Society

Overseas Vietnamese look towards homeland

Overseas Vietnamese at the ongoing VFF Congress in Hanoi have expressed their feelings and aspirations as well as their opinions on the festive day that celebrates national solidarity.
Environment

Public to be consulted on climate change

More than 100 members of the public will be selected to take part in a workshop on “World Wide Views on Global Warming” to discuss climate change and responses to this global issue.
Politics

Vietnam hails women’s contribution to growth

Vietnam applauds the theme of the second Asian Women Entrepreneurs’ Conference (AWEC) which highlights women’s role in contributing to sustainable development in Asia and the world as a whole.
Politics

DPR Korea’s deputy FM visits Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem received visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong Il in Hanoi on Aug. 14.
Politics

Legislators talk ways to finalise legal system

Domestic and international legislators and legal researchers are gathering in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city to attend a workshop to exchange experiences in finalising a legal system.
Business

Top economists talk growth, development

Growth theory and economic development were the main topics of a seminar co-hosted by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Party Central Committee’s Theory Council in Hanoi on August 17.

Prof. Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs, and Prof. James Riedel from the US’s Johns Hopkins University, participated in the event.
Society

Workshop talks Labour Code and Trade Union Law

Trade union members and legislators are gathering at a two-day workshop in the coal-mining province of Quang Ninh’s Ha Long city on August 13 to seek ways to draft a revised Labour Code and Trade Union Law.
Business

Standard Chartered: Government fiscal stimulus package boosts economy

Vietnam’s government fiscal stimulus is having a positive impact on the economy, especially in light of the fact that 2009 is considered a year of great challenges, the Standard Chartered Bank’s analyst Tai Hui has said.

The impacts can be seen clearly as a number of sectors in the economy are showing signs of outperforming expectations, such as construction, transportation and communications, financial intermediation, and retail and wholesale trade.