High capital values no guarantee for high returns in world cities

High capital values no guarantee for high returns in world cities

A booming tech sector has made San Francisco the most expensive city in the world for the average renter, at £460 per week, according to Savills.
Siemens targets green cities  Green tech providers offered great potential

Siemens targets green cities Green tech providers offered great potential

With more cities embracing environmental protection and investments increasing in technologies that curtail energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the “cleantech” market opportunity is enormous.  
Decentralisation’s pros and cons

Decentralisation’s pros and cons

Despite bringing about positive effects in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), decentralisation leaves corollaries. In order to secure the national interest in calling for more quality FDI, it’s high time to improve this mechanism.
Siemens pushes urban development

Siemens pushes urban development

Siemens Group has opened an urban state-of-the-art development centre named the Crystal in London
Siemens keen to drive transportation projects

Siemens keen to drive transportation projects

Erdal Elver, Siemens Vietnam’s general director talks to VIR’s Hai Long about Siemens’ far reaching plans in this country.
BM looks to take pain out of parking

BM looks to take pain out of parking

US technology stalwart IBM and Internet startup Streetline on Wednesday will begin courting cities with a system designed to take the pain out of parking.
Hanoi struggles for cleaner air to breathe

Hanoi struggles for cleaner air to breathe

“The city’s policies on waste are relatively weak. Hanoi is one of two cities in the index that does not enforce and monitor standards for industrial hazardous waste. Neither does Hanoi offer an on-site collection service for household waste recycling”
World mayors sign climate change pact

World mayors sign climate change pact

Mayors from around the world signed a voluntary pact Sunday in Mexico City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a meeting meant as a precursor to UN-sponsored climate talks in Cancun opening next week.
Small cities hope to cash in on shopping demand

Small cities hope to cash in on shopping demand

Shopping centres are rising up in smaller cities, paving the way for retailers to cash in on tourism and local consumers.

Hard Labour

Every year in Vietnam millions of young people rush to the cities to earn their living. With limited skills and low literacy rates, the majority of them find themselves working in industrial zones. Although they can save some income to help their families they are suffering a poor standard of living in the cities.
Budget Hanoi to Bangkok airfares about to take-off

Budget Hanoi to Bangkok airfares about to take-off

Budget carrier Thai AirAsia is seeking a licence to begin flights between Hanoi and Bangkok next month.Sources from Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam revealed that the budget airline hopes to start flights between the two capital cities on June 15. The airline plans to offer seven flights a week between the two cities, but the company has yet to reveal ticket prices.