Short tenor bonds surge in first quarter

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Short tenor bonds surge in first quarter

In the first quarter of this year, the total traded value of bonds and bills in the secondary market via outright and repo transactions was VND258.99 trillion ($11.6 billion), up by nearly 30 per cent from the start of the quarter, and up 9.45 per cent compared to the same period last year. Although outright transactions declined 5.69 per cent year-on-year, they still dominated the secondary market, contributing 63.16 per cent of the total transaction volume, equal to VND163.57 trillion...

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Vehicle sales in the slow lane despite impending tax hike

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VietStock FI English 2 month(s) ago

Vehicle sales in the slow lane despite impending tax hike

Automobile dealers who expected a surge in sales ahead of a scheduled April 1 tax hike on new and used car imports have said that vehicle sales have been surprisingly flat this month.

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Hanoi announces surprise Tet firework shows despite pleading poverty

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

Hanoi announces surprise Tet firework shows despite pleading poverty

Despite apparently lacking the funds to host fireworks during New Years Eve, Hanoi has somehow managed to afford displays at 31 locations throughout the city on the Lunar New Year’s Eve (February 7), a local official surprisingly announced.

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Singapore Q4 GDP beats forecasts but belies Asian weakness

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Báo Thanh Niên English 5 month(s) ago

Singapore Q4 GDP beats forecasts but belies Asian weakness

Singapore's economy posted surprisingly strong growth in the fourth quarter, driven mostly by domestically-focused sectors, which offset weakness in the city-state's export-oriented industries as Asian economic demand continued to slump.

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Facebook revenue, profit beat forecasts; shares hit all-time high

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 7 month(s) ago

Facebook revenue, profit beat forecasts; shares hit all-time high

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 4 - Facebook Inc posted surprisingly strong profit and revenue growth as the world's largest social network grew even larger, with a spike in mobile users and advertising that lifted its stock to an all-time high.

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House GOP in chaos as favorite McCarthy quits speaker race

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Báo Thanh Niên English 8 month(s) ago

Republicans in Congress were plunged into turmoil on Thursday when California Representative Kevin McCarthy, considered the favorite to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, surprisingly dropped out of the race.

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From ‘nothing' to The Voice Vietnam champ

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

From ‘nothing' to The Voice Vietnam champ

VietNamNet Bridge – He doesn't have much experience singing, dancing or composing, but 18-year-old student Nguyen Duc Phuc still won The Voice Vietnam 2015 with his surprisingly emotive voice last Sunday. He earned 49.25 per cent of the audience's votes. Recently he shared some thoughts about his happiness, troubles with self-confidence and plans for the future. Quynh Hoa reports.

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Greece and lenders strike upbeat tone, deal seen on bailout

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VOV News English 10 month(s) ago 2 related news

Greece and lenders strike upbeat tone, deal seen on bailout

Both Greece and its lenders said on August 4 they were optimistic they could broker a deal within days on a multi-billion euro bailout, striking a surprisingly upbeat tone on a process previously fraught with bitterness.

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Why are 3G service fees in Vietnam cheap?

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VietnamNet English 11 month(s) ago

Why are 3G service fees in Vietnam cheap?

VietNamNet Bridge - The 3G data service fees in Vietnam are surprisingly low partly due to competition between network operators, which have been lowering the selling prices.

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Vietnamese food among world’s best cuisines

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VietnamPlus English 12 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnamese food among world’s best cuisines

The US Cable News Network (CNN) has announced the list of top 10 dishes in the world, including “nem ran” (fried spring roll) from Vietnam.

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Windows Phone models no longer attractive in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

Windows Phone models no longer attractive in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Though the Windows Phone models launched in the Vietnamese market all bear strong brands and have surprisingly low prices, the mobile phones are becoming less attractive to Vietnamese buyers.

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Mother Elephant - the largest monolith in Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 13 month(s) ago

VietNamNet Bridge – The rock named Voi Me (Mother Elephant), located at the foot of Chu Yang Sin Mountains, in the commune of Yang Tao, Lak District, Dak Lak Province, is surprisingly large.

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Amazon reports a $57m loss in the first quarter

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VietnamNet English 14 month(s) ago

Amazon reports a $57m loss in the first quarter

Technology giant Amazon has reported a loss of $57m (£38m) in the first quarter of 2015 and has also given more detail about the performance of its web services business.

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Education-universalization law prevents teachers from doing their job

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VietnamNet English 17 month(s) ago

Education-universalization law prevents teachers from doing their job

VietNamNet Bridge – Teachers are not forcing failing students to repeat classes, because if they do, they will not fulfill the tasks of the education-universalization program.

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A bowl of pho, a cauldron of stories

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VietNam News English 18 month(s) ago

A bowl of pho, a cauldron of stories

Not surprisingly, famous writers have not failed to wax eloquent about this incredible dish. Thach Lam, Vu Bang, Nguyen Tuan and Bang Son come to mind immediately.

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