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Vietnam - Bosch’s success story in Southeast Asia
Tuesday,  Dec 12,2017,19:50 (GMT+7)
Late last month, on the occasion of its 10 th anniversary in Vietnam, Bosch announced an additional investment worth 58 million euro in a push belt factory in Dong Nai Province. Mr. Peter Tyroller, member of Bosch Management Board in charge of Asia-Pacific, elaborated on opportunities for Bosch in Vietnam.
Building women’s entrepreneurial capabilities - key to sustainable and inclusive growth
Wednesday,  Oct 4,2017,03:44 (GMT+7)
The economic empowerment of women is a strong commitment of the Vietnamese Government, and one of its priorities as well as of the 2017 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Conference.
Leading Innovation
Thursday,  Sep 21,2017,18:05 (GMT+7)
In the following interview, Mr. Omar Channawi, Vice President of Procter & Gamble (P&G) Asia Pacific, briefed the Weekly on why and how P&G can help develop the local communities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups in line with its global innovative vision
Mondelez Kinh Do deepens its presence after M&A deal
Friday,  Sep 1,2017,17:06 (GMT+7)
Two years after the acquisition of Kinh Do snack business, Mondelez finds the deal a game-changer as its products are now available across Vietnam. The company’s Vietnam-based factories are increasing their capacities to boost exports to ASEAN countries, China and Japan. Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam JSC’s Managing Director, Stephane Gripon, told the Weekly that Vietnam and other ASEAN countries are great places to invest into and the company is scoring a success as the Vietnam’s snack market is rising by double digits.
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
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