VN in top 20 favorite destinations 13:38 | 21/10/2008
VGP - The recent survey organized annually by the travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller to elect the world’s “best” tourist destinations and services ranks Việt Nam among 20 top favorite destinations.
SBV cut interest rates to support enterprises 08:22 | 21/10/2008
VGP – The PM permitted the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) to reduce 1%, from October 21, of the prime interest rate, refinancing rate and discount rate; impose the Vietnamese currency compulsory reserve interest rate of 10% on credit organizations. Also within October, these institutes are allowed to make premature withdrawal of compulsory SBV treasury notes in order to maintain their liquidity and extend credits.
VN sees a boom in seafood export 07:10 | 21/10/2008
VGP - In the first nine months of this year, Việt Nam exported nearly 930,300 tons of seafood, earning nearly US $3.35 billion, up 23.7% against the same period last year. Tra and basa fish remained key items, with the volume of 482,700 tons and the sales of US $1.081 billion.
IT engineers tested under Japanese standards 10:00 | 20/10/2008
VGP – Four hundred Vietnamese IT engineers took part in a Japanese standard test on October 19 in Hà Nội.
VN regards poverty reduction as top task 14:37 | 15/10/2008
VGP – In 2008, the percentage of poor households in Việt Nam is only 13%. The nation pledges to continue considering poverty reduction as its major mission. The international community has widely recognized Việt Nam’s achievements in poverty reduction as “one of the most spectacular stories of economic development”.
VN’s sea tourism much sought after 16:06 | 14/10/2008
VGP - Sea travel to Việt Nam continues to attract tourists, especially those from Europe with foreign cruise ships successively docking at Đà Nẵng, Quảng Ninh and Hồ Chí Minh city.
Germany helps raise personnel management 07:13 | 13/10/2008
VGP - The Government Office (GO) and Germany's Capacity Building International Organization (InWent) held from October 11-15 a debate on human resources management and a training course on verifying legal documents in public operations and management.
ANZ becomes third wholly foreign invested bank in VN 08:12 | 12/10/2008
VGP - The Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) just licensed the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) to set up its wholly-foreign invested bank in Việt Nam.
UNDP to back VN put Green Book into reality 14:38 | 09/10/2008
VGP – On behalf of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UN Coordinator in Việt Nam, Mr. John Hendra vowed to keep assisting the nation to conduct the Việt Nam Integrated National Operational Program for Avian and Human Influenza 2006-2010 (the Green Book) in a plenary meeting of the Partnership on Avian and Human Influenza on October 8, in Hà Nội.
Gasoline RON 92 continues to go down 10:21 | 08/10/2008
VGP - The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Trade and Industry decided to lower the retail price of petrol RON 92 to VND 16,500 from VND 17,000 per liter since zero hour on October 8.