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Corporate

Emission policy frustrates automakers
20:53 29/03/2017 Emission policy frustrates automakers

The proposal on the application of Euro 4 emission standards as of March 31, 2017 made by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) may become a barrier to domestic automakers, while promoting imported products. 

Investing

Hanoi calls for investment in wastewater treatment projects
16:11 29/03/2017 Hanoi calls for investment in wastewater treatment projects

Hanoi is calling for investments into wastewater treatment projects from 2016 – 2020, in a bid to protect the environment for sustainable development.

Tech

Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch
15:36 29/03/2017 Samsung faces 'biggest test' with Galaxy S8 launch

SEOUL: The world's biggest smartphone maker Samsung will unveil its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, on Wednesday (Mar 29) in New York as it seeks to move on from last year's humiliating recall crisis.

Property

What they don’t tell you when you buy a property?
21:18 29/03/2017 What they don’t tell you when you buy a property?

Buying property in Vietnam is one thing and the now not so ‘new’ legislation was a very progressive step and extremely well received. However, when it comes to “cashing in”, selling and renting out your new property, there are a few things you need to know that no one will tell you.

Money

M&A in banking unlikely to pick up soon
21:02 29/03/2017 M&A in banking unlikely to pick up soon

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities in the banking sector in the past two years seem to have cooled down, and without the right policies that would solve major bottlenecks in the process of buying banks, it is unlikely to pick up soon.

Province

Binh Duong records $1.7 billion trade surplus in Q1
16:04 29/03/2017 Binh Duong records $1.7 billion trade surplus in Q1

The southern province of Binh Duong has recorded a trade surplus of US$1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to businesses using locally-sourced raw materials for production.

Travel

Vietnam tour operators irked by increased airfares
11:14 29/03/2017 Vietnam tour operators irked by increased airfares

Vietnamese tour agencies are scratching their heads over unexpected airfare increases by local carriers, as they have charged tourists the old air ticket prices when selling packages for the upcoming summer holidays.

Leisure

K-pop stars to perform at Hanoi concert
17:13 29/03/2017 K-pop stars to perform at Hanoi concert

The MBC Music K-Plus Concert slated for March 25-26 at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi will gather some leading Korean pop stars

Society

900g baby with congenital heart disease survived
11:57 29/03/2017 900g baby with congenital heart disease survived

HCM City Paediatrics Hospital No 1 doctors have successfully performed a congenital heart surgery for a premature baby weighing 900grams, the lightest patient ever to receive the surgery.

Sports

Top seed Wawrinka toppled at Miami Open
15:42 29/03/2017 Top seed Wawrinka toppled at Miami Open

MIAMI: Top seed Stan Wawrinka crashed out of the Miami Open on Tuesday (Mar 28) falling 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 to German young gun Alexander Zverev.

World News

French candidate Fillon's wife charged in fake job scandal
15:33 29/03/2017 French candidate Fillon's wife charged in fake job scandal

PARIS: The wife of France's conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon was charged on Tuesday with complicity in the abuse of public funds in a scandal that has engulfed her husband's campaign.

Your Consultant

Understanding the VN law on cross-border web sharing
11:34 22/03/2017 Understanding the VN law on cross-border web sharing

One of the government policies on the management, provision and use of internet services and online information, under Decree No 72/2013/ND-CP dated July 15, 2013, states that only information in accordance with Vietnamese laws may be transmitted to internet users within Viet Nam, even if it is cross-border transmission.