• Wartime poisons persist in Bien Hoa 

    Wartime poisons persist in Bien Hoa 

    30/06/2011 05:00

    International and local researchers conduct sediment sampling around the Bien Hoa Airbase. The first-ever international study has confirmed continued dioxin contamination at the airbase and called for an immediate stop to fish harvesting in the area. PHOTO COURTESY OF HATFIELD CONSULTANTS...

  • US’ top film instructor teaches Vietnam filmmakers

    27/06/2011 05:00

    Simens rose to fame because of his 2-Day Film School course which claims to train a movie lover to become a filmmaker in a mere two days, teaching novices the entire process of making and releasing a movie. He has taught in more than 18 film universities and institutes around the world....

  • 2011 is a bumper year for virtual office service providers

    27/06/2011 05:00

    Since the expenses on running offices have been increasing sharply in the context of high inflation, many businesses now think of using virtual office services. Phan Van Dung, General Director of Huu Lien Company, once used the shared office service provided by a foreign company....

  • Resurrecting the big house 

    Resurrecting the big house 

    26/06/2011 05:00

    Nha rong Kon Klor on inauguration day on June 19 Last week, small Ba Na communities throughout Kon Tum Province were abuzz with excitement. After nearly a year’s wait, they had gathered to celebrate the reconstruction of the largest communal structure in the area that had...

  • Coal exports make no sense 

    Coal exports make no sense 

    26/06/2011 05:00

    Coal mining in the northern province of Quang Ninh. Vietnam, a major coal exporter, imported its first load of the fuel this month. Vietnam imported its first load of coal this month even as it continues exporting large quantities of the fuel. This is irrational and...

  • Big brands still spend millions of dollars to polish images

    Big brands still spend millions of dollars to polish images

    25/06/2011 05:00

    While most enterprises have to cut down expenses in the economic downturn, and narrow the budgets for advertisement and sale promotion campaigns; some luxurious brands still spend hundreds of thousands dollars, or even millions of dollars to organize events to polish their images....

  • Vietnam hoping for robust ‘clean air’ sales 

    Vietnam hoping for robust ‘clean air’ sales 

    25/06/2011 05:00

    With many countries looking for carbon offsets in developing economies instead of cutting their own emissions, Vietnam has found a new way to earn money and benefit environmentally as well. Vu Tan Phuong, director of the Hanoi-based Research Center for Forest Ecology and...

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