Culture - Sports

Music festival to welcome home Vietnamese expats

A musical festival entitled Vietnam, Que Huong Toi (Vietnam, My Homeland) will be held in Hanoi between November 22 and 24 at the National Convention Centre to celebrate the first conference of overseas Vietnamese taking place on November 21.

VietinBank launches new online payments service

The Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) in coordination with OnePay, a distributor of online payment services, has launched a trial run of online payment services by E-partner cards.

Economic recovery begins, caution still key: experts

Experts have recognised signs of recovery in Vietnam’s economy but are still warning the country to remain cautious in executing economic policies to ensure growth will not cause an imbalance in the macro-economy.

VN-Index falls on uncertainty

Unfavourable moves in global markets and uncertainty over the second Government stimulus package drove the VN-Index down 3.06 percent or 18.37 points to 581.49 points, after a slight rebound on October 28.

Sacombank Securities prepares for IPO

Sacombank Securities, an affiliate of the HCM Stock Exchange-listed Sacombank, will make its initial public offering (IPO) next month, offering 38.3 million shares.

Vietnam attends 121st IPU Assembly in Geneva

The 121st meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly opened in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 19, bringing together around 1,000 delegates from 153 member and associated nations.

Business Confidence Index increases, says survey

The business confidence index (BCI) in the third quarter of 2009 increased by 6 points over the previous quarter, which is also a 36 point rise compared to the first index in the third quarter of 2008.