Banking tycoon still faces 30-year jail term

High-profile banker Nguyen Duc Kien, former Vice Chairman of the Asia Commercial Bank (ACB) Founding Council still faced a sentence of 30-year imprisonment as declared by the Hanoi Court of Appeals on December 15.
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International travel agencies honoured

As many as 47 international travel agencies were honoured at a ceremony held in Hanoi on November 28 by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) for their contributions to the development of the country’s sector.

Vietnam aims to foster space technology

Vietnam hopes to lead ASEAN in satellite development in the coming decades, Dr. Pham Anh Tuan, Director of the Vietnam Satellite Centre, told the Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper.

Cho Ray Hospital takes care of foreign patients

More than 1,200 foreign patients have received medical care and treatment at Cho Ray Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City’s largest, since the beginning of this year, according to the hospital’s statistics.
US supports promoting the disabled’s rights in Vietnam Society

US supports promoting the disabled’s rights in Vietnam

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation to promote the rights of persons with disabilities in Vietnam was inked in Hanoi on December 11 between the Vietnamese Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Vinalines clears debts with share swap

The State Bank of Vietnam has agreed to transfer some of the debt owed to Vietinbank by the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) into shares of member ports.

Malaysia’s export hit lowest level after a year

Malaysia’s export dropped 3.1 percent in October from a year ago, which is its lowest level since June 2013, due to the lower demand from China and Japan and the fall in exports of petroleum and palm oil products.

US regards ASEAN as foreign policy focus

The US views ASEAN, including Indonesia, as a focus of its foreign policy, US State Department’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asia and the Pacific Scot Marciel said at a seminar in Jakarta recently.
US House passes resolution on East Sea, East China Sea World

US House passes resolution on East Sea, East China Sea

The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on December 4 that stresses the need for a peaceful solution to maritime and jurisdictional disputes in the South China Sea (called East Sea in Vietnam) and the East China Sea on the basis of international law.
Dong Nai earns impressive exports in 2014 Business

Dong Nai earns impressive exports in 2014

The southern province of Dong Nai is likely to enjoy 16.8 percent rise to over 12.6 billion USD in its 2014 exports, the most impressive figure over the past three years, said a provincial official.