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Corporate

Microsoft technology helps Operation Smile heal more smiles in Vietnam
15:22 21/11/2014 Microsoft technology helps Operation Smile heal more smiles in Vietnam

Microsoft and partner technology has helped Operation Smile heal more than 700 smiles during a surgical mission to Hanoi, November 17-23 through their donation of software, services, devices and equipment.

Investing

USG Boral innovates construction industry
07:57 24/11/2014 USG Boral innovates construction industry

USG Boral - a world leader in building products manufacturing -  last week launched in Vietnam, together with its new Innovation Inspired by You brand campaign to deliver the firm’s best-in-class building products technologies to the local construction industry.

Tech

Google tests replacing web ads with contributions
10:14 21/11/2014 Google tests replacing web ads with contributions

A "Google Contributor" experiment was introduced with a handful of partners including tech news website Mashable and The Onion, which is known for clever satires.

Property

Thanh Hoa golf resort to open in May 2015
16:21 19/11/2014 Thanh Hoa golf resort to open in May 2015

A VND5.5 trillion ($261 million) resort and golf course complex invested by FLC Group in the central province of Thanh Hoa plans to start operations in May next year.

Money

Shares slide after brief rebound
09:48 22/11/2014 Shares slide after brief rebound

Share prices at the Vietnamese stock markets retreated again yesterday after rebounding on Thursday.

Province

Binh Duong to hit $4b surplus
09:56 21/11/2014 Binh Duong to hit $4b surplus

This southern province is likely to record a trade surplus of more than US$4 billion by year-end, according to the provincial people's committee.

Travel

Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam
11:48 22/11/2014 Top 10 spiritual tourist attractions in Vietnam

The Vietnam Book of Records (Vietkings) has announced the top 10 spiritual destinations that attract a large number of domestic and foreign tourists.

Leisure

Five local and foreign bands join Saigon Int’l Music Week
09:57 22/11/2014 Five local and foreign bands join Saigon Int’l Music Week

HCMC-based Saigon Sound System will host the first Saigon International Music featuring music talent from Australia, the U.S., U.K and Vietnam from November 26 until December 4 at Cargo Bar in District 4.

Society

German Vice Chancellor visits Bosch vocational facility
09:46 22/11/2014 German Vice Chancellor visits Bosch vocational facility

Sigmar Gabriel, German Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, visited the Borsh vocational education facility in Dong Nai Province on Thursday.

World News

8 killed, 2 wounded in Romania military helicopter crash
10:06 22/11/2014 8 killed, 2 wounded in Romania military helicopter crash

The Romanian-built IAR-330 Puma helicopter came down near the central town of Malancrav, said a ministry official.