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Corporate

GE Healthcare hosts cardiac care workshop for Vietnamese clinicians
17:11 17/04/2015 GE Healthcare hosts cardiac care workshop for Vietnamese clinicians

GE Healthcare, Vietnam National Heart Institute and T.D Medical on April 16 co-hosted a seminar to train physicians how to use GE’s latest ultrasound equipment in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Vietnam. 

Investing

Investor for Phu Quoc passenger port project approved
09:57 17/04/2015 Investor for Phu Quoc passenger port project approved

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang has chosen the investor for the development of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) section of the Phu Quoc international passenger port.

Tech

Autodesk 2016 Design & Creation Suites now available
16:18 17/04/2015 Autodesk 2016 Design & Creation Suites now available

Autodesk, Inc., a world's leading design software and digital content company, recently released the new Autodesk 2016 Design Suites that offer more control than ever over all aspects of the design-to-make process through a connected desktop and cloud user experience.

Property

City office occupancy at seven-year high: Savills
16:07 16/04/2015 City office occupancy at seven-year high: Savills

HCMC – The office-for-lease market in HCMC performed better in the first quarter than the final quarter of last year with average occupancy shooting up to a seven-year high, according to property service provider Savills Vietnam.

Money

VN-Index climbs as blue chips rally
13:55 17/04/2015 VN-Index climbs as blue chips rally

The VN-Index continued to rise this morning, adding another 0.39 per cent to close at 570.47 points, propped up by blue chips.

Province

Da Nang tops Provincial Competitiveness Index again
14:31 16/04/2015 Da Nang tops Provincial Competitiveness Index again

The central city of Da Nang continued to be the top performer in the 2014 Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI), which was launched on April 16.

Travel

Supporting travel agencies to join ASEAN playground
14:04 17/04/2015 Supporting travel agencies to join ASEAN playground

A two-day training workshop is held in Hanoi on April 16-17 to help small-and medium-sized tourism businesses create a competitive advantage and be fully prepared after the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is formed.

Leisure

Reality show to seek budding comedians
09:54 16/04/2015 Reality show to seek budding comedians

HCMC-based Dien Quan Media is joining hands with HCMC Television to run a reality show, titled “Thach thuc danh hai” (a challenge for comedians), to seek potential local and foreign comedians from different parts of the nation.

Society

Search underway for two missing pilots whose warplanes disappeared off central Vietnam
13:41 17/04/2015 Search underway for two missing pilots whose warplanes disappeared off central Vietnam

Vietnam is conducting a search for two pilots who have gone missing since their Russian-made Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets lost contact during a training exercise off south-central Vietnam on Thursday, an air force official has said.

Sports

Clinical Napoli destroy Wolfsburg in Europa League
10:43 17/04/2015 Clinical Napoli destroy Wolfsburg in Europa League

Rafa Benitez worked his European magic again on Thursday (Apr 16) as a rampant Napoli produced a superb display to beat VfL Wolfsburg 4-1 in Germany in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final.

World News

Greek euro exit fears rise as IMF rebuffs payment delay
10:47 17/04/2015 Greek euro exit fears rise as IMF rebuffs payment delay

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday (Apr 16) played down talk of Greece delaying its debt payments, maintaining pressure on Athens as it runs out of money to pay.

Your Consultant

Local courts rejected some international arbitration rulings
09:09 17/04/2015 Local courts rejected some international arbitration rulings

Despite Vietnam’s increased economic integration and international legal commitments, Vietnam’s courts have rejected some international arbitration rulings which the courts claim are contrary to Vietnam’s legal regulations.