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Vietnamese J-pop style girl band release single

Japanese-style girl band SGO48 recently introduced their first single entitled Heavy Rotation. — Photo SGO48 ‘s Facebook HÀ NỘI — Twenty-seven member Japanese-style girl band SGO48 have launched their first single, Heavy Rotation. SGO48 is the seventh overseas version of AKB48, a Japanese girl band popular for its concept of ‘idols you can meet every day’. Heavy Rotation was first released in AKB48 and its Vietnamese version ... Read More »

Indovina Bank, Cathay Holdings and Finaxar partners to finance Vietnamese SMEs

  Finaxar Việt Nam, Indovina Bank and Cathay Financial Holdings on Thursday announced a partnership to improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Việt Nam. — Photo Finaxar HÀ NỘI — Finaxar Việt Nam, Indovina Bank and Cathay Financial Holdings on Thursday announced a partnership to improve access to financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in ... Read More »

Lũng Pô – where the Hồng River flows into Việt Nam

By Trần Mai Hưởng HÀ NỘI — Lũng Pô Peak in the northern province of Lào Cai is an alluring destination for those who like discovery, where the Hồng (Red) River enters Vietnamese territory. It’s around 70km from Lào Cai to Lũng Pô – a hard road that zigzags through beautiful villages and lush greenery. The road from Bát Xát Town ... Read More »

HCM City seeks to become global financial hub

  HCM City’s downtown at night. HCM City authorities want the city to become an international financial hub. — VNA/VNS Mạnh Linh HCM CITY — HCM City has committed to develop a detailed plan to turn the city into a regional and international financial hub after years of delay in carrying out the ambitious goal. Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, secretary of the city’s Party Committee, said: “There’s no better ... Read More »

VN show honoured at Hotels & Resorts Awards

SEOUL — Live entertainment show “Tinh Hoa Bắc Bộ” (the Quintessence of Tonkin) by Tuần Châu Hanoi JSC in the western outskirt of Hà Nội was honoured as the top cultural spectacle in 2019 at the Best Hotels & Resorts Awards 2019 in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, on July 17. A representative of Tuần Châu Hanoi JSC (right) receives the award ... Read More »

Japanese cosmetics and drugstore chain to enter Việt Nam

  A Matsumoto Kiyoshi store in Tokyo. — Photo jw-webmagazine.com  TOKYO — Japanese cosmetics and drugstore chain Matsumoto Kiyoshi will expand to Việt Nam in the near future, the chain’s operator – Matsumoto Kiyoshi Holdings – has announced.   The chain recently signed a co-operation deal with Việt Nam’s Lotus Food Group, online newspaper vietnamplus.vn reported.  Under the pact, the two firms will set up a ... Read More »

Exhibition celebrates southern lacquer artistry

  Traditional and contemporary works included in the Lacquer Paintings Exhibition 2020 will be displayed at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum beginning September 13. — Photo courtesy of the museum HCM CITY — Professional and amateur artists are encouraged to send their works to the southern region’s largest Lacquer Paintings Exhibition 2020 launched by the HCM City Fine Arts Association.     The exhibit will include ... Read More »

VN-Index struggles as investors cash out for short-term profits

A VPBank office in Hà Nội. The bank’s shares fell 1.5 per cent on Wednesday as investors started cashing out from banks’ stocks following their rallies. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Việt HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese shares struggled on Wednesday as investors began cashing in from large-cap firms following recent rallies. The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange ... Read More »

Mekong agricultural development project launched

  Representatives from Mekong sub-region signed an agreement to develop a network for agriculture and rural development. VNA/VNS Vũ Sinh HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam wants to foster co-operation between countries in the Mekong sub-region and share experiences in agricultural and rural development through policy advisory networks of not only government agencies but also non-governmental organisations and the private sector. So said Deputy ... Read More »