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Corporate

Samsung gets license to add $3bn to Vietnam complex
14:34 25/11/2014 Samsung gets license to add $3bn to Vietnam complex

A fresh US$3 billion investment by South Korean electronics giant Samsung in a northern Vietnamese province has officially been licensed, the Foreign Investment Agency announced Monday.

Investing

Port operators' equitisation attracts foreign investors
16:50 25/11/2014 Port operators' equitisation attracts foreign investors

Vietnamese seaports are attracting more interest from foreign investors following the Government's decision to sell bigger State stakes in these companies.

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

Bad debts set to surge as year draws to a close
09:00 25/11/2014 Bad debts set to surge as year draws to a close

The year’s later months have proven a challenging time for banks, with bad debts rising sharply.

Province

Delta's floating-rice yields rich dividends
08:57 26/11/2014 Delta's floating-rice yields rich dividends

The rotating cultivation of floating-rice and cash crops on rice fields during the flood season in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta has brought high profits to local farmers.

Travel

Chua Hang an exotic pagoda on Ly Son
09:25 26/11/2014 Chua Hang an exotic pagoda on Ly Son

On Ly Son Island, an hour-long high-speed boat ride from mainland Quang Ngai Province on the central coast, there are two pagodas which are recommended as must-see destinations for visitors. They are Chua Duc (Duc Pagoda) and Chua Hang (Hang Pagoda).

Leisure

Beauties show patriotism for Vietnam’s sea and islands
09:11 26/11/2014 Beauties show patriotism for Vietnam’s sea and islands

The 38 finalists of the 2014 Miss Vietnam pageant gathered at Phu Quoc island in Kien Giang province on November 24 to make a music video expressing their patriotism towards the nation’s sea and islands.

Society

CAAV employees under scrutiny after power outage
09:22 26/11/2014 CAAV employees under scrutiny after power outage

The Ministry of Transport announced that all incompetent employees would be dismissed following a power outage at the HCM City air control tower.

Sports

Five-star Chelsea smash Schalke to reach last 16
09:43 26/11/2014 Five-star Chelsea smash Schalke to reach last 16

Chelsea remain unbeaten in all 19 matches this season and are now four-points clear in the table ahead of their final match at home to second-placed Sporting Lisbon in a fortnight.

World News

OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers agree 'price is not good'
09:41 26/11/2014 OPEC, non-OPEC oil producers agree 'price is not good'

OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela met with officials from fellow oil producers Russia and Mexico in Vienna against a backdrop of sliding crude prices.

Your Consultant

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

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe”. This timeless saying by Abraham Lincoln could not be more relevant to candidate searches. To plunge headlong into a candidate hunt without adequate front-end research and a thorough analysis of search strategy will only result in sub-par profiles and irrelevant information.