Vietnam boosts ties with Australia

Vietnam boosts ties with Australia

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue held working sessions with some Australian officials on July 24 to seek measures to further foster partnership between the two countries.

Vietnam comes third at ABU Robocon 2009 TOKYO

Vietnam comes third at ABU Robocon 2009 TOKYO

The Vietnamese Robocon team on August 22 gained the third prize at the Asia-Pacific robot contest 2009 in Japan, which is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

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State President: Vietnam persists with anti-war policy

State President: Vietnam persists with anti-war policy

Vietnam follows a consistent policy to protest against war, promote disarmament and preserve peace, State President Nguyen Minh Triet has said at the United Nations Security Council summit in New York on Sept. 24.

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Vietnam cuts taxes, facilitates int’l trade

Vietnam cuts taxes, facilitates int’l trade

Vietnam cut business taxes in 2008-2009, joining many other economies in East Asia and the Pacific in strengthening business regulations to help increase opportunities for local firms, according to a report.

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Two foreign banks to launch new services in Vietnam

Two foreign banks operating in Vietnam have been permitted to launch additional services in the country, the State Bank of Vietnam announced on September 14.

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High-speed rail to reduce travel time

It will take only five and a half hours to travel from Hanoi to HCM City by the North-South High Speed Railway once it is operational, instead of the current 30 hours.

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Vietnamese enterprise lists shares on US’s Nasdaq

Infrastructure developer Cavico Corporation has become the first Vietnamese enterprise to list on the US stock exchange following Nasdaq’s approval on Sept. 18.

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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.