Vietnam tightens ties with Russia, Philippines

Vietnam tightens ties with Russia, Philippines

Vietnam attaches importance to defence ties with Russia, affirmed Nguyen Chi Vinh, member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Defence Minister, at a reception in Hanoi on September 20 for Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov.

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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Legal documents for AO victims need retooling

Legal documents for AO victims need retooling

Representatives of ministries and mass organisations have voiced the need to re-shape existing legal documents and policies to make them more suitable to victims of Agent Orange.

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Coca-Cola to double investment in Vietnam

Coca-Cola to double investment in Vietnam

Coca-Cola will double its investment in Vietnam by adding 200 million USD in the next three years, said the company’s head.

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UN Human Rights Council endorses Vietnam’s UPR

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Sept. 24 endorsed Vietnam s national report under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism at a session that drew the participation of representatives of all 192 Council members, and international and non-governmental organisations.

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VN, Australia sign MoU on judicial cooperation

Under the MoU, both sides will focus on technical cooperation programmes, especially between their judges and court officials.

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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.