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Corporate

Launching Vietnam Lymphoma Diagnosis and Management Capability Enhancing project
16:13 26/03/2015 Launching Vietnam Lymphoma Diagnosis and Management Capability Enhancing project

The ‘Vietnam Lymphoma Diagnosis and Management Capability Enhancing’ project was launched on March 24 at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hanoi.

Investing

Muong Thanh’s boss with the “fast money velocity” plan
15:03 25/03/2015 Muong Thanh’s boss with the “fast money velocity” plan

His modest apperance, humble clothes and particularly the inseparable traditional bamboo pipe popularly used by farmers and ordinary   people make Le Thanh Than much far from a successful businessman. The only one clearly visible sign of his wealth is possibly his Rolls-Royce Phantom car.

Tech

Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers
09:58 26/03/2015 Facebook bets on Messenger app, opens it to developers

Facebook on Wednesday began turning its Messenger application into a platform for e-commerce, video and more in a bid to shake up online communication.

Property

Doors open for foreign homebuyers
16:03 25/03/2015 Doors open for foreign homebuyers

Hoa Binh Group has become the first local developer to capitalise on the amended Residential Housing Law to sell apartments to foreigners.

Money

HNX-Index gains, helped by large-cap shares
14:38 26/03/2015 HNX-Index gains, helped by large-cap shares

The HNX-Index gained 0.11 per cent to close at 83.24 points, with 23.9 million shares being traded, worth VND296.2 billion (US$14 million).

Province

Dong Nai to build homes despite pollution warnings
09:16 26/03/2015 Dong Nai to build homes despite pollution warnings

The Dong Nai People's Committee said it plans to go ahead with housing construction on land reclaimed from the Dong Nai River despite a warning from the Viet Nam River Network that it would harm the river.

Travel

Hanoi in top 10 Travellers' Choice Destinations in 2015
16:52 25/03/2015 Hanoi in top 10 Travellers' Choice Destinations in 2015

Ha Noi, the capital of Viet Nam, has been listed among Top 10 Travellers' Choice Destinations.

Society

At least 16 killed in scaffolding collapse in Vietnam industrial park
12:10 26/03/2015 At least 16 killed in scaffolding collapse in Vietnam industrial park

A scaffold collapsed at a construction site in a Taiwanese-invested industrial park in north-central Vietnam on Wednesday evening, leaving at least 16 Vietnamese workers dead and 27 others injured.

Sports

Liverpool's Skrtel to serve three-game ban
15:07 26/03/2015 Liverpool's Skrtel to serve three-game ban

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel will serve a three-game suspension after losing his appeal against a charge for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.  

World News

At least 72 Germans among dead in Alps crash: Germanwings
14:51 26/03/2015 At least 72 Germans among dead in Alps crash: Germanwings

Budget airline Germanwings said Wednesday (Mar 25) there were at least 72 Germans on its plane that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.