Asian markets were mixed on Monday (Mar 11) as bargain-buying from last week's sharp losses was offset by a weak US jobs report and ongoing concerns about the global economy. Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to get the necessary revisions to get her Brexit deal through parliament this week. (Photo: AFP/Christopher Furlong) Investors ran for the hills Friday after the European Central Bank slashed its growth and inflation forecasts, and China announced a plunge in exports and imports. Later that day the Labor Department said the US economy created just 20,000 jobs last month, a fraction of what was expected. The readings from across the world knocked equity markets, which have enjoyed a stellar start to the year on hopes that China and the United States will resolve their trade war. In early trade Hong Kong rose 0.4 per cent and Shanghai rallied 0.9 per cent while Tokyo went into the break 0.2 per cent higher. Jakarta and Taipei were also slightly higher. But Sydney, … [Read more...] about Asia markets mixed after last week”s hefty losses
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Getafe will play against Valencia and Real Betis will face Espanyol in the other ties in the round. The first leg games will take place from Jan. 23, with the deciding fixtures being played from Jan. 30. * Formula One saw a rise in worldwide audience figures across television and digital platforms in 2018, the Liberty media-owned sport reported on Friday. The global cumulative television audience was put at 1.758 billion, of which 1.59 billion were in the top 20 markets - a rise of three percent compared to 2017 and the second consecutive year of growth. * Brazil will meet the Czech Republic in a March friendly as part of their preparations for the Copa America. The match will be played at Prague's Eden Arena on March 26, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Friday. * Leon Goretzka's brace helped Bayern Munich down Hoffenheim 3-1 at the curtain raiser of the second half of the season on Friday. With the result, runners-up Bayern Munich reduced the arrears to Bundesliga front … [Read more...] about Barca handed Copa final re-match with Sevilla, Madrid to face Girona in quarters
>>> A strategic vision needed for Vietnamese sports >>> Vietnam draw with DPRK 1-1 in int’l friendly The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has just announced the final list of 23 players submitted by the 24 teams to compete in the 2019 Asian Cup in the UAE early next year. Accordingly, teams are allowed to replace their players from the final list of 23 up to six hours before their first match, but overall, they are almost the official squads that the national teams across the continent will bring to the 2019 Asian Cup. According to the current list registered with the organisers, Vietnam have the youngest average age at only 23. Notably, in the squad of 23 Vietnamese players, there are 16 names from the U23 age group. In particular, the youngest player is defender Doan Van Hau (19). The Thai Binh native is also the third youngest player in the 2019 Asian Cup, behind Mohammed Al-Huthaifi of Yemen and Iraqi striker Mohanad Ali (both born in 2000). In the current … [Read more...] about What opportunities await Vietnam at 2019 Asian Cup?
Expat Interest HCMC Open University students to stage dramas in English Minh Tuan Thursday, May 17, 2018,19:30 (GMT+7) HCMC Open University students to stage dramas in EnglishMinh Tuan “My Sister’s Keeper” is one of the plays to be brought on stage by students of English and American Literature under the HCMC Open University’s “Theater in Education” program - PHOTO: COURTESY OF HCMC OPEN UNIVERSITY Students at the Faculty of Foreign Languages at the HCMC Open University will perform dramas in English adapted from American and British literary works at the Drama Theater in downtown HCMC on May 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9. The performances are part of the university’s “Theater in Education” program for students of English and American Literature classes. On the evening of May 19, those interested can come to the theater to watch the play “The Happy Prince” by … [Read more...] about HCMC Open University students to stage dramas in English
Almost VND400 trillion (US$17.48 billion) was given out in investment and licences to 71 projects last week. The decisions were made at an investment and development conference in Ha Noi. Mac Quoc Anh, vice chairman cum general secretary of Ha Noi Association of Small-and-medium sized enterprise (SMEs) told the press about the city’s efforts. What are changes of Ha Noi after 10 years of merger? Ha Tay Province was merged with Ha Noi in 2008. The capital city now has 30 districts, 584 wards and towns with a population of 10 million people. Ha Noi has significantly changed.. Up to 65 per cent of the city’s households are working in the agricultural area. Currently Ha Noi has also developed farm businesses, putting Ha Noi at the top in the country in this field. With a relatively large population compared to the rest of Viet Nam, Ha Noi is the centre for politics and economics as well as an important axis in ASEAN. Ha Noi has developed more than 20 per cent of enterprises and … [Read more...] about Ha Noi makes efforts to facilitate businesses