Business

HAG shareholders approve overseas bond issue

Shareholders of the Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, listed on the HCM Stock Exchange as HAG, on Dec. 23 approved a plan to issue international callable bonds worth 200 million USD early next year.
Society

Vietnam’s Army Day marked in Germany

The Vietnam War Veterans Association in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, has held a ceremony to mark the 66 th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (Dec. 22).
Society

Founding of Vietnam Zen Buddhism observed

A ceremony was held to observe King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong, the founder of Vietnam Zen Buddhism, in commemoration of his 702nd death anniversary in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh on Dec. 6 (the first day of the 11 th lunar month).
Vietnam, DPRK cheer for friendship Politics

Vietnam, DPRK cheer for friendship

The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) and the Vietnam-Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Friendship Association on Dec. 1 held a banquet to celebrate the 45th founding anniversaries of the Vietnam-DPRK Friendship Association and the DPRK-Vietnam Friendship Association (1965-2010).
Business

European firms positive about nation's outlook

Most European companies are optimistic about Vietnam 's economic outlook, according to the first quarterly survey of the country's business climate by the European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) in Vietnam.
Politics

Vietnam elected as IPU Assembly Vice Chair

Vietnam was selected as Vice Chair of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly for the 2010-2011 term at the body’s 123 rd session, which took place in Geneva from October 4-6.
Culture - Sports

Record book honours monk

The Vietnam Records Book has recognised Most Venerable Thich Giac Toan as an individual who translated the most Zen poems written during the Ly and Tran dynasties (10th-14th century) from Han (classical Chinese language) into Vietnamese in the luc bat style (a six-word sentence followed by an eight-word sentence).
Politics

Foreign guests welcomed in Hanoi

Party, State and National Assembly senior officials on August 30 received foreign delegations who are in Vietnam to attend a programme entitled “Meeting International Friends”, an activity to mark the 65th National Day.
NA Chairman encourages press contributions Politics

NA Chairman encourages press contributions

The press must be a leading force in promoting patriotism and solidarity, fully tapping its potential, intellect and creativity to translate the goal of turning Vietnam into a modern and industrial country by 2020.
Business

Vietcombank to sell stake in Eximbank

Vietcombank will sell 5 million shares it holds in Eximbank, representing a 1.26-percent stake, as part of its effort to restructure its investment portfolio and meet stricter capital adequacy ratio (CAR) requirements, Vietcombank management board member Le Thi Hoa told Vietnam News on August 11.