VietNamNet Bridge - Indicators show that Vietnam is one of the countries with the highest entrepreneurial spirit in the world. A recent survey by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) found that 76 percent of adults think doing business is a respectful career in society. At least 74 percent of adults want to become businesspeople and one out of every five adults plan to start up in the next three years. Another survey conducted by Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany, GfK, a market analysis firm, and Amway Group in 2015 found that Vietnam ranked seventh among 44 countries with the highest entrepreneurship in the world. The other six include Denmark, South Africa, Thailand, the UK, China and India. VCCI commented that starting up business has become a growing trend in Vietnam, and that Vietnam’s economy in the upcoming years can be described with eight words ‘Chinh phu kien tao, toan dan khoi nghiep’ (tectonic government, entrepreneurship … [Read more...] about Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur: good or bad trend?
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Fashion Exhibition Raffaella Curiel en Exhibition: 24 Nov – 07 Dec 2014 Casa Italia 18 Le Phung Hieu, Hanoi On the occasion of the visit to Vietnam of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sen. Benedetto Della Vedova, and in the framework of the activities of Y-Viet, the Embassy of Italy has the pleasure to present the fashion exhibition “Raffaella Curiel through Art, Travels and Music”. The exhibition displays 25 pieces by renowned fashion designer Raffaella Curiel, whose brand is among those that most contributed, since the early XX century, to the rise and the success of the Italian “alta moda” worldwide. As part of four generation of Italian female fashion designers – Ortensia, Gigliola, Raffaella and now Gigliola junior – Raffaella Curiel has presented and promoted the Italian “alta moda” all around the world, conveying, on the occasion of a number of international fashion shows, a unique and … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)
Former Housing Group General Director stands trial Chau Thi Thu Nga at the trial The Hanoi People’s Court on October 2 opened the first instance trial on Chau Thi Thu Nga, former Chairwoman and General Director of the Land and Housing Construction and Investment JSC (Housing Group) and her nine accomplices on the charge of swindling to appropriate assets. The accomplices are four former Directors of Housing Group Nguyen Truong Son, Le Hong Cuong, Nguyen Vu Hung and Phan Thanh Tuyen; two former Directors of Housing Group Real Estate Trading Floor Nguyen Thi Tinh and Luu Thi Thuy; former chief accountant of Housing Group Pham Thi Thu Hanh; former Director and chief accountant of Housing Group Dinh Phuc Tieu; and former acting chief accountant of Housing Group Doan Thanh Thuy. The court summoned 521 victims, including Hai Au Company and 68 other companies and individuals with … [Read more...] about Social News 3/10
After two years of popping up at high-profile events sporting Google Glass, the gadget that transforms eyeglasses into spy-movie worthy technology, Google co-founder Sergey Brin sauntered bare-faced into a Silicon Valley red-carpet event on Sunday. He'd left his pair in the car, Brin told a reporter. The Googler, who heads up the top-secret lab which developed Glass, has hardly given up on the product -- he recently wore his pair to the beach. But Brin's timing is not propitious, coming as many developers and early Glass users are losing interest in the much-hyped, $1,500 test version of the product: a camera, processor and stamp-sized computer screen mounted to the edge of eyeglass frames. Google Inc itself has pushed back the Glass roll out to the mass market. While Glass may find some specialized, even lucrative, uses in the workplace, its prospects of becoming a consumer hit in the near future are slim, many developers say. Of 16 Glass app makers contacted by Reuters, nine said … [Read more...] about Google Glass future clouded as some early believers lose faith
With public coffers still strained years after the worst of the debt crisis, EU leaders have agreed to tackle the question, spurred on by French President Emmanuel Macron who has slammed the likes of Google, Facebook and Apple as the "freeloaders of the modern world". As recently as March, five of the world's top 10 valued companies were Silicon Valley behemoths: Apple, Google's Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook. (Germany's SAP was Europe's biggest and 56th on the global list). But tax rules today are designed for yesterday's economy when U.S. multinationals -- such as General Motors, IBM or McDonald's-- entered countries loudly, with new factories, jobs and more taxes for the taking. These firms had what tax specialists call "permanent establishment", when companies showed a clear physical presence measured and taxed through tangible, real world assets. But today in most EU nations, the U.S. tech titans exist almost exclusively in the virtual world, their services … [Read more...] about Europe turns on Facebook, Google for digital tax revamp