Inflationary pressures in 2014 have remained low, reflecting both weak domestic demand and subdued commodity prices, according to economists at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Inflationary pressures in 2014 have remained low, reflecting both weak domestic demand and subdued commodity prices, according to economists at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC).
An international workshop on the East Sea was held in Yangon , Myanmar on April 24.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has confirmed that Vietnam is willing to work with Brunei, Malaysia and Singapore to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations as soon as possible.
Vietnam Day in Venice attracts large crowds
Vietnam Day in Venice attracts large crowds
A wide variety of Vietnamese themed activities were held in observance of Vietnam Day in Venice on April 23, attracting large numbers of Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) and foreign friends.
First “Don ca tai tu” festival kicks off
First “Don ca tai tu” festival kicks off
The first national festival of “Don ca tai tu”, the musical art that UNESCO has recognised as intangible cultural heritage, officially opened in the southern province of Bac Lieu on April 24 with the participations of artists from 21 provinces and cities in the region.
OCA President backs Vietnam’s withdrawal of hosting ASIAD
OCA President backs Vietnam’s withdrawal of hosting ASIAD
President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah on April 23 showed his support for Vietnam’s decision of withdrawing from hosting the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD 18) in 2019.
Vietnam achieves 700 mln USD trade surplus
Vietnam achieves 700 mln USD trade surplus
Vietnam was estimated to enjoy a trade surplus of 700 million USD in the first four months of this year, according to data from the General Statistics Office (GSO).
More support for HIV/AIDS-affected children
More support for HIV/AIDS-affected children
The Prime Minister has agreed with the national plan of action for HIV/AIDS-affected children for the 2014-2020 period, said the Vietnam Government Portal.
Vietnamese body found in RoK ferry tragedy
Vietnamese body found in RoK ferry tragedy
Rescuers on April 23 discovered the body of Vietnamese bride Phan Ngoc Thanh who was onboard the capsized vessel off the Republic of Korea’s southwestern coast on April 16.
Myanmar hosts int’l workshop on East Sea
Myanmar hosts int’l workshop on East Sea
An international workshop on the East Sea was held in Yangon , Myanmar on April 24.
Steering committee for int’l integration set up
Steering committee for int’l integration set up
A National Steering Committee for International Integration will be up and running soon under a decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 23.
Vietnamese player seeded No 3 for Asia Badminton Championships
Vietnamese player seeded No 3 for Asia Badminton Championships
The organisers of the Badminton Asia Championships have named Vietnamese Nguyen Tien Minh as the No 3 seed. Thailand's SEA Games champion Ponsana Boonsak is seeded No 1 and So Wan-ho of the Republic of Korea (RoK) is No 2.
Then singing seeks UNESCO recognition
Then singing seeks UNESCO recognition
The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, one of the cradles of Hat Then ( Then singing), is working hard to hasten the compilation of a dossier seeking UNESCO’s recognition of the musical genre as a piece of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.
Flower festival to brighten up port city
Flower festival to brighten up port city
The northern port city of Hai Phong is preparing for a busy May after making plans to host both a major flower festival and a ceremony recognising its Cat Ba archipelago as a special national relic site.
Southeastern front officials introduced to PAPI
Southeastern front officials introduced to PAPI
Officials from the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s chapters in nine southeastern provinces were introduced to the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Index (PAPI) at a seminar in Vung Tau city, the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on April 23.
Film screenings mark major national holidays
Film screenings mark major national holidays
There will be screenings of historical films across the nation from April 25 – May 20 to mark several major national anniversaries, including the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, a Government official revealed in Hanoi on April 23.
Post offices open on Truong Sa Island
Post offices open on Truong Sa Island
The first post office was established on April 23 in Sinh Ton commune, Truong Sa Island, Khanh Hoa province, improving local cultural life.
PM Dung demands all means to eliminate measles outbreaks
PM Dung demands all means to eliminate measles outbreaks
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has demanded that agencies concerned must ensure enough workforce, medicines and equipment to eliminate the outbreaks of measles as soon as possible.
Project fosters public involvement in socio-economic development
Project fosters public involvement in socio-economic development
The “Pro-poor Participatory Development Project” funded by Plan International has helped strengthen the participation of the poor, ethnic people and women in socio-economic development and poverty reduction.
