Central bank warns of NPLs from transport projects Business

Central bank warns of NPLs from transport projects

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has said it would continue to direct credit institutions to strictly control credit in potentially-risky areas such as real estate and securities, especially Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) and Build-Transfer (BT) transport projects.
First Vietnamese awarded honorary citizen of Seoul Society

First Vietnamese awarded honorary citizen of Seoul

A Vietnamese woman was among 18 foreigners named honorary citizens of Seoul this year for their contributions in bridging the gap between the capital city of the Republic of Korea and their home countries.
HCM City, Belgium’s Antwerp province bolster cooperation Politics

HCM City, Belgium’s Antwerp province bolster cooperation

Ho Chi Minh City wants to step up cooperation with Belgium’s Antwerp province in the fields where the latter has strengths such as seaport development, smart urban building and renewable energy, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has said.
Hanoi seeks to strengthen ties with Israeli, British partners Politics

Hanoi seeks to strengthen ties with Israeli, British partners

A delegation of the Hanoi People’s Committee led by its Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung paid working visits to Israel and the UK from November 4-13 to seek ways to enhance cooperation between the Vietnamese capital and the two countries’ cities, partners and businesses.
Vietnam Foodexpo helps boost trade cooperation with foreign firms Business

Vietnam Foodexpo helps boost trade cooperation with foreign firms

The Vietnam International Food Industry Exhibition 2019 (Vietnam Foodexpo 2019) opened at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City on November 13, drawing the participation of more than 450 domestic and foreign enterprises from 23 countries and territories worldwide.
Expo Vietnam-Russia 2019 attracts 500 enterprises Business

Expo Vietnam-Russia 2019 attracts 500 enterprises

As many as 500 Vietnamese and Russian enterprises have registered to attend the Expo Vietnam – Russia 2019, which will take place at the National Exhibition Construction Centre in Hanoi from November 14-16.
UNCLOS – important legal instrument to solve maritime issues Politics

UNCLOS – important legal instrument to solve maritime issues

The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an important legal instrument to regulate maritime issues and ensure legitimate rights and interests of countries, heard the second ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) workshop on implementing UNCLOS in Hanoi on November 13.
Myanmar’s naval vessel visits Vietnam Politics

Myanmar’s naval vessel visits Vietnam

The 1501 - UMS Moattama amphibious transport dock of the Myanmar Navy arrived at the Cam Ranh International Port of the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on November 12, starting a three-day visit to Vietnam.
Rice export revenue suffers from price drop Business

Rice export revenue suffers from price drop

Vietnam exported 5.56 million tonnes of rice and brought home 2.43 billion USD in the first 10 months of 2019, up 6.1 percent in volume but down 9.1 percent in value over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).