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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.

ADB forecasts Vietnam’s GDP to grow 6.1% in 2015

16:17 | 03/24/2015

Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is likely to edge up to 6.1% in 2015 and 6.2% in 2016, according to the Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2015 released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Police impersonating gang held in HCM City

11:56 | 03/24/2015

A five-member gang in HCM City, headed by a Taiwanese person, was prosecuted for impersonating the police to commit fraud and steal nearly VND1.8 billion (US$85,700).

Two Vietnamese to be prosecuted for trafficking child

10:04 | 03/23/2015

Police in Hanoi have suggested the local People’s Procuracy prosecuted two women for alleged child trafficking that investigations have showed took place at a pagoda.

Bank’s bad debt: easier bought than sold

10:07 | 03/23/2015

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has released an ultimatum for commercial banks that they must sell all their bad debts by the end of the third quarter of 2015.

Athletes prepping for SEA Games in Singapore

09:41 | 03/20/2015

Athletes of Vietnamese national teams are now in their peak training period in Hanoi ahead of the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Singapore from June 5 to 16.

Vietnam attends Langkawi maritime, aerospace exhibition

13:51 | 03/18/2015

A high ranking military delegation led by Vietnam’s Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh attended the opening ceremony of the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2015 (LIMA2015) in Malaysia on March 17.

Priority to be given to draft laws to realise Constitution

17:46 | 03/16/2015

It is essential to prioritise draft laws to realise the 2013 Constitution in the law and ordinance development programme for 2016, said National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu at the ongoing 36th session of the NA Standing Committee on March 16.

Construction begins on road to Bac Luan II Bridge

18:03 | 03/15/2015

Construction begin on March 15 on a 3.5-km road to the Bac Luan II bridge, which will connect Mong Cai city of the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh with Dongxing in China’s Guangxi province.

Another banker detained in lending fraud probe at OceanBank

10:58 | 03/14/2015

Recently, police have arrested a vice director of OceanBank in an extensive investigation in allegations of the lending violations committed by the Hanoi-based bank leaders.