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Prudential: Be creative and stay innovative to meet customers’ demand
Thursday,  Feb 16,2017,18:18 (GMT+7)
Last December, Prudential Vietnam welcomed Mr. Steve Clark as its new Country Head. With over 30 years’ experience in the life insurance sector, including four years working in Vietnam, he makes a welcome addition to the Prudential Vietnam team. This change, together with the many advances made throughout 2016, Prudential Vietnam is looking to consolidate its position as one of the leading companies in the Vietnamese insurance market. The Weekly had an in-depth conversation with Mr. Steve Clark on Prudential Vietnam’s priorities for 2017.
Energy efficiency is a foundation for sustainable growth
Friday,  Dec 30,2016,00:46 (GMT+7)
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, together with the Schneider Electric Foundation, DEG, a subsidiary of the German Development Bank, and ASSIST, a non-governmental international capacity building organization, opened the “Green Electrician” lab at Ly Tu Trong Technical College in HCMC on November 15. The lab will be used to train young people within the framework of the “Green Electrician, Education in Electricity for Employment” project which aims to improve vocational training in the energy industry in Vietnam. The project focuses on technical and vocational education in electricity, sustainable energy management and entrepreneurship. The training programs are designed for local youths to help them obtain job opportunities. From a state-of-the-art facility, at least 500 students are expected to get hands-on experience in energy training a year. Tommy Leong, East Asia and Japan Zone president at Schneider Electric, spoke with The Saigon Times Daily over the program. Excerpts:
Nurturing young talents is key to Vietnam’s fine arts development
Thursday,  Dec 29,2016,17:50 (GMT+7)
The Viet Art Today 2016 contest, jointly held by The V Art and Young Artists’ Club of the HCMC Fine Arts Association and sponsored by Galerie Nguyen, is a meaningful and interesting program to help establish a professional art market for local young artists. Talents who emerge at the contest will be given the best conditions to expose their ability and contribution to the fine arts industry in Vietnam and to have an opportunity to enter art markets in the world. On the occasion, The Saigon Times Daily has an interview with Don Lam, CEO of VinaCapital and chairman of VinaCapital Foundation. Don Lam is a consultant for the contest to help define a long-term and professional development for young artists. Hereunder are excerpts from the interview.
EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIP KEY TO SUCCESS
Tuesday,  Dec 20,2016,21:52 (GMT+7)
December 9, 2016 marked the 25th anniversary of the establishment of HEINEKEN Vietnam Brewery (HVB). In celebration of the 25-year milestone of success, Ms. Le Minh Trang, Chairlady, Members Council of HVB, and Mr. Leo Evers, Managing Director of HVB, together granted an interview with The Saigon Times.
Why M&A is so vibrant in Vietnam?
Thursday,  Oct 6,2016,13:16 (GMT+7)
Viet Capital Securities Joint Stock Company (VCSC) is eyeing opportunities from Merger & Acquisition (M&A) across the board in Vietnam. In the following interview with the Saigon Times, Richard Fitton, VCSC’s senior manager in charge of Investment Banking, elaborates on the issue.
Standard Chartered’s strong commitment to Vietnam
Monday,  Sep 19,2016,22:44 (GMT+7)
Standard Chartered Bank has underscored its strong commitment to Vietnam with the visit of Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive Officer, who grants the following interview
Vietnam: A strong driver behind DKSH’s growth
Wednesday,  Aug 31,2016,00:55 (GMT+7)
DKSH has recently announced that its net sales grew by 2.3% to CHF 5.1 billion (US$5.13 billion) in the first half of this year and exceeded the five-billion mark for the first time. On this occasion, The Saigon Times Daily talked with Jorge Martin-Martinez, CEO and CFO of DKSH Vietnam, about the Vietnam market.
Heineken Vietnam Brewery’s new look implications
Thursday,  Aug 11,2016,10:12 (GMT+7)
Vietnam Brewery Limited (VBL) officially announced its change of business name to Heineken Vietnam Brewery Limited (also known as Heineken Vietnam Brewery) from August 1, 2016. The name change is also accompanied by a new logo which replaces the previous logo used in the Asia Pacific region. Heineken Vietnam Brewery is a joint venture between Saigon Trading Group (Satra, 40%) and Heineken Asia Pacific (60%). The Saigon Times Weekly had a conversation with Leo Evers, managing director of Heineken Vietnam Brewery on this special occasion.
In good times, prepare for bad times
Wednesday,  Jul 27,2016,00:43 (GMT+7)
Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam, discusses CapitaLand strategy and tactics in the Vietnamese real estate market.
Movenpick optimistic about Vietnam’s tourism market
Tuesday,  Jul 19,2016,00:29 (GMT+7)
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced to open at least 30 hotels and resorts in Asia by 2020, seven of them in Vietnam. This indicates the company’s interest in the tourism market of Vietnam.
Moving beyond rote learning
Friday,  May 20,2016,11:04 (GMT+7)
A group of educators from the Canadian Calgary Board of Education (CBE) has made a third trip to Vietnam over the past three years to learn more about Vietnamese education and culture. Sheila McLeod, director for Global Learning/Corporate Partnerships at the Calgary Board of Education, grants the following interview on the purpose of the trip and how it can help Vietnamese students studying in Canada develop a global mindset.
Feng Shui cannot change your life overnight
Wednesday,  Apr 6,2016,00:44 (GMT+7)
Joey Yap, an internationally acclaimed Feng Shui consultant and bestselling author from Kuala Lumpur, visited HCMC last month. He shared his views at a media meeting at the CapitaLand Vietnam office on various issues related to Feng Shui and the property sector. Excerpts:
FrieslandCampina’s sustainable growth in VN
Thursday,  Mar 10,2016,00:06 (GMT+7)
Since it came to Vietnam 20 years ago, FrieslandCampina has remained one of the country’s leading dairy companies. The Saigon Times Daily spoke with Arnoud van den Berg, managing director of FrieslandCampina Vietnam, about the company’s business operations in the country and prospects for the Vietnamese dairy industry in the integration process.
We must do the right things
Friday,  Dec 18,2015,01:12 (GMT+7)
Raul Paredes, Consumer Business Manager, Citi Vietnam, reflects upon his 20-year banking career, his 
Int’l bond issue for debt settlement urgent
Friday,  Oct 23,2015,20:40 (GMT+7)
The Government is seeking approval from the National Assembly (NA) for a plan to issue US$3 billion in sovereign bonds on international capital markets to raise money for settling mature bonds on the domestic market in 2015-2016. Bui Duc Thu, permanent member of the NA’s Financial and Budgetary Committee, told The Saigon Times Daily about the reason for the committee’s support for the plan. Excerpts:
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