Int’l automobile exhibition attracts big brands – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Many famous brands will present their products and technology at the 16th International Exhibition on Automobile, — Photo courtesy of CIS Vietnam HÀ NỘI — Many famous brands will present their products and technology at the 16th International Exhibition on Automobile, Transportation and Supporting Industries (Vietnam AutoExpo 2019) from June 12-15 in Hà Nội. Following the success of 15 precious events, this year’s edition will be held at the Việt Nam National Convention Centre in the city. Vietnam AutoExpo is a prestigious event held annually with a large scale and high quality,…

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Debt-ridden HMV mulls big liquidation sale of CDs, DVDs in Hong Kong after potential buyers walk away

HMV may hold a huge liquidation sale in Hong Kong with tens of thousands of discounted CDs, records and DVDs up for grabs after two potential buyers decided to walk away from the bankrupt music giant, according to its liquidator.Several would-be buyers had been gearing up to act as white knights by acquiring the 25-year old Hong Kong arm of the iconic music vendor after it went into provisional liquidation in December, said Wong Sun-keung, a partner at accounting firm Vision AS.“Two potential… Source link

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Can a house be too big? Interior designers share their experiences, Singapore News

It may be hard to believe, especially in land-scarce Singapore, but when a house is too spacious, it can be challenging. We speak to three interior designers, who have had experience in taming a supersize home, to find out how they tackled the toughest of projects to make them work. MAKE THEM FEEL WARM AND FRIENDLY Design: Design Intervention.Photo: Home & Decor  “The biggest challenge in working with large open-plan spaces is how to make them feel warm and friendly. Too open a space can feel impersonal – so we…

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China’s massive market means big business for baijiu and Kweichow Moutai. The belt and road may take them even further

I can safely bet that there is not a single authentic “China hand”, or credible China business expert, who has not at some point come face to face with “trial by Mao-tai” – that gruelling 15-course banquet with your hosts calling for at least one “gan bei” toast to mark each course. My own personal record was among two rambunctious tables of coal mining bosses from northern Anhui, who would have put to shame the fieriest of Yorkshire miners. I counted a total of 52 toasts, at heaven knows what… Source…

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Meet the Singaporean immigrants taking a bite out of the Big Apple, Singapore News

How far would you travel for crabs slathered in black pepper and spicy sauce, an experience that requires more napkins than you have hands, and is likely to blemish your clothes? If the crowds flocking to Yummy Tummy in Queens, New York City – despite no subway access – are any indication, people are happy to go the extra mile for one of Singapore’s most loved dishes. Long lines form outside the restaurant, especially on the evenings and weekends. Patrons come from all over New York and beyond, lured by…

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Beijing sees rapid growth in commercial property deals, fuelled by big spenders

Beijing became a star performer in the commercial property investment market in the last quarter with a 50 per cent jump in completed big-ticket transactions.Six en-bloc transactions – sales of multiple units to one buyer – with a total value of US$5.1 billion were completed by institutional investors in the Chinese capital in the first three months of 2019, according to global real estate services firm Colliers.The 50 per cent rise from the previous quarter dwarfs the 8 per cent increase in… Source link

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VN property market unlikely to see big dip, says Savills global chief – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Việt Nam is one of Asia’s most vibrant property markets and a long-term strategic area for Savills. Mark Ridley, newly appointed Group CEO for Savills, spoke to Việt Nam News reporter Thu Hằng about how to attract foreign investment into the Vietnamese real estate market during a visit to HCM City last week. How do you see Việt Nam’s property market? What factors will help it attract FDI in the next few years? Việt Nam has come a long way since our office opened in 1995. It is now…

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Is 5G the ‘next big thing’ for investors?

The global 5G race has set off a powerful rally in Chinese telecom stocks. And what we’re seeing now may just be the beginning of exceptional opportunities for savvy investors, analysts and traders say.As countries around the world race towards a 5G future of driverless cars and wired homes, Chinese telecommunications equipment makers and suppliers are scrambling to make their mark.Chinese network operators are set to spend hundreds of billions of dollars on buying new 5G base stations over the… Source link

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Luxury hotels St Regis and Rosewood eye big spenders as tourists flock to Hong Kong

The opening of two upscale hotels in the city in the past month underscores the upbeat outlook for the sector, with the 542 additional rooms and suites expected to be easily absorbed as tourists flock to the city, analysts said. Tourist arrivals rose to 12.4 million in the first two months of the year, up 16.6 per cent from a year earlier, according to the Hong Kong Tourism Board. Occupancy at top hotels rose to 88 per cent in February compared with 86 per cent a year earlier. On Thursday,…

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150 northern cooperatives link agricultural production to sales at Big C – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

    Consumers now have given preference to the products, particularly domestic ones with clear origin, labels and packaging, meeting domestic and international standards. — Photo laodong.vn HÀ NỘI  — About 150 agricultural cooperatives in 16 northern provinces took part in a conference on connecting agricultural production to consumption at the modern retail chain Big C. The event, organised on Tuesday by several departments of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Big C, aimed to connect all parties – State management agencies, retailers and cooperatives…

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