Business

Finance ministry plans changeover to IT

A master plan to apply information technology in finance that has been approved by the Ministry of Finance seeks to push 80 percent of tax-related tasks online by 2015, among other goals.
Thai PM announces action plan World

Thai PM announces action plan

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Aug. 23 presented her government's short and long-term policies to the joint parliament meeting, including 484 MPs and 147 senators.
Politics

Lao officials join Party organisation course

The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration on September 12 opened a training course on organisational work for 17 key leaders and officials of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LLRP), in Hanoi.
Business

Vietnam drops lower on index of competitiveness

The Report on Global Competitiveness 2011-12 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks Vietnam 65th on the global competitiveness index (GCI) out of a total of 142 countries and territories surveyed, dropping six places from last year.

The Global Competitiveness Report which was made public on Sept. 7 was based on the Global Competitiveness Index ( GCI ), comprising 12 categories – the pillars of competitiveness – which together provide a comprehensive picture of a country's competitiveness landscape.
Society

Emulation, reward activities reviewed

Emulation has helped in the implementation of political tasks and focused on curbing inflation, stabilising the macro-economy, alleviating poverty and ensuring order and security, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at a meeting on August 29.
Society

Programme expected to enhance regulatory quality

The Programme for Enhancing Regulatory Quality (PERQ) will contribute to ensuring a transparent environment that is a critical factor to improve the economy’s competitiveness and attract more investment.
Shoe exporters told to foster trademarks Business

Shoe exporters told to foster trademarks

Despite being the world's third-largest producer of leather and footwear, Vietnamese businesses in the industry have not been successful in building global trademarks, industry officials have said.
Society

VN, Argentina share in sci-tech development

A delegation from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Vietnam led by Do Hoai Nam, Director of Department of Technology Appraisal Examination and Assessment, has paid a working visit to Argentina.
Society

VN, Germany discuss local government reform

Vietnamese and German experts and managers gathered at a workshop in the central city of Da Nang on July 7 to study theoretical and practical issues in the process of local government reform in Vietnam and Germany.
Vietnamese experts in France debate economic issues Business

Vietnamese experts in France debate economic issues

The Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts in France (AVSE) hosted the first economic and financial seminar at the Panthéon Sorbonne University in Paris on June 24, with experts, lecturers and students from Paris and some French cities taking part.
Irish President values ties with Vietnam Politics

Irish President values ties with Vietnam

President of Ireland Mary McAleese spoke highly of the fine development of the relationship between Ireland and Vietnam over the past time, especially after visits by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in 2008 and Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai in 2009.