Health

HIV infection rises among people aged 30-39

The number of people aged 30-39 catching HIV strongly tended upwards over the past five years, said the HIV/AIDS prevention department under the Health Ministry at a seminar on Dec. 24.
Business

Nation's two stock exchanges to merge

The nation's two stock exchanges will be merged in accordance with a Ministry of Finance plan for restructuring the securities market that is supported by the Vietnam Association of Securities Businesses, the ministry announced at a meeting here on Dec. 24.
First VietJet Air flights take off Business

First VietJet Air flights take off

The launch of VietJet Air, the country's first private carrier to offer both domestic and international flights, is expected to help attract more international visitors, says Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh.
Business

Financial sector prioritises macroeconomic stability

The financial sector will in 2012 give priority to curbing inflation, ensuring macro-economic stability and maintaining an appropriate growth rate in combination with renewing the growth model and restructuring the national economy.
Society

Front President pays Christmas visit to HCM City Archbishop

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Huynh Dam on Dec. 24 visited Archbishop of the Ho Chi Minh City Archdiocese Cardinal Pham Minh Man, and the General Confederation of the Southern Evangelical Church of Vietnam.
Politics

Vietnam, Ukraine boost defence ties

The Vietnam-Ukraine defence cooperation has been effectively carried out in various fields, contributing to promoting the friendly relationship between the two countries and armies to a new height, said Lt. Gen. Nguyen Song Phi.
Aquatic breeding helps reduce poverty Business

Aquatic breeding helps reduce poverty

Aquatic breeding is becoming one of the major production sector which will contribute to the restructuring in agriculture and poverty reduction, according to the Directorate of Fisheries.
100 mln USD for businesses and finance development Business

100 mln USD for businesses and finance development

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Dec. 24 signed an agreement on loans worth 100 million USD to improve business environment for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam.
VN-Index rises for fifth straight day Business

VN-Index rises for fifth straight day

The VN-Index forged ahead on Christmas Eve, picking up a significant 8.38 points to close at 479.13 points on a sudden increase thanks to the large blue-chip buy orders from foreign investors to become the highest increase in the last two weeks.