Weekly Update Jan 21: Ambassador’s Education Conference, WTO Trading Rights

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Upcoming Events and Activities (next two weeks)

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Mo, Jan 21, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (U.S. Holiday) Click the link to learn more about this holiday and about Martin Luther King, Jr., who received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1964.

Th-Fr, Jan 24-25 Ambassador’s Conference: Support for Education in Vietnam will enable representatives of American universities, American companies with training or educational programs, American NGOs active in education, and U.S. Government educational programs such as the Fulbright Program to generate ideas and action plans about how best to progress toward achieving goals.

Fr, Jan 25 Meeting re Implementing WTO Commitments re Trading Rights. Meeting in Hanoi of AmCham members with Ministry of Industry and Trade to discuss detailed procedures for Decree 23 and Circular 9 implementing Vietnam’s WTO Commitments re Trading Rights.

We-Mo, Feb 6-11 TET Lunar New Year (VN Holiday) “Tet is the festival which epitomizes the identity of Vietnamese culture. Many rites, festivities and practices of Vietnamese TET hark back to myths and legends of the Viet culture of the Bronze Age (first millenium B.C.) called the Red River Culture.” Click the link to learn more.

News and Issues Updates

Computer Sciences Corp acquires First Consulting Group. Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) announced that the company has completed its acquisition of First Consulting Group (NASDAQ: FCGI).

Sotheby’s International Realty partners with Indochina Land Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced it has signed an exclusive 25-year licensing agreement with Indochina Land to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand in Vietnam, with its first office set to open in April 2008.

Click this link to see more news about Vietnam trade and investment, including

Southern Bank sees fewer depositers after chairman arrested, Saigon Times, 17 Jan 2008

“Siemens is the biggest corruption case in history,” Reuters, 20 Jan 2008.

Vietnam faces strikes by workers, inflation threatens economic gains, Financial Times, 10 Jan 2008

Sotheby’s International enters Vietnam in partnership with Indochina Land, 9 Jan 2008

Donors seek ADB shake-up, Financial Times, 16 Jan 2008

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