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Corporate

Saigontourist, Astana Expo-2017 cooperate to promote Vietnam-Kazakhstan trade, tourism
19:15 31/07/2015 Saigontourist, Astana Expo-2017 cooperate to promote Vietnam-Kazakhstan trade, tourism

Vietnamese tourism company Saigontourist and national company Astana EXPO-2017, which is in charge of organising the World’s Fair EXPO-2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan, on July 30 signed a memorandum of cooperation to promote trade and tourism between the two countries.

Investing

New signs of growing trade-investment ties with UK
15:57 31/07/2015 New signs of growing trade-investment ties with UK

With planeload of business men and women, UK PM David Cameron’s visit to Viet Nam is indicative of growing ties, particularly in trade and investment fields.  

Tech

Viet Nam tops ASEAN in domain name registrations
10:20 30/07/2015 Viet Nam tops ASEAN in domain name registrations

Viet Nam ranked first among the ASEAN countries for the number of country code top-level domains registered, with 318,812 domain names added by June 30.

Property

Housing market has great appeal for foreigners after law changes
10:18 30/07/2015 Housing market has great appeal for foreigners after law changes

The real estate market, especially the high-end segment, has seen a revival and is likely to develop strongly from here thanks to the amendments to the Housing Law that permits foreigners and overseas Vietnamese to buy housing since July 1st, experts have said.

Money

Bond issuance raises concerns
16:03 31/07/2015 Bond issuance raises concerns

Securities firms have been issuing bonds to increase their capital in an attempt to prepare for new opportunities in the local stock market, online newspaper stockbiz.vn reported on Tuesday.

Province

East-West economic corridor fair opens in Da Nang
15:59 31/07/2015 East-West economic corridor fair opens in Da Nang

The  East-West Economic Corridor (EWEC) tourism and investment trade fair 2015 opened in Da Nang city on July 30 with the participation of 200 enterprises and 400 booths.  

Travel

Straying off the beaten beach path makes a difference in Khanh Hoa
10:43 31/07/2015 Straying off the beaten beach path makes a difference in Khanh Hoa

An endless blue embraces a white sand bank. Big rocks shaped like rough caricatures of different animals stand sentinel on the beach. You are admiring the scenery on Binh Lap Beach.

Leisure

Vietnamese Ao Dai featured in Japan
15:47 31/07/2015 Vietnamese Ao Dai featured in Japan

A Vietnamese Ao Dai (traditional long tunic) collection by designers Huynh Hai Long and Dang The Huy is a highlight of Vietnam Culture Week 2015 in Japan on July 2.

Sports

TPBank to organise World Amateur Golfers Championship in Vietnam
19:28 31/07/2015 TPBank to organise World Amateur Golfers Championship in Vietnam

On July 29, managing board of World Amateur Golfers Championship (WAGC) officially signed a partnership agreement to allow Tien Phong Joint Stock Commercial Bank (TPBank) to organise the tournament in Vietnam.

World News

Oil prices dip as OPEC official says no cuts planned
16:07 31/07/2015 Oil prices dip as OPEC official says no cuts planned

US oil prices dipped on Thursday, snapping a two-day streak of gains after a top official with OPEC reiterated that the cartel has no plans to cut petroleum production.

Your Consultant

New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes
09:50 29/07/2015 New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.