Health

Clinical tests of new drugs discussed

Almost 200 domestic and foreign managers and scientists are gathering in Lam Dong province in the central highlands to discuss circulating memo’s on the clinical tests of new drugs and standard procedures for the ethics council in biomedicine research on humans.
ABBank, Prudential expand cooperation Business

ABBank, Prudential expand cooperation

The An Binh Bank and the Prudential Vietnam Life Insurance have announced to expand their cooperation following their initial success of the bancassurance product.
Business

Retail sector remains economic bright spot

Against the backdrop of industrial production value and exports plunging sharply in the last eight months, Vietnam’s retail sector saw products flying off the shelves, attaining a growth rate of 18.4 percent.

According to the latest report from the General Statistics Office, the country’s revenue from the retail and services sector totalled 743 trillion VND in the reviewed period.
Business

Vietnam increases its investment in Laos, Cambodia

By June 2009, Vietnamese businesses had invested in 186 projects in Laos, the third highest amongst foreign investors in the country, according to statistics provided by the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment.
Business

Complex tasks to cut losses from grid

Electricity of Vietnam says the goal to reduce annual transmission losses to 8 percent by next year is not feasible because of lack of funds and the complicated nature of the country’s power grid.
Society

APEC pledges to promote food safety solutions

Member economies from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum will continue to focus their efforts on ensuring food safety and strengthening the exchange of relevant information.
Politics

Hanoi aims for ISO certificates

Hanoi will strive to have all departments and districts meet qualifications to be granted ISO quality management certificates by 2010, and all communes by 2012.
Culture - Sports

Tay ethnic group’s charming village

Located in the heart of the Ba Be National Park in northern Bac Kan province, Pac Ngoi hamlet is one of a few hamlets that still keeps to the traditions, customs and habits of the Tay ethnic group, the second largest ethnic group in Vietnam.