Viet Nam News The World Economic Forum (WEF) is holding a summit in September, called WEF ASEAN 2018, focusing on regional entrepreneurship and the impacts of the fourth industrial revolution on regional economies and business community. Justin Wood, WEF Head of Asia-Pacific Region, talks to Việt Nam News reporter Hoàng Sơn on the issues facing local startups and businesses. Why is the WEF focusing on entrepreneurship, the private sector and the fourth industrial revolution at the upcoming event? The WEF is very focused on the fourth industrial revolution all the time, not just this event. Our chairman, Professor Klaus Schwab, feels very strongly that technology is moving at a faster rate and the speed of change is accelerating. He feels that if we look at the world today, we can see so many disruptive technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, drones, advanced robotics and so on. He feels that these technologies are going to be deeply disruptive … [Read more...] about VN needs to increase innovation capacity
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The newly released World Ultra Wealth Report 2017 does not have current figures on the number of Vietnamese super-rich, but the 2014 and 2015 reports both showed there were over 200. In 2014, Vietnam had 210 super rich people with total assets of US$20 billion. In 2015, the number rose to 220, while total assets remained unchanged at US$20 billion. Of the 200 with assets of US$30 million and higher, or VND600 billion, 42 have assets public on the stock market, according to BizLIVE’s Top Rich website. The others are ‘hidden’ super rich, or those who hold assets at companies which don’t list shares on the stock market. The Wealth Report 2017 released by Knight Frank in early March showed that Vietnam is among the countries with the number of super-rich increasing rapidly. The report said in 2016 Vietnam … [Read more...] about How many super-rich are there in Vietnam?
Vui Day Sun 13 Dec 2015, 9 am - 4 pm Yen So park, Hanoi Vui Day is a nonprofit playground with the participation of several social enterprises specializing in art, education and health. Providing innovative products for social values, they look forward to spreading this spirit to the community through Vui Day! Activities: VUI DAY = PICNIC + SHOPPING + CREATIVITY + CHARITY + MUSIC OUTDOOR… The event is to raise money for children in mountainous areas. The proceed collected from ticket sales of Vui Day will be used to build community playgrounds at schools to motivate the children in school days. Participation fee: Family package: 600 000 VND (max 6 people) (out of stock) Personal package: 150 000 VND/pax joining all above activities Register link here. Hotline 096 2277 480 or 094 3736 385 Live Minimal Disco with Roscius (France) and Cervo (UK) Fri 11 Dec 2015, 8 pm ATK 73a Mai Hac De, Hanoi Come to a live minimal disco act with Roscius (France) and Cervo (UK). Cervo will open and close … [Read more...] about WHAT’S ON DECEMBER 1-15 (DAILY UPDATE)
Short Story (03-12-2006) The anonymous painter by Nguyen Thu Phuong I arrived in the Central Highlands town, where I'd come to meet a young woman named Phi Anh, per my father's instructions. My father is the owner of a small souvenir shop in the centre of the city that had became well-known thanks to its unique items, which were much sought after by both natives and foreigners. The shop had even been recommended in a number of guidebooks for tourists. My father's interest in Phi Anh was business related, as he had learned that she made special art pieces embroidered with hair. Her beauty did not interest him. Embroidered works had saturated the market, but hair embroidery was a new concept. An old photographer had informed my father of this talented woman's existence after photographying her embroidery, intricate patterns and images she had designed herself. When he told my father that Phi Anh's pictures looked remarkably vivid because of their use of a once living substance, … [Read more...] about The anonymous painter
The hand-made craft shops in Ha Noi's old quarter have been busy the last few months preparing for the APEC summit in mid-November. The fancy looks and well stocked interiors are not for the coming winter but for the distinguished visitors. Ha Noi by day Mr. Nguyen Dung, who runs a craft shop in Hang Gai Street, says everything is ready for the "biggest event in Viet Nam", as he describes it. Already his shop has welcomed plenty of international leaders and delegations. President Bill Clinton, for one, stopped by Mr. Dung's establishment in November 2000 and received two vases featuring One Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot) and the Pavilion of Literature (Khue Van Cac). For six months now Mr. Dung has been stocking up on lacquer paintings and other handicrafts to sell during the APEC gathering, and signing contracts with the embassies of the APEC countries. A stone's throw away is number 66 Hang Gai Street, where a large board bearing the words "Welcome APEC 2006" hangs out … [Read more...] about Ha Noi’s Craft Shops Make the Most of APEC Summit