US slaps import duties on Vietnam’s steel products allegedly originated in China

US slaps import duties on Vietnam’s steel products allegedly originated in China

The US Department of Commerce slapped heavy import duties on some steel products from Vietnam after it decided they originated in China, violating the US’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy orders. 

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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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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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.