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Corporate

France seeks beef exports to Vietnam after ban removal
15:13 29/07/2015 France seeks beef exports to Vietnam after ban removal

A French secretary of state was in Vietnam early this week to discuss the re-export of beef to the Southeast Asian country with local agriculture leaders, two months after a decades-long import ban on the product was removed.

Investing

ASEAN sets pace of global integration
08:49 27/07/2015 ASEAN sets pace of global integration

Vietnam has reaped substantial economic benefits from its 20-year membership of ASEAN, which has provided opportunities to participate in many regional and global economic links.

Tech

Windows 10 is designed for enterprises
14:41 29/07/2015 Windows 10 is designed for enterprises

Today Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise for business customers.

Property

Experts pick holes in new bank guarantee for apartment buyers
09:40 29/07/2015 Experts pick holes in new bank guarantee for apartment buyers

A proposed decree to guide the recent amendments to the Law on Real Estate Business that requires housing developers to get guarantees from banks before they can sell or lease out units needs to be more specific to ensure safety, a developer has warned.

Money

Citi Mobile Challenge launches in Asia Pacific
15:49 29/07/2015 Citi Mobile Challenge launches in Asia Pacific

US banking giant Citi recently announced the launch of Citi Mobile Challenge in Asia Pacific, part of Citi’s drive to foster digital and mobile innovation in banking.

Province

HCMC welcomes 2 million foreign visitors in H1
09:13 27/07/2015 HCMC welcomes 2 million foreign visitors in H1

Ho Chi Minh City catered for over 2 million foreign visitors in the first half of 2015, seeing a year-on-year increase of 3% and meeting 46% of the year target. 

Travel

New climbing routes open in Quang Binh
10:25 29/07/2015 New climbing routes open in Quang Binh

This highest partly-artificial climbing routes in Vietnam are expected to attract more international tourists to the region.

Leisure

Artists propose ways to enliven Ho Chi Minh City pedestrian street
14:20 28/07/2015 Artists propose ways to enliven Ho Chi Minh City pedestrian street

Vietnamese cultural authorities and artists have suggested different ways to make Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City teem with life.

Society

Vietnam defense minister Phung Quang Thanh attends art program in Hanoi
10:57 29/07/2015 Vietnam defense minister Phung Quang Thanh attends art program in Hanoi

Vietnam’s Minister of Defense, Phung Quang Thanh, attended a special art exchange program in Hanoi on Monday to mark the 67th anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27), along with many other high-ranking officials.

Sports

Bayern Munich confirm Vidal switch from Juventus
10:48 29/07/2015 Bayern Munich confirm Vidal switch from Juventus

Bayern Munich confirmed on Tuesday they have signed Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Juventus on a four-year deal with Bastian Schweinsteiger's replacement reportedly costing €35 million (US$38.6 million).

World News

One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again: French police
15:03 29/07/2015 One dead as 1,500 migrants try to storm Eurotunnel terminal again: French police

One person has been found dead after around 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Eurotunnel complex in the French town in Calais in a bid to reach England.

Your Consultant

New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes
09:50 29/07/2015 New circular introduces key corporate-income tax changes

On June 22, 2015, the finance ministry issued Circular 96/2015/TT-BTC, guiding the corporate income tax regime in Decree 12/2015/ND-CP ("Decree 12") of the government, dated February 12, 2015.