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Investing

Thanh Hoa authorities pledged to support Naanovo’s waste to energy facililty
14:47 04/07/2015 Thanh Hoa authorities pledged to support Naanovo’s waste to energy facililty

The authorities of the central province of Thanh Hoa are committed to helping Canada’s Naanovo Energy Inc. resolve all the issues the company encounters in the process of preparing for the construction of its $101.6 million waste to energy project.

Tech

Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge
15:52 03/07/2015 Facebook tests video ads in budding YouTube challenge

Facebook on Thursday (Jul 2) confirmed that it is dabbling in video ads and sharing revenue with content creators, in a move that would compete with Google-owned YouTube.

Money

VN-Index climbs above 600
16:07 03/07/2015 VN-Index climbs above 600

Money continued to flow into the market this morning, pushing the VN-Index up another 1.61 per cent to close at 615.44 points.

Province

$90m fibre plant to be constructed in Tay Ninh
15:10 03/07/2015 $90m fibre plant to be constructed in Tay Ninh

The Century Synthetic Fibre Corporation has been licensed to build a US$90-million fibre plant in the southern Tay Ninh Province's Trang Bang District, Nhip Cau Dau Tu online newspaper reported.

Travel

Hoi An offers night tours of Cu Lao Cham Island
09:10 04/07/2015 Hoi An offers night tours of Cu Lao Cham Island

Besides day tours, the Hoi An City People's Committee has opened all-day tours on Cu Lao Cham Island every Saturday, attracting many tourists.

Leisure

U.S. all-female rock band to perform in HCMC and Nha Trang
16:12 03/07/2015 U.S. all-female rock band to perform in HCMC and Nha Trang

Antigone Rising, a well-known, all-female, alternative rock music band from New York, will have performances and meetings in HCMC and Nha Trang July 7-13.

Society

Vietnam joins Laos, Cambodia in clampdown on cross-border human trafficking
09:49 04/07/2015 Vietnam joins Laos, Cambodia in clampdown on cross-border human trafficking

Vietnam and two of its neighbors, Laos and Cambodia, have agreed to launch a three-month crackdown on human trafficking along the Vietnamese borders, given the recent complications with the issue, local media reported.

Sports

Serena v Venus at Wimbledon as Djokovic, Sharapova cruise
11:30 04/07/2015 Serena v Venus at Wimbledon as Djokovic, Sharapova cruise

Serena Williams set up a Wimbledon last-16 showdown with sister Venus on Friday (Jul 3) after surviving a major third round scare as Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova eased into the second week.

World News

Kazakhstan poised to spur development through comprehensive reforms
14:35 04/07/2015 Kazakhstan poised to spur development through comprehensive reforms

The leadership of Kazakhstan, a former republic of the USSR located in Central Asia, has a strong commitment to enabling the country to cave a spot among the world’s most prosperous nations in stated Kazakhstan 2050 Strategy. 

Your Consultant

Decree expands foreign ownership ratio
09:49 01/07/2015 Decree expands foreign ownership ratio

The Government issued Decree No. 60/2015/ND-CP on June 26, 2015, to amend Government Decree No. 58/2012/ND-CP (20 July 2012) implementing the Law on Securities - and its amendment.