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Equitisation and divestment move slowly

  The process of equitisation and divestment of State capital is still moving at a very slow pace. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI —  Although relevant policies have been put in place, the process of equitisation and divestment of State capital is still moving at a very slow pace, according to Đặng Quyết Tiến, director of the Corporate Finance Department under ... Read More »

List of new national intangible cultural heritages and relics announced

A mud ball wrestling festival in Vân Village, Việt Yên District, Bắc Giang Province. Photo HÀ NỘI — The craft of making fish sauce and rice paper in the southern province of Phú Yên, and the art of decorating traditional clothes of the Black Lô Lô ethnic minority are among new national intangible cultural heritages that have been recognised by the Ministry ... Read More »

Lắk Lake, a peaceful spot in the Central Highlands

  Lắk Lake is an attractive destination among the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. — Photo By Lâm Giang Lắk Lake is an attractive tourism destination among the mountains and forests of the Central Highlands. We were lucky enough to visit this place after a three-day assignment in Đắk Lắk Province. It is the largest natural freshwater lake in Đắk ... Read More »

Masan Group reports $377.31 million profits for 2021

A Winmart supermarket. Photo courtesy of Masan HCM CITY — Masan Group Corporation’s consolidated net revenues increased by 14.8 per cent in fiscal 2021 to VNĐ88.63 trillion (US$3.9 billion), driven by strong topline growth across nearly all businesses, preliminary unaudited financial results for the year released on January 19 show. Consolidated earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) were ... Read More »

HCM City artists honoured at Drama Festival

  GOLD PERFORMANCE: Meritorious Artist Ngô Mỹ Uyên (centre) of the HCM City Small Theatre, winner of the Best Actress at the 2021 Southern Drama Festival in HCM City on Monday. The festival attracted 300 artists from 20 State-owned and private theatres and troupes in the region. Photo courtesy of the organiser HCM CITY — Artists Ngô Mỹ Uyên and Lê Lộc of HCM City have won top prizes at ... Read More »

VPBank named in Top 50 Best-performing Companies

  Phạm Phú Khôi, VPBank’s Deputy General Director, receives the award. — Photo courtesy of the bank HÀ NỘI — VPBank has been honoured in the “Việt Nam’s 50 Best-performing Companies” (TOP50) for five consecutive years thanks to its proactive business focus and controlling risks well during the pandemic in Việt Nam. The bank always has many active methods to support ... Read More »

HCM City student wins at logo contest

  Korean ambassador Park Noh-wan awards the prize to winner Ngô Quang Trung in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Centre  HÀ NỘI — HCM City-based Ngô Quang Trung, 22, won the top prize at a logo design contest to celebrate the 30th founding anniversary of Việt Nam and South Korea diplomatic relations this year.   The contest was co-held by the Vietnamese embassy in ... Read More »

HCM City, USAID discuss ways to facilitate trade amid COVID

  Delegates at a conference on easing hurdles faced by export enterprises and facilitating trade amid the COVID-19 pandemic on January 18. — Photo HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Industry and Trade and the United States Agency for International Development organised a conference to discuss ways to help import-export enterprises in HCM City overcome challenges and carry on trade ... Read More »

Phú Quốc Island welcomes nearly 1,000 foreign visitors after one month of reopening

  Vinpearl Resort & Spa Phú Quốc, one of the establishments permitted to welcome international tourists. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — After more than 30 days of reopening its doors to international visitors with COVID-19 vaccine passports on a trial basis, Phú Quốc Island off Kiên Giang Province has welcomed almost 1,000 foreign tourists. The travellers came from Thailand, the ... Read More »

VN-Index ends losing streak, backed by blue-chips

Customers shopping at Vinmart, the supermarket chain of Masan Group. The company shares surged 3.8 per cent yesterday, boosting the recovery of the VN-Index. VNA/VNS Photo  HÀ NỘI — Indices were mixed on Wednesday, with some large-cap stocks rebounding from the recent sell-off.  On the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), the benchmark VN-Index finished the choppy session at 1,442.79 points, ... Read More »