Emirates took home three awards at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022. — Photo courtesy of Emirates Emirates took home three awards at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022, including World's Best Economy Class, World's Best Economy Class Catering, and for the 17th consecutive time, World's Best Inflight Entertainment. The awards are a testament to the airline’s commitment to offering the very best customer experience in the sky, where travellers in Economy Class can look forward to spacious cabins, carefully crafted menus, and an unmatched range of in-flight entertainment choices. This latest recognition from Skytrax comes on the heels of the airline’s recent announcement that it is investing over US$2 billion to enhance its inflight customer experience. This includes one of the largest retrofit projects in aviation history spanning 120 aircraft which will soon sport the airline’s latest interior concepts, a new hospitality-focused service delivery model, and best-in-class … [Read more...] about Emirates wins three honours at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022
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Foreign businesses continue to show their confidence in Vietnam’s investment environment. The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam during the nine months of 2022 reached nearly US$15.4 billion, up 16.2% year-on-year, a report of the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment has shown. Electronics production at SGK Company in Chuong My Industrial park, Hanoi. File photo “Businesses are firmly on the recovery track, which is evident via expansion and investment activities,” stated the FIA. The FDI commitments declined by 15.3% during the period to over $18.7 billion . In the nine months, 1,355 new projects have been approved with total registered capital of $7.12 billion, up 11.8% in the number of projects but down 43% in capital year-on-year. The FIA attributed the lower investment capital in fresh projects to the global economy's slow recovery following severe Covid-19 impacts and … [Read more...] about Actual FDI to Vietnam rises over 16% to US$15.4 billion in 9-month
Being the second largest investor in Vietnam, Singapore is well-positioned to do business with the country in the electronics sector. Business matchmaking is a way that Vietnam tries to enable foreign investors to find investment opportunities in the country, especially those from Singapore. Visitors at the Singapore Pavilion, NEPCON Vietnam held in Hanoi on Sept 14-16. Photos: AEIS An executive of the Association of Electronic Industries in Singapore (AEIS) shared the idea following the conclusion [in mid-September] of NEPCON Vietnam, an Electronic Trade Show in Vietnam providing ground for the latest technologies introduction and global innovators. NEPCON Vietnam is an example of a tradeshow connecting manufacturers and consumers in the electronics market, a stalwart of the Asian electronics market, to promote business matching on a physical and digital level, AEIS Executive Director Eileen Ang said in an interview with The Hanoi Times . … [Read more...] about Business matchmaking: Great opportunity for Singapore investors to enter Vietnam
As environmental concerns rise and resources deplete we need to shift towards a new model of consumption that can support the economy and help the planet: the circular economy. Earth Overshoot Day is a concept developed by Andrew Simms of UK think tank New Economics Foundation and promoted by its partner organization Global Footprint Network. It marks the date when humanity has used all the biological resources that the Earth regenerates during the entire year. CEO of HSBC Vietnam Tim Evans. This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on 28th July, which means on this day, we had used all of the world’s natural resources budget for 2022. The date is coming earlier and earlier each year. In 1970, we overshot this threshold 2 days before the year-end. This year, we overshot the threshold 156 days before the year-end. The truth is we consume a lot and waste a lot. Think about the resources you consumed in the past week: the clothes you bought, the food you ate, the … [Read more...] about From waste to wealth: What opportunities abound in a circular economy?
Nguyen Tuan of An Duong District in Hai Phong learned late March that his teenage son wished to travel to Cambodia and work with his friends. It was Nguyen Van Anh, 45, who recommended his son for the job. "Anh is the father of Vu, a close friend of my son. He used to visit us at our home. He seemed to communicate well and care for the kids," said Tuan. Tuan's son was one of four teenagers that tricked and sold to Cambodia by Anh. The other three, also friends of Anh's son, were two boys and a girl. According to Hai Phong police, Anh has a track record of crimes, having been jailed four times. During his last stint in prison, he came in touch with two inmates nicknamed Vang and Cau, and met them again after his release in 2020. Then, they were working for a gang that smuggled people aged 18-40 to Cambodia for work, and offered intermediaries commissions for supplying unsuspecting victims. Nguyen Van Anh of Hai Phong is being investigated for selling four … [Read more...] about Vietnamese parents buy back children from Cambodian casino mafia
Vietnamese model Phung Phuoc Thinh is set to compete for a title at Mister Tourism World 2022 due to take place in the Philippines this December. The Ho Chi Minh City native stands at 1.80 metres tall, weighs 72kg, and measures 105-77-102 cm. He is fond of travelling and discovering the culture of different countries around the world. The 26-year-old man is the founder and operator of The Next Journey Travel & Events travel agency in Ho Chi Minh City. The Mister Tourism World pageant, first held in 2016, has developed into one of the most famous male pageants in the globe, alongside Manhunt International, Mister World, Mister International, Mister Global, and Mister Supranational. Vietnamese representative Pham Xuan Hien was named the winner of the 2016 contest. The sixth Mister Tourism World will get underway in the Philippines between December 2 and 12, drawing the participation of contestants from 40 countries and territories worldwide. … [Read more...] about Phuoc Thinh to represent Vietnam at Mister Tourism Vietnam 2022