Vietnam succeeds in first peripheral blood stem cells transplant

Vietnam succeeds in first peripheral blood stem cells transplant

The HCM City Hospital of Hematology and Blood Transfusion has become the first hospital in Vietnam to successfully conduct the transplantation of hematopoietic stem cells from peripheral blood.

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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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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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.