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Corporate

Lotte Mart opens new supermarket
15:20 19/12/2014 Lotte Mart opens new supermarket

South Korean retailer Lotte Mart continued its assertive push into Vietnam with opening of a $9 million supermarket in Tan Binh district, Ho Chi Minh City.

Investing

LG Electronics leases more land in Trang Due IP
11:26 19/12/2014 LG Electronics leases more land in Trang Due IP

LG Electronics yesterday signed a land-lease agreement for the second stage of the firm’s investment expansion in the northern port city of Haiphong following the successful implementation of the first phase.

Tech

5 security threats to watch out for in 2015
11:34 19/12/2014 5 security threats to watch out for in 2015

Security and tech analyst firms highlight the threats related to the Internet of Things, new malware in hackers’ arsenal and personal health information being a target as key trends heading into the new year.

Property

Goldmark City launched in Hanoi
11:55 19/12/2014 Goldmark City launched in Hanoi

Viet Han Real Estate Construction and Trading Company on December 18 signed an exclusive management, operation and development agreement with TNR Holdings Vietnam to develop the Goldmark City project in Hanoi.

Money

Shares bounce back after falling to seven-month low
15:23 19/12/2014 Shares bounce back after falling to seven-month low

National stocks rallied yesterday after plummeting for two sessions to a record seven-month low.

Province

Binh Duong FDI beats forecast, tops $1.65b
09:47 18/12/2014 Binh Duong FDI beats forecast, tops $1.65b

The southern province of Binh Duong on December 17 said it has attracted foreign direct investment of over US$1.65 billion this year, 65 per cent higher than targeted in the beginning.

Travel

Vietnam among top 40 World's Best Beach Resorts
15:59 19/12/2014 Vietnam among top 40 World's Best Beach Resorts

Conde Nast Traveler, one of the world's premier luxury and lifestyle travel magazines, has cited three famous resorts in Vietnam’s central region as top 40 of World's Best Beach Resorts: Readers' Choice 2014.

Leisure

Giant fish sell like hot cakes in Ho Chi Minh City restaurants
09:39 19/12/2014 Giant fish sell like hot cakes in Ho Chi Minh City restaurants

A Siamese giant carp weighing 127kg was sold within three days at a restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City at a costly price of three or four million Vietnamese dong (US$144-192) per kilogram.

Sports

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler visits Vietnam
15:53 19/12/2014 Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler visits Vietnam

Robbie Fowler, a legend of the UK’s Liverpool Football Club, witnessed the signing in HCMC on December 17 of a deal between milk brand Love’in Farm KUN of International Dairy Products JSC (IDP) and Liverpool FC.

World News

10,000 evacuated after WWII bomb found near Berlin
16:08 19/12/2014 10,000 evacuated after WWII bomb found near Berlin

The find during construction work near Potsdam central railway station also halted local bus, tram and train services and led authorities to clear ministry buildings and the parliament of Brandenburg state.