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Corporate

Japanese firm to expand Duyen Hai power plant
14:58 27/11/2014 Japanese firm to expand Duyen Hai power plant

Power Generation Company 1 (GENCO 1), part of the Electricity of Viet Nam Group, signed a deal with Japan's Sumitomo Corporation on Tuesday to expand Duyen Hai 3 thermal power plant.

Investing

Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line
16:52 26/11/2014 Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line

Intel is gearing up for the completion of its CPU production line at its Ho Chi Minh City-based assembly and testing plant by the end of November, according to CEO of Intel Products Vietnam Sherry Boger.

Property

Vietnam adopts new rules allowing 50-year foreign ownership over houses
13:51 26/11/2014 Vietnam adopts new rules allowing 50-year foreign ownership over houses

Vietnamese lawmakers have approved the revised Law on Housing, allowing foreign ownership of houses or apartments for 50 years, as the government seeks to boost the ailing domestic real-estate market.

Province

Spain funds HCM City’s Metro line No.5 construction study
09:32 27/11/2014 Spain funds HCM City’s Metro line No.5 construction study

The Spanish government has pledged to provide €3.4 million for Ho Chi Minh City to carry out a pre-feasibility study for Metro line No.5 which will link Saigon bridge to new Can Giuoc coach station.

Travel

Roasted Terminalia catappa fruit seeds on Con Dao
10:38 27/11/2014 Roasted Terminalia catappa fruit seeds on Con Dao

Terminalia catappa, or bang in Vietnamese can be seen around the country. However, visitors to Con Dao Island off mainland Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province may be astonished to learn that the roasted fruit of Terminalia catappa is a unique specialty there. Of course, some small packs of the roasted fruit will be perfect gifts for family and friends after a visit to the island.

Leisure

RockStorm7 attracts new talent
10:40 27/11/2014 RockStorm7 attracts new talent

More rock bands will gather at Vietnam’s biggest rock concert RockStorm, which is in its 7th edition with six live shows nationwide, starting from Saturday.

Society

Tropical depression heading for East Sea, likely to become storm
15:02 27/11/2014 Tropical depression heading for East Sea, likely to become storm

A tropical depression that formed south of the Philippines is moving rapidly towards the East Sea and is likely to develop into a storm, the Vietnamese National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting has warned.

Sports

Vergne splits with Toro Rosso
11:04 27/11/2014 Vergne splits with Toro Rosso

France's Jean-Eric Vergne finished 13th in the 2014 drivers' title race won by Lewis Hamilton in the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.

World News

Spanish health minister quits over graft scandal
10:52 27/11/2014 Spanish health minister quits over graft scandal

Ana Mato's departure was accepted by premier Mariano Rajoy whose government has been embarrassed by the court investigation into illegal payments for public contracts.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.