At the press conference of Miss Vietnam 2022 beauty contest The Northern and Southern regional qualifying rounds will be held in October. Selected contestants will join the final rounds which are scheduled to take place from the middle of November to December. This year’s winner will receive a cash prize of VND350 million (US$15,000). The first and second runners-up will receive cash prizes of VND250 million and VND200 million respectively. Journalist Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-Chief of the Tien Phong Newspaper and head of the organization board of the beauty contest speaks at the event. Journalist Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-Chief of the Tien Phong Newspaper and head of the organization board of the beauty contest said that the pageant will honor physical and intellectual beauty, especially natural beauty, and select an outstanding person who will represent Vietnam to compete at global beauty contests. Sideline events will be social and charity activities, and programs … [Read more...] about Miss Vietnam 2022 starts
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Over 50 works by modern Vietnamese masters from the early generation of École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine (Indochina School of Fine Arts) will be showcased at Sotheby’s first exhibition in Vietnam - Timeless Souls: Beyond the Voyage – Hồn Xưa Bến Lạ. As well as the first exhibition in the country held by the leading arts brokers in the world, the public event is also one of the largest Indochine Art exhibitions ever staged in the country. Taking place from July 11–14 at Park Hyatt Saigon, HCM City, the non-selling exhibition features over 50 works by Lê Thị Lựu (1911 – 1988), Lê Phổ (1907 – 2001), Mai Trung Thứ (1906 – 1980) and Vũ Cao Đàm (1908 – 2000), the four renowned early generation graduates from the École des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine, who migrated to France in early 20th century. Fillette aux Nattes avec Son Panier de Fleurs (Girl with Mats and Her Basket of Flowers) by Lê Thị Lựu. With a mission to foster cultural dialogue between artists and the … [Read more...] about Sotheby’s presents its first exhibition in Vietnam
CHI Hospitality International inaugurates a Stay7 International Hotel in the central city of Nha Trang. —Photo courtesy of the firm South Korean hotel management company CHI Hospitality International has inaugurated a Stay7 International Hotel in the central city of Nha Trang to take the opportunity from the recovery of the country’s tourism industry. Stay7 International Hotel Nha Trang has 203 luxuriously designed rooms at 65 Tran Quang Khai in the heart of Nha Trang City. There is a modern swimming pool on the 28th floor, ranked as one of the city's five most beautiful swimming pools. Currently, CHI Company Group has businesses in Viet Nam, such as in Ha Noi and HCM City, including financial/real estate, manufacturing, industrial logistics, and hotels. They are actively carrying out investment/operation projects in resort development in Da Lat and Phu Tho Province, 5-star hotels in Da Nang City, and residence buildings with about 320 rooms in Thai Nguyen Province. A … [Read more...] about South Korean hotel chain opens in Nha Trang
Investors watch stock prices on an electric board. — Photo vietnamfinance.vn The Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange has announced the top 10 largest securities companies this year. VPS Securities Joint Stock Company remained in top spot with a 17.59 per cent market share in the first half of the year though its second quarter share dipped marginally. SSI Securities Corporation continued to be in second position, but increased its market share from 9.66 per cent in Q1 to 10.02 per cent in Q2 to end the half with 9.81 per cent. VNDirect Securities Corporation remained in third place with 7.99 per cent during the year. In the top 10 Ho Chi Minh Securities climbed past Techcom Securities JSC to fourth position in Q2, with their half-year market shares being 5.58 per cent and 5.47 per cent, respectively. Mirae Asset, Viet Capital Securities JSC, MB Securities, KIS Vietnam Securities, and FPT Securities rounded off the top 10. In the year-to-date, especially since April, the … [Read more...] about HOSE announces list of top 10 securities companies
Patrick Lenain - Former assistant director Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Schools and universities will need to adopt new technologies. Public transportation networks will need to be upgraded. Large-scale logistical hubs will be required to remain integrated in global supply chains. Old-age citizens will need welfare support. Electricity generation will need to decarbonise. Coastal cities will need to adapt to rising sea levels. Military spending will need to protect the country. And it is obvious that health spending remains a priority. Unfortunately, tax revenue is at present too limited to finance these large investments. Vietnam’s government collected tax revenue equivalent to 16 per cent of GDP last year, according to the International Monetary Fund. This is less than Malaysia (18.3 per cent), Singapore (18.5 per cent), India (19.7 per cent), Thailand (20.3 per cent), and China (27 per cent). This is also less than before the pandemic, reflecting … [Read more...] about Tax for development: Does Vietnam need tax reform?
Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - To create a breakthrough in tourism promotion , and contribute to the rapid and sustainable development of Hanoi's tourism industry, the Department of Tourism of the capital city has launched a gift design contest and a tourism photo competition. The two contests aim to select photos and products that meet the artistic criteria, show a typical, rich and diverse culture, tourism resources, tourist attractions, historical sites, festivals, traditional craft villages, and the culinary culture of Hanoi for dissemination and promotion of the capital city's tourism to both domestic and international tourists. Entries should show the difference and diversity in materials and colours, and be friendly to the environment, safe to human health, and not deformed or changed by the climate and weather. The organising board prioritizes products that use available materials, are local traditional crafts and convenient for mass … [Read more...] about Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos