Vietnam’s Hoi An old town losing beach to alarming coastal erosion

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

Vietnam’s Hoi An old town losing beach to alarming coastal erosion

A stunning beach along the coastline of a UNESCO-recognized old town in central Vietnam which draws a large number of tourists every year is being eroded by sea water at an alarming rate and could disappear altogether.

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Exporters bitter as EU bacterial warning stops Vietnam veggies

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Exporters bitter as EU bacterial warning stops Vietnam veggies

Vietnam's produce exporters are bemoaning a domestic ban on the exports of certain vegetables to Europe for fear that further safety violations will prompt the EU to cease accepting Vietnamese produce altogether.

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US central bank cuts growth forecast for 2014

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

US central bank cuts growth forecast for 2014

The US Federal Reserve has cut its growth forecast for 2014 because of the harsh winter weather.

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Employers want low minimum wage increase in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Employers’ organizations have asked that minimum wage increase be kept below 12 percent in 2015 or halted altogether to ensure sustainable employment in Vietnam.

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Electricity demand in Q2 forecast to climb

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VietnamPlus English 8 month(s) ago

Electricity demand in Q2 forecast to climb

Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) is expediting the construction of major power projects to meet the demand for electricity during the second quarter, which is expected to rise a maximum of 10.4 percent against the same period last year.

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Dien Bien Phu Victory in spotlight

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

Dien Bien Phu Victory in spotlight

The Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954, which helps end the French colonial rule in Vietnam, is at the heart of a conference held in the northwestern city of Dien Bien Phu on March 20.

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Women’s museum highlights history of markets

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

Women’s museum highlights history of markets

An exhibition tracking the history of Hanoi’s markets is underway at the Vietnam Women’s Museum on the occasion of International Women’s Day (March 8).

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Steelmakers facing numerous difficulties

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VietnamPlus English 10 month(s) ago 1 related news

Steelmakers facing numerous difficulties

The steel sector in the first month of 2014 encountered difficulties due to an imbalance between supply and demand, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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Majority stand against New Years merger

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VietNam News English 11 month(s) ago 1 related news

Last week, Viet Nam News raised the topic following recent proposals by experts and economists about merging the solar and lunar new years into one by celebrating the traditional one altogether with the solar New Year.

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Poverty, schools' greed for results cause high dropout rate in Vietnam province

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago

Poverty, schools' greed for results cause high dropout rate in Vietnam province

Teachers at Da Phuoc Secondary School in An Giang Province offer extra lessons for poorly performing students to help them keep up with their class and prevent them from dropping out. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre

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Thailand to export more rice during remaining month

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VietnamPlus English 13 month(s) ago 1 related news

Thailand will be able to export more rice during the remaining month of this year, says the Thai Department of Foreign Trade.

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Digitalization project may hurt 1 million TV viewers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 15 month(s) ago

Digitalization project may hurt 1 million TV viewers

Around one million TV viewers in Ho Chi Minh City and several southern provinces will be denied access to HTV7 and HTV9, two of the country’s most established and watched channels if HCM Television stops its broadcasts on the analog infrastructure altogether by December 2015.

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Good reason for indignation

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SaigonTimes English 15 month(s) ago

The atmosphere of grievance now envelopes Hai Duong City in the northern province of the same name as the locality’s biggest trade center has been reduced to ashes in a fire this week seen as the country’s most devastating disaster of the kind this year. At least some VND400 billion worth of commodities in Hai Duong Trade Center is gone, pushing hundreds of traders and their families to the brink of bankruptcy, let alone the trade center itself that is...

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Zero export tax for steel scrap proposed

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VietNam News English 15 month(s) ago

Zero export tax for steel scrap proposed

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has proposed to remove the tax rate of 15 per cent imposed on the export of stainless steel scrap entirely, to ease the financial burden on domestic stainless steel manufacturers.

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Ministry tightens control on multi-level marketing firms

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SaiGon GP English 15 month(s) ago

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has cracked down on multi-level marketing firms and issued new regulations that will tighten control, though not altogether ban such operations.

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