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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General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on January 6 for Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith. Trong congratulated Laos on its important domestic and foreign achievements over the past three years of implementing the Resolution of its 10th National Party Congress and expressed his delight at the deepening Vietnam-Laos relations. He spoke highly of the coordination between the Prime Ministers of Vietnam and Laos in directing ministries, sectors and localities to effectively implement the high-level agreements between the two Parties and States during the recent past. The Vietnamese leader also highly valued the outcomes of the 41st session of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee, describing … [Read more...] about Top Vietnamese leader welcomes Lao Prime Minister
Illustrative Image Hoàng Anh It’s the beginning of the year, a time for New Year’s resolutions. It’s a crucial time because if you don’t start acting on your resolution now, chances are you won’t see it through at all. Not unlike us ordinary citizens, the Government of Việt Nam has some resolutions to keep. While the first resolution was the standard offering on socio-economic development for the year, the second was to improve the country’s business environment and competitiveness on the international stage. Goals were set to improve the country’s doing business ranking by 15-20 spots, logistics index by 5-10 spots from 2019-21 and competitiveness ranking by 5-10 spots. The order it was issued no coincidence. The year 2018 marked an important milestone for the country’s efforts to integrate in global commence with the signing of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement of Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). While … [Read more...] about Government must not fail to keep its New Year’s resolution
Top of the Klopps: Could Liverpool finally break their Premier League hoodoo in 2019? - Photo AFPViet Nam News by Paul Kennedy As 2019 begins football fans everywhere will be making New Year resolutions, but what are the most important things for your teams this year? Here we take a look at some resolutions that may be getting made for the next 12 months for those fighting for the top spots in the English Premier League. Liverpool Since the dawn of time, or rather the dawn of the Premier League, Liverpool supporters have craved the country’s top prize. This year is the best chance of all. Sure, they have been top at Christmas before and not finished first, but there’s a feeling around Anfield that 2019 could finally be Liverpool’s year. Supporters will be hoping for more of the same in the second half of the season but above all, they would want to make sure key players, namely Virgil van Dijk and Mohammed Salah, stay fit. Can Liverpool finally break their … [Read more...] about As 2019 begins what resolutions are fans making right now?
Exceeding the plan On January 1, the government issued a resolution (01/NQ-CP) setting out the major tasks and measures that require implementation for the sake of socioeconomic development and the state budget estimates for 2018. Ministries, sectors and localities, in turn, issued relevant documents to implement the resolution. As reported at the regular government meeting, the Nikkei Vietnam Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in the first month of this year rose in January to 53.4 from 52.5 in December. This is the highest PMI level since April 2017, the highest level in the 10-nation ASEAN bloc (which was ranked at 50.2) and even higher than the Nikkei Index of the Republic of Korea and China. These figures reflect the high confidence of Vietnamese consumers and society as a whole. The nation’s index of industrial production (IIP) jumped 20.9 percent against the same period in 2017. The General Statistics Office (GSO) attributed the impressive IIP growth to … [Read more...] about January economic figures set stage for successful year