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Corporate

Tan Son Nhat airport braces for Tet overload
09:30 22/01/2018 Tan Son Nhat airport braces for Tet overload

The country’s busiest airport, Tan Son Nhat in HCM City, has taken measures to cope with overload inside as well as on roads outside during Tet (the Lunar New Year) next month.

Investing

Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant
08:00 22/01/2018 Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is believed to be one of the five sectors with the greatest potential for growth and investment in Vietnam in the near future, along with solar and wind energy, luxury hotels, modern agribusiness and food, and retail banking, according to PwC’s ‘Spotlight on Vietnam’ report released in October 2017.

Tech

Xiaomi’s dreams of becoming the number one smart phone brand in Vietnam
18:01 19/01/2018 Xiaomi’s dreams of becoming the number one smart phone brand in Vietnam

Xiaomi’s leader announced the corporation’s ambition to become the number one smart phone brand in Vietnam. The target is considered out of Xiaomi’s reach in light of the dominance of big guns and the heated competition in the low-cost segment.

Money

Banks expect higher profits from retail banking services
09:33 22/01/2018 Banks expect higher profits from retail banking services

Banks are investing significantly in retail banking services instead of only focusing on corporate lending in the hope of gaining higher profits from the potential segment this year.

Province

HCM City prepares human resources for smart city project
18:34 21/01/2018 HCM City prepares human resources for smart city project

Investment in education and training has been one of the city’s top priorities, making up around 11.7% of the municipal budget (approximately US$150 million) every year. In addition to building new schools, upgrading schools with modern teaching equipment, and improving the staff, Ho Chi Minh City also gives high priority to projects and research on human resources development.

Travel

Mother Goddess temple in Hung Yen
09:59 22/01/2018 Mother Goddess temple in Hung Yen

The Mother Goddess temple, also known as Hoa Duong temple, in Hung Yen province is a popular place of worship. Part of the Pho Hien Special National Relic, the temple embodies beautiful architecture and unique tangible and intangible cultural values.

Leisure

Thousands in Ireland honour late Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan
10:22 22/01/2018 Thousands in Ireland honour late Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan

LONDON: Thousands of people lined up in the Irish city of Limerick Sunday to pay respects to Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London last Monday, local media reported.

Society

City vocational training lacking
09:53 22/01/2018 City vocational training lacking

Vocational training providers should pay more attention to quality to help Vietnamese workers integrate globally and prepare for the fourth industrial revolution, experts have said.

Sports

Depay grabs Lyon thrilling win over PSG
11:00 22/01/2018 Depay grabs Lyon thrilling win over PSG

PARIS: Memphis Depay struck a dramatic late winner as Lyon beat 10-man Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 on Sunday (Jan 21) to move within eight points of the Ligue 1 leaders.

World News

Scandal-hit Thai temple helps to stage mass Buddhist event in Myanmar
11:00 22/01/2018 Scandal-hit Thai temple helps to stage mass Buddhist event in Myanmar

MANDALAY, Myanmar: Thousands of Buddhist monks gathered in Myanmar's second largest city on Sunday (Jan 21) for an event partly organised by a scandal-hit Thai temple whose abbot is wanted for questioning on money-laundering allegations.

Your Consultant

Law on credit institutions takes effect
16:20 18/01/2018 Law on credit institutions takes effect

Many business people, who hold leadership positions at both banks and other firms, have decided to give up their positions in enterprises and keep the banking management positions to meet a new Government regulation.

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