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).

WB helps Vietnam fight poverty, light up countryside

The World Bank will provide a total of 300 million USD to aid the implementation of the second phase of a poverty reduction project and to increase rural access to electricity.

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Cooperation key to Mekong’s use and protection

Vietnam ’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Dung has expressed his country’s wish for regional cooperation in the protection and exploitation of the Mekong river.

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NGO grants going strong

Vietnam received commitments to humanitarian and socio-economic assistance from 17 new foreign non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in the first half of the year, despite the impact of the global economic downturn on charitable giving worldwide.

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Vietnam, Russia enter new strategic dialogue

Vietnam and Russia opened a strategic dialogue on foreign relations, national defence and security in Moscow , Russia , on July 9.

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Ha Long Bay continues to top new world wonders voting

Ha Long Bay - one of Vietnam ’s two UNESCO natural world heritage sites – continues topping Group G by July 7, the deadline of the second phase of the voting for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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Environmental pollution to increase five-fold by 2010

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has warned that the country’s environmental pollution level will increase by 4-5 times within the next year alone.

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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.