By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 1:13 pm PDT, Thursday, April 25, 2019 Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark. Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark. Photo: Handout, Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum Photo: Handout, Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum Image 1 of / 28 Caption Close Image 1 of 28 Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark. Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Ark. Photo: Handout, Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum I've been to the city US News says is a better place to live than SF. Here’s what I think. 1 / 28 Back to Gallery Fayetteville, Ark., is not where I expected to find myself for a week last July. But there I was, sweating through my tank top, … [Read more...] about I’ve been to the city US News says is a better place to live than SF. Here’s what I think.
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Two Twin Cities business organizations and a regional transit advocacy group are teaming up to promote bus and rail passenger services across Minnesota during the 2019 legislative session. Leaders of the Minneapolis Regional Chamber, St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and East Metro Strong (a coalition formed to advance transit in Dakota, Ramsey and Washington counties) on Tuesday announced the formation of “Keep MN Moving,” an alliance to advocate for increased funding for “more, better and faster transit in the Twin Cities and across the state,” Jonathan Weinhagen, president and CEO of the Minneapolis chamber said at a Capitol news conference. Transit is needed for Minnesota to compete economically, he said. Bus and rail improvements would get more people to work and attract new workers. The new coalition’s first initiative will be to promote more “arterial bus rapid transit (aBRT)” services in the metro area. ABRTs are improved local buses … [Read more...] about Twin Cities business groups team up to tout transit options
Helicopter Corporation to sell 20.3 million shares of MBLand Holdings The Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) will auction 20.3 million of its shares in property developer MBLand Holdings with the beginning price of 12,366 each on October 26. According to the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, VNH holds a 31 per cent stake in MBLand Holdings. VNH is expected to collect a minimum VND251 billion from the sale. MBLand, formerly known as MB Real Estate JSC, was established on January 25, 2008 by two major shareholders, Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (code: MBB) and VNH. After nine years of establishment and development, MBLand Holdings now has an ownership capital of VND800 billion, total assets worth VND2 trillion and charter capital of VND653.7 billion. MBLand Holdings has 18 shareholders, including 12 organisations and six individuals. The main shareholder of MBLand Holdings is MB Bank with the ownership ratio of over 65 per cent, or nearly 42.7 million shares. In early … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 13/10
Agro-forestry-fishery exports generate 25.7 billion USD in 8 months The agro-forestry-fishery sector raked in 3.13 billion USD from exports in August, raising the total value in the first eight months of this year to 25.7 billion USD, up 7.3 percent year-on-year. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the best performers in the period included rice, fruit and vegetables, key forestry products and seafood. Exports to major markets like the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Republic of Korea (RoK), China, the US and Japan increased significantly over the past eight months. The country exported about 4.4 million tonnes of rice worth 2.2 million USD between January-August, up 6.8 percent in volume and 22.1 percent in value from the same period last year. In August alone, 441,000 tonnes valued at 209 million USD was shipped abroad. China remained Vietnam’s largest rice importer, making up 24.7 percent of the market … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 2/9
Vinatex completes 65% of yearly revenue target Viet Nam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has completed 65 per cent of the yearly target set for total revenues with its eight-month result (excluding VAT) reaching over VND31.45 trillion (US$1.34 billion). This figure also represented a rise of 7 per cent against the same period last year, the textile group reported in a filing to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. In August alone, it earned VND4.48 trillion in revenue, down 5 per cent year-on-year, of which turnover of the parent company and subsidiaries with its holdings of over 50 per cent capital reached almost VND1.74 trillion. Revenues from other affiliate companies in which the group holds less than 50 per cent capital reached a combined VND2.74 trillion. Vinatex attributed the growth in total revenues to increases in sales of fibre products (96,051 tonnes, up 9.5 per cent year-on-year), fabric of all kinds (100.7 million m3, up 18.6 per cent) … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 1/9