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Retail market sets stage for price competition

10:33 | 04/14/2014

Rental price competition is expected to rise with the retail market coming under greater pressure due to Vietnam’s upcoming World Trade Organization commitments allowing foreign retailers full access to the market early next year.

State budget to support 2,295 extremely poor communes

08:44 | 04/13/2014

As many as 2,331 communes in 49 cities and provinces nationwide will benefit from the Government’s poverty reduction programme (known as Programme 135) in 2014 and 2015.

Moldova seeks closer ties with Vietnam

13:45 | 04/12/2014

(VOV) -Moldova Prime Minister Yuri Lianke has applauded the constant development of Vietnam-Moldova relations at a recent meeting with Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Vietnamese permanent representative to the United Nations.

Drug trafficking ring busted near Vietnam-Laos border

12:12 | 04/04/2014

(VOV) - Border guards from Vietnam’s Thanh Hoa province in coordination with the Security Command of Laos’ Houaphanh province razed a large-scale drug processing and trafficking ring in Laos’ Sam Neua district on April 3.

Vietnam to bring citizen home from Pakistan

08:20 | 04/04/2014

The Vietnamese Embassy in Pakistan is now working with the host country’s relevant agencies to complete consular procedures to bring home a Vietnamese citizen who has been detained in the country for his illegal entry.

Vietnamese shooter sets new record in Fort Benning

19:17 | 03/30/2014

(VOV) - Vietnamese shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh continues his climb up the global rankings, setting a new world’s record in the 10m air pistol finals held at Fort Benning, the US on March 30.

Vingroup announces plans to launch into e-commerce

13:12 | 03/30/2014

(VOV) - Real estate giant Vingroup has announced plans to expand its leadership presence in the emerging field of e-commerce, establishing a start-up venture headed by its former Chief Executive Officer.

Singapore-Vietnam trade continues to thrive

09:11 | 03/29/2014

Two-way trade between Vietnam and Singapore in the first two months of 2014 enjoyed a year-on-year increase of 20% to reach US$2.2 billion.

Vietnamese women feature in film festival

15:23 | 03/21/2014

About 10 Vietnamese filmmakers have been honoured at the 36th Creteil International Women's Film Festival in Paris.

Vietnam, Japan lift bilateral ties to new heights

22:25 | 03/18/2014

President Truong Tan Sang and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 18 agreed to establish the extensive strategic partnership between the two countries for peace and prosperity in Asia.

Investment Ministry updates 2013 FDI figure

15:28 | 03/17/2014

A 36% increase or US$22.34 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) was registered in 2013, a revised report by Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning and Investment noted.

Son My massacre commemorated in Quang Ngai

18:36 | 03/16/2014

(VOV) - The 46th anniversary of the Son My massacre (1968-2013) was commemorated at the Son My relics site in the central province of Quang Ngai on March 16.

Vietnam loses 1.3% of GDP for poor hygiene

09:05 | 03/12/2014

The World Bank (WB) has said that Vietnam loses about US$780 million per year (equivalent to 1.3% GDP) due to poor sanitation.

Vietnam affirms commitment to ensuring human rights

11:04 | 03/04/2014

Vietnam has reiterated its commitment to ensuring and promoting human rights at the 25th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HCR) in Geneva, Switzerland.

New-style rural building key to Delta’s sustainable development

09:35 | 02/19/2014

The building of new-style rural areas is now a vital strategy for the Mekong Delta’s sustainable development as the region is currently developing in an unstable and inefficient manner.