VN prepares UNESCO application for Then singing

VN prepares UNESCO application for Then singing

Vietnam will submit dossiers asking UNESCO to recognise the Tay and Nung ethnic people’s Then Singing Practice as a world intangible cultural heritage before March 31, according to the government office’s official document.

Vietnam’s rice exports drop in Q1

Vietnam’s rice exports drop in Q1

Vietnam exported an estimated 1.28 million tonnes of rice in the first three months of the year, earning 570 million USD, down 18 percent in volume and 17.3 percent in value compared to the same period last year.

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Hai Phong draws over 208 mln USD in FDI in Q1

Hai Phong draws over 208 mln USD in FDI in Q1

More than 208.5 million USD in foreign direct investment landed in northern Hai Phong city in the first quarter of 2016, up nearly 16 percent against the same period last year.

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Vietnam, Mozambique foster defence cooperation

Vietnam, Mozambique foster defence cooperation

Vietnam attaches importance to the traditional relationship with Mozambique and wishes to promote multi-faceted cooperation between the nations, particularly in national defence, said a senior officer.

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IFAD supports farm smallholders in Vietnam

IFAD supports farm smallholders in Vietnam

The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) will provide Vietnam 43 million USD in soft loan to sustainably improve income and reduce climate vulnerability of farm households in northeastern Vietnam.

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HCM City remittances race to 1 billion USD mark

HCM City remittances race to 1 billion USD mark

Remittances to HCM City, which routinely accounts for the highest amount in the country, has topped 1 billion USD already this year.

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Ministry imposes anti-dumping duties on steel from China

Ministry imposes anti-dumping duties on steel from China

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has issued a decree imposing temporary anti-dumping duties on H-shaped steel products imported from China.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.