Microsoft officially appoints new country manager in Vietnam


Today, Microsoft officially announced that Vu Minh Tri has been appointed as the new country manager for Microsoft Vietnam. In this role, Tri will be responsible for managing Microsoft's business strategy, operations, and development initiatives in the Vietnamese market. Tri has extensive business management experience in a number of multi-national corporations and has a deep understanding of the technology industry. Prior to joining Microsoft, he held many key leadership positions and … [Read more...]

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Android 4.0 attractive, but it’s not easy to gulp


VietNamNet Bridge - Android 4.0 has the code name "Ice Cream Sandwich." Google once announced that the official version of the product would appear in early 2012. However, to date, except some product lines which have the right to install the official version, most of the Android 4.0 products available on the market are just the alpha and beta versions. A source from Sony Ericsson Vietnam has affirmed that the official version of Android 4.0 would hit the market by early April 2012. In … [Read more...]

Going local


The new General Manager of Yahoo! in Vietnam, Mr Vu Minh Tri Born in 1973, Mr Vu Minh Tri was previously General Manager of Sony Ericsson Vietnam and prior to that worked with Procter&Gamble (P&G), British Petroleum (BP) and British American Tobacco (BAT), where he held senior management positions in brand marketing, business development, training and development, and trade marketing. At Sony Ericsson Vietnam he turned its Vietnam business into the fastest growing company in the … [Read more...]

Vietnam farmer faces $811 fine for pig pump scam


Pigs lie unconscious after being sedated and force fed contaminated water in Bien Hoa, Town, Dong Nai Province. Photo: Kien Tuong Inspectors in Dong Nai Province called for a US$811 fine, on Tuesday, for a pig farm that illegally bulked up its animals with contaminated water before selling them for slaughter. A team of market managers, environmental police and animal health officials paid a surprise visit to Vu Xuan Hai's pig farm in Bien Hoa on October 24 prompted by a Thanh Nien … [Read more...]

Actively storing goods for the rainy season

For the coming rainyseason, the Department of Trade and Industry has directed businesses in theprovince to actively accumulate kinds of commodities and necessities to timelyprovide for people at the occurrence of storms and floods, aiming at no casesof goods scarcity must not be happened, affecting the lives of people in theprovince, especially in critical areas. At the beginning of the rainy season in 2014, businesses inthe province have prepared a large amount of goods and supplies to meet … [Read more...]

In Vietnam pork hub, pigs are pumped up with water for weight


Workers drive pipes into pigs' mouths in Dong Nai Province to pump water into their belly and give them extra weight before slaughtered. Photo: Trung Hieu Pig suppliers in the southern province of Dong Nai, the country's biggest source of pork, fill up the animals with water to increase their weight before sending them to slaughterhouses. A middleman named Q. said this trick has become common in the business. "If you don't use this water trick, you cannot compete and will go bankrupt in a few … [Read more...]

Social News 23/10

More Vietnamese nurses, orderlies recruited to work in Japan The Department for Overseas Labour Management on October 20 announced the recruitment of 180 nurses and orderlies to work in Japan as part of the Vietnam-Japan economic partnership agreements (EPA). Selected candidates will take part in a one-year Japanese-language course, starting in mid-December this year. All expenses for tuition and accommodation are covered, while the cost of health check-ups and passport applications need to be … [Read more...]

Hanoi hosts international industrial exhibition

Nearly 250 businesses, including 100 foreign companies from the Republic of Korea, China, Malaysia and Russia, are showcasing their latest products and technologies at the Vietnam International Industrial Fair 2014 (VIIF 2014), which commenced in Hanoi on October 21. During the four-day event, businesses will introduce their equipment for heavy industry, energy, mining, mechanical engineering, support industries and the environment. A number of events to promote trade and investment will be … [Read more...]

Voters’ opinions heard at National Assembly

The opening of the National Assembly's eighth session. Photo: VNA … [Read more...]

