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Corporate

Microsoft announces 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup winners
10:55 | 02/08/2014 Microsoft announces 2014 Worldwide Imagine Cup winners

Microsoft yesterday announced the winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup, the company’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe and a cornerstone of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative.

Investing

Deo Ca tunnel digs deep to hit early deadline
09:11 | 02/08/2014 Deo Ca tunnel digs deep to hit early deadline

Ho Minh Hoang, general director of Deo Ca Investment JSC, the developer of Vietnam’s most costly road tunnel project, sheds some light on the project’s latest progress after 20 month construction.

Tech

Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter
08:21 | 02/08/2014 Brief Facebook outage prompts complaints on Twitter

A brief Facebook outage on Friday (August 1) prompted a flurry of complaints and comments on Twitter less than two months after a similar incident affecting users worldwide.

Property

Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag
08:46 | 29/07/2014 Gamuda hesitates on $150m land compensation price tag

Malaysian-backed Gamuda Berhad, developer of the giant Hanoi-based Gamuda City urban development has requested the Hanoi People’s Committee allow the firm to withdraw from Parcel B of the Yen So Park subproject. VIR’s Bich Ngoc talked with Gamuda Land Vietnam general director Cheong Ho Kuan on the reasons and what the future holds for the rest of the project.

Money

HCM City remittances reach $2.4b ahead of peak season
08:33 | 02/08/2014 HCM City remittances reach $2.4b ahead of peak season

Overseas remittances to HCM City in the first seven months reached US$2.42 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.2 per cent.

Province

Can Tho asked to take lead in building new rural areas
14:13 | 31/07/2014 Can Tho asked to take lead in building new rural areas

Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh asked Can Tho City to redouble its efforts in building new-style rural areas to become one of the first localities achieving the goals of the national target program.

Travel

A day in Trai Mat
09:43 | 01/08/2014 A day in Trai Mat

It might be an interesting experience for tourists to be a gardener at Trai Mat, an outskirt area which is 8km away from Dalat City.

Leisure

Paramount apologises after Ninja Turtles poster recalls 9/11
09:34 | 01/08/2014 Paramount apologises after Ninja Turtles poster recalls 9/11

Paramount Pictures apologised Thursday after publishing a poster of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film that showed the characters jumping from a burning building, with its Australian release date -- September 11 -- printed at the bottom.

Society

Japanese encephalitis kills 10 children in Son La
08:37 | 02/08/2014 Japanese encephalitis kills 10 children in Son La

Son La - At least 10 children have reportedly died of Japanese encephalitis in July in the northern mountainous Son La Province, the provincial Health Department announced this morning.

Sports

No Brazil 'blacklist' for new coach Dunga
12:00 | 02/08/2014 No Brazil 'blacklist' for new coach Dunga

New Brazil coach Dunga declared on Friday (August 1) that competence is all that matters to him and added that there is no "blacklist" for players who underperformed at the World Cup.

World News

Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO
12:00 | 02/08/2014 Ebola 'moving faster than efforts to control it': WHO

The World Health Organisation on Friday (August 1) warned west Africa's Ebola-hit nations that the response to the epidemic had been "woefully inadequate", and the epidemic was spiralling out of control and could spread to other countries - causing "catastrophic" loss of life.

Your Consultant

Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project
09:18 | 31/07/2014 Japan gives aid to Hue climate change project

THUA THIEN - HUE - Japan has donated an official development assistance package of JPY60 million (US$637,000) for a climate change adaptation project in central Thua Thien–Hue Province.

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