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Celebrate TET Lunar New Year Festivities at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers with a sumptuous traditional menu at Li Bai or at the Saigon Cafe. Relaxing special breakfasts at Mojo, and Moët & Chandon Champagne Brunch on Sundays at the Saigon Cafe.
VILAF is proud to be the winner of several international awards, such as: “Banking and Finance Law Firm of the Year” 2011 for Vietnam at the Acquisition International Legal Awards; the “Best Firm in Vietnam” Award; and was nominated for the “Best Firm in Talent Management” Award at the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s inaugural Asia Women in Business Law Awards. These recognize VILAF’s commitments for the advancement of women in the legal profession.
Tu, Jan 10 Breakfast Briefing: Emotion Control: the Secret of a Joyful and Successful Life The combination of personal ability, high energy and the power of emotion can help anyone to have anything in life.
Sa-Sa, Jan 14-21 Choux & Eclairs Promotion at the Lobby Lounge Chefs at Caravelle Hotel are whipping up much-loved light French pastries with classic cream fillings and decadent toppings to delight guests in the Lobby Lounge.
Fr-Mo, Jan 20–29 Legend Hotel Saigon’s Tet Package This luxury river-front 5-star international hotel will offer Tet Package from 20 – 29 January 2012 for Vietnamese and expatriates residing in Vietnam at the rate of only VND 2,012,000++ for single or double occupancy with several special benefits.
Celebrate a Cozy Lunar New Year at Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon at the Riverside Cafe, Kabin, or Poolside Terrace, including countdown party fare, free flow of sparkling wine, red and white wine, beer and soft drinks.
Vietnam’s Most Productive Companies 2011 Profiles International Vietnam has released the report “Vietnam’s Most Productive Companies 2011,” presenting findings of their study on the productivity of over 600 publicly traded companies in Vietnam. The “Vietnam’s Most Productive Companies 2011” study focuses specifically on labour productivity, defined as revenue produced per full-time employee or full-time employee equivalent of Vietnam-based companies.
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ISHCMC Celebrates Opening of New Wing and Launches HCMC’s only 1 to 1 computer tablet program ISHCMC held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an Open House with nearly 300 students, teachers and parents on hand to join in the festivities.
Vietnam Top Choice For Nike Footwear About 50% of Vietnam’s footwear exports are Nike products, with the value of Nike shoes made in Vietnam for export to the US more than US$ 2 billion. Local made-in-Vietnam content accounts for 44% of the raw materials to produce the Nike shoes.
Vietnam More Vulnerable to World Slump Than Neighbors, HSBC Says The spillover risks through the trade and finance sectors in Vietnam are aggravated by large domestic and external imbalances.
Vietnam receives its largest container ship call CMA CGM’s Laperhouse, with nearly 14,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent units of capacity), called at the Cai Mep International Terminal, a joint venture between Saigon Port, Vietnam National Shipping, and APM Terminals.
World Bank Economic Update: Vietnam Stabilization gains remain fragile and any premature loosening of policy will risk repeating the recent pattern of recurring instability. Vigorous implementation of fiscal consolidation and structural elements of Resolution 11, including restructuring and reform of the state enterprise sector and the financial sector should help Vietnam return to a more sustainable macroeconomic environment while laying the foundations for greater efficiency and productivity to drive medium and longer term growth. But undertaking these deep, structural reforms will require strong leadership, careful implementation, support from development partners and foreign investors, and some short-term pains.
World Bank: Vietnam Key Indicators (East Asia & Pacific Update) Domestic credit expansion … ; inflation … ; other key indicators.
An Analysis of State-owned Enterprises and State Capitalism in China, 2011 The Chinese government and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) remain potent economic forces. Indeed, some of China’s SOEs are among the largest firms in China and the world. They are major investors in foreign countries. They have been involved in some of the largest initial public offerings in recent years and remain the controlling owners of many major firms listed on Chinese and foreign stock exchanges.
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment News for the Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce (APCAC), prepared by the BGR Group.
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