PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds talks with Thai counterpart

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc holds talks with Thai counterpart

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-ocha expressed their satisfaction at the strong development of Vietnam-Thailand cooperation over the past 41 years since they established diplomatic ties in August 1976, during their talks in Bangkok on August 17.

Poor logistics industry retards economy

Demand for logistics services has risen rapidly, but the plan to develop a professional logistics centre in HCM City is still on the drawing board, experts say.

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VN launches banking information management system

VN launches banking information management system

A project to develop a financial sector modernisation and information management system with funding from the World Bank and Japan was officially launched at a seminar held in Hanoi on Sept. 22-23.

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Passport time down from five days to 15 minutes

The time taken to complete passports procedures will be cut from five days to 15 minutes, according to Truong Xuan Thanh, deputy director of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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EVN Telecom invests 3 trillion VND in 3G service

EVN Telecom invests 3 trillion VND in 3G service

The EVN Telecom Company will invest nearly 3 trillion VND (166 million USD) to install 2,500 Node B base transceiver stations (BTS) nationwide, expected to serve 46 percent of the country’s population.

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Local firms raise salaries despite recession

The average gross salary increased 16.47 percent during the period from April 2008 to March 2009, according to the latest announcement from the Navigos Group, the leading recruitment solutions provider in Vietnam.

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"Don’t Burn” triumphs at Fukuoka film festival

"Don’t Burn” triumphs at Fukuoka film festival

“Don’t Burn” by director Dang Nhat Minh has beaten out 24 arch-rivals to bag the Fukuoka Audience Award, only prize at the on-going Fukuoka International Film Festival in Japan.

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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.