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A nostalgic portrait of 20th century Hanoi

16:49 | 05/25/2015

(VOV) -At the turn of the last century, Hanoi comprised only about 36 streets. Each street had merchants specializing in a particular trade such as silk traders, metallurgy or food.

Foreign firms caught using illegal software

09:22 | 05/25/2015

Eight foreign-owned companies were found using unlicensed software valued at more than VND13.5 billion (US$643 million) by an inter-ministerial team that carried out a month-long inspection.

Vietnam preferred as destination for manufacturers

10:09 | 05/23/2015

Standard Chartered Bank has said Vietnam is emerging as the most preferred destination for companies planning to move production out of China.

American investors see Vietnam as strategic market

10:34 | 05/22/2015

Ranked No. 7 of 101 countries and territories investing in Vietnam for the past five years, the United States has invested more capital in the country through new brands.

Vietnam prepared for SEA Games

10:16 | 05/20/2015

All athletes confirmed that they were ready for success at the upcoming Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Singapore.

Phuoc to raise Vietnamese flag during SEA Games ceremony

11:04 | 05/19/2015

Hoang Quy Phuoc will have the honour of carrying the Vietnamese flag at the opening ceremony of the 28th Southeast Asian Games next month in Singapore.

The two top private palaces in Vietnam

17:39 | 05/14/2015

The top palaces in the country are the Thanh Chuong Viet Palace of artist Thanh Chuong in Hanoi and the Chinese-style palace of a businessman in Nghe An Province.

Hundreds search for missing US helicopter after second Nepal quake

15:13 | 05/13/2015

Hundreds of Nepali troops were searching for a missing US Marines helicopter with eight people on board on May 13, a day after the second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks killed scores and sent panicked residents into the street.

Vietnam attractive destination for investment, tourism

11:14 | 05/12/2015

Vietnam is a safe and attractive destination for all foreign investors and international tourists, stated President Truong Tan Sang at the Vietnam Economy-Tourism Cooperation Forum held in Prague on May 11.

Surveys show foreign firms’ satisfaction with Vietnam

10:14 | 05/12/2015

Foreign enterprises remain upbeat over Vietnam’s business climate, according to high-profile surveys.

Moon bears brought to mainland from remote island

10:11 | 05/07/2015

Two captive moon bears reached the mainland last night after spending four years on the remote Ba Mun Island in the northern Quang Ninh Province.

Evidence of Vietnam’s sea sovereignty given to Naval Academy

11:53 | 05/06/2015

The Ministry of Information and Communications on May 5 presented the Naval Academy based in central Khanh Hoa province with maps and documents proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over two archipelagos in the East Sea.

Bai Dinh, the biggest pagoda in Vietnam

11:38 | 05/06/2015

(VOV) -Located behind a range of limestone mountains in Gia Sinh Commune, Gia Vien District, northern Ninh Binh Province, Bai Dinh pagoda is about 15 kilometers from Ninh Binh province and 95 kilometers from Hanoi.

President’s visit Czech Republic to step up ties

10:10 | 05/06/2015

State President Truong Tan Sang will make a four-day State visit to the Czech Republic from May 10-13 at the invitation of Czech President Milos Zeman.

France, Qatar sign Rafale deal, Hollande hails Gulf ties

09:39 | 05/05/2015

France and Qatar signed a EUR6.3 billion (US$7.02 billion) deal on May 4 for the sale of 24 Rafale fighter jets, an accord President Francois Hollande hailed as a mark of Gulf Arab regard for French regional strategy including its firm line on Iran.