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Corporate

VNA's new Dreamliner completes first test flight
14:12 28/05/2015 VNA's new Dreamliner completes first test flight

National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) on May 27 said the first of its new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners had completed its first test flight.

Investing

Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow
15:00 27/05/2015 Japanese raise hopes for new investment flow

More Japanese enterprises are eager to pour money into agricultural, foodstuffs, construction, sea transport, tourism, and restaurant projects in Vietnam.

Tech

Vietnam Mobile Day 2015: Development, marketing and business opportunities
19:57 27/05/2015 Vietnam Mobile Day 2015: Development, marketing and business opportunities

Mobile apps which companies can use to provide information on brands, promotions, product launches, to service existing customers and advertise to new ones are becoming more and more popular according to the Mobile Marketing Association Vietnam.

Property

Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth
14:19 27/05/2015 Up-market real estate enjoys buoyant growth

As liquidity increases in the real estate market, opportunities are arising in Ho Chi Minh City’s up-market housing sector.

Money

Market ends higher, helped by rising liquidity
14:16 28/05/2015 Market ends higher, helped by rising liquidity

The stock indices opened lower, but quickly recovered as liquidity rose sharply on both bourses this morning.

Travel

The world of flowers in Yang Bay
10:58 28/05/2015 The world of flowers in Yang Bay

Located inside Yang Bay eco-tourism site covering 570 hectares in Khanh Vinh, a mountainous district around 600 meters above sea level in Khanh Hoa Province, Yang Bay Waterfall tourist area is a true heaven for those loving natural landscapes, especially flowers and trees.

Leisure

19th Hennessy concert series – the spirit of inspiration
20:12 27/05/2015 19th Hennessy concert series – the spirit of inspiration

Hennessy, in collaboration with the Vietnam Performing Arts Centre and the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is jointly organising the 19th edition of the Hennessy Concert Series, which will take place at the Hanoi Opera House on May 29.

Society

Vietnam Register accepts online applications
11:00 28/05/2015 Vietnam Register accepts online applications

HCMC – Vietnam Register has started to receive registration applications for motorcycles as well as imported motorcycle engines and electric bicycles this week in an effort to help enterprises save time and money.

Sports

US to prosecute FIFA officials, corporate executives over corruption
16:01 28/05/2015 US to prosecute FIFA officials, corporate executives over corruption

"If you corrupt our shores with your corrupt enterprise, whether that is through meetings or using our world-class financial system, you will be held accountable for that corruption. Nobody is above or beyond the law," said FBI Director James Comey.

World News

Electrical failure leaves Belgian airports at standstill
10:51 28/05/2015 Electrical failure leaves Belgian airports at standstill

Belgian airports were at a standstill on Wednesday (May 27) after an electrical failure at air traffic control in Brussels caused Belgium-bound flights to be diverted, with departures delayed and flights cancelled.

Your Consultant

Stock exchanges to manage SOE shares
09:36 27/05/2015 Stock exchanges to manage SOE shares

The Ministry of Finance, currently drafting a circular to regulate the sale of share lots offered by equitising State-owned enterprises (SOE), said it hopes to finalise the draft by the end of the month.