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Corporate

EVN banned from investment in property, finance and securities
09:10 | 28/08/2014 EVN banned from investment in property, finance and securities

The government has issued a regulation on financial management for Vietnam Electricity Group (EVN), banning the group from investing in certain of non-core areas, such as real estate, finance and securities.

Investing

Fibre industry on the rise
14:07 | 27/08/2014 Fibre industry on the rise

The local fibre industry has been booming on the back of rocketing investment and the resultant reduced dependence on imports.

Tech

Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on Sep 9: report
09:16 | 28/08/2014 Apple to unveil 'iWatch' on Sep 9: report

Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumoured foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code said on Wednesday (Aug 27).

Property

Two Vietnamese houses enter world’s top 10 super skinny
09:13 | 28/08/2014 Two Vietnamese houses enter world’s top 10 super skinny

Two buildings in Ho Chi Minh City have earned places in the list of the world’s top 10 super skinny houses, selected by International Dezeen magazine.

Money

SBV battles to control bad debts
14:17 | 28/08/2014 SBV battles to control bad debts

Total funds provided to cover any risk reached VND77.3 trillion (US$3.6 billion) by the end of June, up 10.9 per cent over the 2013-end figure. If the funds are put to use, the entire bad debt ratio will fall to 2.2 per cent.

Province

Ho Chi Minh City pushes forward with Microsoft Smart City model
09:59 | 26/08/2014 Ho Chi Minh City pushes forward with Microsoft Smart City model

Ho Chi Minh City Information and Communications Department, Microsoft Vietnam and Microsoft Asia Pacific leaders today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to foster cooperation, especially in the field of e-government development, towards realising the city’s vision of a smart city.

Travel

Pristine beaches north of Van Phong Bay
14:56 | 26/08/2014 Pristine beaches north of Van Phong Bay

In the North of Van Phong Bay, about 100 kilometers from Nha Trang City near Dam Mon Town, tourists can see many pristine beaches surrounded by dense forests and sand dunes. From HCMC, travelers can take a train to Tuy Hoa Station in Phu Yen Province, then take a bus for about 60 kilometers to Dam Mon Town.

Leisure

Ca tru brought back from brink
14:15 | 28/08/2014 Ca tru brought back from brink

Viet Nam will ask the UNESCO to take the ancient north Vietnamese ca tru form of traditional singing off the list of endangered world cultural heritage.

Society

Duong Chi Dung's brother receives prison sentence
14:10 | 28/08/2014 Duong Chi Dung's brother receives prison sentence

The senior police official Duong Tu Trong gets his sentenced increased by 15 months in prison for helping Duong Chi Dung flee during the Vinalines corruption case.

Sports

Sharapova reaches US Open third round, American men in new low
09:27 | 28/08/2014 Sharapova reaches US Open third round, American men in new low

Maria Sharapova booked her US Open third-round berth on Wednesday (Aug 27) with a gritty three-set victory over Alexandra Dulgheru as US men produced an historic low in their home Grand Slam.

World News

US F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia
08:52 | 28/08/2014 US F-15 fighter jet crashes in Virginia

A US F-15C fighter jet crashed on Wednesday (Aug 27) in a Virginia forest and it was unclear if the pilot ejected before the plane went down, officials said.

Your Consultant

Things you need to stop doing to your employees right now
10:34 | 26/08/2014 Things you need to stop doing to your employees right now

You’re the boss. It’s your business, so you can do what you want, right? Well, technically, yes, as long as it’s not violating any laws. But just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you should do something. Here are things you need to stop doing, even though they are legal.

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