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Highlights in March at Park Hyatt Saigon


HOLIDAY IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Outdoor Swimming Pool Park Hyatt

As a token of appreciation to our neighbors in Vietnam, Park Hyatt Saigon is proud to present a new exclusive offer. Designed for our local residents, as a weekend getaway, come stay Friday or Saturday night in a luxurious Park room and treat yourself to the following benefits:

  • Daily Breakfast for Two in Opera
  • One Complimentary 60-minute Spa Treatment
  • 10% Off Spa Products
  • 20% Off Food & Beverage
  • Complimentary Late Check-Out
  • Complimentary Internet Access
  • 20% Off Your Next Stay at Hyatt Regency Danang

    Rates starting from VND 5,460,000++ per night, and valid until the end of September.

    For more information, please call us at 08 3824 1234. Subject to terms and conditions.

    EXPRESS YOURSELF AT LUNCH IN SQUARE ONE

    Square One Park Hyatt

    Savory meets speed at Park Hyatt Saigon with the launch of a new Express Business Lunch menu in Square One. The Express Business Lunch menu contains items that maintain the distinct flavor of this signature restaurant, but also allows diners to enjoy these flavors in just 45 minutes.

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Vietnam Attracts Coffee Companies Seeking Supply, Dreyfus Says

Oct. 17 (Bloomberg)—International companies are expanding in Vietnam, the world’s largest producer of robusta coffee, to ensure supplies after local traders failed to fill contracts, according to Louis Dreyfus Commodities SA.

Disputes between exporters in growing countries and members of the Swiss Coffee Trade Association increased after prices jumped as much as 55 percent in the past year, said Nicolas Tamari, head of the Geneva-based association. There may have been “some movements in timing” on contracts and “we can’t say who is right and who is wrong,” Luong Van Tu, chairman of the Vietnam Coffee & Cocoa Association, said by phone Oct. 7.

Vietnam became the world’s largest producer of robusta in 1997-98, displacing Indonesia, and was the second-biggest for all types of coffee by 1999-2000, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vietnam’s crop doubled since 1999- 2000 as roasters sought to cut expenses by using more robusta, which costs about 60 percent less than the arabica preferred by Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffee-shop operator.

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Weekly Update Oct 31: Membership Directory 2012; How do companies react to high inflation?


Weekly Update Oct 31
Membership Directory 2012; How do companies react to high inflation? Make arbitration work for you.

Highlights

AmCham Membership Directory 2012
Tu, Nov 1 Legal Committee Meeting
We, Nov 9 Networking Night: How Do Companies React to High Inflation?
We, Nov 16 Morning Briefing: Making Arbitration Work for You
Th, Nov 24 11th Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot Scramble Golf Tournament
Th, Nov 24 12th AmCham Old Fashioned Thanksgiving Dinner
Tu, Nov 29 Lunch: Do you have the right KPIs? Balanced Scorecard can help
Sa, Dec 10 16th Annual Governors’ Ball – “A Hawaiian Christmas”
BRIBELine: Report a Bribe (anonymously)
Trace International: Anti-bribery compliance solutions

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Coffee Crop in Vietnam Region to Jump 10% as Quality Gains

Oct 6, 2011. Coffee production from Vietnam’s main growing province may jump 10 percent this season as bean quality climbs, producers and the government said, bolstering forecasts that a record nationwide crop will swell global robusta supplies.

Dak Lak’s harvest, which accounts for about a third of the nation’s harvest, may rise to 400,000 metric tons, according to Nguyen Van Sinh, deputy director of the local agricultural department. October Coffee, Cocoa Co. expects the share of top- grade beans to gain to 45 percent from 35 percent this harvest, Mai Ky Van, export and business division head, said on Sept. 30.

Higher output from the largest grower of the bitter-tasting beans used in espressos and instant drinks may extend a 25 percent slump in prices from a three-year high in March, while lowering costs for users such as Nestle SA. (NESN) The world’s biggest food company buys about 250,000 tons a year from Vietnam , Rashid Qureshi, local unit managing director, said in August. Bean quality depends on size, flavor, moisture and handling.

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Nestlé to build $ 270 million coffee factory in Dong Nai, Vietnam

ZURICH. Aug 9, 2011. Swiss food giant Nestlé SA is planning to spend $ 270 million to build a coffee factory in Vietnam and increase its sourcing of coffee from local farmers.

The investment supports Nestlé’s 350 million franc ($ 474 million) Nescafe Plan, launched last August, aiming to support sustainable coffee farming, production and consumption.

In addition, the factory, which will create 200 jobs, also will include the latest process technology and focus on energy and water savings, Nestlé said.

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