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Detained Vietnamese fishermen arrive home at Nine Vietnamese fishermen released by the Chinese Fishing Patrol Force arrived home safely on Tuesday (October 26). The crew pulled into the Dung Quat Port in the central province of Quang Ngai a month and a half after being detained while fishing off the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Business briefs at * The annual Vietnam Human Resources Day, the largest open forum for the HR community, will be held in Ho Chi Minh City�s White Palace Convention Center on October 31. This year�s event, themed �HR strategies in new landscapes,� will focus on the areas of executive search... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Dairy industry held captive by import reliance at The situation of having both raw materials and finished products provided by international suppliers makes it difficult to control prices of dairy products in the domestic market, experts say. Do Kim Tuyen, head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development�s Plan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Dairy industry held captive by import reliance at The situation of having both raw materials and finished products provided by international suppliers makes it difficult to control prices of dairy products in the domestic market, experts say. Do Kim Tuyen, head of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development�s Plan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Vietnamese, Australian firms expand access to domestic market at VinaSecurities, a Ho Chi Minh City-based securities firm, and Australia�s Macquarie Capital Securities Ltd. signed a wide-ranging cooperation agreement on Wednesday. The agreement gives Macquarie�s clients access to Vietnam, one of Asia�s fastest growing markets. In exchange, VinaSecurities said its clients... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Vietnam banks struggle to cut interest rates as inflation bites at As inflation continues to rise, banks are finding it increasingly difficult to meet government demands to lower interest rates, experts say. Cao Sy Kiem, former central bank governor and a member of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Vietnam banks struggle to cut interest rates as inflation bites at As inflation continues to rise, banks are finding it increasingly difficult to meet government demands to lower interest rates, experts say. Cao Sy Kiem, former central bank governor and a member of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Leafy wonder at It is easy to find the c�y s?ng d?i or tru?ng sinh (immortal plant). It is easy to grow (replanting a single leaf will generate a new plant), and is found in parks, gardens and many other places. While it is used sometimes as an ornamental plant,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Experts call for early diagnosis of Alzheimer�s in Asia at Health authorities in Asia should diagnose Alzheimer�s disease (AD) patients early so that drugs may be given to stabilize symptoms and relatives, or caregivers, can be better prepared, experts said. AD is set to explode in Asia in coming decades... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Experts call for early diagnosis of Alzheimer�s in Asia at Health authorities in Asia should diagnose Alzheimer�s disease (AD) patients early so that drugs may be given to stabilize symptoms and relatives, or caregivers, can be better prepared, experts said. AD is set to explode in Asia in coming decades... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Vietnam makes first 32-bit chip at HCMC � The Integrated Circuit Design Research and Education Center (ICDREC) of the Vietnam National University of HCMC has announced its success in designing and producing the country�s first 32-bit chip. Chip VN16-32 based on IBM 0.13 Micron technology is part of an RISC... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
ASEAN commits to work toward community by 2015 at ASEAN leaders join hands for their group photograph in the opening ceremony of the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Hanoi yesterday. (From L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Singaporean Prime... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
ASEAN commits to work toward community by 2015 at ASEAN leaders join hands for their group photograph in the opening ceremony of the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Hanoi yesterday. (From L-R) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Myanmar's Prime Minister Thein Sein, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Singaporean Prime... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Paying�power bills via post offices at Nguyen Thanh Duy (L), chairman and CEO of Southern Power Corporation, and Tran Thanh Hoa, representative of ABBank, shake hands after signing the cooperation deal in HCMC on Thursday - Photo: Courtesy of ABBank HCMC � An Binh Commercial Bank, or ABBank, on Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Largest auto show boasts new models at Toyota Vietnam introduces Yaris car for reporters at Vietnam Motorshow 2010 in Hanoi on Thursday - Photo: Thu Hang HCMC - Vietnam Motorshow 2010, the country�s largest automobile industry exhibition that opened to visitors in the capital city on Friday, features latest car... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Largest auto show boasts new models at Toyota Vietnam introduces Yaris car for reporters at Vietnam Motorshow 2010 in Hanoi on Thursday - Photo: Thu Hang HCMC - Vietnam Motorshow 2010, the country�s largest automobile industry exhibition that opened to visitors in the capital city on Friday, features latest car... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Cruise ships bring 5,000 passengers to HCMC at The Costa Romantica cruise ship in the recent trip in HCMC - Photo: Dao Loan HCMC � Two luxury cruise ships of� Costa Crociere S.p.A cruise line will bring 5,000 tourists and crew members to Vietnam for a week from Friday. According... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
AECOM launches new brand in Vietnam at HCMC - AECOM Technology Corp. officially launched its new brand in Vietnam on Thursday, boosting its presence in the country with professional technical and management support services in transportation, environment, energy, and water among others. Peter Lee, senior vice president in Southeast Asia... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
AECOM launches new brand in Vietnam at HCMC - AECOM Technology Corp. officially launched its new brand in Vietnam on Thursday, boosting its presence in the country with professional technical and management support services in transportation, environment, energy, and water among others. Peter Lee, senior vice president in Southeast Asia... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Added capital by FIEs exceeds fresh FDI funds at HCMC - Operational foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) have increased capital in Vietnam by more than the FDI amount pledged this month, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. A total of 57 operational foreign-invested projects added... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
National standards needed for eco-bags at HCMC � Supermarkets, trade centers and eco-bag producers in HCMC complained on Thursday that there wasn�t a set of national standards for environmentally friendly bags. The comments were made during the press meeting held by Waste Recycling Fund of HCMC to launch Environmentally Friendly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
12.6 mln USD for business registration reform at Switzerland, Norway and the UN will provide an additional 12.6 million USD to support the second and third phases of the �Technical assistance to business registration reform in Vietnam � project. Documents to this effect were signed in Hanoi on Oct. 29... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Indonesia hails VN�s ASEAN community efforts at Indonesia �s Foreign Ministry highly values Vietnam �s role as Chair of ASEAN 2010 and its contributions to bringing the ASEAN Charter into life, stepping up cooperation within the bloc and improving the group�s position internationally. In an interview granted to the Jakarta-based... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
Deputy PM welcomes ITAR-TASS delegation at Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan received a visiting delegation from the Russian news agency ITAR-TASS led by First Deputy General Director M.V. Kalmycov in Hanoi on October 29. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan received a visiting delegation from the Russian news agency... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog
RoK FM: ASEAN�s role will be further expanded at The role of ASEAN will be enhanced when Russia and the US participate in the East Asia Summit (EAS), said the Republic of Korea (RoK) Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan. Talking with correspondents on the sidelines of the 17 th ASEAN Summit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at VietNam Today's blog