In the past five years, Vietnamese living abroad sent more than US$71 billion in remittances to the country with an average annual growth rate of 6%, largely contributing to improving the balance of payments and increasing the state foreign exchange reserves. As of October 2020, overseas Vietnamese from 27 countries and territories have invested US$1.6 billion in 362 projects in Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Overseas Vietnamese: Inseparable part of Vietnam
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This modernisation does not need to be expensive or painful. Changing your own attitude is for free. Persuading others to do the same is as good as free. The new technologies are now 10 times faster and cheaper than they were a couple of years ago. The first step is to see what is possible from those who actually succeeded, then embrace the same change that they did. With this approach, people, companies and countries can move forward. Vietnam is leading that progress and there is nothing stopping Vietnamese people and companies from doing the same – they are more than capable of it! … [Read more...] about How the best companies in Vietnam grew during COVID?
But one family in a Malaysian village managed to turn a bumper profit during the downturn by opening up an eatery serving wood-fired pizzas from their home. Based in Jemapoh, 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of the capital Kuala Lumpur, the business offers pizzas with herbs and spices, and cut pineapples mixed with meat or tuna, along with a heavy layer of mozzarella and cheddar cheese. "We did this to get some pocket money," said Raudhah Hassan, 35, the eldest of several siblings and mastermind behind the business. "But -- praise be to God -- what we did has become the talk of the town." Pizzas have been flying out of the family's makeshift kitchen since late April, a month after authorities implemented curbs that confined people to their homes and saw the closure of most businesses. Restaurants were allowed to keep operating and, after Raudhah's shop selling headscarves saw a fall in business and some of her siblings had their pay cut, the family decided to open the pizzeria. … [Read more...] about Pandemic pizza: Malaysian family cooks up solution to virus woes
In Tam Thanh fishing village, many locals have given up their traditional fishing job and moved to other places after selling their land to outsiders, Thuong said. The newcomers rebuilt houses, damaging the murals on the walls and the local identity. … [Read more...] about Randomness, lack of curation cause bumpy ride for public art