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Corporate

Vietnam Airlines and Techcombank to start new airline
14:05 06/02/2016 Vietnam Airlines and Techcombank to start new airline

Vietnam Airlines Corp. plans to set up a new airline from the restructuring of its subsidiary Vietnam Air Services Co. (VASCO), said Pham Ngoc Minh, chief executive officer of the national carrier in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday.

Investing

Dak Lak aims to attract investors
15:38 04/02/2016 Dak Lak aims to attract investors

The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak seeks to improve its investment environment and become an ideal destination for investors, according to its Department of Planning and Investment.

Tech

Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet
13:46 06/02/2016 Mobile carriers prepare plans to prevent network congestion at Tet

Local mobile phone service providers like Viettel, MobiFone and VinaPhone have drawn up plans to cope with network glitches, especially for the 3G service during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

Property

Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam
15:45 02/02/2016 Singaporeans investors show strong interest in vacation homes in Vietnam

Singaporeans real estate companies and investors have increasingly been showing interest in investing in vacation real estate projects in Vietnam.

Money

Retail sector sees foreign-VN M&A
14:11 06/02/2016 Retail sector sees foreign-VN M&A

The Vietnamese retail market has seen some mergers and acquisitions (M&A) between foreign and Vietnamese enterprises, thanks to the huge development potential of the retail sector.

Province

Oolong tea growers falling on hard times
17:10 03/02/2016 Oolong tea growers falling on hard times

Unlike in previous years, farmers in Lam Dong, a province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region that is being dubbed as the country’s tea growing kingdom, find themselves in a critical stage as their products can not find buyers, forcing them to log down large plantation areas right at the season of harvest. 

Travel

5 best island getaways for Tet
08:41 08/02/2016 5 best island getaways for Tet

If you’re looking for a coveted island holiday getaway to enjoy the beach, scuba diving, fishing, hiking—along with spectacular seafood and traditional Vietnamese cuisine all at an affordable price here are five hot choices.

Leisure

Japanese cherry blossom festival to open in Hanoi
08:18 08/02/2016 Japanese cherry blossom festival to open in Hanoi

The Hanami (Cherry Blossom) Festival will be held at Bao Son Paradise Park on the outskirts of Hanoi on February 11-13.

Society

Meaning of New Year’s Eve in Vietnamese belief
08:24 08/02/2016 Meaning of New Year’s Eve in Vietnamese belief

Tet, the Lunar New Year festival, is the most important holiday in Vietnam. As people believe Tet refreshes everything in their lives, they treasure the tradition of seeing off the old year and welcoming the new year.

Sports

French to the fore as Federer misses Rotterdam tennis tournament
09:07 08/02/2016 French to the fore as Federer misses Rotterdam tennis tournament

A squad of Frenchmen will attempt to rescue the Rotterdam World Tennis tournament starting on Monday as the indoor event tries to recover from the injury absence of drawcard Roger Federer.

World News

Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan
08:57 08/02/2016 Greek island mayor warns of violence over migrant plan

The mayor of the Greek island of Kos on Sunday called on the government to abandon its plans to build a migrant registration centre as demanded by the EU, warning that local opposition could lead to "uncontrollable" protests.

Your Consultant

New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect
14:17 03/02/2016 New regulations on employee sickness, maternity take effect

Circular No. 59/2015/TT-BLDTBXH, dated December 29, 2015, details and provides guidance on the implementation of provisions of the Social Insurance Law on Compulsory Social Insurance, which contains numerous new regulations regarding sickness and the maternity regime.