VietNamNet Bridge – Legendary investment advisor Dr. Marc Faber will be the keynote speaker at the Vietnam Investment Forum (VIF) 2014 that is scheduled to take place on June 19 in HCMC’s White Palace Convention. Faber, also dubbed “Dr. Doom” for his persistently bearish views, would come up with what he has foreseen about a new global financial crash even worse than the 2008 crisis. The mentor would also talk about investment opportunities in the Vietnamese stock market. He has several times for more than a year recommended investors around the world buy Vietnamese stocks through interviews with international TV channels. Late last year, he predicted Vietnamese stocks to be one of the three best long positions for 2014 besides gold and gold shares. “I think the Vietnamese stock market, which this year was up 22% [and] which is not bad for an emerging market, will continue to go up,” he told Talking Numbers, an integrated media experience co-hosted … [Read more...] about Investment guru Marc Faber to join VIF 2014 as keynote speaker
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Kumho to Invest Additional US$32 Mln in HCMC's Property Project Bok Sang Chang, CEO of Kumho Asiana Plaza Saigion Co recently said his company will invest an additional US$32 million into its Kumho Asiana Plaza in Ho Chi Minh City, bringing the total investment to US$255 million due to increasing prices of construction materials. So far, construction materials have jumped 10 per cent-30 per cent, construction steels surged 30 per cent, cement, bricks and sands soared between 5 per cent and 15 per cent in the city. Kumho Asiana Plaza, the biggest project Kumho group has invested in the city, will include a five-star hotel with 300 rooms and 270 high-class apartments. Chang said his group has completed 15 per cent of the construction workload and is scheduled to open in August 2009. Kumho chose Collier International Vietnam to be a marketing advisor and sole project manager. (VietnamNet) more news … [Read more...] about Kumho to Invest Additional US$32 Mln in HCMC’s Property Project
In his most recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, the ever-folksy Warren Buffett sounds more like a personal finance guru than a financial mastermind, focusing on buy-and-hold investing and advocating indexing strategies. Buffett's net worth is about $60 billion, according to Forbes magazine, so he is obviously doing something right. But how sound is his advice for the rest of us? (here) I spoke to some financial advisers and pundits, some of whom are the kind of folks Buffett thinks you should ignore, to get their take. STAY PASSIVE, KEEP COSTS LOW What immediately caught my eye is Buffett's instruction that his wife back up the truck and invest in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock-index upon his death. That's not a huge surprise, though. Buffett is a longtime fan of Jack Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, who champions passive, low-cost investing. But this is the first time Buffett is "putting his money where his mouth is in his own estate," Bogle said in a email … [Read more...] about Will Warren Buffett’s investment advice work for you?
Heightening Businesses' Awareness of Intellectual Property The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) jointly organised a seminar on “Protecting intellectual property for Vietnamese small and medium businesses” in Hanoi City. At the seminar, Ms Elaine Wu, attorney advisor of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), pointed out the importance of protecting intellectual property rights for SMEs. By building and developing intellectual property, the prestige and position of the enterprise will always be improved and enhanced to sharpen its competitiveness and earn more market share and profits. However, in fact, most enterprises do not yet fully understand the importance of intellectual property protection. They only care about intellectual property protection when disputes arise and their reputation and earnings are lost directly. Attending enterprises had the chance to share experience in … [Read more...] about Heightening Businesses’ Awareness of Intellectual Property
Strong economic growth in 2017 is fuelling investor confidence in the Vietnamese economy in 2018, with many investment opportunities on the horizon, experts said at conference held yesterday in Thanh Hoa Province (Photo vtv.vn) Hanoi (VNA) - Strong economic growth in 2017 is fuelling investor confidence in the Vietnamese economy in 2018, with many investment opportunities on the horizon, experts said at a conference held in Thanh Hoa Province on January 5. The conference held by VTV24 and BizLIVE discussed investment and business opportunities in 2018 in the finance, real estate and securities sectors. Tran Dinh Thien, Director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics, said the business climate was improving together with the development of the private economic sector, which boosted the economy. However, focus must be placed on growth quality, Thien said. He said it was essential to hasten the handling of bad debts, equitisation of State-owned enterprises and tackle cross-share … [Read more...] about Economic outlook provides investment opportunities: forum