Business

Brokers banned from OTC trades

Securities companies will be banned from trading shares on the over-the-counter (OTC) market effective January 28, under a new order from the State Securities Commission.
Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake World

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

Hundreds, possibly thousands of people have been buried beneath the rubble of a 7.3 magnitude earthquake, which hit the Caribbean country of Haiti on January 12, an official from an international aid organisation in Haiti has reported.
World

DPRK team to enter Japan for soccer tournament

Japan will allow the national female soccer team from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to take part in the East Asian championship scheduled for next month in Tokyo.
Public smoking ban starts soon Society

Public smoking ban starts soon

In 10 days time the ban on smoking in public spaces will take effect, but many people still have no idea about the new regulation.
Society

Work on Lao Cai expressway starts

Construction work on the Van Ban - Bao Yen section of the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway project started in Van Ban district of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on Dec. 20.
UN climate summit opens in Copenhagen World

UN climate summit opens in Copenhagen

The United Nations climate summit opened in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Dec. 15 with strong calls for world leaders to reach a “fair ambitious and comprehensive” deal.
Business

State Bank moves to cool gold market

The ban on gold imports has been lifed after a 16-month restriction aimed at cooling down the currently over-heated market in the precious metal, State Bank of Vietnam Governor Nguyen Van Giau told reporters in Hanoi on Nov. 11
Politics

Vietnam moves to ban scrap imports

Environmental police met in the northern port city of Hai Phong on Nov. 5 to seek legal support for a ban on imports of obsolete equipment and the transfer of out-of-date technology into the country.
PM inspects Lai Chau hydropower plant construction site Society

PM inspects Lai Chau hydropower plant construction site

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau to be well prepared for the resettlement of local people who have given their land for the Lai Chau hydropower plant, a key national project.
Business

Nation may attract 25 billion USD in FDI in 2009

The nation is forecast to attract 25 billion USD in foreign investment in 2009, 5 billion USD more than the set target, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh.

The forecast was based on FDI attraction in the first nine months of the year, which hit 12.54 billion USD, and three newly-licensed projects valued at over 7.8 billion USD.