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Vendors, peddlers to be banned from center of HCMC

VietNamNet Bridge –The Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City has announced that a campaign to restore public order in the center of the City will be carried out from November 11-27 in which peddlers and vendors will not be allowed to operate. Foreign tourists in the “Tay ... Read More »

New gene therapy could reverse heart failure in pigs: study

U.S. researchers said Wednesday they have successfully tested a powerful gene therapy, delivered directly into the heart, to reverse heart failure in pigs. The findings, published in the U.S. journal Science Translational Medicine, is the final study phase before human clinical trials can begin testing SUMO-1 gene therapy, researchers at the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at ... Read More »

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 15/11

Japan firm builds US$28-mln plant in Dong Nai Japan’s Nishin Seifun Group on November 13 kick-started a food factory in the southern province of Dong Nai. The factory at Amata Industrial Park in Bien Hoa city will be built at a total investment of more than US$28 million. It will engage in producing foodstuff such as sauce, curry and soup. ... Read More »

VN, Italy to present fashion fusion

VN, Italy to present fashion fusion Fashion forward: A design by Cong Khanh (left photo) is inspired by the Renaissance. Vietnamese traditional ao dai printed with Italy’s typical art and architecture features will be presented at the show. — File Photos HA NOI (VNS) — A fashion show highlighting the beauty of Viet Nam and Italy will take place in ... Read More »

PM welcomes US Treasury Secretary

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has pressed for the prompt signing of the Vietnam–US double taxation avoidance agreement and conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations this year as committed by leaders of member nations. PM Dung made the remarks when receiving visiting US Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew in Hanoi on November 14, asking the US to recognise ... Read More »

NA reviews draft marriage, health insurance laws

The draft revised Marriage and Family Law and the draft Law on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Law on Health Insurance drew the most attention at the National Assembly’s sitting in Hanoi on November 14.   A majority of lawmakers stressed the need to amend and supplement several articles of the Law on Health Insurance in order ... Read More »

Deputy PM Minh meets with former Australian FM

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh on November 14 reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy to further the comprehensive partnership with Australia, for the sake of the people in both countries, as well as peace, stability and development in the region and the world. Deputy PM Minh made the affirmation at a meeting with former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander ... Read More »

Vietnam, US officials talk TPP financial services

Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung and US Secretary of Treasury Jacob J. Lew discussed financial services, as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, and Vietnam ’s economic renewal and stabilisation process at their talks in Hanoi on November 14. Minister Dung updated his guest on Vietnam’s steps to stabilise its macro-economy and overhaul a chain of State-owned firms and ... Read More »

Vietnam works to prevent H7N9 spread

Two killed in motorbike accident Two women were run over by a truck on crowded Dien Bien Phu Street in central Da Nang City yesterday. The women were travelling from Da Nang on a motorbike when they were struck from behind by a light truck. They died instantly. Police are still investigating the accident. According to the city, 158 accidents ... Read More »

Victims of injustice

VietNamNet Bridge – He was innocent, but the 52-year-old Nguyen Thanh Chan was jailed for life for the murder ten years ago of a woman he never committed. The case should have never been brought to light if the real culprit had not finally turned himself in to police last month and Chan was released from prison early this week. ... Read More »