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Corporate

Renowned American photographer mentors Vietnam’s photography talent
16:17 25/05/2015 Renowned American photographer mentors Vietnam’s photography talent

Canon, a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions, recently held the Vietnam installment of its international series of workshops entitled “Experience the extraordinary Canon EOS 5DS and Canon EOS 5DS R” at the Grand Ballroom JW Marriott hotel in Hanoi, attracting more than 1,000 photography enthusiasts and professional photographers.  

Investing

Promoting Vietnamese agro-produce through PPPs
10:50 25/05/2015 Promoting Vietnamese agro-produce through PPPs

Vietnam’s farming sector has been transformed over the last five years through the public-private partnership model between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and various multinationals. This strategy has proved incredibly useful in promoting “made-in-Vietnam” agricultural products in many demanding markets across Europe.

Tech

IT industry tackles lack of qualfied staff
15:41 25/05/2015 IT industry tackles lack of qualfied staff

Despite having a large number of universities specialising in information and technology, IT companies in Viet Nam are still short of candidates, according to the HCM City Computer Association.

Property

Partnership brings “affordable luxury” to capital city
10:46 25/05/2015 Partnership brings “affordable luxury” to capital city

HBI Joint Stock Company last week signed co-operation agreements with a range of prestigious partners to co-develop the Imperia Garden complex in Hanoi.

Money

Thuong Dinh Footwear Company to hold public offering in June
10:50 25/05/2015 Thuong Dinh Footwear Company to hold public offering in June

The Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) will organise an initial public offerings (IPO) for Thuong Dinh Footwear One on June 8.

Travel

Summer paradise on Nam Du Islands
10:38 25/05/2015 Summer paradise on Nam Du Islands

With more than 21 islands, Nam Du archipelago in Kien Giang province is fascinating, with beautiful beaches and a magical water world.

Leisure

‘Ao dai’ featuring modern Ho Chi Minh City to be displayed in S. Korea
09:29 25/05/2015 ‘Ao dai’ featuring modern Ho Chi Minh City to be displayed in S. Korea

A noted Vietnamese fashion designer will take his latest “ao dai” (traditional long gown) collection which features images of a bustling, dynamic Ho Chi Minh City to a  South Korean cultural fest early next week.

Society

Korean companies launch affordable supermarkets to cater to Vietnamese workers
14:44 22/05/2015 Korean companies launch affordable supermarkets to cater to Vietnamese workers

Two Korean-owned companies in Vietnam are running their own supermarkets which offer goods at low prices to their workers in a bid to improve their living conditions.

Sports

Nishikori inspires Japanese French Open record
09:54 25/05/2015 Nishikori inspires Japanese French Open record

Japan smashed a record which had stood for almost half a century at the French Open by seeing five men make the first round draw.

World News

UN peace talks on Yemen postponed: Official
09:42 25/05/2015 UN peace talks on Yemen postponed: Official

UN-brokered talks designed to return peace to war-torn Yemen have been postponed just four days before they were due to begin in Geneva.

Your Consultant

Ministry cuts interest on State investment
09:08 25/05/2015 Ministry cuts interest on State investment

In a move to ease businesses' access to loans, the Ministry of Finance this week cut interest rates on State investment and export credit.