Society

City authorities visit Hanoi Buddhist Sangha

Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh on May 19 visited the Hanoi Buddhist Sangha at Ba Da pagoda, Hoan Kiem district on the occasion of the Buddha’s 2554th birthday.
Business

Vietcombank readies bond issue totalling 265 mln USD

Vietcombank will issue bonds totalling 5 trillion VND (264.55 million USD) to generate capital for business development, improve infrastructure and ensure a capital adequacy ratio of at least 10 percent of total capital, under a plan approved this week by the State Bank of Vietnam.
Society

VNA journalists hold sixth congress

The sixth congress of the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) chapter of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association chapter took place in Hanoi on May 14, focusing on raising the role of a state news agency and building VNA into a strong national communications group.
Vietnam veterans in Germany celebrate national reunification Society

Vietnam veterans in Germany celebrate national reunification

The Vietnamese veterans club in Germany’s capital city of Berlin and Brandenburg state on May 2 hosted a celebration of the 35 th anniversary of Liberation of Southern Vietnam and the national reunification along with the 120 th birthday of the late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19).
Business

Vietcombank to increase capital

Vietcombank received a long-awaited approval from the State Bank of Vietnam last week to increase its charter capital from 12.1 trillion VND (636.84 million USD) to 13.2 trillion VND (694.73 million USD).
Four jailed for trying to overthrow State Politics

Four jailed for trying to overthrow State

The People's Court of Ho Chi Minh City on January 20 handed down sentences to four men charged with "working to overthrow the people's administration" in accordance with Article 79 of the Criminal Code.
Coal group launches electricity firm Business

Coal group launches electricity firm

The Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) on Jan. 10 launched an electricity company which is expected to produce 20 percent of the national electric power by 2025.