New anthology marks General Giap’s birthday

Academics from the HCM City University of Social Sciences and Humunities have compiled a giant anthology to mark the 99th birthday of General Vo Nguyen Giap (August 25) and National Day (September 2).

Direct container link to US east coast

The first direct container service from Vietnam to the US east coast began on Aug. 18 with the maiden voyage of K-Line Shipping’s Verrazano Bridge from HCM City.

Profit-takers drag Index back to 500

Investors sought to cash in on last week’s rally on Aug. 17, and heavy profit-taking pulled the VN-Index back down to 500.08, a decline on the day of 1.36 percent.

Property popular as Index nears 500

Almost all shares in the construction and real estate development sectors hit their ceiling prices on the HCM Stock Exchange on August 12, lifting the VN-Index to within striking distance of the psychologically-important 500-mark, but acclerated profitaking put the brakes on the upward trend.

Looking back on Vietnam-Singapore relations

Vietnam still attracts considerable attention from Singaporean firms as an investment destination even now, during the ongoing world economic downturn, said Jimmy Chua, Singapore Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.

City rally buoys VN-Index

Buys accelerated the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange on July 27, extending the current rally and pushing the VN-Index up another 15 points to close at 469.71, an increase of 3.3 percent.

Major retailers invest in provinces

Domestic and foreign distributors are flocking to invest in more supermarkets and commercial centres in the provinces rather than just the major cities in the country.