We are fearless against our competitors: BMW chief
(Jul 21, 2014)
The luxury car market has been buzzing this year with the appearance of
new brands and models. But Sergio Solero, managing director of BMW Group
Asia, tells Viet Nam News his company is not fazed by competition.
Viet Nam is a developing country, and it has
lacked equip-ment and materials to improve infrastructure to develop a
market for domestic consumption and exports because it lacked local
Viet Nam's economy has been stable for the first half of the year with a
GDP growth rate of 5.18 per cent and inflation at 1.38 per cent. Dr Vo Tri Thanh, Deputy Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management talks about the issue.
In recent years, AIA Vietnam and the National Fund for Vietnamese
Children have jointly organised many community-oriented activities for
underprivileged children. Stephen Clark, Chief Executive Officer of AIA Vietnam,
shares with the press his thoughts about these community activities.
Introduced to Viet Nam only 4-5 years ago in major
cities, the popularity – and availability – of electric bikes has
exploded nationwide over the last two years.
An interview with Mr. David Victor Thomas, General Director, Knauf Viet
Nam was conducted to reveal underlying reasons for this key player to
invest heavily in Viet Nam's construction material market.
The process of equitisting 432 State-run enterprises (SOEs) has been
targeted for completion by 2015. However, many difficulties still remain
that need to be dealt with so the process can be competed as scheduled.
Vietnam News Agency discussed the problem with Dang Quyet Tien , Deputy
Director of the Corporate Finance Department at the Ministry of
Viet Nam recently issued many preferential policies to attract foreign investors. Vietnam News Agency talks with Nguyen Dinh Cung, Director of the Central Institute for Economic Management, about the issue.
Reserve World Class, a global competition for bartenders organised by
Diageo, has wrapped up its Southeast Asia round in Singapore and will go
on to the Global Finals in London in two months' time. Stephane Gripon,
General Manager of Diageo Vietnam, speaks about the annual contest,
bartenders' contribution to tourism, and his company's strategies.
Corporate sustainable development is a major development goal for every
country. Stuart Dean, CEO of GE ASEAN, shared a case study on GE's
sustainability plans on the sidelines of the Malaysian Directors Academy
(MINDA) 7th Building High Performance Directors (BHPD) Programme in
Hanoi late May.
The State Bank of Viet Nam's Governor Nguyen Van
Binh spoke to the press on the sidelines of the National Assembly
meeting about the Government's plan to provide finances to fishermen.
The following is an excerpt of the interview: