World

Japan considers compensations for radioactive leak victims

The Japanese government is considering a plan to set up a reciprocal system between local power companies to assist the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) in compensating organisations and individuals affected by radioactive leaks at the Fukishima Nuclear Power plant No. 1.
Gov’t deals with low-income earner difficulties Business

Gov’t deals with low-income earner difficulties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked ministries, branches and localities to continue to synchronously implement inflation curbing measures, in order to stabilise the macro economy and ensure jobs and life for labourers.
Culture - Sports

Planners strive to save Hanoi's trees

The words of a popular Vietnamese song about Hanoi celebrates the city's tree-lined streets in autumn – "bright yellow celtis, tropical almonds with red leaves standing next to each other; old streets and ancient houses with brown tiled roofs."
Culture - Sports

Amateur football clubs chase Cup

Organisers of the Budweiser International Cup 6v6 did the draw on March 3, as amateur football teams across the country gear up to compete for a once-in-lifetime trip to South Africa.
Society

Loans help residents connect to water mains

More than 2,000 of the 2,300 households in Yen Phong commune in northern Ninh Binh province now have access to potable water thanks to loans provided by the Bank for Social Polices, according to Pham Quoc Tuan, vice chairman of the commune People’s Committee.
World

McDonald’s profit hits 1.22 bln USD

McDonald’s dollar menu keeps gaining fans in the recession, and its profit rose last fall, but the world’s largest burger chain said on Jan. 22 that its annual revenue slipped for the first time in at least a quarter century.
World

Thai economy on road to recovery

Thailand’s economy has expanded two quarters in a row, and is expected to do so again next year, the National News Bureau of Thailand reported, citing sources from the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board.
Society

E-government helps facilitate services for people

The State must soon build an infrastructure for e-government, as its prime goal is to provide a favourable environment for the supply of services for the benefit of people and the national economy, officials have said.