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Nation rises in IT ranking

In Uncategorized on June 20, 2010 at 8:27 pm

Nation rises in IT ranking

QĐND – Sunday, June 20, 2010, 22:26 (GMT+7)

Vietnam rose from 98th ranking in 2007 to 86th in 2008, according to the latest report from Information and Communication Development Index ranking 159 countries and territories.

The top 10 countries ranked in order were Sweden, Luxembourg, Republic of Korea, Denmark, Holland, Iceland, Switzerland, Japan, Norway and the UK.

Vietnam, as one of the developing countries, has recorded dramatic improvement in index scores together with the countries of Bahrain, Cape Verde, Greece, Macedonia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

BAE Systems tops ranking of biggest arms maker: study

In Uncategorized on April 12, 2010 at 8:51 am

Britain’s BAE Systems topped an international ranking of the world’s biggest arms groups, becoming the first non-US company to hold the spot, a leading defence think tank said on Monday.

Britain’s BAE Systems topped an international ranking of the world’s biggest arms groups, becoming the first non-US company to hold the spot, a leading defence think tank said on Monday. (AFP Photo)

The British group knocked US defence giant Boeing out of the top position in 2008, according to the ranking of biggest defence groups worldwide tallied by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

“The main reason that BAE became the largest arms-producing company in the world in 2008 is the increase in its US sales, which outpaced decreases elsewhere including in the UK,” the think tank said in the study.

With arms sales in 2008 of 29.2 billion dollars (21.6 billion euros), Boeing fell from first place in 2007 to third following BAE Systems with 32.4 billion dollars and US group Lockheed Martin with 29.9 billion dollars.

It was followed by three US groups — Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and Raytheon — ahead of European group EADS in seventh place, Italian company Finmeccanica in eighth, L-3 Communications in ninth and Thales of France in tenth position.

The biggest Russian group on the list, air defence systems maker Almaz-Antei, was number 18 on the list.

In 2008 the 100 biggest defence groups had arms sales of 385 billion dollars, up 11 percent from the previous year, according to SIPRI.

“This is more than three times the size of the total development aid of OECD countries in 2008,” SIPRI said, noting that such aid reached 120 billion dollars.

Putting the data in perspective, the think tank said that arms sales of Lockheed Martin alone topped US development aid by four billion dollars and that BAE Systems sales were greater than the gross domestic product of 105 countries.

SIPRI’s ranking focuses on companies’ arms sales which make up only 48 percent of Boeing’s turnover and 70 percent of Lockheed Martin’s revenues.

In BAE System’s case, arms sales make up a far larger share of its sales with 95 percent of the total.

Born out of the merger of Marconi and British Aerospace in 1999, BAE Systems counts among its products the Eurofighter combat aircraft, the Bradley tank and the Astute submarine.

With 59 percent of BAE Systems’ sales coming from the vast US arms market, the group has major production operations in the country as well as in Britain, Sweden, South Africa and Sweden.

“BAE really shows the increasing internationalisation of the arms industry and the attractiveness of the US market,” SIPRI arms industry expert Susan Jackson said.

The group has benefitted from sales of mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles to the US government for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Source: SGGP

Binh Duong move to top ranking

In Uncategorized on August 11, 2008 at 2:28 pm

HA NOI — Hoang Dinh Tung scored twice in the second half and Ha Hoang Dam netted the ball in first half to help Thanh Hoa stun the Army’s The Cong 3-1 in the 23rd round of the national football top-flight championship yesterday.

The loss pushed The Cong down from second to fourth place with 37 points.

Defending champions Becamex Binh Duong, who dethroned The Cong from top place at the last round, marked their fourth win in a row after beating Ha Noi ACB 3-2 at Go Dau Stadium yesterday.

The southern team now top the ranking with 41 points and hope to clear the path to defend their championship with three games to go.

At Ha Noi’s Hang Day Stadium yesterday, Hanoian fans saw their team relegated from the championship three rounds ahead when visitors Cement Hai Phong crushed them at 3-1.

It was a bitter loss for Ha Noi at the hands of their former coach Vuong Tien Dung, who coached the Hai Phong team this year.

Hai Phong climb up to second place with 38 points, while SHB Da Nang trailed close behind after a 2-0 win over Khanh Hoa.

Playing on their home turf with massive fan support Thanh Hoa, sponsored by Cong Thanh Cement with a promising cash bonus at the end of the season, played a strong offensive right from the beginning.

Bulgarian coach Gyorgy Galhidi of The Cong fielded Mexican Francois Endene and Brazilian Raphael Steve Rodriguez and Czech keeper Sihavy Michael, along with some younger players who recently graduated from the U-21 team.

The Army team, who won the national championship in 1998, set up the first chance to goal.

Nguyen Ngoc Duy tapped Francois Endene’s right cross in the 12th minute, but the shot skimmed the post.

Earlier, Trinh Quang Vinh also missed an opportunity when his close shot was wide off the box.

While the Army missed their first chance of netting the ball, Ha Hoang Dam helped Thanh Hoa take the lead when he scored in the 33rd minute.

Zimbabwe Tostao Kwashi and keeper Lytovka Mykola showed off their best match to give the hosts some power.

After the break, The Cong regrouped their squad to tie the score, but their strikers couldn’t find the net.

In an attack in the 61st minute Hoang Dinh Tung trailed a long pass from the centre and was sandwiched between one defender and Czech keeper Sihavy, but still managed to fire an overhead kick to net the ball.

Mexican Endene scored in the 78th minute to narrow the score in a counterattack, the only goal for the Army team in second half.

Tung marked his second goal of the match in the 82nd minute when he converted a corner kick to the back of the net, stunning Czech goalie Sihavy and The Cong defenders. It’s also his fourth goal for Thanh Hoa at the championship.

The Cong team would have scored more goals in the second half had Nguyen Ngoc Duy and Trinh Quang Vinh beat Thanh Hoa’s goalkeeper in face-to-face shots.

In other matches yesterday, Song Lam Nghe An drew two-time champions Hoang Anh Gia Lai 1-1, while Dong Tam Long An beat Nam Dinh 3-1 and Boss Binh Dinh edged Sai Gon Port 3-2. —