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
Mai Linh launches cooperative to attract idle cars Mai Linh Group on November 15 will officially introduce and start the operation of Hoa Binh Xanh Taxi Cooperative in HCMC, which will call for the participation of owners of idle cars. According to the group’s press release, the cooperative is expected to offer more choices to the group’s customers. Early joiners of Hoa Binh Xanh Cooperative will be exempt from the management fee until December 31. They will also receive a uniform, free training courses and practicing certificates. After that, they will have to pay the management fee of only 13.9% of revenues for the duration of their contracts. Hoa Binh Xanh Cooperative will share Mai Linh’s taxi booking app and use call center 1055. The cooperative’s taxicabs will not be forced to have bright colors or be repainted in green, the traditional color of Mai Linh. However, they will have a lightbox highlighting the word “Taxi,” the Hoa Binh Xanh logo … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 15/11
Conference seeks ways to boost Vietnam - Barcelona business connection A trade conference connecting firms of Vietnam and Spain’s Barcelona region was held in Hanoi on November 12. The event, jointly held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Port of Barcelona, created a chance for businesses of the two sides to meet and seek cooperation. According to the VCCI, investors from Spain have paid increasing attention to Vietnam with their strengths in renewable energy, infrastructure, tourism, high technology, construction and architecture. Vietnam is Spain’s leading trade partner among the ASEAN countries. In the past 10 years, two-way trade increased 15 percent a year, hitting over 3 billion USD in 2017. The two sides aim to lift the figure to 5 billion USD by 2020. VCCI Vice Chairman Hoang Quang Phong said the countries’ achievements over the years are remarkable but still modest. Hence, Vietnam welcomes businesses from Barcelona to explore its … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 14/11
Vietnam’s rice exports hit 5.2 million tonnes in ten months Vietnam shipped abroad 264,000 tonnes of rice in October this year for 136 million USD, pushing the total figures so far this year to 5.2 million tonnes worth 2.6 billion USD, up 1.7 and 14.1 percent year-on-year. China remained the leading importer of Vietnamese rice with a growth rate of 24 percent. Strong rises were also seen in many other markets, such as Indonesia, Iraq, the Philippines, and Malaysia. Average rice prices in the first nine months of 2018 reached 503 USD per tonne, up 13.7 percent year-on-year. The highest price was recorded for Jasmine rice with 575 USD per tonne, followed by Japonica with 526 USD per tonne. The export of medium- and high-quality rice increased, while that of low quality types reduced, now accounting for just 2 percent of the total export volume. [Video: Vietnamese rice now top quality on the international market] On October 18 this year, the Philippines closed its bidding and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 11/11