NA Vice Chairwoman meets IPU leader, Cuban counterpart Politics

NA Vice Chairwoman meets IPU leader, Cuban counterpart

Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Tong Thi Phong had separate meetings with President of the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriela Cuevas Barron and Vice President of the Cuban National Assembly Ana Maria Mari Machado on October 15 on the sidelines of the 141st IPU Assembly.
Malaysia considers total e-cigarette ban World

Malaysia considers total e-cigarette ban

Malaysia is considering banning the sale of electronic cigarettes following reports of deaths in the US linked to e-cigarettes, said the country’s Minister of Health Dzulkefly Ahmad on October 14.
CPI slightly increases in July Business

CPI slightly increases in July

Vietnam’s consumer price index (CPI) in July rose by 0.18 percent month-on-month, and 2.44 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
80 percent of State-owned economic groups earn profits Business

80 percent of State-owned economic groups earn profits

Up to 80 percent of the 19 State-owned economic groups and corporations under the management of the Committee for Management of State Capital at Enterprises (CMSC) earned profits in the first half of this year, fulfilling more than half of their yearly targets, according to the committee.
HCM City’s CPI goes down slightly in June Business

HCM City’s CPI goes down slightly in June

Consumer price index of Ho Chi Minh City in June decreased by 0.04 percent compared to that of May and increased by 3.79 percent year-on-year, said the municipal Statistical Office on June 29.
Vinaconex to increase foreign ownership Business

Vinaconex to increase foreign ownership

The Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation (Vinaconex or VCG) plans to eliminate and amend some business lines to open more room for foreign investors, to 49 percent.
Indonesia’s ban on online cigarette ad receives praises World

Indonesia’s ban on online cigarette ad receives praises

The Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA) has applauded Indonesia for its move to block online cigarette advertising, as an attempt to protect young people from being exposed to tobacco, and urged other countries to follow suit.
HCM City’s CPI up 0.58 percent in May Business

HCM City’s CPI up 0.58 percent in May

The consumer price index (CPI) of Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s biggest economic hub, increased by 0.58 percent in May compared with the previous month and 4.41 percent year-on-year, the municipal Statistics Office announced on May 29.
Meeting responds to World No Tobacco Day Health

Meeting responds to World No Tobacco Day

A meting was held in Hanoi on May 26 in response to the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and the National No Tobacco Week (May 25-31) following the theme “tobacco and lung diseases”.
Vietnam sees just 2 percent decrease in smokers after 6 years Society

Vietnam sees just 2 percent decrease in smokers after 6 years

Vietnam has seen a marginal 2 percent decline in the number of cigarette smokers since the Law on Tobacco Harm Prevention and Control took effects six years ago, heard a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on May 10 to seek measures to improve the efficiency of the law’s implementation.