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Mastercard: Hanoi & HCMC among top Asia-Pacific destinations

Biz Traveler 15/9/2019

Mastercard: Hanoi & HCMC among top Asia-Pacific destinations

Two cities among top 20 most preferred cities in region by visitors, according to Mastercard.

TUI Group expands to Vietnam

World's leading tourism group to debut with TUI Blue Nam Hoi An next March.

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TA Associates invests in MISA

Global private equity firm secures minority interest in Vietnamese software provider.

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Manulife Vietnam strikes bancassurance deal with ACB

Manulife Vietnam distributing life insurance products through ACB's Privilege banking service from September 9.

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NetLand a winner at Japan International Property Awards 2019

Local real estate developer honored as "Emerging Developer of the Year".

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Hoi An tops CNN's most beautiful towns in Asia

UNESCO heritage site lauded for its charm, history and culture.

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Xiaomi releases Mi 9T Pro

Global tech producer introduces fastest smartphone in its class in Vietnam.

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500 Startups showcases regional portfolio

Global venture capital firm introduces 11 startups in its Southeast Asia portfolio at HCMC event.

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The Reverie Saigon to host Spanish extravaganza

Best of Spanish food and wine on offer from September 19 to 22 to celebrate start of La Liga football season.

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Prudential Vietnam & Shinhan Bank establish bancassurance partnership

Insurer to offer comprehensive financial protection and wealth solutions to bank's customers.

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Sabeco restructuring for the future

Leadership of brewer's General Director transforming and moving the company forward.

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Issue

Technology has the potential to change the way both students and adult learners go about gaining the knowledge needed for today’s ever-changing world. While they are in a position to access large swathes of information online, there remains scope for face-to-face learning to accompany technology and provide an outstanding level of education. Institutions, meanwhile, also stand to benefit a great deal from adopting the latest technology in their operations.

Commodities

Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

Source: vietstock

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Editor’s letter

This month also marks the 20th anniversary of The Guide Awards, and the Vietnam Economic Times Group will distribute a special publication at the awards ceremony on September 26. We look back on how the tourism sector has developed over the last two decades and present views on its future. Within the framework of the awards program, we will also hold a workshop with the theme “Vietnam’s Tourism Development: Views on the Efforts of the Private Sector”.
We look forward to welcoming you to this special event.(read more)

The Guide this month plays a host of traditional Vietnamese musical instruments, admires nipa palm paper from near Hoi An, and visits a key site in Vietnam’s storied history..