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Investing

Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line
16:52 26/11/2014 Intel Vietnam on the verge of opening CPU production line

Intel is gearing up for the completion of its CPU production line at its Ho Chi Minh City-based assembly and testing plant by the end of November, according to CEO of Intel Products Vietnam Sherry Boger.

Tech

European Parliament backs break-up of Google
09:45 28/11/2014 European Parliament backs break-up of Google

In a direct challenge to Google, MEPs assembled in Strasbourg, France, approved a resolution calling on the EU to consider ordering search engines to separate their commercial services from their businesses.

Property

Vietnam adopts new rules allowing 50-year foreign ownership over houses
13:51 26/11/2014 Vietnam adopts new rules allowing 50-year foreign ownership over houses

Vietnamese lawmakers have approved the revised Law on Housing, allowing foreign ownership of houses or apartments for 50 years, as the government seeks to boost the ailing domestic real-estate market.

Money

SBV dollar sale pledge helps exchange rate
09:15 28/11/2014 SBV dollar sale pledge helps exchange rate

The US dollar and Vietnamese dong exchange rate eased further yesterday after the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) pledged to sell dollars.

Province

Spain funds HCM City’s Metro line No.5 construction study
09:32 27/11/2014 Spain funds HCM City’s Metro line No.5 construction study

The Spanish government has pledged to provide €3.4 million for Ho Chi Minh City to carry out a pre-feasibility study for Metro line No.5 which will link Saigon bridge to new Can Giuoc coach station.

Travel

Roasted Terminalia catappa fruit seeds on Con Dao
10:38 27/11/2014 Roasted Terminalia catappa fruit seeds on Con Dao

Terminalia catappa, or bang in Vietnamese can be seen around the country. However, visitors to Con Dao Island off mainland Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province may be astonished to learn that the roasted fruit of Terminalia catappa is a unique specialty there. Of course, some small packs of the roasted fruit will be perfect gifts for family and friends after a visit to the island.

Leisure

Two Women triumphs at Ha Noi film fest
09:07 28/11/2014 Two Women triumphs at Ha Noi film fest

Russian film Two Women won the best feature film award at the third Ha Noi International Film (HANIFF) that closed in the capital city yesterday.

Society

Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8
09:17 28/11/2014 Nation on high alert for avian influenza A/H5N8

The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development have called for close supervision to detect cases of avian influenza in humans and poultry throughout the country.

Sports

Pele in 'special care' as condition worsens
09:37 28/11/2014 Pele in 'special care' as condition worsens

After confirming that he had been taken in on Monday, the hospital had said that Pele remained in hospital with tests showing the presence of a urinary infection.

World News

One dead in Indonesian protest against fuel price hike
09:29 28/11/2014 One dead in Indonesian protest against fuel price hike

The 27-year-old man was found in the street after police fired tear gas and water cannon to disperse about 200 demonstrators trying to force their way into the local governor's office in Makassar, on Sulawesi island.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.