World

Thailand ready for ASEAN Summit

ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan has assured Thailand’s readiness to host the upcoming 15th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit and related meetings.
Business

Businesses foremost in fostering an export revival

Vietnam’s exports are on track to bounce back, not just only because of the government’s management policy, but also due to the efforts of various state run enterprises, said an official from the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham).

The Director of EuroCham’s Hanoi Office, Matthias Duehn, said at a seminar to promote exports in Hanoi on Oct. 12, that despite having faced many difficulties resulting from the global economic crisis, particularly in exports, Vietnam is likely to post a GDP growth rate of 5 percent this year.
Gov’t vows to boost IT cooperation Sci-Tech

Gov’t vows to boost IT cooperation

PM Nguyen Tan Dung pledged to pay special attention to encouraging international IT and its applications, to create a dynamic IT market before a forum in Hanoi.
World

GMS countries discuss energy development

Officials from several agencies of the member countries of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) are gathering in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to discuss the development of energy in the sub region.
Society

Malaysian company presents 100,000 USD to Tra Vinh

Janakuasa Company, a leading investor in Malaysia in the energy sector, has granted a check of 100,000 USD to the southern province of Tra Vinh, where the company is scheduled to invest in a 1.5-billion-USD power plant.
Politics

Vietnam, Canada boost development cooperation

Vietnam will continue to be a priority recipient of Canada ’s official development assistance (ODA) and Canada will send a delegation to Vietnam early next year to help ODA projects get going.
Society

200 bln VND to tackle climate change in HCM city

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has endorsed a 200 billion VND budget for its climate change response plan.The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has endorsed a 200 billion VND budget for its climate change response plan.
ADB President: VN's economy bottoms out of crisis Business

ADB President: VN's economy bottoms out of crisis

The Vietnamese economy has stabilised and is now on track to recover from the global financial crisis, said Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda.

He made the remarks at a conference entitled “The Impact of the Global Economic Slowdown on Poverty and Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific”, the first of its kind in the region, in Hanoi on September 28.
Business

US investors advised to consider Vietnam's ETFs

Website iStockAnalyst.com, the flagship product of Oregon based corporation Wall Street Tools LLC, has advised US investors to consider Market Vectors Vietnam (VNM) as the best option out of the five recently launched international exchange traded funds (ETFs).
Politics

Vietnam attends Asian political party conference

A Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) delegation led by its External Affairs Commission’s Permanent Deputy Head, Pham Xuan Son, attended a recent International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP).
Politics

NA delegation visits Spain

A delegation of the Vietnam ’s National Assembly, led by Nguyen Duc Kien, NA deputy chairman, paid a working visit to Spain from June 21-26.