it comes to working abroad, we conducted fresh analysis of our Expat Explorer survey, combing through insights from more than 22,000 expats to identify the best destinations for expat careers in 2019. 1. Germany, work to live not live to work Renowned for efficiency and productivity, Germany tops the Expat Explorer career rankings this year, going one better than in 2017 and 2016. Expats ranked Germany as having … [Read more...] about A new job for January? The best places in the world to work
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With an average annual income of $90,408, nine out of 10 expats said in Vietnam they are as happy as or happier than at home, according to the 11th annual Expat Explorer issued by HSBC on Wednesday. Foreigners enjoy working in Vietnam for many benefits: 55 percent of respondents said they take more holidays, 41 percent live in a better home and 39 percent have more household staff compared to their home country. Fifty-seven percent said their employment contracts include an annual allowance to fly home or to another place, higher than the global average of 17 percent. Forty-two percent get an accommodation allowance while the global average is 18 percent, and 73 percent receive health and medical allowances compared to 43 percent elsewhere. Vietnam ranks first in the world with 72 percent saying moving to Vietnam helps them save more and 72 percent also saying they have more disposable income than they did in their home country. Both are higher than the global average: 52 percent … [Read more...] about Vietnam 19th best country in the world for expats: HSBC survey
Viet Nam News The new VinFast cars, which are on display at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, offer a top-level engine that is comfortable and safe, saving fuel while minimising pollution. Günter K. Fraidl, Senior Vice President of AVL, a leading engine and powertrain designer that has partnered with VinFast to revise the famous BMW N20 engine, speaks with local media about the advanced engines. As Senior Vice President in charge of powertrain systems for AVL, could you tell us more about the role of AVL in designing and manufacturing VinFast automobiles? The VinFast engine was developed based on technology and components licensed from BMW. Magna Steyr has been selected as VinFast’s engineering partner for the development of their new vehicles. AVL has also been selected to help develop the powertrain, in close collaboration with Magna Steyr. When did AVL start co-operating with VinFast? How do you evaluate the feasibility of the new Vietnamese brand? VinFast started … [Read more...] about VinFast uses one of the best engines in the world
Travel and Leisure has announced its annual 2018 list of the world’s best cities and Vietnam’s Hoi An is on it. Hoi An in Quang Nam province has been ranked eighth among the 15 most thrilling destinations in the world, released by the Travel and Leisure, a US travel magazine based in New York City. The survey is based on the responses of Travel and Leisure readers about architecture, distinctive restaurants, a rich array of cultural offerings, a intriguing shops, a teeming street life, a friendly population, etc. In 2018, Mexico reigns supreme. For the second year in a row, San Miguel de Allende, a colonial oasis in the country’s central highlands, takes the first place. Meanwhile, Oaxaca has climbed to the second place, and Mexico City is making a welcome return to the top 15. Earlier, Hoi An has been named among list top 16 of the most relaxing places in the the world. It's no surprise the UNESCO-protected ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam's central coast is a … [Read more...] about Hoi An shines in Travel and Leisure’s 15 best cities in the world list 2018
When it comes to a sandwich, which is best? Are you a BLT kind of guy? Or perhaps cheese and tomato is more your thing? Over in Hoi An there’s only one place to go when it comes to a tasty snack and that’s Banh Mi Phuong. Six years ago, the late chef Anthony Bourdain popped in and described his banh mi as a ‘symphony in a sandwich’ – and it seems food lovers the world over took note. His critique has done the store no harm at all and business has boomed since that day. There are now as many customers coming for selfies as they are for sandwiches. Tourist Julie Chapman from New Zealand said: “This place was recommended and a lot of people want to come here so that’s good for the family that owns the restaurant. “I think it’s the way they cook the meat and I don’t think I could recreate that at home. I would give it a crack but I’m not sure it would taste as good.” Phuong Lan, whose … [Read more...] about Is this the best sandwich in the world?