Market waste causes a stink in Long Bien area

Waste is thrown everywhere in Ha Noi's Long Bien Market. Rotten produce and wastewater smells have disrupted the daily lives of residents living near the market for years. - VNS Photo Thai Ha

HA NOI (VNS) - People living near Ba Dinh district's Long Bien Market in Ha Noi, the biggest wholesale market in the northern region, complained of rotten produce and wastewater smells affecting their daily lives for nearly a decade. … [Read more...]

Market management, police seize 274 tons of unclear origins chemicals

Market management board in Ho Chi Minh City said on October 16 that it seized 274 tons of imported chemicals without clear indication of origin in a warehouse in Thu Duc District.Earlier on October 5, the market management inspection team and police in Thu Duc District raided the warehouse Linh Xuan of the Chemical and Scientific Technology Joint Stock Company of HCMC. At the time, the warehouse has 249,553 tons of imported chemicals which violate the regulation of branding a934 bags of … [Read more...]

Pharma, consumer goods firms offer highest salary rises

Thai Ngoc Salary increases of the three sectors are 11% as shown in the survey, which attracted the participation of 473 multinational and local companies with nearly 165,000 employees in various industries. Hoa Nguyen, leader of Mercer Remuneration Surveys and Human Resource Consulting at Talentnet, explained incomes of employees in the sectors have been stable or on the rise as they have not been impacted by economic slowdown as much as other industries. Real estate, banking and oil-gas … [Read more...]

Firms keep up with pay rises

HCM CITY (VNS) - Both multinationals and major local companies have increased salaries by nearly the same rate this year, a survey by Mercer, a global provider of human resource services and its associate in Viet Nam, Talentnet Corporation, has found. While the former pays 10.4 per cent higher, it is 10.5 per cent for domestic giants. Hoa Nguyen, leader of Mercer Remuneration Surveys and Human Resource Consulting at Talentnet, speaking at a seminar in HCM City yesterday (Monday), said with not … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s den of Chinese glasses: too cheap to be good

A man assembles a pair of glasses in Lich Dong Commune, Thai Binh Province, using no measurement equipment for those for short- or far-sightedness. Photo: Nguyen Tuan

Signs advertising glasses line the street at Lich Dong village in Thai Binh Province in northern Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Tuan … [Read more...]

Weekly press digest – September 29 – October 5

Party leader's visit to RoK marks new stage in bilateral ties The recently-concluded visit by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong to the Republic of Korea (RoK) marks the opening of a new stage of development with bright prospects in the two countries' relations, said a Vietnamese official. This is also an occasion for the Communist Party of Viet Nam to enhance its relation with political parties in the RoK, first of all the ruling Saenuri party, in order to strengthen the political … [Read more...]

Agencies urged to launch campaign against trafficking

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VGP - Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the People's Committees of central-governed provinces and cities to launch a crack-down on smuggling and trade frauds from now to the lunar new year festival. Deputy PM Phuc, who heads the National Steering Committee on the Prevention and Control of Smuggling, Trade Fraud and Fake Commodities (or Steering Committee 389), asked the agencies to monitor market managing forces at all levels to detect, … [Read more...]

Overseas destinations attractive to Vietnamese despite economic difficulties


Despite the economic slowdown, many Vietnamese continue to travel to destinations in the US and Europe, and this trend is on the rise. … [Read more...]

Increased efforts needed to tackle tobacco smuggling


Greater efforts needed to tackle tobacco smuggling (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Gov’t cracks down on illicit tobacco trade

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VGP - The PM has issued an instruction asking ministries, agencies and localities to strengthen the fight against illicit trafficking of cigarettes. The illegal trading, transportation and storage of imported tobacco have occurred seriously across the country especially in provinces and cities like Quang Tri, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Thap, An Giang, HCMC, Ha Noi, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh. … [Read more...]

Social News 1/10

Hanoi authorities seize 20 iPhone 6 The Market Management Unit No 1 under Ha Noi's Market Management Department yesterday seized 20 iPhone 6 smartphones from a man living in Dai Kim commune of Hoang Mai district. The man, named Hoang Ba Thuc, did not have any papers to prove legal possession of the 20 smartphones, which are worth a total of VND 500 million. Thuc admitted that he had bought the phones from HCM City via express service in order to sell them illegally. Captain of the Market … [Read more...]