World

Floods in India claim over 200 lives

At least 207 people died and hundreds of thousands of others in southern India were evacuated after torrential rains and floods swept away their homes over the past five days.
Society

Five NGOs receive certificates of merit

Five foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) received certificates of merit from Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan for their outstanding work in 2008.
Vietnam, Australia issue joint statement Politics

Vietnam, Australia issue joint statement

Vietnam and Australia have released a joint statement as Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh concluded an official visit from September 6-9 at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Australia sees Vietnam as valued partner in Asia-Pacific Politics

Australia sees Vietnam as valued partner in Asia-Pacific

On the eve of the coming official visit to Australia by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nong Duc Manh, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has affirmed that Vietnam is a highly valued partner for Australia in Asia-Pacific region.
Sci-Tech

Intellectual property in IT discussed

A series of topics relating to the copyrighting of information technology and communications are attracting the attention of delegates from the Asia-Pacific region.
Politics

Asian economies face challenges in meeting MDGs for health

Asian and Asian Pacific countries continue to make progress in reducing poverty but hunger still remains widespread and many economies are struggling to fulfil their other Millennium Development Goals (MDG), including reductions in maternal mortality rates and access to sanitation.
Politics

Vietnam attends bi-continental political conference

A delegation from the Communist Party of Vietnam is currently attending a two-day conference of political parties from the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and the Caribbean, which opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 30.
Business

M&A to remain bustling business in Vietnam

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activities have become a more important part in the business culture in Vietnam and will continue bustling in the future, said an economist of the world-renowned finance consultant PriceWaterhouseCooper.