Officials during the signing of the EU-Vietnam trade pact in Hanoi. Agence France-Presse
Nguyen Thai Binh swaps his flip flops for bulky boots ahead of snowboarding practice on the sand dunes of southern Vietnam — the unlikely training ground for the country's fledgling winter athletes with mountain-sized ambitions.
A pair of five-seater helicopters to offer passengers aerial views of the limestone towers, cruise ships and the odd houseboat dotting Ha Long's green waters for the maiden flights on Friday.
Rainbow-coloured hot air balloons ferried giddy visitors over Vietnam's ancient city of Hue on Sunday for a festival organisers hope will kickstart a passion for flying in the tourist hotspot.
BERLIN: Dutch central bank Governor Klaas Knot expects the eurozone economy to recover speed in the second half after a sluggish start to the year, but in an interview with Handelsblatt the noted hawk was distinctly dovish on long-term interest rates. Knot, one of the most prominent hawks on the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee told the German paper
Dubai has risen in the ranks of the Global Financial Centres Index, GFCI, to the eighth position, representing its highest ever-ranking.
The GCC States are keen to develop the joint cooperative system among them through a number of vital and strategic projects and plan to achieve economic integration among member states.
Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier, now offers direct flights between Sharjah and Vienna. The non-stop six-hour flight to Vienna, will operate four times a week, on Sundays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays,