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Tourist numbers plummet in first four months

17:43 | 04/27/2015

Up to 2,698,324 foreign visitors were estimated to visit Vietnam during the first four months of the year, an annual reduction of 12.2%.

Brussels forum talks Vietnam catfish export to EU

11:42 | 04/23/2015

A forum on the export of Vietnamese catfish to the European Union (EU), one of the country’s largest seafood markets, was held in the Belgian capital of Brussels on April 22.

Court upholds jail terms for two for selling babies

09:48 | 04/23/2015

A Vietnam court has upheld the sentences of 14 and 16 years in jail for a man and a woman who belonged to a ring that sold four babies last year for US$4,170 in total.

Public service satisfaction index to be announced

09:26 | 04/23/2015

The satisfaction index of public administration services reflecting the levels of individual and organisational satisfaction with some public administrative services will be released this October, said a conference in Hanoi.

Tuna industry failing on sustainability

11:39 | 04/15/2015

(VOV) - The Vietnam Association of Seafood Producers and Exporters (VASEP) recently forecast the overall export value of tuna to increase slightly by 4% on-year to US$510 million for 2015.

Singapore shares cyber crime prevention experience

11:42 | 04/14/2015

(VOV) - Public Security Minister Tran Dai Quang, has urged countries and Interpol to share information about cyber crime and measures to effectively handle the growing situation in crime with Vietnam.

Joining 28th SEA Games to cost Vietnam nearly US$1mln

10:02 | 04/12/2015

It is estimated to cost Vietnam over VND20 billion (US$930,200) for its delegation of 640 members, including around 420 athletes, to take part in the 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held from June 5 to 16 in Singapore.

More than 5,000 firms resume operations

16:26 | 04/04/2015

More than 5,000 businesses became operational again in the first quarter of this year, posting a 10 per cent year-on-year increase.

Vietnam may offer 100 percent foreign ownership ratio

18:26 | 04/03/2015

The ceiling foreign ownership ratio may be up to 100% instead of 60% as initially planned, sources said. If this comes true, this will be a breakthrough in the policy makers’ thinking.

Heavy clashes on Saudi-Yemeni border

11:11 | 04/01/2015

Saudi troops clashed with Yemeni Houthi fighters on March 31 in the heaviest exchange of cross-border fire since the start of a Saudi-led air offensive last week, while Yemen's foreign minister called for a rapid Arab intervention on the ground.

Gold export duty increased to 2%

09:49 | 03/29/2015

The finance ministry (MoF) has increased the export duty on gold jewellery of more than 95% purity from zero to 2%.

IPU 132 realizes sustainable development goals

11:18 | 03/28/2015

(VOV) -Themed “Sustainable development goals: Turning words into action”, the 132nd General Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU 132) in Hanoi from March 28 to April 1 will be an important forum to enhance the parliament’s voice in implementing international development goals.

World famous speed films

11:44 | 04/01/2015

(VOV) - Speed films such as “Speed”, “Gone in 60 Seconds” or “Fast & Furious” are considered the masterpieces of the world, which are most favourite all time.

Dai-ichi Life named Best Life Insurance Company

15:53 | 03/25/2015

(VOV) - The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam Ltd has been named the – Best Life Insurance Company in Vietnam at its annual Golden Dragon Awards Ceremony.

Spring Book Festival to open in Hanoi

09:39 | 03/25/2015

The 2015 Spring Book Festival, presenting 5,000 book titles, will take place from March 25 to 29 at the Vietnam Women's Museum, No.36 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi.