Business

PM urges close watch for signs of inflation

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung urged ministries and localities to closely watch prices, especially on essential goods, to prevent the reoccurrence of high inflation and speed up economic recovery.
Health

Bird flu heads south

Every effort is being implemented to prevent the continuous spread of the A/H5N1 virus in the two provinces of Ca Mau and Ha Tinh’s flocks, after thousands of affected birds have been culled.
Business

Labour market continues to recover

The online job market continued to recover with the rise in labour demand indexes in the fourth quarter of 2009, according to Vietnam’s largest online job services website VietnamWorks.com.

VietnamWorks.com’s report said that the online labour demand index in the fourth quarter of 2009 rose by 5.2 percent against the previous period. Retail sales, accounting/finance, administrative/secretarial, information technology-software and marketing had the highest demand for employees, said the report.
World

WB aids forest management, renewable energy

The World Bank (WB) accelerates the deployment of two projects worth a total of 700 million USD to boost forest management and develop renewable energy in low income countries.
Politics

NA Chairman pays Tet visit to PetroVietnam

Chairman of the National Assembly Nguyen Phu Trong on Feb. 9 paid a Tet visit to the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), wishing more than 35,000 staff a happy new year.
Society

Forest programmes on track, says official

Vietnam has poured an increasing sum into forest projects which include social security measures, thus better protecting forest resources and the people, said a senior official.
PM Dung attends WEF session on global governance Politics

PM Dung attends WEF session on global governance

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the plenary session entitled “Reshaping global governance” held in Davos, Switzerland, on January 29 as part of the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF).
Business

Vietnam to grow by 6.5 pct: EuroCham director

Vietnam ’s economy has grew by 5.32 percent in 2009 and it is likely to register a 6.5 percent growth this year, said Matthias Duehn, Director of the European Chamber of Commerce, in Hanoi on Jan. 27.
Health

WHO’s new therapy cures 36 million TB patients

An estimated 36 million people have been cured of tuberculosis since the World Health Organisation (WHO) developed the Directly Observed Therapy Short-course (DOTS) in 1994, according to the WHO’s release on Dec. 9.