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Corporate

Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of Airbus A350 XWB
19:06 01/07/2015 Vietnam Airlines becomes world’s second operator of Airbus A350 XWB

Vietnam Airlines has joined Qatar Airways as the only two operators of Airbus’ new-generation A350 XWB to date, following the handover of the Xtra Wide Body jetliner on Tuesday.

Investing

Taiwan firm gets Binh Duong green light for $274m textile plant
09:43 30/06/2015 Taiwan firm gets Binh Duong green light for $274m textile plant

The People's Committee of the southern province of Binh Duong on Monday issued an investment certificate to Taiwanese company Polytex Far Eastern Viet Nam.

Tech

Vietnam's Bphone recalled for software upgrades less than fortnight after delivery
10:07 01/07/2015 Vietnam's Bphone recalled for software upgrades less than fortnight after delivery

Although Bkav is trying to market its Bphone as the world’s leading smartphone, the road now proves rough for the Hanoi-based company, as it is recalling the first batche of handsets shortly after delivery for software upgrades.

Property

Buyers line up for Lotus Residences townhouses
09:44 01/07/2015 Buyers line up for Lotus Residences townhouses

Buyers have paid deposits for about 70 per cent of Van Lien's (Lotus Residences) townhouses that were put on the first sale on June 28, project investor BIM Group said.

Province

HCM City to spend big on infrastructure
15:21 01/07/2015 HCM City to spend big on infrastructure

The HCM City Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company (CII) and the city's People's Committee broke ground for a project to develop infrastructure in a residential area located in the northern section of Thu Thiem Peninsula in HCM City's District 2 on Saturday.

Travel

Two Vietnamese places enter world’s top 20 gorgeous natural wonders
10:05 30/06/2015 Two Vietnamese places enter world’s top 20 gorgeous natural wonders

New York-based Business Insider, has announced top 20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world, including two Vietnamese tourism sites, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and Ha Long Bay.

Leisure

Big Bang photoshoot set in Vietnam
16:10 29/06/2015 Big Bang photoshoot set in Vietnam

Images of Big Bang, a well-known pop band from the Republic of Korea (RoK), which were set in Vietnam, have appeared on the cover of Vogue fashion magazine along with an inside photoshoot.

Society

Baking weather returns to northern, central Vietnam
09:47 30/06/2015 Baking weather returns to northern, central Vietnam

Scorching weather has returned to both northern and central Vietnam, with the hottest temperature reaching over 39 degrees Celsius, the National Center for Hydro-metrological Forecasting warned on Monday.

Sports

Djokovic rages, Hewitt bids Wimbledon farewell
10:21 30/06/2015 Djokovic rages, Hewitt bids Wimbledon farewell

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday as 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's 17-year All England Club career came to a bruising end.

World News

At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash
10:17 01/07/2015 At least 116 dead in Indonesia military plane crash

At least 116 people were killed on Tuesday when an Indonesian air force transport plane crashed into a major city shortly after take-off and exploded in a fireball, officials said.

Your Consultant

Decree expands foreign ownership ratio
09:49 01/07/2015 Decree expands foreign ownership ratio

The Government issued Decree No. 60/2015/ND-CP on June 26, 2015, to amend Government Decree No. 58/2012/ND-CP (20 July 2012) implementing the Law on Securities - and its amendment.