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Corporate

Vietnam’s leading architecture awards receives AkzoNobel endorsement
17:32 22/01/2018 Vietnam’s leading architecture awards receives AkzoNobel endorsement

On January 19, AkzoNobel, a Dutch multinational company (MNC) specialised in producing paints and coatings as well as specialty chemicals, together with Vietnamese architecture and construction website Ashui.com, hosted the Ashui Awards in Ho Chi Minh City.

Investing

Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant
08:00 22/01/2018 Vietnam has potential to become the next BPO giant

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is believed to be one of the five sectors with the greatest potential for growth and investment in Vietnam in the near future, along with solar and wind energy, luxury hotels, modern agribusiness and food, and retail banking, according to PwC’s ‘Spotlight on Vietnam’ report released in October 2017.

Tech

Vietnam gears up to develop a digital economy
12:03 22/01/2018 Vietnam gears up to develop a digital economy

The vigorous growth of the internet and technology in Vietnam is expected to provide a platform to support the development of a digital economy.  

Property

VSIP Nghe An sets new standards for living and working environments
13:44 22/01/2018 VSIP Nghe An sets new standards for living and working environments

Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP), a leading industrial park and urban developer in Vietnam, pioneers an international-standard living and working environment in the central province of Nghe An.

Money

Concerns raised over new margin lending policy
16:00 22/01/2018 Concerns raised over new margin lending policy

The State Securities Commission (SSC) has issued a draft regulation requiring the initial margin ratio contracted by securities companies for margin lending to be at least 60 per cent, which is expected to take effect in early February.

Travel

Vietnam Airlines offers free ground transport for Vietnamese fans at AFC U-23 Champs
15:02 22/01/2018 Vietnam Airlines offers free ground transport for Vietnamese fans at AFC U-23 Champs

Vietnamese football fans will be provided with free-of-charge transport from Shanghai’s Pudong international airport to the Changzhou Olympic Sports Centre to watch the 2018 AFC U-23 Championship semifinals match between Vietnam and Qatar on January 23.

Leisure

‘Jumanji’ continues to stomp N. American box office competition
14:57 22/01/2018 ‘Jumanji’ continues to stomp N. American box office competition

Sony’s family film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to stomp the competition at the North American box office, taking the top spot for the third straight week, according to industry estimates Sunday.

Society

PVC trial ends in life sentence
16:15 22/01/2018 PVC trial ends in life sentence

Dinh La Thang has been sentenced to 13 years of imprisonment and Trinh Xuan Thanh has been given a life sentence.

Sports

Inter Milan fall further behind Napoli after Roma draw
18:00 22/01/2018 Inter Milan fall further behind Napoli after Roma draw

MILAN: Inter Milan fell further behind in the Serie A title race on Sunday (Jan 21) after a scrappy 1-1 home draw with Champions League-chasing Roma left them 11 points behind leaders Napoli.

World News

Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state
16:00 22/01/2018 Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state

BRUSSELS: Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will ask the EU to officially recognise the state of Palestine when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc on Monday, a senior official told AFP on Sunday (Jan 21).

Your Consultant

Law on credit institutions takes effect
16:20 18/01/2018 Law on credit institutions takes effect

Many business people, who hold leadership positions at both banks and other firms, have decided to give up their positions in enterprises and keep the banking management positions to meet a new Government regulation.

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