Firms promote Vietnamese handicrafts in Italy Nearly 40 Vietnamese firms are introducing their handicraft products like rattan, brocade and earthware items at the 2018 L'Artigiano in Fiera in Milan, Italy. The 23rd edition of the L’ Artigiano in Fiera takes place from December 1-9. It is an international industry event that’s been celebrating artisans across the world and their creations for more than 20 years. The event is also a rendezvous for Vietnamese handicraft businesses to promote their goods, such as rattan and bamboo products, brocades to international customers in recent years. In addition, Vietnam’s conical hat is featured in the fair’s promotional video this year. Trade Counsellor of the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy Nguyen Duc Thanh said the L'Artigiano in Fiera offers opportunities for Vietnamese firms to promote their products and study market demand, as well as learn experiences in production and design to meet the demand of consumers … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 11/12
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Fayfay.com announces strategic partnership with Ho Chi Minh City tourism Hong Kong-based Fayfay.com on December 6 announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to promote tourism in Vietnam, with a special focus on the city. The MoU was signed by Tran Ngoc Dong Quan, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre, along with Kingston Lai and Kelvin Wu, the co-founders of Fayfay.com, at Bep Nha Luc Tinh Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, in the presence of industry experts and members of the media. “Ho Chi Minh City is an important destination on Fayfay.com and we look forward to partnering with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to showcase the city’s vibrant architecture, rich culinary scene, and authentic local experiences,” said Lai. “We believe strategic joint promotional activities with the Tourism Promotion Centre will enable us to leverage our online platform and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 10/12
Online Friday kicks off with 5,000 promotional products Online Friday 2018 officially kicked off on December 7, with 5,000 products at promotional prices of 0 VND or with prices reduced by 80 to 90 percent, according to event organiser the Vietnam E-commerce and Digital Economy Agency (IDEA) under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Around 3,000 businesses registered to join the programme. Around 120,000 buyers can access the website onlinefriday.vn or the Online Friday app at the same time. Many big brands participate such as Samsung, Jetstar, Vinamilk, Lazada, Shopee, Tiki, Lotte, Adayroi, The gioi di dong (Mobile World), Yes24, FPTshop and ViettelStore. Delivery businesses such as VnPost, Nijavan, Lalamove and Snailship would support firms by reducing delivery costs for the event. Twenty banks will join in cash-back programmes to help customers use card payments. To ensure product and service quality, the organiser told firms to provide certificates of origin. The organiser … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 9/12
Allie Gross Detroit Free Press Published 3:23 PM EST Dec 4, 2018 On a near daily basis, chunks of plaster fall from the walls and ceilings of Michigan Central Station. It's not exactly surprising for a 100-year-old building that's been vacant for 30 years. But there is surprising detail here. If you look closely at the plaster, a non-architect or historian may be amused by what they could see: tiny pieces of hair. When the building was constructed in 1913, according to Ron Staley, the senior vice president of Christman Brinker, the construction firm tapped by Ford to bring the building back to life, horse hair was a commonly used binder. Facts like this were dispensed Tuesday as representatives from Ford Land, Christman Brinker and architectural firm Quinn Evans gave the media a tour of the iconic station, which Ford purchased for $90 million in May from longtime owner Manuel Moroun. The tour was scheduled around the beginning of what the trio is … [Read more...] about Detroit train station revamp: What happens in Phase 1?
Lt. Gov.-elect Peggy Flanagan didn’t have to explain why she went out of her way to tell those at a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce event Tuesday that the incoming administration was open to listening to what business had to say. In the lead up to the 2018 election, business organizations had not exactly been allies of the DFL or its governor candidate, Tim Walz. “That’s one of the reasons why, when I received this invitation I said, ‘Yes, absolutely,” Flanagan told attendees of the Women in Business Annual Legislator Luncheon. “It is really, really important that when we talk about One Minnesota, we mean One Minnesota,” Flanagan said of the Walz administration. “And that we work across lines of difference in order to get things done. And the best ideas — contrary to what you heard for the last several months — can come from both sides of the aisle.” Looking for cooperation She delivered that message after an election in … [Read more...] about Flanagan to business leaders: Walz to push for paid family leave, more affordable child care — and a MinnesotaCare buy-in