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Fruit and veggie exports taking root in new markets

17:24 | 07/28/2015

(VOV) - Vietnamese companies are selling record amounts of fruit and vegetables with shipments to overseas markets having soared by almost 36% in 2014 to an all-time high of US$1.4 billion, according to official statistics.

RoK declares country effectively out of MERS danger

11:15 | 07/28/2015

The Republic of Korea declared on July 27 it is effectively out of danger from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), more than two months after the first case was reported and began spreading in hospital settings to kill 36 people.

USAID video contest highlights Vietnam’s development challenges

09:03 | 07/25/2015

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) on July 24 announced awards of a video contest it launched in January 2015 to encourage Vietnamese youth’s engagement in addressing the country’s development challenges.

Laws passed, Greece to open bailout talks

09:36 | 07/24/2015

Greece's creditors prepared on July 23 for the start of bailout talks in Athens, after lawmakers adopted a second package of reform measures before dawn despite a left wing rebellion that may bring early elections.

Greek PM wins parliament backing for bailout reforms package

09:43 | 07/23/2015

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced down a revolt by rebels in his leftists Syriza party to win parliament's backing on July 23 for a second package of reforms required to start talks on a financial rescue deal.

Binh Phuoc makes wild vegetables a specialty

10:23 | 07/21/2015

(VOV) - ‘Rau nhip’, a wild vegetable which is highly nutritious and easy to grow, grows well even in home gardens. During the war ‘rau nhip’ was part of the daily diet of soldiers stationed deep in the jungle.

No welcome back party for overseas workers

09:52 | 07/21/2015

As his plane landed at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Dong struggled with mixed feelings.

M&A picks up speed in banking

11:01 | 07/20/2015

At an extraordinary meeting on July 11 Sacombank shareholders approved plans to merge with Southern bank and issue three-fourths of a share for each share of the latter.

BTA, TPP: important deals to strengthen Vietnam-US trade

18:15 | 07/18/2015

The signing of the Vietnam-US bilateral trade agreement (BTA) in 2001 marked the start of booming trade between the two countries, which hit US$35 billion by the end of 2014 from only US$1.51 billion in 2001.

Hanoi calls for HIV/AIDS prevention effort support

16:25 | 07/15/2015

The Hanoi People’s Committee recently appealed for support from local State agencies and organisations in fighting HIV/AIDS and assisting children affected directly or indirectly by HIV, a pressing issue currently facing the capital city.

Vingroup breaks ground on eco-park

11:05 | 07/13/2015

Vingroup officially kicked off phase one of construction of an entertainment, housing and eco-park on Vu Yen island in the northern province of Hai Phong on July 12.

Hanoi to host first int’l Vietnamese martial art event

12:14 | 07/10/2015

The Thanh Long Cup, Vietnam’s first international traditional martial arts championship, will take place from August 6-13 at the My Dinh Indoor Athletics Gymnasium in Hanoi City, the Chairman of the Vietnam Traditional Martial Art Federation announced at a press conference on July 9.

Vietnam's largest brewer manipulated taxes

11:49 | 07/08/2015

The state audit office has ordered the country's largest brewer, Sabeco, to pay VND408 billion (US$18.68 million) in luxury tax it allegedly owes from 2013, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported on July 6.

RoK’s Shinsegae Corp to build toy library

11:39 | 07/07/2015

Shinsegae Corporation, the parent firm of Emart hypermarket system, soon to be opened in Vietnam, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Vietnam Children’s Protection Fund to establish the first Hope Toy Library in HCM City.

PM approves US$1 billion Hai Phong ‘eco' complex

10:37 | 07/07/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the building of a US$1 billion "ecological" complex on Vu Yen Island in northern Hai Phong City.