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Vietnam reaps best results at Int’l Informatics Olympiad
All four Vietnamese students won medals, including one gold and three silvers, at the freshly-ended International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) 2015 in Kazakhstan.

FDI down 8 percent this year to 8.8 billion USD
Vietnam has attracted 8.8 billion USD in foreign direct investment in the year-to-date, an 8 percent fall year-on-year.
Nation remembers war martyrs and invalids
A solemn memorial service for fallen soldiers was held in central Quang Tri province.
Seven-month CPI pace slowest in a decade
Vietnam’s July CPI was at 10-year low, gaining only 0.68 percent from the end of 2014.
Joint statement of Vietnam-Thailand cabinet meeting
A joint statement of the third Vietnam-Thailand joint cabinet retreat was signed on July 23.
HCM City leaders visit US to strengthen ties
A delegation from Ho Chi Minh City has concluded a US visit to the US to bolster cooperation.
Prime Minister talks with Lao counterpart
The two leaders agreed on measures to boost bilateral cooperation during their talks.
Deputy PM holds talks with Chinese Vice Premier
Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli on July 16.
Banking system has optimistic outlook for 2015
Domestic and foreign credit institutions in Vietnam continue to see a bright business outlook.
Vietnam moves to become industrialised nation
29/07/2015 | 17:53:00
President Truong Tan Sang has called on the nation as a whole to make all-out efforts to optimise opportunities and overcome difficulties in a rapidly changing world while pushing comprehensive and synchronous reform and innovation ahead to make Vietnam become an industrialised country as soon as possible.

He made the call in an article written in the context of three decades of the country’s “doi moi” (reform) process and 70 years of national foundation and preparation for the 12th National Party Congress.
Politics
Mozambique, Vietnam seek to boost bilateral ties
Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosário and Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai have agreed to strengthen ties between the two countries through increasing delegation exchanges and high-level meetings, and supporting each other in international forums and organisations.
World
ASEAN, China agree to advance COC negotiations
Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries and China have agreed to advance negotiations for a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) to a new period, said Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.
Society
State President offers incense in tribute to late leader
State President Truong Tan Sang offered incense in tribute to late lawyer Nguyen Huu Tho (1910-1996), who was Acting State President of Vietnam from 1980-1981, at the latter’s memorial site in southern Long An province on August 1.
Business
JETRO supports Ha Giang province in investment attraction
Representatives of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) Japanese businesses worked with leaders of northern mountainous Ha Giang province on July 31 in an effort to help the locality lure more Japanese investors.
Culture-Sport
4th World Vovinam Championship opens in Algeria
The 4th World Vovinam (Vietnamese martial arts) Championship opened at the Harcha Hasen Sport Complex in the capital city of Algiers, Algeria, drawing 200 participating contestants from 18 countries, including 22 contenders from Vietnam.
Sci-Tech
Vietnamese, Chinese firms transfer technology
Vietnamese and Chinese enterprises signed agreements on transferring technology at a workshop held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 30.
Health
Health Ministry lacks cash for satellite hospitals
A Ministry of Health’s plan to build additional satellite hospitals across the nation and upgrade existing ones lacks money and qualified personnel, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has said.
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