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Sony chief says major turnaround complete

Sony chief says major turnaround complete

TOKYO: Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai on Tuesday (May 23) hailed a years-long company restructuring as a success, but said struggles in its movie business remain a "pressing issue".

ACV hit by exchange rate fluctuations once again

ACV hit by exchange rate fluctuations once again

The fluctuations of the Japanese Yen caused big fluctuations in the for Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) in the first quarter of 2017.

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Empowered employees at the heart of Abbott in Vietnam’s success

Empowered employees at the heart of Abbott in Vietnam’s success

A company culture in which employees are nurtured and empowered is the reason not only for Abbott’s steady position among the Best Places to Work ranking in Vietnam but also for its stronger growth and presence in the country.

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Building material market stable

Building material market stable

The domestic building material market was stable in the first four months of the year and continued to meet demand, said the Ministry of Construction.

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DHL Express Vietnam receives Gold Award for Best Community Programme at the Annual Global CSR Awards 2017

DHL Express Vietnam receives Gold Award for Best Community Programme at the Annual Global CSR Awards 2017

DHL Express Vietnam, the world’s leading international express services provider announced that it has been honoured with a Gold Award for the Best Community Programme for the first time at the 9th Global CSR Summit and Awards 2017 – the region’s  longest reigning and widely respected CSR summit.

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Grab introduces GrabShare carpooling service to alleviate traffic congestion in Vietnam

Grab introduces GrabShare carpooling service to alleviate traffic congestion in Vietnam

Grab launched Vietnam’s first on-demand carpooling service on May 9 to tackle traffic congestion in Vietnam.

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GMO controversy: communication is key

GMO controversy: communication is key

Genetically-modified organisms (GMO), organisms whose genetic material has been modified in a way that does not occur naturally—for example through the introduction of a gene from a different organism—play an important part in helping meet the global demand for food. However, GMOs and food made from them have yet to garner proper understanding from the public. Communication is decisive in helping the public formulate an informed opinion regarding GMOs.

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Visa’s financial literacy programme enters sixth instalment

Visa’s financial literacy programme enters sixth instalment

Practical Money Skills, a financial literacy programme for students, is back for its sixth instalment, and is this year asking students to submit photographs that depict their daily struggles in managing their money.

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Vietsovpetro inaugurates Thỏ Trắng 03 oil rig

Vietsovpetro inaugurates Thỏ Trắng 03 oil rig

Vietsovpetro, a joint Vietnamese-Russian oil and gas enterprise on May 7 began operating the Thỏ Trắng 03 oil rig (White Rabbit) at well 37P offshore of the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, 13 days ahead of schedule.

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Tripartite agreement fuels PJICO’s hopes

Tripartite agreement fuels PJICO’s hopes

The cooperation between PJICO, one of the biggest non-life insurers of Vietnam, its strategic shareholder Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), and Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (SFMI) is hoped to strengthen PJICO’s position and promote its development in the future.

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Shrimp aids climate change fight

Shrimp aids climate change fight

Rising sea levels have exacerbated saline intrusion and coastal erosion in Việt Nam, but farmers can make the best out of a bad situation by shifting from agriculture to aquaculture, raising brackish water shrimp.

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New project targets competitive seafood sector

New project targets competitive seafood sector

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has approved a project to make the seafood sector more competitive with financial support from the State budget, international organisations and businesses.

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Coal to remain vital part of energy mix

Coal to remain vital part of energy mix

As Vietnam plans for its power development over the next decade, coal is set to play an important part in ensuring the country’s energy security.

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SVCC’s Singaporean slant on cancer care

SVCC’s Singaporean slant on cancer care

Vietnamese families will have better access to cancer services and treatment following the grand opening of the Singapore-Vietnam Cancer Centre in Ho Chi Minh City. Eng Aik Meng, chairman of Vietnam Integrated Medical Services, told VIR’s Thanh Van how the new facility will transform cancer care in Vietnam.

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Singapore-Vietnam Cancer Centre opens in Ho Chi Minh City

Singapore-Vietnam Cancer Centre opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The Singapore-Vietnam Cancer Centre (SVCC) opened its doors officially to serve the community from Vietnam on May 6.

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Aeon looks to open 500 grocery stores in Vietnam

Aeon looks to open 500 grocery stores in Vietnam

Japanese supermarket operator Aeon has plans to set up 500 grocery stores in Vietnam by 2025, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report.

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