The Hanoitimes - Vietnam now know and, more importantly, believe they can win. Wait and see if Vietnam football team belongs to a bigger stage: FOX Sports Vietnam football team: when Golden Star warriors get emboldened Vietnam PM honors AFF Suzuki Cup winning team Vietnam have moved up a place to reach the 99th spot in the ranking released earlier this month by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), and now top Southeast Asia. FIFA's ranking for Vietnam men's team. Photo: FIFA In the FIFA’ latest set of rankings, Vietnam maintain their position as the best ASEAN team in the world. The recently-concluded ranking is thanks to the squad's considerable improvement at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 held in January in which the Golden Dragons entered the quarterfinals. As far as other ASEAN teams are concerned, Thailand have moved up three places to 115th, while the Philippines have gone down seven spots to 123rd in the list, … [Read more...] about Vietnam climbs to 99th in FIFA ranking after recent stellar performance
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Barcelona have won the race to sign highly-rated Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong, the Spanish club announced on Wednesday (Jan 23). AFC Ajax's Dutch Frenkie de Jong at the Athens' Olympic Stadium on Nov 26, 2018. (ANGELOS TZORTZINIS/AFP) The 21-year-old will join Barca on Jul 1 for €75 million (US$85 million), with a further €11 million due to Ajax in additional payments. De Jong, who is considered one of the most exciting young players in Europe, will begin a five-year contract with his new club. "Barcelona and Ajax have reached an agreement for the transfer of midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who will be joining the Catalan club from July 1, 2019," a Barcelona statement read. "The cost of the transfer is 75 million euros, plus a further 11 million in variables. The player will be signing a contract for the next five seasons, through to 2023/24." De Jong had attracted interest from a host of European clubs, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City reportedly among … [Read more...] about Barcelona sign De Jong from Ajax for €75m
MILAN: Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas capped a breakthrough season by rallying from a set down to beat Australian Alex de Minaur in the Next Gen ATP Finals on Saturday (Nov 10). Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas jumped from 91st in the world this season to 15th. (AFP/Miguel MEDINA) The 20-year-old Tsitsipas, ranked 15th in the world, came through 2-4, 4-1, 4-3 (7/3), 4-3 (7/3) against 19-year-old de Minaur after one hour and 41 minutes for his second title after Stockholm last month. Tsitsipas, one of the sport's most improved players this year after starting the season ranked 91st, also finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal in Barcelona and Toronto. The top seed claimed the title by winning all five of his matches during the week, to succeed South Korea's Chung Hyeon, who won the inaugural edition last year in which Tsitsipas only played an exhibition match. "It feels great. I've been playing some great tennis this week here in Milan," Tsitsipas said. "I stayed calm although I had a … [Read more...] about Greece’s Tsitsipas beats de Minaur to win Next Gen ATP Finals
Economies in the East Asia and Pacific region continued their strong reform agendas, carrying out 43 reforms in the past year to improve the ease of doing business for domestic small and medium enterprises, according to the World Bank Group’s Doing Business 2019: Training for Reform report, released on October 31. Image source: World Bạnk Group Of the region’s 25 economies, two are among the world’s top 10 - Singapore (second place) and Hong Kong SAR, China, which moved up one spot to fourth. China is also among this year’s top 10 improvers. With a single-year record of seven reforms in the past year, China advanced to 46th place in the global ranking. Indonesia and Vietnam carried out three reforms each during the past year. In Indonesia, the reforms were aimed at easing the processes for starting a business, registering property, and improving access to credit. In Vietnam, improvements were made to make it easier to enforce contracts, … [Read more...] about Vietnam ranked 69th in Doing Business 2019
Vietnam's "chaebols": Tran brothers rule Kinh Do Corp. VietNamNet Bridge - Brothers Tran Kim Thanh and Tran Le Nguyen have been at the two top posts in Kinh Do Corporation since the company's establishment. Kinh Do Corporation is a business group of Vietnam with an emphasis on food production, including baked goods, confections, snacks and soft drinks. The corporate group also includes companies in the fields of financial services, real estate and a retail bakery chain. Kinh Do Corporation manages a wide variety of brand names, distributes imported brand name snack and candy goods, and manufactures food for export from Vietnam. Main offices of the company are located in Ho Chi Minh City. Absolute dominance For over 20 years, brothers Tran Kim Thanh and Tran Le Nguyen's positions at Kinh Do Corporation have not changed. Thanh is still the corporation's Chairman while his younger brother is the Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer. Another brother of Thanh, Tran Quoc Nguyen, is a … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s “chaebols”: Tran brothers rule Kinh Do Corp.