National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

Vietnam’s total revenue from retail trade and services rose 10 percent year-on-year to exceed 1 quadrillion VND (44.05 billion USD) in the first quarter of 2018, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

500 sci-tech innovative ideas honoured in 15 years

Vietnam has over the past 15 years had 500 sci-tech innovation projects that have been applied in production, boosting business activities, improving productivity, quality and saving production costs.

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Australian expert praises Vietnam’s fruit trees

An Australian agricultural research expert has highlighted the quality of Vietnam ’s fruit trees and the country’s achievements in creating high-quality fruit varieties for export.

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Vietnam police arrest bank robber wanted in US

A 29-year-old of US nationality, Le John (or Le Dung), wanted by US police under an international red alert, has been arrested by Vietnamese police.

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Vietnam to host joint regional UN tourism meeting

The 22nd Joint Meeting of the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Commissions for East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia will be held in Hanoi from May 10-12.

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Miss World Vietnam 2010 to be held in Nha Trang

The Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry has allowed the central province of Khanh Hoa to host the final round of the Miss World Vietnam 2010 beauty pageant in Nha Trang beach city.

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Hung Kings Temple Festival seeks UNESCO recognition

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Phu Tho People’s Committee are urgently completing a dossier to submit to UNESCO for recognition of the “Belief and Hung Kings Temple Festival” as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

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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.