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Corporate

VNPayTV wants floor charges for pay TV
16:56 06/05/2015 VNPayTV wants floor charges for pay TV

The Vietnam Pay Television Association (VNPayTV) has suggested floor fees for pay TV services in the country in a plan submitted to the Ministry of Information and Communications.

Investing

Foreign equity limits relaxed under new Investment Law
09:40 06/05/2015 Foreign equity limits relaxed under new Investment Law

Attorneys Pham Si Hai Quynh, Vo Ha Duyen, and Trinh Luong Ngoc from VILAF law firm analyse the implications of the new definitions of a “foreign invested enterprise” and “foreign investor” under the new Law on Investment, effective from July 1.

Tech

Microsoft announces new solutions to empower IT professionals
16:00 04/05/2015 Microsoft announces new solutions to empower IT professionals

Microsoft Corporation today announced a range of new products and services that help IT professionals lead their companies in the new era of enterprise computing, including the next generation of Windows management, Microsoft Office, hybrid cloud infrastructure and SQL Server.

Property

FLC Group invests US$162 million in Binh Dinh complex
06:38 04/05/2015 FLC Group invests US$162 million in Binh Dinh complex

The southern Binh Dinh Province has awarded an investment licence to the FLC Group to build the Nhon Ly resort, villas and high-end entertainment complex in the province's Quy Nhon City.

Money

Shares extend rallies, but liquidity falls
16:24 06/05/2015 Shares extend rallies, but liquidity falls

Oil and gas stocks climbed strongly this morning, after oil and petrol prices increased both at home and abroad, supporting the uptrend in the two markets.

Province

City seeks NA nod for Metro 5
11:38 06/05/2015 City seeks NA nod for Metro 5

The HCM City administration wants the Government to seek approval from the National Assembly for Metro Line No 5 linking Bay Hien Intersection in Tan Binh District with Sai Gon Bridge in Binh Thanh District.

Travel

Ham Rong Mountain among world’s top 8 stunning sunsets
13:32 06/05/2015 Ham Rong Mountain among world’s top 8 stunning sunsets

Ham Rong Mountain of the majestic Hoang Lien Son Range in northern Lao Cai province’s Sapa district has been listed among top 8 stunning sunsets in the world, according to the US’ Huffington Post newspaper.

Society

Vietnam to start checking motorbike emissions in 2018
15:18 06/05/2015 Vietnam to start checking motorbike emissions in 2018

Vietnam will start checking the exhaust emissions of motorbikes in the central city of Da Nang in 2018 and in other major cities two years later, according to a draft regulation submitted by the Vietnam Register (VR) to the Ministry of Transport.

Sports

Liverpool's Sturridge upbeat after hip surgery
11:54 06/05/2015 Liverpool's Sturridge upbeat after hip surgery

Liverpool's star striker Daniel Sturridge sent out a positive message after undergoing hip surgery in the United States on Tuesday.

World News

Nepal tragedy takes toll even on cremation overseers
21:03 06/05/2015 Nepal tragedy takes toll even on cremation overseers

Ever since the capital Kathmandu was devastated by a 7.8-magnitude quake on Apr 25, cremation workers have been struggling to keep pace with the flow of bodies found buried under the rubble and mud.

Your Consultant

Green lending offers a new local growth model
10:57 20/04/2015 Green lending offers a new local growth model

Vietnam is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries in terms of climate variability and change. Current global emission trends, leading to the world becoming 4°C warmer by 2100, will dramatically increase the country’s vulnerabilities to climate-related threats, such as increased incidences of natural disasters and rising sea levels.