Society

Scholars talk new forms of terrorism in Hanoi

Scholars and diplomats from Vietnam, the Middle East and African countries met at a workshop in Hanoi on September 22 to discuss new forms of terrorism and the international community’s reaction.
Politics

Law may recognise transgender people

The health ministry is finalising amendments to the draft Civil Code law, which is likely to acknowledge transgender people and their rights for the first time in Vietnam.
Nearly 170,000 people no longer exposed to dioxin Society

Nearly 170,000 people no longer exposed to dioxin

Nearly 170,000 people living near the Bien Hoa airbase in the southern province of Dong Nai and in the vicinity of Phu Cat airbase in the central province of Binh Dinh no longer face potential risks of dioxin exposure.
SSC builds legal framework to run derivatives market Business

SSC builds legal framework to run derivatives market

A Vietnamese derivatives market is expected to be put into operation in 2016. The State Securities Commission (SSC) is stepping up the construction of a legal framework to run this market safely and effectively, the Vietnam Economic News reported.
PM Dung underlines human factor for wealthy Asia – Pacific Business

PM Dung underlines human factor for wealthy Asia – Pacific

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has stressed the important role that the human factor plays in striving for a wealthy Asian – Pacific region in his remarks delivered at the 6th APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi on September 6.
Sci-Tech

Vietnam websites vulnerable to attack: BKAV

Vietnam remains among the countries most vulnerable to internet attacks, with 40 percent of websites containing security loopholes, according to the country's top internet security firm, BKAV.
Business

Gold loan rate tumbles as banks urge VND transfers

Gold loans at commercial banks in Ho Chi Minh City at the end of February stood at 100,000 taels, down 28,000 taels, or 21.87 percent, against the end of 2013, the central bank's City branch Deputy Director Nguyen Hoang Minh told the Thoi Bao Ngan Hang (Banking Times).
Society

Suspension bridges need checking: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested localities to check the quality of all suspension bridges, especially in mountainous areas, at a teleconference on February 25.
Business

Sustainable development in Vietnam seen from within

Sustainable development has emerged as a top concern of mankind. The issue is echoed at various international forums, in public documents, as well as in national policies and plans of action. In Vietnam, sustainable development is one of the fundamental elements of economic growth model reform and a primary goal of the national economy. Communist Review features an article by Prof. Dr. Vu Van Hien, Vice Chairman of the Central Theory Council, on the issue.
Business

Two scenarios for Vietnam's 2014 economic growth

At a recent seminar entitled "Prospects for Vietnam's Economy in 2014: Resonance Policy Effect" organised by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, participants put forth several scenarios for Vietnam's economy. Report byVietnam Business Forum.