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Corporate

Toyota expands its recall campaign
10:32 | 18/04/2014 Toyota expands its recall campaign

Toyota Viet Nam (TMV) on Monday expanded its recall campaign to include the Hilux pickup truck due to similar airbag technical failure for which Fortuner and Innova were recently recalled.

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

Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home
17:10 | 17/04/2014 Japan firm offers glowing finger for those phoning home

If you thought a finger that glows when you phone home was strictly the preserve of extra-terrestrials, think again: a Japanese firm has unveiled nails that light up when you make a call.

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

Japan virtual star Hatsune Miku to join Lady Gaga tour
09:40 | 18/04/2014 Japan virtual star Hatsune Miku to join Lady Gaga tour

Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga's tour of North America next month, the US singer has announced on Twitter.

Society

Vietnam indicts 3 Taiwanese for sending 229kg of heroin to Taiwan
17:15 | 17/04/2014 Vietnam indicts 3 Taiwanese for sending 229kg of heroin to Taiwan

Vietnamese police have taken legal proceedings against three Taiwanese for their involvement in a case in which 600 bricks of heroin weighing 229 kg, worth nearly US$400 million, were sent by air without detection from Ho Chi Minh City to Taiwan in November last year.

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

Oil slick not from missing MH370: Australian search authority
09:22 | 18/04/2014 Oil slick not from missing MH370: Australian search authority

An oil slick sighted during the sea search for a Malaysian airliner did not come from the plane, officials said Thursday, dashing hopes of finding a definitive answer to the fate of the jet.

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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