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VNA's new Dreamliner completes first test flight VNA's new Dreamliner completes first test flight

National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) on May 27 said the first of its new Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners had completed its first test flight.


Pilmico seeks to buy VN feed companies: report Pilmico seeks to buy VN feed companies: report

Filipino firm Pilmico Food Corporation is trying to acquire some feed companies in Viet Nam in an expansion bid, the local media in the Philippines reported on May 24.


Vietinbank officially merges with PGBank Vietinbank officially merges with PGBank

Viet Nam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) and the Petrolimex Group Commercial Joint Stock Bank (PGBank) signed an official merger document yesterday, thereby opening opportunities for the new bank.


Toyota Motor Vietnam launches Lexus NX200t Toyota Motor Vietnam launches Lexus NX200t

LEXUS Vietnam introduced the all-new NX200t, a sharply styled luxury compact crossover, together with Lexus premium services in the Vietnamese market on May 26.



Microsoft introduces Universal Windows, to run across devices Microsoft introduces Universal Windows, to run across devices

(May 28, 2015)

US-based Microsoft Corp introduced its Universal Windows Platform, an evolution of the same modern platform on phones since Windows 8.1 and PCs since Windows 8, at the annual Build developer conference in Singapore on May 28.

Mobile web use to increase rapidly

Mobile broadband subscribers in Viet Nam are expected to reach 90 million by 2020, given the increasing affordability of smartphones.

Silicon Valley tech firm Paymentwall enters Viet Nam

San Francisco-based digital payment platform, Paymentwall, is among the few Silicon Valley companies to foray into Viet Nam, eyeing the country's burgeoning Internet and mobile consumer market.

VN one of Asian cyber spy targets

A decade-long cyber espionage operation for stealing sensitive information from India and several ASEAN countries, including Viet Nam, was discovered by American security firm FireEye.

First made-in-Viet Nam smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation on May 26 launched its first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which in development for more than four years.

AAG submarine cable cut again

The Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable was cut again on May 26, according to its management.

VN targets dropping software piracy rate to 75%

Viet Nam expects to lower its software piracy rate to 75 per cent in the coming period, according to an official of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

IT industry tackles lack of qualfied staff

Despite having a large number of universities specialising in information and technology, IT companies in Viet Nam are still short of candidates, according to the HCM City Computer Association.

Eight foreign firms found using illegal software

Eight foreign-owned companies were found using unlicensed software valued at more than VND13.5 billion (US$643 million) by an inter-ministerial team that carried out a month-long inspection.

IT businesses struggle to keep up with ever-changing policies

HCM City-based information technology companies complained about arbitrary changes in regulations that caused them huge losses to officials from the Ministry of Information and Communications and local authorities at a meeting on Wednesday.

Chinese-speaking hackers targeting Asia-Pacific nations, Kaspersky warns

A hacker group, dubbed Naikon, continues to successfully use old vulnerabilities to exploit national organisations in several Asia-Pacific countries, including Viet Nam, according to the Russia-based Kaspersky Lab.

Hoa Sen steel chief in line for global business honourHoa Sen steel chief in line for global business honour

Le Phuoc Vu, chairman of giant steel maker Hoa Sen, has been nominated for the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award, accounting firm Ernst and Young Viet Nam announced on Monday.

IFRS to make VN's enterprises more financially transparentIFRS to make VN's enterprises more financially transparent

The implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) will make Vietnamese enterprises become more financially transparent and better at financial risk management so as to efficiently manage their corporate's assets.

Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City

Overseas Vietnamese have sent home remittances of US$1.4 billion through HCM City-based banks in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.

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