Le Thanh Trung, deputy general director of HDBank, receives the award for being the “Company with the best M&A Strategy of the Decade (2009-18) at the Viet Nam M&A Forum this week. – Photo Courtesy of HDBank. The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank won two awards at the Viet Nam M&A Forum for being the “Company with the best Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Strategy of the Decade (2009-18) and making the “Outstanding IPO in 2017-18” in HCM City on August 8. It was the only bank among the nominees for the best M&A strategy of the decade. The jury hailed HDBank’s two eye-popping M&A deals in 2013: its acquisition of DaiABank and Société Générale Viet Finance, a French consumer finance company now renamed HD Saison Finance Co., Ltd. The two deals also came in for praise from financial and banking experts for their both deployment methods and strong growth potential post-merger. After the merger the … [Read more...] about HDBank walks away with best MA strategy of the decade award
Walk away with
In a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency, Choe Son-hui, a North Korean vice foreign minister, said that whether the June 12 summit between its leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump will happen as scheduled entirely rests on the decision and behavior of the U.S. "Whether the U.S. will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States," Choe said. "In case the U.S. offends against our goodwill and clings to unlawful and outrageous acts, I will put forward a suggestion to our supreme leadership for reconsidering the DPRK-U.S. summit," she added. DPRK is the abbreviation of the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The threat came after South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump held a summit in Washington on Tuesday (local time). Trump suggested the summit with the North might not take place on June 12. North Korea has ramped up … [Read more...] about N. Korea threatens to walk away from planned summit with U.S.
A file picture of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Apr 28, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Alexander Nemenov) Trump has threatened to abandon the agreement when it comes up for renewal on May 12, demanding his country's European allies "fix the terrible flaws" or he will re-impose sanctions. The nuclear deal was struck in 2015 between Iran and Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States, then led by Barack Obama. Under the pact, sanctions were lifted in return for a commitment not to pursue a nuclear bomb, but Iran says it is not reaping the rewards despite complying with the deal. "If the United States withdraws from the nuclear deal, then we will not stay in it," Ali Akbar Velayati, foreign policy adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted as saying by the state television website. As Iran's all-powerful leader, Khamenei has the final word on all policy matters, foreign and domestic, … [Read more...] about Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal if US walks away
Top leaders named and shamed in latest scandal to hit Vietnam's 'most livable city' The latest developments come after a raft of management scandals that have plagued Da Nang and before a major Party gathering. Vietnam speaks out on US documentary TV series 'The Vietnam War' Vietnam's foreign ministry spokesperson hopes that 'the American people and filmmakers understand the legitimacy of the resistance war.' Air pollution cuts 1.16 years off life expectancy in Vietnam: study Air quality in northern and central Vietnam is much worse than in the south, the study notes. No country for walking men With some of the world's most cluttered sidewalks and reluctant pedestrians, getting around Saigon by foot can be a drag. To many Vietnamese, US still a top … [Read more...] about Weekly roundup: Da Nang’s leaders named and shamed, Vietnam’s stance on ‘The Vietnam War’, Saigon’s walking dread and more
Police in Hanoi have arrested a man who locked himself inside a house for six hours after attacking a local with multiple stabs with a knife on Friday. Police in Hanoi have arrested a man who locked himself inside a house for six hours after attacking a local with multiple stabs with a knife on Friday. The stabber was seen wandering around the street with weird signs and a knife in his hand at around 2:00 pm, terrifying passers-by, according to eyewitnesses. The man was later identified as Hung, a resident in Alley 28, Ngo Sy Lien Street, Van Mieu Ward in Dong Da District. On May 12, after over six hours of unsuccessful negotiation, local police had to force their way into a house and apprehend a man who had stabbed another in Hanoi. Hung then made his way to the nearby Alley 38 and entered the house of P. V. M., 28, before repeatedly stabbing the homeowner for no reason with his knife. After committing the violent act, Hung walked away from the scene, returned to his house, and … [Read more...] about Knife attacker arrested after 6-hour standoff with police in Hanoi