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Corporate

Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
17:43 | 18/04/2014 Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock.

Investing

Ocean Dune golf members up in arms over proposed tear down
17:32 | 16/04/2014 Ocean Dune golf members up in arms over proposed tear down

The rezoning of Ocean Dunes golf course in south-central province Binh Thuan’s Phan Thiet city as an urban area has stirred controversy, as stakeholders cannot reach a consensus.

Tech

Polycom strengthens partnership with Microsoft
15:32 | 18/04/2014 Polycom strengthens partnership with Microsoft

Today, Microsoft and Polycom jointly organised “Defy Distance with Polycom and Microsoft” event in Hanoi to explore unified communications solutions that help organisations unleash the power of human collaboration with secure video, voice and content solution as well as reduce cost and increase productivity.

Property

Investors rush to lower luxury house prices
08:24 | 16/04/2014 Investors rush to lower luxury house prices

Many villa projects in Hanoi are being sold at surprisingly low prices amid the slump in the market when their investors want to clear out the stocks.

Money

Market bounces back as blue chips make a return
10:20 | 18/04/2014 Market bounces back as blue chips make a return

Shares rebounded yesterday on the two national bourses, ending a five-day losing streak, as blue chips gained ground.

Province

Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth
10:20 | 18/04/2014 Thai Nguyen sees strong foreign investment growth

The foreign-invested sector has highlighted the northern Thai Nguyen province's upbeat economic picture in the first quarter of 2014, according to the municipal Department of Planning and Investment.

Travel

Idyllic Thung Nham mangroves offer bird watching paradise
10:57 | 18/04/2014 Idyllic Thung Nham mangroves offer bird watching paradise

At dusk, we take a boat to the mangrove forests of Thung Nham Bird Park and wait for the flocks to return to their nests after a hard working day. Silently, we hide the boats under the trees as the noisy birds fly to their homes. Their sounds fill the mangroves.

Leisure

Cuban artists to perform
17:37 | 18/04/2014 Cuban artists to perform

Cuba's La Colmenita (The Little Beehive) children's theatre troupe will be performing in Viet Nam from April 22-23.

Society

Occupying 50% of measles mortality, Vietnam’s capital yet to declare epidemic
19:39 | 18/04/2014 Occupying 50% of measles mortality, Vietnam’s capital yet to declare epidemic

The Hanoi People’s Committee has not declared measles an epidemic even when roughly half of over 100 deaths from the disease came from Vietnam’s capital.

Sports

Vietnam withdraws hosting of ASIAD
13:00 | 18/04/2014 Vietnam withdraws hosting of ASIAD

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has decided to withdraw from hosting the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD-18), which is slated for Hanoi in 2019, according to the Prime Minister’s Office on April 17.

World News

Scandal-hit advisor Morelle resigns in fresh blow to Hollande
19:31 | 18/04/2014 Scandal-hit advisor Morelle resigns in fresh blow to Hollande

A close advisor to Francois Hollande resigned on Friday after allegations about an alleged conflict of interest and his extravagant lifestyle, in a fresh blow to the beleaguered French president.

Your Consultant

Four steps to a life-changing culture of thanks
13:11 | 14/04/2014 Four steps to a life-changing culture of thanks

Employees want to know you care, so build a culture of thanks and your people will return the favor many times over.

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