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Corporate

German official sees more ASEAN potential
15:37 24/11/2014 German official sees more ASEAN potential

German companies have already made substantial investments in many Asian countries, but they can still do much more in the region, the Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany said at a meeting in HCM City last Saturday.

Investing

NA query SOE sector involvement
14:52 24/11/2014 NA query SOE sector involvement

A regulation on the state investment scope in enterprises in the draft Law on Management and Use of State Capital Invested in Production and Business has come under fire from many National Assembly members.

Tech

Judge approves US$450m deal in Apple e-book suit
15:55 24/11/2014 Judge approves US$450m deal in Apple e-book suit

Apple is accused of working with five top publishers to set the prices of electronic books, in an effort to break into rival Amazon's dominance of the market.

Property

Hanoi authorities admit defeat on relocating historic markets
11:32 24/11/2014 Hanoi authorities admit defeat on relocating historic markets

In the face of widespread opposition from both local residents and traders, the Hanoi Municipal People’s Committee has admitted defeat in its attempts to drive traditional wet markets into purpose built modern facilities.

Money

Soaring dollar lending rescues credit growth
14:19 24/11/2014 Soaring dollar lending rescues credit growth

A fast rise in dollar lending has bolstered banks credit growth and is expected to continue through year-end.

Province

City targets high growth in 2015
10:09 24/11/2014 City targets high growth in 2015

The nation's commercial hub will keep its economic growth target for 2015 high at 9.5-10 per cent and initiate several business-friendly measures to achieve it, HCM City People's Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan said on Saturday.

Travel

Geolocative audio tour links past with present in Vietnam’s capital city
10:39 24/11/2014 Geolocative audio tour links past with present in Vietnam’s capital city

A free interactive, geolocative audio tour is being organized in Hanoi, offering participants opportunities to explore the capital city’s rich culture by listening to its hallmark sounds echoing from a century ago as they stroll in its old quarter.

Society

Vietnam launches advanced coast guard vessel, starts building another
10:41 24/11/2014 Vietnam launches advanced coast guard vessel, starts building another

The Vietnam Coast Guard (VCG) Command launched a 3,500 horsepower vessel in the central city of Da Nang on Saturday morning, after holding a keel laying ceremony for another the same day.

Sports

Manchester City on brink ahead of Bayern test
15:48 24/11/2014 Manchester City on brink ahead of Bayern test

Manchester City are on the brink of a third Champions League group-phase elimination, ahead of Bayern Munich's visit to Etihad Stadium on Tuesday (Nov 25).

World News

Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain
11:21 24/11/2014 Australian mother charged after baby survives five days in drain

Passing cyclists heard wailing coming from the 2.5-metre deep drain on a bike path along a western Sydney highway early Sunday morning.

Your Consultant

Tips to improve online candidate sourcing
11:07 24/11/2014 Tips to improve online candidate sourcing

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