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Biz briefs October 21

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 21/Oct/2005 Saigon Times Daily | 8:21 AM

* Next Generation Telecommunications Centre yesterday launched a service to supply international phone cards, named Voice 777, Thanh Nien reports. The service charge is dong [...]
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Motorola targets cheap mobile phone market

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 20/Oct/2005 Vietnamnet | 8:20 AM

Motorola has revealed its plan to develop low-price mobile phones in Vietnam through two programmes: No limit mobile and Connecting people who have never connected. Through [...]
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Railways to upgrade trunk route

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 20/Oct/2005 International Railway Journal | 8:20 AM

Vietnam Railways has awarded a 150 billion dong (US$9.5 million) five-year contract to Japan Transportation Consultants, the Pacific Consultants International Group, and the [...]
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Microsoft receives ‘Gold’ IT certification

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 21/Oct/2005 Vietnam News page 16 | 8:18 AM

FPT Information System (FIS) on October 20 received the Gold Certified Partner certification from the software giant Microsoft, making FIS the first company in Vietnam to [...]
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Intrepid Indochina -an Australian industry first in Vietnam

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 21/Oct/2005 etravelblackboard.com | 8:17 AM

Intrepid Travel is the first Australian travel company ever to be granted an investment license in Vietnam and the company has started a joint venture named Intrepid [...]
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First satellite launch delayed till 2008

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 22/Oct/2005 Thanh Nien | Tuoi Tre | 8:15 AM

The launch of Vietnam’s first telecoms satellite Vinasat has been put on hold till 2008 instead of the original time in 2005 due to unfinished orbit negotiations, local [...]
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Second largest gas-fuelled power plant opened

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 22/Oct/2005 Thanh Nien | AFP | 8:14 AM

A French-led consortium formally inaugurated Friday a 715-megawatt power plant in southern Vietnam that will produce 8% of the country’s electricity needs. The Phu My [...]
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High-end office shortage

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 21/Oct/2005, Thuong Mai, page 6 | 8:14 AM

There amount of high-end offices for lease in the A and B grade in Hanoi is diminishing, reported real estate firm CBRE. Occupancy levels in the last two-months at many [...]
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Phu My 2.2 passes commissioning stage

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 20/Oct/2005 Nguoi Lao Dong | 8:13 AM

Phu My Power Plant 2.2, built in Ba Ria-Vung Tau will start operation on October 21. The 715MW combined-cycle gas-fired plant will be fuelled by Nam Con Son Basin in waters [...]
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Vietnam rounds on US over bid to join WTO

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 22/Oct/2005 AFP | 8:11 AM

A senior Vietnamese official has rounded on the US for “making trouble” over its bid to join the World Trade Organisation, which he said would not go ahead in [...]
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US, Australia tough on Vietnam?s WTO entry

24-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 22/Oct/2005 Thanh Nien | Tuoi Tre | 8:10 AM

The US and Australia have posed the most significant obstacles to Vietnam acceding to the World Trade Organisation by December?s Hong Kong ministerial Conference, said the [...]
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Locals outflanked by foreign headhunting firms

21-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 19/Oct/2005 Saigon Times Daily page 3 | 7:58 AM

Domestic companies are inferior to foreign ones in hunting for managerial workers because foreign rivals offer better compensation packages, said business executives [...]
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Promos leave Cityphone dry

21-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 20/Oct/2005 Vietnam News page 16 | 7:58 AM

Ailing mobile carrier City Phone said it had lost about 1,000 users in recent months to VinaPhone, MobiFone and Viettel, following a wave of sale promotion campaigns by the [...]
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Global Shrimp Outlook 2005 to open next week

21-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 19/Oct/2005 Saigon Times Daily page 3 | 7:56 AM

More than 150 international shrimp buyers from 25 countries will gather in HCM City next week to join the Global Shrimp Outlook 2005, the first time such a conference of its [...]
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Woodworking fair opens

21-Oct-2005 Intellasia | 19/Oct/2005 Saigon Times Daily page 2 | 7:56 AM

Some 150 companies from 17 countries are displaying machines, technologies and materials at the Woodworking Industry Fair 2005, making this the biggest such fair in Vietnam [...]
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