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Market understanding the key to success
Thursday,  Jul 13,2017,13:02 (GMT+7)
Despite the cut-throat competition among the leading brokerage firms, Viet Capital Securities Joint Stock Company (VCI) has become the top broker for foreign investors with a market share of over 30% in 2016, as per the data of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HOSE). What is the secret behind such achievement of VCI, even though brokerage for foreign investors for years had been dominated by other units? Richard Fitton, Senior Manager of Investment Banking at VCI, says the key is “market understanding.”
Private sector the key driver of Vietnam’s growth
Thursday,  Jun 1,2017,00:09 (GMT+7)
John Hawksworth, chief economist for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the UK (PwC UK), recently came to Vietnam to attend an APEC-related meeting as speaker. The Saigon Times Daily spoke with him about his views on Vietnamese and global economies.
Peugeot Scooters offers a wider choice to customers
Wednesday,  May 17,2017,19:56 (GMT+7)
Last October, Peugeot Scooters made its official launch to Vietnam’s high-end scooter market, bringing in three scooter models—Django, CityStar and Satelis. What is the value Peugeot sets for customers and is their goal feasible of becoming one of the top three premium scooter brands in Vietnam when it comes to market share? In the following interview with the Weekly, Mr. Xavier Casin, Chief of Representative Office in Vietnam, Asia Director of Peugeot Motocycles, addressed these issues.
Mondelez Kinh Do Inaugurates New Cake Workshop In Hung Yen Factory
Wednesday,  May 17,2017,19:08 (GMT+7)
Nearly two years after its acquisition of the Kinh Do snacks business in Vietnam, Mondelez is investing in increasing its capacity through a new cake workshop in its Hung Yen facility to satisfy the robust market demand. This world-class workshop is aimed to make Vietnam a key manufacturing country in Asia Pacific. According to Stephane Gripon, Managing Director of Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam, this investment is a key milestone on the success of Kinh Do’s integration to Mondelēz International.
How Home Credit Retains Its Work Force
Wednesday,  May 17,2017,19:07 (GMT+7)
Mr. Ivo Slanina, Country Manager of Home Credit—one of the first finance companies to run in Vietnam—shared the secret Home Credit employs to retain his company’s 10,000-strong staff, which lies in how to make the workplace their home and how to re-energize employees with full enthusiasm every day at work
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.
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