Business

New committee helps boost ROK-Vietnam trade

The Joint Republic of Korea-Vietnam Committee for Commercial Cooperation debuted in Seoul , RoK on February 24, in a move to double trade revenues by 2015 and balance bilateral trade.
Society

Activities for overseas Vietnamese in 2010

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese said that it will organise a celebration marking the 50th anniversary the Day President Ho Chi Minh came to the northern port city of Hai Phong in conjunction with overseas Vietnamese returning to the port city on Jan. 10.
Society

Work on Lao Cai expressway starts

Construction work on the Van Ban - Bao Yen section of the Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway project started in Van Ban district of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on Dec. 20.
Vietnam reacts to US resolution on internet Politics

Vietnam reacts to US resolution on internet

Vietnam has expressed its opposition to the US House of Representatives’ resolution on freedom of internet in Vietnam, saying that information in the resolution was biased and untrue.
Society

Poor to get H1N1 flu vaccine

The World Health Organisation plans to start sending H1N1 flu vaccines to poorer countries as early as next month, the United Nations agency’s head of vaccine research said on Oct. 12.
World

ASEAN insurance agencies meet in Laos

Representatives from national insurance agencies and insurance firms in the region are taking part in the 12th meeting of the ASEAN Insurance Agencies being held in Vientiane , Laos , from Oct. 7-9.
Business

Rallying markets hit profit-taking wall

Profit-taking put the brakes on the advance of the shares on the HCM Stock Exchange yesterday, with the VN-Index gaining a negligible 0.03 percent to end the day at 556.75.

Trading was heavy, however, with the value of the day’s transactions climbing to 3.6 trillion VND (202.24 million USD), on a volume of 69.7 million shares. Foreign investors contributed 8 percent to the total market volume, accounting for 5.6 million transactions.
World

Malaysia, Thailand expect to benefit from rail link

Strong cooperation between the railway administration of Peninsular Malaysia (KTMB) and the State Railway Of Thailand (SRT) is expected to help promote good relations between the citizens of the two neighbouring countries.
Travel

Temple honours timeless love

Located only 20 km south from Hanoi is the temple of Tien Dung Chu Dong Tu, a place to worship the immortal love between Princess Tien Dung and a poor fisherman, Chu Dong Tu.