Investors play the long game in M&A, illustration photo After two years of delay, Vietnam Pharmaceutical Corporation (Vinapharm), one of the leading Vietnamese pharma firms, is preparing for a stake sale to enable it to attract capable investors. A source from the company told VIR that the Ministry of Health (MoH) may resume the divestment in the upcoming days. “The MoH is going to hire a consultancy for the tender. Under the plan, 35 per cent of stakes will be sold this year and another 30 per cent in 2020,” he said. The divestment is said to be promising as Vinapharm, currently controlled by the MoH, is seen as a springboard for foreign investors to cash in on the lucrative local pharmaceutical market. “As part of increased interest from foreign funders in Vietnam’s attractive healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical devices sectors, the state’s decision to divest its interest in Vinapharm will undoubtedly attract the attention of those investors … [Read more...] about Investors play the long game in M&A
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MLM systems are growing even as regulations are becoming more stringent Recently, the dossier of the Lien Ket Viet Company case, a multi-level company masquerading as a firm under the Ministry of Defence, has been sent to the People’s Supreme Court. This company was pretending to be a corporation managed by the Ministry of Defence to do business and conducted illegal activities, such as collecting a fee worth VND8.6 million ($374) from each person who wants to join its system, as well as holding conferences and presentations to disseminate false information. According to local media, Lien Ket Viet leaders always wore military outfits and boasted of relations with military generals, as well as forged documents and governmental merits. Accordingly, the company lured in over 66,000 members and collected VND2 trillion ($87 million). Numerous heads of offices and multi-level agencies will be subject to legal proceedings, with seven defendants being prosecuted and 34 heads … [Read more...] about MLMs undeterred by stricter laws
Viet Nam News By Dr. Ngô Chí Hiếu* Chest pain can take various forms and be caused by different conditions. Chest pain may be serious, especially if it is caused by a heart or lung problem, so it is important to seek medical advice immediately if you experience it. Typical signs and symptoms Chest pain related to a heart condition may have the following qualities: Sharp or dull pain, sometimes described as a burning sensation or a crushing tightness of the chest. Pain may radiate to the neck, jaw, back or down one or both arms. In some cases, pain may extend to the stomach area. Pain lasting several minutes, which comes and goes and may be related to physical activity, stress or exposure to cold weather. Weakness and dizziness, cold sweats or heart palpitations. Chest pain caused by other problems may show the following symptoms: Chest pain associated with trouble breathing – severe pain when inhaling deeply or coughing. This may be caused by … [Read more...] about How to recognise health problems associated with chest pain
Viet Nam News By Thu Hằng Have you ever seen a garbage bag sitting (and stinking) in front of your house, even though you hung a sign saying, “Please do not leave trash here”? It doesn’t take much looking around to see the effects of indiscriminate litter in the countryside and in big cities. Piles of trash make the streets look bad and seriously affect the environment and human health. Unfortunately, littering occurs daily and is very difficult to control. Some claim the reason is that rubbish bins have not been arranged properly on the streets and in public spaces. Others simply follow others’ behaviour because they think their awareness alone won’t solve the problem. An image depicting the indiscriminate discharge of waste has been shared on social networks in recent days. It has attracted a great deal of concern, and many people have hailed it as one solution to the social evil of littering. The photograph shows a banner on the wall … [Read more...] about Do litterbugs deserve public naming and shaming?