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Corporate

TH True Milk opens Moscow dairy: Russian media
16:12 31/03/2015 TH True Milk opens Moscow dairy: Russian media

Vietnamese dairy firm TH True Milk opened a US$1-billion dairy in a Moscow suburb, Ambassador Nguyen Thanh Son told a Russian newspaper on March 30.

Investing

MPI leader reaffirms facilitating businesses
14:58 31/03/2015 MPI leader reaffirms facilitating businesses

Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh has affirmed that his ministry would propose the government to introduce bold measures in order to enforce a more serious implementation of the newly amended laws on Investment and Enterprise by state officials.

Tech

Google unveils unified email for Android users
11:13 31/03/2015 Google unveils unified email for Android users

Google said on Monday it was updating its mobile Gmail app for Android device users to allow them to manage multiple email accounts from a single programme.

Property

Japanese firms partner with Nam Long
10:25 31/03/2015 Japanese firms partner with Nam Long

Japanese companies Hankyu Realty and Nishi-Nippon Railroad have decided to invest into an affordable apartment project developed by the Ho Chi Minh City-listed Nam Long Investment Company (HOSE: NLG).

Money

VIB receives ‘Leading SME Trade Bank’ award
15:04 31/03/2015 VIB receives ‘Leading SME Trade Bank’ award

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced to award the ‘Leading SME Trade Bank” prize to Vietnam International Bank, one of Vietnam’s leading commercial joint stock banks. 

Province

Cedar Point loses licence for Mui Dinh tourism Project
09:09 31/03/2015 Cedar Point loses licence for Mui Dinh tourism Project

US-based Cedar Point International LLC’s project for a $450 million resort in the central province of Ninh Thuan has been cancelled due to its long delay.

Travel

Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand
09:45 31/03/2015 Jetstar Pacific adds new service from Vietnam to Thailand

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific inaugurated a new nonstop service connecting Hanoi to Bangkok on Sunday, more than three months after the launch of its first service between Vietnam and Thailand.

Leisure

Is young Vietnamese’s idolization of celebs good or bad?
09:39 31/03/2015 Is young Vietnamese’s idolization of celebs good or bad?

Many young locals have expressed excessive adoration for their showbiz idols in recent years, with the latest incident being the overenthusiastic embrace of seven K-pop bands arriving in Vietnam for a concert on the weekend. 

Sports

Vietnam eye rout over Macau in hope of advancing to Asian U-23 finals
15:31 31/03/2015 Vietnam eye rout over Macau in hope of advancing to Asian U-23 finals

Vietnam aim to score as many goals as possible against Macau in their encounter on Tuesday in Group I of the qualifiers of the AFC U-23 Championship in the hope of making it to the final stage.

World News

Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland
11:18 31/03/2015 Obama plans first presidential trip to Kenya, father's homeland

Barack Obama will make a long-awaited return to Kenya this July, visiting his father's homeland for the first time since becoming US president, the White House announced on Monday.

Your Consultant

New rules ease PPP implementation
14:40 10/03/2015 New rules ease PPP implementation

The government recently released Decree 15 to provide a comprehensive legal framework for public-private partnership projects, replacing the old regulations. Net Le and Loi Huynh of LNT & Partners took a closer look.