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VPBank wins seventh Straight Through Process Award

The Vietnam Prosperity Commercial Bank (VPBank) has received the Straight Through Process (STP) Award for 2012 from the Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) for the seventh consecutive year. The honour was presented to the VPBank’s representative at a ceremony in Hanoi on March 27, in recognition of its outstanding international payment services. Last ... Read More »

Vietnam, France look to strategic partnership

The Vietnamese and French Ministries of Foreign Affairs have agreed to work closely to elevate the two countries’ relations to strategic partnership during the Vietnam-France year. The agreement was laid down in a joint communiqué, which was issued following the talks between Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and his French counterpart Laurent Fabius during the former’s March 26-28 visit to ... Read More »

Italian diplomat depicts Vietnam in book

Mario Sica, an Italian diplomat in Vietnam (1965-68), who married his Vietnamese tutor, has compiled a book entitled Italian Travellers in Vietnam to reflects unique and interesting views on Vietnamese culture. The book was launched in Hanoi on March 27, in Vietnamese and Italian languages. The book contains a collection of notes by Italian travellers from the time of explorer ... Read More »

Cham relics to be on display in the US

Five significant relics of the Cham culture being kept at the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture will be showcased in the US to serve international researchers of this culture. The Metropolitan Arts Museum of the US has borrowed these Cham antiques for an exhibition from the end of March to July 2013 and the Da Nang city People’s Committee ... Read More »

Opera performance to mark VN-Japan diplomatic ties

An opera entitled “Yuzuru” will be performed at the Hanoi Opera House on March 29-30 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relations. The event is co-organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam and the International Exchange of Japan (Japan Foundation). The opera will be performed by two famous Japanese artists, ... Read More »

Electronica show features transgender artist

Jewellery lights up Old Quarter Visit Hang Bac Street this week and you’ll be immersed in yellow cloth lanterns, colourful flags and white daisy stands. Efforts to clear bombs, mines get int’l support Two international organisations have pledged to continue helping implement Viet Nam’s national action plan on clearing unexploded ordnance left over from the American War from now until ... Read More »

Something about embroidery

Something about embroidery Join an excursion on Saturday to Quat Dong traditional embroidery village to learn about local life as well as the sophisticated craft that is based here. Hosted by Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) – a group consisting of foreigners living in the capital city who work voluntarily to promote and preserve Vietnamese cultural and historical heritage ... Read More »

Get dressed and join La Ferme this weekend

Get dressed and join La Ferme this weekend Celebrate the friendship between Viet Nam and France this weekend at La Ferme du Colvert Resort and Spa in Hoa Binh Province. Saturday night will offer an Indochinese menu by well-known French chef Didier Corlou, a singing and dancing performance, live music show, fashion show and Vietnamese and French sketches. Sunday will ... Read More »

Celebrate India’s most colourful festival

Celebrate India’s most colourful festival The Indian Business Chamber (Incham Ha Noi) will host a celebration of the Indian Festival of Colour on Sunday at the American Club, 21 Hai Ba Trung Street, from 10am till 3pm. Join the event to throw coloured powder at each other and have loads of fun. Dance your way through peppy Bollywood numbers and ... Read More »

Press photographers lack professionalism

Press photographers lack professionalism A lack of skills and creativity are resulting in dull photos with nothing to say Picture perfect: Pink Choice by Maika Elan won the World Press Photo prize in the contemporary issues category. HA NOI (VNS)— The Viet Nam Journalists’ Association has been called on to organise more photography training courses under the instruction of domestic ... Read More »