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
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President attends concert marking Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties At the concert President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse attended a concert at Hanoi Opera House on September 7, as part of celebrations of the 45th anniversary of Vietnam – Japan diplomatic ties. The concert was performed by Japan’s leading symphony orchestra NHK, which performs 120 concerts around the world and frequently appears on radio channels in many countries across Europe, America and Asia. The presence of the Vietnamese State leader and his spouse at the concert reflected Vietnam’s respect for Vietnam – Japan ties, and reciprocated the Japanese Emperor and Empress’s attendance at the ceremony marking the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties held on the occasion of the Vietnamese President’s State visit to Japan from May 29 – June 2, as well as their presence at the concert performed by the Vietnamese national symphony orchestra in Japan … [Read more...] about Governments News 8/9
RoK technology ventures seek opportunities in Vietnam An event connecting technology ventures of Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22 to strengthen cooperation and trade activities between businesses of the two countries. It was organised by Vuccess Co., Ltd of the RoK, with support from the State Agency for Technology Innovation of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade) of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, along with the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Korea Techno-Ventures Foundation. At the event, Vietnamese firms were updated on latest technology and cooperation opportunities through 11 leading businesses of the RoK in various fields, including information technology, communications, power-electronics, garment-textile, chemistry, construction, energy and environment. Bui Hoang Yen from the Vietrade said that since Vietnam and the RoK established diplomatic relations in … [Read more...] about BUSSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 25/8
A FRUSTRATED EU chief has complained it is easier to negotiate with Donald Trump than indecisive Theresa May. The ambassador from one of the 27 member states also dismissed the PM’s Chequers compromise plan as a Victorian era dud. Mrs May has been so “irrational” and “emotionally inspired” through out Brexit talks that they prefer dealing with the tub-thumping US President. The withering broadside is revealed today after bruised Brussels insisted it is working “day and night, 24/7” to do a Brexit deal, despite extra pressure from No10 to shift ground yesterday. The European Commission hit back after being stung by Liam Fox’s criticism on Sunday that its “intransigence” could doom the final few months of negotiations to failure. Speaking to The Sun anonymously, the EU ambassador savaged Mrs May’s proposal for a goods only trade deal as two centuries out of date – dubbing it “very nostalgic” for the … [Read more...] about Frustrated EU chief says Donald Trump is ‘easier to negotiate with’ than indecisive Theresa May
THERESA May has today finally published her white paper blueprint for what she wants the future relationship between the UK and the EU to be. But her plan has already angered Eurosceptics in her own party. We look at what is in the long-awaited 98-page document, and why it is an important stepping stone on the road to Brexit: The Compromise Mrs May has plumped for a Ukraine-style ‘Association Agreement’ with the EU – essentially a framework for co-operation that can evolve. It is part of the PM’s call for a so-called “pragmatic” Brexit. Which is a noticeable softening form her language last year, when she demanded a “red, white and blue Brexit”. Immigration The principle of free movement official “ends”, but the PM is proposing visa-free travel for EU tourists, students and business visits – possibly lasting up to three years. There are no details on plans for low-skilled migrants as yet. For Brits there is the continued … [Read more...] about Theresa May’s EU white paper – what does it say and why has it angered Brexiteers?