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Đức Giang Chemicals steps into billion-dollar club after rising over 200%

Inside a production line of Đức Giang Chemicals. The company officially joins the billion-dollar club on the stock market. Photo ducgiangchem.vn HÀ NỘI — After trading around VNĐ20,000 per share, Đức Giang Chemicals Group (DGC) shares started a rally trend from April 2020 despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  On August 10, the company’s market price officially registered in the “3-digit” ... Read More »

VN feature films screened free on YouTube

A scene from Nhà Tiên Tri (The Prophet), a biographical film about President Hồ Chí Minh, which is being screened for free on Việt Nam Film Institute’s YouTube channel. Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY — The Việt Nam Film Institute (VFI) is offering nine State-funded Vietnamese films made during different periods for free screening on YouTube. The work aims to bring Vietnamese films closer to ... Read More »

Foreign investment into Vietnamese start-ups expected to rise despite COVID-19

  Illustrative image. — VNA/VNS Photo  HÀ NỘI — Foreign investment into Vietnamese startups is predicted to increase although the COVID-19 pandemic has left negative impacts on the economy, according to experts. HSBC Bank Vietnam announced that it has supported General Atlantic and Dragoneer Investment Group in co-leading a US$250 million in Series B funding round in VNLIFE Corporation Joint Stock Company (VNLIFE), ... Read More »

Singer Y Jang Tuyn dies of COVID-19

  Famous vocalist Y Jang Tuyn — Photo courtesy of Y Jang Tuyn HCM CITY — Singer Y Jang Tuyn, 42 years old, famous vocalist from the Bana ethnic group passed away this morning after a month of COVID-19 treatment. The singer’s nephew Thảo An shared, the family is waiting for the cremation procedure to receive his ashes. Tuyn had a history ... Read More »

Enterprises take flexible scenarios to recover after social distancing

  Leaders of Hà Nội check the production of Garment 10 Corporation (GarCo10) in August. The city is developing plans to restore production and business. — Photo courtesy of the firm HÀ NỘI — The capital city’s businesses and production facilities have developed plans to reopen as Hà Nội reports fewer positive cases of COVID-19. Four months before the end 2021, a number of business establishments, ... Read More »

Pop singer K-ICM to compete at MTV Europe Music Awards

  A poster for K-ICM’s latest MV Chim Quý Trong Lồng (Caged Bird). It ranked No 5 on YouTube trending in Việt Nam five days after its release, with 3.6 million views. Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY —Young singer and composer K-ICM from HCM City will represent Việt Nam at the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMA) 2021.  K-ICM’s MV, Chim Quý Trong Lồng (Caged Bird), will compete for the title Best Southeast Asia Act at MTV EMA 2021.  He ... Read More »

Internet speed in Việt Nam is below world average

Illustration photo. — Photo vietnamplus.vn HÀ NỘI — Speedtest statistics showed that the download speed of mobile networks in Việt Nam reached 42.46 Mbps in July, lower than the world average of 55.07 Mbps. Speedtest also said that for fixed broadband internet, Việt Nam achieved a download speed of 78.43 Mbps, far behind the world index of 107.50 Mbps. Significant improvement ... Read More »

Prehistoric drawings found in Nghệ An

  Ancient drawings found in Thẩm Chàng Cave depict geometric patterns – concentric circles and spirals that are typical of the Metal Age. Photo courtesy of Assoc. Prof. Dr Trình Năng Chung NGHỆ AN  Several prehistoric drawings that could date back 3,000 years ago have been found in a cave located in Quỳ Châu District in the central province of Nghệ An. The drawings were ... Read More »

Experts disagree with coal roadmap in Power Development Plan

  Multinational Investment & Development JSC’s workers install the rooftop solar power system for a frozen seafood factory in Đồng Tháp Province. —VNA/VNS Photo Vũ Sinh HÀ NỘI — The Vietnam Sustainable Energy Alliance (VSEA) raised concerns over the draft of the National Power Development Plan for the 2021 – 2030 period (PDP VIII). As the draft still includes the use of coal power ... Read More »

Vietnamese Film Week launched in Poland

     A scene from Bố Gìa (Dad, I’m Sorry), a comedy production from TRẤN THÀNH TOWN is among five vietnamese filims being shown in cinemas in Poland as part of the Vietnamese Film Week which opened on September 15. Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY  The Vietnamese Film Week in Poland takes place from September 15 to October 31.  The event is organised by the Việt Nam Department of Cinematography ... Read More »