Hue Festival 2014 opens with style
Hue Festival 2014 opens with style
Tens of thousands flocked to the highly anticipated opening ceremony of Hue Festival 2014 at Ngo Mon Square in the former imperial city of Hue, the central province of Thua Thien Hue, on the evening of April 12.
Puppeteer shortage threatens survival of traditional art form
Puppeteer shortage threatens survival of traditional art form
A lack of puppeteers is threatening the survival of traditional puppetry, according to Chairman of Vietnam Theatre Artists' Association, Le Tien Tho.
Top ten beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Top ten beautiful places to visit in Vietnam
Vietnam is filled with beautiful and exotic sights ranging from rural countryside to ancient Temples and tombs. Petal Mashraki, a freelance travel writer, has suggested 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in an article published on globalgrasshopper.com
United Nations official to visit Vietnam
United Nations official to visit Vietnam
United Nations Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka will pay an official visit to Vietnam from March 28-31.
EU offers 400 mln EUR assistance to VN
EU offers 400 mln EUR assistance to VN
The European Union (EU) will raise the amount of development assistance for Vietnam to 400 million EUR for the 2014-2020 period, according to Chief Operating Officer of the European External Action Service (EEAS) David O’Sullivan.
Agricultural sector responds to Earth Hour
Agricultural sector responds to Earth Hour
Hanoi’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on March 25 launched a campaign in response to 2014 Earth Hour.
45 countries recognise Vietnam’s market economy status
45 countries recognise Vietnam’s market economy status
Vietnam has so far received recognition of its market economy from 45 countries across the world, with Oman being the latest, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Vietnam attends ASEAN-EU defence officials’ dialogue
Vietnam attends ASEAN-EU defence officials’ dialogue
A Vietnamese delegation attended a Defence Officials’ Dialogue between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union in Brussels, Belgium on April 8-9.
Education Minister in Singapore to discuss bilateral cooperation
Education Minister in Singapore to discuss bilateral cooperation
Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan on April 14 met his Singaporean counterpart Heng Swee Keat to discuss the operations of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), as well as ways to foster bilateral cooperation in education.
Transport ministry moves to verify alleged bribery case
Transport ministry moves to verify alleged bribery case
Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang on March 27 signed a decision on the establishment of a working group to verify the information on the Japan Transportation Consultants, Inc. paying kickbacks to win its participation in a national railways project in Vietnam.
PM urges effective development measures
PM urges effective development measures
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked ministries and localities to continue the comprehensive and effective implementation of socio-economic development tasks in the time to come.
Transport officials to present accounts of alleged bribery
Transport officials to present accounts of alleged bribery
The Transport Ministry has ordered 10 of its officials to present written accounts of their involvement in the early stages of the Hanoi city urban railway construction project (Line 1), which has become mired in controversy and bribery allegations.
Positive signs for coal industry in early 2014
Positive signs for coal industry in early 2014
In the first two months of this year, the coal industry made positive changes with a 4-percent increase in production and nearly 6 million tonnes consumed, contributing to fulfilling the yearly plan.
South Africa calls for more Vietnamese investors
South Africa calls for more Vietnamese investors
South African Ambassador Kgomotso Ruth Magau has said South Africa – Vietnam’s key export market in Africa – is a promising land for Vietnamese investors.
A National Steering Committee for International Integration will be up and running soon under a decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 23.
The Prime Minister has agreed with the national plan of action for HIV/AIDS-affected children for the 2014-2020 period, said the Vietnam Government Portal.
Inflationary pressures in 2014 have remained low, reflecting both weak domestic demand and subdued commodity prices, according to economists at the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC). Inflationary pressures in 2014 have remained low, reflecting both weak domestic demand and subdued ...
President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah on April 23 showed his support for Vietnam’s decision of withdrawing from hosting the 18th Asian Games (ASIAD 18) in 2019.
A wide variety of Vietnamese themed activities were held in observance of Vietnam Day in Venice on April 23, attracting large numbers of Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) and foreign friends.
The northern port city of Hai Phong is preparing for a busy May after making plans to host both a major flower festival and a ceremony recognising its Cat Ba archipelago as a special national relic site.
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