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).

Lang Co Bay enters list of world-class bays

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on June 6 held a ceremony to announce the recognition of Lang Co Bay as the 30th member of the “World’s Most Beautiful Bays” club (Worldbays Club).

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Miss World Vietnam moves up in the pageant’s final stretch

Miss World Vietnam Tran Thi Huong Giang placed second in the Miss World Top Model Fast Track competition ahead of December 12’s Miss World final, reported the online beauty pageants magazine Globalbeauties.com.

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Vietnam makes public third defence white paper

Vietnam has provided up-to-date information regarding the budget and the total number of troops in its army in its third White Paper on National Defence, made public on December 8.

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Film on war in Vietnam screened in Washington

A film on the war in Vietnam , entitled "21 and a wakeup", was screened in the US capital of Washington DC on December 8.

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Nation launches data centre on gender-gender violence

The Counseling and Media Resource Centre on Gender-based Violence (CMRC), the first of its kind in Vietnam , opened on June 4.

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Sites show Buddhism values

Buddhism has been followed in Vietnam for nearly 2,000 years and during the Ly and Tran dynasties it was considered the national religion.

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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.