Society

Europe to finance Vietnam’s judicial reform

Denmark and Sweden have signed an agreement on jointly conducting a judicial reform support programme in Vietnam with a combined budget of 18.7 million EUR, said sources from the Denmark Embassy in Hanoi.
Business

Vietinbank – fulcrum for SMEs

With more than 50 percent of its customers are small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) continues proving to be a fulcrum for the SMEs bloc.
Politics

Senior auditors visit Mongolia

Vietnam and Mongolia have agreed to broaden relations between their top auditing agencies and their participation in the regional and international organisations of Supreme Audit Institutions-ASOSAI and INTOSAI.
Business

Vietnam splashes out on technology

Vietnam ranked 11th out of 133 economies in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2009 Index on the amount of money the government spends on technology.
Vietnam, Australia issue joint statement Politics

Vietnam, Australia issue joint statement

Vietnam and Australia have released a joint statement as Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh concluded an official visit from September 6-9 at the invitation of Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd.
Society

Students earn Buddhist degrees

Almost 550 students who competed their Buddhism studies at the Vietnam Buddhism University received their degrees in the presence of Buddhist dignitaries from several countries at a convocation ceremony held at Pho Quang Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City on September 8.
Central Highlands endeavours to call on investment Business

Central Highlands endeavours to call on investment

A forum to promote investment in the Central Highlands wrapped up in Buon Ma Thuot city on September 5 with more than 120 projects in various industries in the region sealed.

Almost 60 projects were inked in farm-forestry processing, 24 in tourism, 20 in industry, eight in urban development and 10 in health care, education and transport at the Forum on Investment Promotion for the Central Highlands, initiated by the Central Highlands Steering Committee, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and Central Highlands provinces.
Sci-Tech

VNPT, Intel to develop new technologies

The Vietnam Post and Telecoms Group (VNPT) and Intel Semiconductors Vietnam (Intel) will work together on the research and development of new technologies to diversify their service packages.
BIDV to provide forex services on int’l market Business

BIDV to provide forex services on int’l market

The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) will provide a series of foreign exchange services on the international market, according to a document issued by the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) Governor.
Society

PM asks universities to attain int’l level

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has urged the educational sector to step up its efforts to create a local higher education system that meets international standards and the country’s demand for high-quality human resources.
Business

Firms urged to develop e-commerce

An unprecedented number of Vietnamese colleges and universities offer e-commerce training programmes, but the country still has much to learn about the development of online businesses, according to speakers at a seminar held on August 25 by the Vietnam Information Security Association.
Forum to call for investment in Central Highlands Business

Forum to call for investment in Central Highlands

A total of 120 projects calling for an estimated 100 trillion VND (5.6 billion USD) in investment will be put forth at a forum slated for Sept. 5 in Buon Ma Thuot city, in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak .
Business

Bank capital adequacy rules tighten

The State Bank of Vietnam on Aug 11 tightened the cap on the ratio that commercial banks and to the financial institutions may maintain between short-term deposits and medium- to long-term outstanding loans, in a new move to increase the security of the banking system.