Business

Companies urged to build trademarks

Vietnamese companies should unite to build and develop industry brands on the international market or they will continue to struggle for global recognition.
VN’s agroforestry, fisheries exports rise Business

VN’s agroforestry, fisheries exports rise

Vietnam’s agroforestry and fisheries value is estimated at 5.4 billion USD in the first quarter of 2011, a year-on-year rise of 33.3 percent, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Business

Coffee industry brews up plans

Vietnam 's coffee industry should invest in more professional facilities, adequate irrigation methods and efficient watering systems to gain a stronger foothold in the global market, speakers at the Asia International Coffee Conference (AICC) said in HCM City .
Five new members elected to UN security council World

Five new members elected to UN security council

The United Nations General Assembly on October 12 elected Colombia, Germany, India, Portugal and South Africa to serve on the Security Council for a two-year term as non-permanent members, beginning on January 1, 2011.
Culture - Sports

Global video project tours Vietnam

Project 35, an international exhibition of video works selected by 35 curators around the world, will be launched by Independent Curators International (ICI) on Sept.23 and is expected to attract audiences in Hanoi, Hue and HCM City.
Business

Vietnam seen as one of best bets for investors

Vietnam has been rated by the Economist’s Intelligence Unit, an offshoot of the UK Economist magazine, as one of the six best destinations for investors amongst all emerging markets because of its high level of sustained growth.

In a recent study, the EIU said that the shift of gravity in the global economy towards today's emerging markets continues to be led by the BRIC countries, ( Brazil ,  Russia ,  India  and   China  ). However, many global investors are increasingly interested in a new tier of countries beyond the BRICs, which are the CIVETS or  Colombia,  Indonesia,  Vietnam,  Egypt,  Turkey and South Africa.
Condolences to Chile over earthquake losses Politics

Condolences to Chile over earthquake losses

State President Nguyen Minh Triet on February 28 sent a message of condolence to his Chilean counterpart, Michelle Bachelet Jeria, over great losses in humans and property caused by a powerful earthquake a day earlier.