Markets slip as blue chips stumble

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Investors remained skeptical of share prospect, driving the market down further in the afternoon session on July 3.

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Southern hub embraces CNG bus fleet

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The number of buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to reach 350 in 2015, according to the Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport.

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Phuoc swims to freestyle victory at AIMAG

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Swimmer Hoang Quy Phuoc brought home a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle at the ongoing Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, on July 3.

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Over 800,000 students sit for university exams

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Over 800,000 students sit for university exams

More than 800,000 high school graduates nationwide sat for the first wave of university entrance examination on July 4.

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Hanoi tightens residency criteria

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Hanoi tightens residency criteria

The capital city's legislative body on July 3 unanimously passed a resolution to impose accommodation requirements for people from other provinces wanting permanent residency in the metropolis.

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Chairman’s Statement of ASEAN sessions with dialogue partners

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Chairman’s Statement of ASEAN sessions with dialogue partners

The ASEAN PMC+1 Sessions with Dialogue Partners were held in Brunei on June 30 - July 1, 2013.

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UNDP applauds Vietnam’s progress in human development

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UNDP applauds Vietnam’s progress in human development

T he UN Development Programme has singled out Vietnam for praise among more than 40 developing countries having made outstanding progress in human development in recent decades in its latest 2013 Human Development Report (HDR) released in Hanoi on July 3.

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Hanoi takes urgent measures to ensure traffic safety

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Hanoi takes urgent measures to ensure traffic safety

Chairman of the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee Nguyen The Thao on July 3 ordered relevant agencies and the Hanoi Transport and Services Corporation (Transerco) to carry out urgent measures to curb serious traffic accidents.

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Northern provinces hit by floods, rains

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Northern provinces hit by floods, rains

Heavy rains and floods as consequences from Rumbia, the third tropical storm of the year heading to Vietnam, have claimed one life and caused property damage to three northern provinces of Dien Bien, Ha Giang and Thai Nguyen.

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Leaders send greetings on US Independence Day

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Leaders send greetings on US Independence Day

On the occasion of the 237 th Independence Day of the United States of America (July 4, 1776-2013), Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on July 3 sent greeting messages to US President Barack Obama.

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Hanoi seminar discusses Euro crisis and Europe’s future

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The Vietnam - Germany Friendship Association (VGFA) and Germany’s Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung (FES) on July 3 co-organised a seminar to talk the future of European and the Euro crisis.

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Vietnam prioritises six industries in cooperation with Japan

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Vietnam has defined six industries to be given priority in the country’s industrialisation strategy within the framework of Vietnam-Japan cooperation, which will serve as the key ones of the national economy.

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Lao press hails completion of building of border markers

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Many newspapers in Laos on July 2 and 3 carried articles welcoming the completion of the building of border markers along the Laos-Vietnam border line, describing it as a significant event in the two countries’ political-social life.

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Summer camp to raise overseas youth’s knowledge of origin

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Summer camp to raise overseas youth’s knowledge of origin

As many as 200 young Vietnamese people abroad will return to the homeland to join in the Vietnam Summer Camp 2013 this month, the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on July 3.

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Vietnam completes HEU fuel conversion programme

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Vietnam on July 3 returned the last remaining 11 kilogrammes of highly enriched uranium (HEU) from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute to Russia, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) announced in Hanoi the same day.

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