Business

Shares down on profit-taking

Shares plunged on May 5 on both national stock exchanges, dragging the indices down from six-month highs as investors sold to realise profit on the back of steep global slumps.
Society

Red River region’s young people honour Uncle Ho

A festival for exceptional young people from the movement to “follow Uncle Ho’s advice” in the Red River Delta will be held in Hanoi from May 7-9, said the Secretary of Hanoi’s Youth Union, Ngo Duy Hieu.
Society

French musicians hold concert for AO victims

Several French musicians and singers will team up with a number of Vietnamese colleagues and child victims of Agent Orange/ dioxin to take part in a concert in Hanoi on May 7, to raise money to support children affected by the chemical.
Five renowned German films to tour Vietnam Culture - Sports

Five renowned German films to tour Vietnam

Five German films will be screened in Vietnam, starting in Hanoi, during a travelling film festival organised by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi from May 5 as part of several activities being held to mark the 35th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
Politics

Flag raising ceremony marks reunification day

A solemn flag raising ceremony was held at the Hien Luong-Ben Hai historic site in the central province of Quang Tri on April 30 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the provincial People’s Committee.
Culture - Sports

Hired attendants boost wedding festivities

A group of beautiful girls in red ao dai (traditional long dresses) and gentlemen in lounge suits carrying trap (tray or basket) above their heads to a bride's house in Hanoi 's Kim Nguu street , attract the attention of both local and foreign guests.
Business

VN, Japan cooperate in transport infrastructure

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will speed up preparations for the signing of a comprehensive cooperation agreement in the transport sector.
Anti-State saboteur’s sentence upheld on appeal Society

Anti-State saboteur’s sentence upheld on appeal

A Court of Appeals under the Supreme People’s Court on April 29 upheld the sentence of five-and-a-half years in prison handed down on Tran Anh Kim on charges of “conducting activities to overthrow the people’s administration”.
Business

ADB inks 100 mln USD loan for irrigation

The Asian Development Bank has approved a million USD concessional loan to rehabilitate one of Vietnam's oldest and largest irrigation and drainage systems, located in the heart of the Red-Thai Binh River basin.
Business

Hai Phong housing project starts

The Hai Phong Construction and Development Investment Company started the construction of a social housing project for low earners on April 24 in Hai Phong's Kien An district.