Business

RoK’s firm licensed to build plant in Hai Phong

The Hai Phong City People’s Committee on September 10 granted an investment licence to LG Electronics Inc (LGE) of the Republic of Korea to build a hi-tech manufacturing and assembly plant in the city’s Trang Due Industrial Park.
Retail sales, services up 11.94 percent Business

Retail sales, services up 11.94 percent

Total retail sales of goods and service revenues nationwide were estimated at over 1,065 trillion VND during the first five months of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 11.94 percent.
Business

Demand for air conditions, fans rises

Demand for electronic products in Ho Chi Minh City has increased as much as 40 percent in the past few days because of hotter weather, according to traders in the city.
Health

Simple intervention can save kids' lives

The child survival gap within and between countries can be narrowed if proven and cost-effective interventions for pneumonia and diarrhoea are scaled up to reach the most disadvantaged children, according to a new report from UNICEF.
World

Thailand’s export to Saudi Arabia increases

Thailand’s export to Saudi Arabia has increased 21 percent in the first 4 months of this year, partly due to a backlog of undelivered orders during last year’s flood as well as rising demand.
Environment

Dealing with Hanoi's cold

For most expats in Hanoi, ex-periencing the first winter can come as a shock to the system. How do the tropics get so frightfully cold?
Business

FDI inflow reaches almost 12.7 billion USD

Vietnam has attracted almost 12.7 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 11 months of 2011, equivalent to 83.8 percent of the sum drawn in the same period last year.
Business

Stockpiles, inflation threaten manufacturers

Domestic manufacturers have been facing many challenges including inflation, huge stockpiles and the slowed growth of industrial production, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Business

Hanoi adopts power conservation plan

A third of the street lights in the capital have been switched off after 11pm every night from April to at least June as part of a power-saving scheme, said deputy director of the Public Lighting Management Company Nguyen Ngoc Chien.
Society

Volunteers help create a greener city

Elizabeth Somers, 9, and her Korean friend Su Yon, 12, picked up rubbish around West Lake on April 23 morning instead of playing around the home like other children.
Society

Pet cats meow gently in Hanoi

Intelligent personality, loving companionship, and charming and striking appearance of several breeds of imported cat bewitch many Hanoians even when they are costly.
Society

Kids call for better times

No child abuse, no violence at school, no traffic jam, more places for amusement and less heavy school curriculum - these were among the demands children and teenagers made to the HCM City authorities at a recent meeting.