The Human Capital Index (HCI) measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age of 18, given the risks to poor health and poor education that prevail in the country where the child lives. The HCI index values are contended to convey the productivity of the next generation and highlights how ready are Asian youth to face a future of immense opportunities. Singapore takes the top spot in human capital rankings globally. It has one of the most robust healthcare system, good education exams results and high life expectancy figures. It ranked first out of 157 economies suggesting that Singapore’s attempt to invest in its human capital will allow children to fulfill 88 per cent of their potential when they grow up. The top three countries that dominate the global index are Asian countries. South Korea and Japan follow closely at second and third position respectively, both in global rankings and in Asia. Both the countries have improved their … [Read more...] about How prepared are Asian youth for the future?
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VietNamNet Bridge - Viber has been taking care of loyal customers, while LINE has set up an office and plans a return to Vietnam. Grab is striving to become a ‘super app’ which not only allows users to hail taxis, but also makes payments and has other services. Zalo, a messaging app, has developed e-wallet, while Foody’s Now is planning to jump into the passenger transport market. The race of the apps has raised questions about the fates of Viber and LINE, two apps familiar to nearly all Vietnamese before 2015. Viber once held 60 percent of market shares with 63 million users. It has also declared end-to-end message content encryption, affirming that the content is secured by a third party and Viber itself cannot read the users’ messages. RELATED NEWS LINE app to return to Vietnam? Vietnamese internet users warned of fraudulent websites Chi Nam … [Read more...] about Where are Viber, LINE when the battle to scramble users becomes fierce?
At 4:00 pm sharp, Pham Minh Chien, an employee of Phu Quoc Vinpearl Land Aquarium, entered the ‘artificial Antarctica’ enclosure carrying a bucket of fish to feed the penguins. Chien had barely stepped inside when the playful animals made a beeline for their caretaker over the icy flooring intended to mimic snow. The 24-year-old laid out a white towel on a stool for the penguins to stand on while enjoying their afternoon feast, a habit that has been established since their resettlement from their former home in Australia. Clumsy animals According to Chien, there are 15 gentoo penguins being raised at the aquarium, ranging from three to 14 years of age and weighing between 4.5 and seven kilograms. Each penguin is given an English name and a ‘personal’ number, which are printed on a color-coded tag attached to their wings along with their birthday and gender. The penguins’ daily meal includes up to five different types of seafood and vitamin supplements, … [Read more...] about How penguins are raised on tropical Phu Quoc Island
VietNamNet Bridge - The asset value of Vietnam’s richest billionaire has soared to $1.8 billion (VND40.150 trillion). Meanwhile, there have been some big changes in the positions of the top 10 millionaires. Forbes has updated the list of the world’s billionaires in 2016. Pham Nhat Vuong is the only Vietnamese billionaire in the list. His asset value increased from $1.7 billion last year to $1.8 billion, while his position has gone up to 1118 from last year’s 1011.According to Forbes, all the assets Vuong has are from real estate. Vuong’s Vingroup is now the largest real estate conglomerate in Vietnam with the capitalization value of VND85.5 trillion, or $3.8 billion. The conglomerate has also invested in hotels, retail chains, education systems and healthcare services which bring high profits. After the recent share issuance campaigns, the proportion of shares held by Pham Nhat Vuong and his wife, Pham Thu Huong, in Vingroup decreased to 32.2 percent. Analysts … [Read more...] about How big are Vietnamese billionaires’ pockets?
VietNamNet Bridge ' Mobile phones, watches or the '"toys'" on the hands of millionaires can show their upper class in an unspoken way. And of course, they are not less expensive than the multi-billion dong luxurious cars. How rich are the Vietnamese millionaires? Meanwhile, the mobile phones or watches worth hundreds of thousands of dollars bearing Rolex or Vacheron Constantin are not rarely seen in Vietnam. Especially, the rich are always the superstitious people, who believe in the significance of the numerals. For example, a rich man, who possesses a luxurious car, would try to have a register number plate with the numerals 6789, which is believed to bring luck to the owner. Of course, he would have to pay much money, up to tens of millions of dong to obtain such a number plate with wonderful numerals. The rich in Vietnam have been described as the '"people, who spend money like there was no tomorrow.'" They would not regret to spend big money on the things they like, … [Read more...] about How rich are the Vietnamese millionaires? (part 2)