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Corporate

Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product data
09:49 25/11/2017 Mitsubishi Materials units falsified product data

TOKYO: Subsidiaries of Mitsubishi Materials have falsified product data, the company said Thursday (Nov 23), becoming the latest major Japanese firm to admit problems with quality control.

Investing

NA approves $1b for airport land clearance
09:14 25/11/2017 NA approves $1b for airport land clearance

The National Assembly (NA) on Friday approved a VNĐ23 trillion (roughly US$1 billion) budget for land clearance at the Long Thành International Airport.

Tech

Monitoring the water environment with solar technology
10:49 25/11/2017 Monitoring the water environment with solar technology

The Da Nang Center of Integrated Circuit (CENTIC) has invented a water environment monitoring station run with solar energy, the first hi-tech system of this kind designed and manufactured by Vietnamese engineers.

Property

NPLs in property drop significantly
09:10 25/11/2017 NPLs in property drop significantly

The ratio of non-performing loans in the real estate sector has dropped significantly since 2013, according to the State Bank of Việt Nam’s Credit Department of Economic Sectors.

Money

VN-Index concludes winning week
08:56 25/11/2017 VN-Index concludes winning week

Shares concluded a winning week on the HCM Stock Exchange with the benchmark VN-Index adding 0.2 per cent to close Friday at 935.57 points.

Travel

Da Nang cafes, restaurants offer free restrooms for tourists
10:00 25/11/2017 Da Nang cafes, restaurants offer free restrooms for tourists

More than 300 restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels and shopping centres are offering free restrooms for tourists in the downtown area as part of an effort to boost hospitality in the central city.

Leisure

Japanese film festival to open in HCM City
10:52 25/11/2017 Japanese film festival to open in HCM City

Eleven Japanese films released over the last three years will be screened at the annual Japanese Film Festival in HCM City from November 24 to December 9.

Society

Uber Vietnam keeps quiet on assault charges
10:58 25/11/2017 Uber Vietnam keeps quiet on assault charges

Uber Vietnam is still silent in the face of the media’s barrage of questions about the incident of a Uber Vietnam taxi driver punching a female customer in the face.

Sports

Messi wins fourth European Golden Shoe award
10:18 25/11/2017 Messi wins fourth European Golden Shoe award

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi insisted he was getting better with age after receiving the European Golden Shoe award for the fourth time on Friday (Nov 24).

World News

Poland adopts gradual ban on Sunday shopping
09:56 25/11/2017 Poland adopts gradual ban on Sunday shopping

WARSAW: Poland adopted legislation on Friday (Nov 24) that will ban most Sunday trading by 2020, with opinion surveys showing that consumers have mixed feelings about the move in the heavily Catholic EU state.

Your Consultant

SOEs able to apply book building for IPOs in 2018
12:23 24/11/2017 SOEs able to apply book building for IPOs in 2018

State-owned enterprises can apply the book building method at their initial public offering (IPO) from the beginning of 2018, according to a recently issued decree.