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Corporate

Gazprom Neft reports good progress in Dung Quat oil refinery acquisition talks
17:08 27/07/2015 Gazprom Neft reports good progress in Dung Quat oil refinery acquisition talks

Negotiations to sell a 49 per cent stake in the Dung Quat oil refinery to Russia's Gazprom Neft are progressing smoothly, officials from the Russian company told leaders of Quang Ngai Province, where the refinery is situated, at a meeting on July 23.

Investing

ASEAN sets pace of global integration
08:49 27/07/2015 ASEAN sets pace of global integration

Vietnam has reaped substantial economic benefits from its 20-year membership of ASEAN, which has provided opportunities to participate in many regional and global economic links.

Property

Japanese group invests in HCM City real estate
19:33 27/07/2015 Japanese group invests in HCM City real estate

Japan's Creed Group, a real estate firm specialising in principal investment and property development, has signed a comprehensive investment co-operation contract with An Gia Real Estate Investment and Development JSC.

Money

Viet Nam ranked top among world's biggest rising markets
10:50 28/07/2015 Viet Nam ranked top among world's biggest rising markets

Viet Nam's VN Index topped a list of the world markets that rose the most between June 24 and July 24.

Province

HCMC welcomes 2 million foreign visitors in H1
09:13 27/07/2015 HCMC welcomes 2 million foreign visitors in H1

Ho Chi Minh City catered for over 2 million foreign visitors in the first half of 2015, seeing a year-on-year increase of 3% and meeting 46% of the year target. 

Travel

Visiting the easternmost point of Vietnam
09:08 28/07/2015 Visiting the easternmost point of Vietnam

Traveling to Doi Cape in Van Ninh District in Khanh Hoa Province requires a lot of energy and patience but the easternmost point of Vietnam is worth visiting as it is where people can enjoy the first sunlight shedding in Vietnam.

Leisure

Bae Yong-joon, Park Soo-jin tie the knot
19:53 27/07/2015 Bae Yong-joon, Park Soo-jin tie the knot

The actor married actress Park Soo-jin in a private ceremony at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill hotel in Seoul on Monday (Jul 27).

Society

The inseparable ties of villagers along Vietnam-Cambodia border
09:57 27/07/2015 The inseparable ties of villagers along Vietnam-Cambodia border

Villagers along the border of Vietnam and Cambodia have maintained close relations for generations and, for them, the ‘border line’ is just like a fence between two nearby houses.

Sports

Drogba joins Montreal Impact in MLS transfer
09:43 28/07/2015 Drogba joins Montreal Impact in MLS transfer

Former Chelsea star Didier Drogba joined Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact on Monday, the Ivory Coast striker signing with the Canadian club after a rights transfer from the Chicago Fire.

World News

Five dead as attackers storm Indian police station
09:36 28/07/2015 Five dead as attackers storm Indian police station

Indian authorities said two police officers and three civilians were killed in the hours-long siege at a police station in the town of Gurdaspur near the Pakistan border.

Your Consultant

Survey finds Vietnamese support move to full-on market economy
10:25 24/07/2015 Survey finds Vietnamese support move to full-on market economy

Vietnamese citizens were pegging hopes on a faster transition into a full-fledged market economy, a majority saying that they vigorously supported the country's market economy model in a survey published yesterday.