Next passenger train set to run on April 30

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VietStock FI English 6 day(s) ago

Passenger rail services between the capital and the coast will resume on April 30, though neither the schedule nor ticket prices have been finalised, Tith Sam Oeun, commercial manager of Royal Railway, said yesterday.

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NagaCorp still on a roll, but at slower pace: Citi

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VietStock FI English 1 week(s) ago

Nagacorp Ltd, operator of the NagaWorld casino and hotel complex in Phnom Penh, exhibited strong revenue growth in the first quarter of the year and is expected to maintain this course through the end of the year, though at a slower pace, Citi Research said in its latest investor note on the Hong Kong-listed firm.

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Ministry keen to lift puffer fish catch ban

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 week(s) ago

Ministry keen to lift puffer fish catch ban

Even though the plan to export puffer fish has proved a failure, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development still seems keen to promote the industry.

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Vietnam fiscal threat looms as debt tops Asian neighbors: chart

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Vietnam fiscal threat looms as debt tops Asian neighbors: chart

Vietnam’s government is facing the biggest fiscal strain among emerging markets in Southeast Asia as public debt climbs, economic growth moderates and foreign reserves fall. State debt is set to reach 64 percent of gross domestic product this year, compared with 41 percent in Thailand and 56 percent in Malaysia, the World Bank said in a report this week. Total foreign debt is still fairly moderate though compared to peers. While growth in Vietnam is forecast to ease to 6.2...

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Business environment suffers from non-competitive attitude

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Báo Dân Trí English 2 week(s) ago

Business environment suffers from non-competitive attitude

Even though the number of bankrupted firms is high, government agencies have continued to say that there was nothing to worry about.

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U.S., Philippines begin military exercises as maritime tension simmers

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

U.S., Philippines begin military exercises as maritime tension simmers

About 8,000 U.S. and Filipino troops began annual military exercises on Monday against a backdrop of tension over China's greater assertiveness in the South China Sea though a Philippine commander played that down as the reason for the drills.

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Food safety again dominates NA discussions

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Food safety again dominates NA discussions

Even though Vietnam has a detailed legal frameworks and laws related to food safety and hygiene, the problem remains, said Le Thi Nga, deputy chairwoman of the NA Justice Committee.

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Online meeting between health ministry, related agencies on Zika virus

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Though nearly 800 blood samples taken from 32 cities and provinces across the country are negative for Zika virus, health authority asked revelant agencies to raise its alert level to virus Zika, announced at an online meeting between the steering board committee of Zika virus prevention and major cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and central province of Khanh Hoa.

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Vietnamese firms caught importing banned products with false customs declarations

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnamese firms caught importing banned products with false customs declarations

Three containers of products ineligible for importation into Vietnam were seized at a seaport in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, even though the importers had used false information to declare the goods to customs.

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Assad aims to build back post-Russia exit

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

After Russia pulls out of Syria seeing its mission largely accomplished, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad starts rebuilding Damascus, though such days could be limited.

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Vietnam central bank advised to take it slow on real estate credit cut

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnam central bank advised to take it slow on real estate credit cut

Even though the central bank’s plan to restrict real estate loans is “necessary” to ensure a safe and healthy banking system, such a move should be taken gradually to avoid shocking the property sector, officials and experts say.

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Metabolic diseases silently affect people’s health

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Metabolic diseases silently affect people’s health

Though metabolic diseases do not spread like infectious ones, they are as dangerous as other; accordingly metabolic diseases and non-communicable diseases are included in the National healthcare program like diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood lipid.

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Many export markets still have barriers to Vietnamese fruit

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Many export markets still have barriers to Vietnamese fruit

VietNamNet Bridge - Though Vietnam has fulfilled the procedures and paper-work related to plant quarantines to enter new markets, many countries are still slow to accept Vietnam’s products.

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Leading women behind key technology breakthroughs

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Leading women behind key technology breakthroughs

It is not an uncommon sight in many technology companies across Asia Pacific – females are largely outnumbered by the proportion of men, though this of course is a general observation. This is not helped by the fact that according to the Asian Development Bank, women in the region are on average 70 per cent less likely than men to be in the labor force.

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Two Europeans' fund-raising walk

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Two Europeans' fund-raising walk

Over the past 13 months, Simon Niggli of Switzerland and Christoph Obmascher of Austria have walked more than 7,000 km across 19 countries from Europe to Vietnam to visit two children they had been sponsoring though World Vision.

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