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Corporate

Microsoft calls for 2015 Challenge for Change entries
15:33 02/03/2015 Microsoft calls for 2015 Challenge for Change entries

Microsoft is inviting youth ages 13-25 to submit entries for the company’s annual YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest, a global competition that encourages young people to consider how they can use Microsoft technology and YouthSpark resources to create positive social change in their communities.

Investing

New decree cleans up PPP mode confusion
15:39 02/03/2015 New decree cleans up PPP mode confusion

The government has just issued a long-awaited decree on public private partnership investment modes, replacing previous decrees intending to promote private investment in infrastructure to boost economic growth.

Tech

Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour
15:28 02/03/2015 Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour

A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday (Feb 2) ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.

Property

Vinpearl proposes 54-hole golf course in Ha Noi
10:41 02/03/2015 Vinpearl proposes 54-hole golf course in Ha Noi

Vinpearl has proposed to construct a 54-hole golf course near the Duong river in the Gia Lam and Long Bien districts of Ha Noi.

Money

God of Wealth drives demand for gold
11:19 02/03/2015 God of Wealth drives demand for gold

Domestic gold demand is expected to surge sharply today as Vietnamese prefer buying the metal to mark the God of Wealth Day–the tenth day of the Lunar New Year.

Leisure

Prison changed Jaycee for the better: Jackie Chan
15:21 02/03/2015 Prison changed Jaycee for the better: Jackie Chan

Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan says he was so impressed by how well-behaved Jaycee Chan has become that he asked his son if he could go to prison every year.

Society

ANZ survey reveals rising consumer confidence
14:56 02/03/2015 ANZ survey reveals rising consumer confidence

Vietnamese consumer confidence increased in February as growing large numbers of consumers believe that their families will be better off this year.

Sports

Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal
15:22 02/03/2015 Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal

Real Madrid missed the chance to move four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal on Sunday (Mar 1).

World News

Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov
15:48 02/03/2015 Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday (Mar 1) to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Your Consultant

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels
15:46 25/02/2015 HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.