Business

State business share sales to see breakthrough

The number of State-owned enterprises (SOE) to change ownership status was expected to surge after a long period of standstill if the Government cleared a decree on SOE equitisation, said an official
Business

Vinamilk buys cushion VN-Index

A positive performance by blue chips helped the VN-Index stave off further declines and close essentially unchanged on April 6 at 457.20 points. However, the volume of trades on the HCM Stock Exchange continued to be meagre at 23.3 million shares, worth a total of nearly 632 billion VND (30 million USD).
Society

After-school care eases burdens on busy parents

While children generally finish school between 4.30 and 5pm, their parents often do not leave their offices until half an hour or so later. This has led to the flourishing of after-school care for kids in HCM City, a service common in the West.
Business

Public feels pinch as inflation soars

The Government's decision last month to hike petrol prices, followed by an increase in electricity rates at the beginning of this month, is adding to the cost of almost all of consumer goods. Meanwhile, the falling value of the Vietnamese dong has also caused importers to raise the prices of many necessities, including milk and other food items.
Business

Car sales accelerate as new fees loom

Car sales this month have already tripled those in November last year, with customers looking to avoid a new registration fee that becomes effective later this year.
Business

Report rates most productive companies

The report Vietnam 's Most Productive Companies 2010 was released on Dec. 23 by Profiles International, a global company specialising in employment evaluations and management assessment tools for human resources.
Society

Journalist to be prosecuted

The Supreme People's Procuracy on Oct. 20 approved a decision on Oct. 20 to prosecute Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper's Deputy Managing Editor Phan Ha Binh for extortion.
Society

Vietnam employment manual released

Vietnam’s leading recruiting firm Navigos Group and US law firm Russin & Vecchi jointly released the Vietnam Employment Manual on Sept. 8.
Business

Local firms lack human resource strategies

Vietnam lacks long-term human resource development strategies to maintain a high-quality workforce, according to a new report from the Vietnam Marketing and Management Institute.
Culture - Sports

Ancient rural life in heart of Hanoi

Right in the heart of Hanoi , tourists can see and touch the simple life of the Vietnamese countryside several centuries ago while visiting the Museum of Farming Tools and Daily Life Essentials of Northern Farmers.
Business

Hoa Sen sells shares to strategic partners

Steel producer Hoa Sen Group (HSG) has sold nearly 12 million shares to three domestic and foreign financial institutions: the Republic of Korea ’s STIC Investment Inc, FPT Securities Co and Bong Sen Fund Management Co.
Society

Insurance premiums to rise

The HCM City Social Insurance Agency has instructed enterprises to apply the new rates for social security, health and unemployment insurance that will take effect on January 1, 2010.