Low-cost airline launches Da Nang-Hong Kong route Low-cost airline launches Da Nang-Hong Kong route

Low-cost airline Hong Kong Express has officially introduced a new flight route between Da Nang and Hong Kong.

Japan commits $936m in ODA Japan commits $936m in ODA

Japan has committed US$936.4 million in official development assistance (ODA) to Viet Nam for socio-economic development.

Qatar bank opens representative office in HCM City Qatar bank opens representative office in HCM City

The Qatar National Bank opened a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday with the stated objective of promoting trade between the two countries.

Real estate association sets up brokerage branch Real estate association sets up brokerage branch

The Viet Nam Real Estate Association (VNREA) will establish a brokerage branch to support, represent and protect the rights and interests of organisations and businesses dealing with real estate brokerage.

Cut in AAG cable slows down Internet connectivity Cut in AAG cable slows down Internet connectivity

(Apr 23, 2015)

The management centre of the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable said a segment of the cable from HCM City to Hong Kong was cut on April 23.

Unlicensed software, malware closely linked: security experts

There is a close and consistent correlation between the use of unlicensed software and malware as well as security threats, experts have warned.

Ministry announces new leadership at MobiFone

The Ministry of Information and Communications officially appointed Le Nam Tra, the general director of the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation, as its new chairman on April 21.

VNPT to support e-governance for Natural Resources Ministry

The Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) will support the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in implementing an information technology application for managing and building e-governance during 2015 to 2020.

Viettel launches its OTT service

Viettel Telecom, a member company of the Viettel Group, on April 20 launched its own over-the-top (OTT) service that provides free Internet-based calls and messaging to users.

Viet Nam vows to tackle spam messaging

The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has vowed to take bolder steps to crack down on spam messages sent via internet and mobile phones, which is rapidly spreading with others cyber-crimes.

Microsoft office specialist world championship kicks off in Viet Nam

About 1,500 contestants representing 260 school teams on Sunday joined the national qualification round of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Champion (MOSWC) 2015, which is being held at competition sites in Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen, Hue, HCM City and An Giang.

Viet Nam attends global conference on cyberspace issues

An information and communications ministry delegation, led by Deputy Minister Nguyen Minh Hong, attended the Global Conference on Cyberspace, held from April 14 to 17 in the Netherlands.

Viet Nam down one place in global Network Readiness Index

Viet Nam has slipped one place to rank 85th out of 143 economies in the Network Readiness Index 2015 Rankings, according to a recently-released Global Information Technology Report by the World Economic Forum.

32 teams enter Viet Nam Robocon final round

The final round of the 2015 Viet Nam Robot contest will take place in Can Tho City from May 12 to 17 and draw participation from 32 teams.

IT products, services to receive Sao Khue Awards

Sixty-nine out of 85 products and services will be honoured at the Sao Khue Awards, an annual ceremony held for the information technology and software sectors.

Supermarket plays white knight for shallot farmersSupermarket plays white knight for shallot farmers

Saigon Co.op has signed agreements with farmers in Soc Trang Province to buy 100 tonnes of Vinh Chau shallot by May to help them cut losses since prices have plummeted following a bumper harvest.

VN needs only five big banks: ExpertVN needs only five big banks: Expert

Viet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.  Keith Pogson, managing partner at Asia Pacific Financial Services for Ernst & Young, spoke with the local media about the banking situation in Viet Nam and its development in the future.

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