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Live hog price to reduce to VNĐ60,000/kg

  From April 1, the live hog price will drop to VNĐ70,000 per kilo from the current VNĐ75,000. Photo tienphong.vn HÀ NỘI Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường on Monday in Hà Nội called for 15 major livestock enterprises to reduce the price of live hog to VNĐ60,000 per kilo for stability in ... Read More »

Hùng Kings Festival adapted to cope with COVID-19

Cover up or pay up? City to strengthen fight against COVID-19 Party chief calls for joint efforts in fight against COVID-19 Việt Nam to announce nationwide pandemic VN shares sink as worries about virus-hit market arise   The Hùng Kings Festival this year will not include palanquin processions or be broadcast live on television to avoid crowding. Photo thethaovanhoa.vn HÀ NỘI — The ... Read More »

Ride-hailing apps help people buy food without going out

  Be helps a user buy goods from a grocery store. VNS Photo Văn Châu HCM CITY – With people wanting to stay at home amid the COVID-19 outbreak, apps like Be and Grab are piloting new services in HCM City to help them buy more and more things without leaving home. Grab users can now easily search for and buy ... Read More »

Veteran translator releases English version of Kiều

  Translator Dương Tường releases his new book Kiều in English at age of 88. Photo Phạm Xuân Nguyên HÀ NỘI – At the age of 88, translator Dương Tường has introduced his first book in English – a Vietnamese literature work entitled Kiều.  The book has a hardcover with illustrations by established artists such as Nguyễn Quân, Đặng Xuân Hòa, Trần Lương and Nguyễn ... Read More »

Shinhan Bank to change service fee for overseas transaction 

  Shinhan Bank has increased its fee for courier-overseas cheque outward collection service for personal customers, beginning on April 3. — Photo courtesy of Shinhan Bank HCM CITY — Shinhan Bank will increase the fee for its courier-overseas cheque outward collection service for personal customers to US$55 from 11$ (fees include value-added tax), effective on April 3. For more information, customers can call the contact centre at 1900 1577 or visit the bank’s ... Read More »

Apocalypse delayed? 'Walking Dead' finale postponed by virus

  “The Walking Dead” — based on a comic book about a post-apocalyptic zombie-ridden vision of the United States — is one of the most successful shows in the history of US cable television. — AFP/VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — When will this apocalypse finally be over? That is the question being asked by The Walking Dead television fans, after producers revealed ... Read More »

Flower of spring

Spring is great time for trees and flowers. A blossom typical of spring in Việt Nam is Hoa Gạo (literally rice flower in English), also known as Mộc Miên or Pơ Lang (bombax ceiba in Latin). A gạo tree by a communal house in the northern province of Ninh Bình. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Đức  The blossoms have five big petals, and bloom in ... Read More »

Mekong Delta shrimp prices fall as COVID-19 hits demand

  Shrimp farmers in the Mekong Delta are facing difficulties after prices have plummeted due to falling global demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photo sggp.org.vn MEKONG DELTA — Shrimp prices have plummeted in the Mekong Delta since global demand has been hit severely by the COVID-19 pandemic. For instance, white leg shrimp of 100 shrimp per kilogramme size now cost ... Read More »

Private theatre owners go bankrupt due to COVID-19 outbreak

  Young actors of Chợ Lớn Drama Stage, a newly-opened private theatre owned by Minh Luân, will be relocated to work for other theatres after the theatre’s investor and owner facing bankrupt due to the COVID-19 outbreak. — Photo courtesy of the producer) HCM CITY — Chợ Lớn (Big Market) Drama Stage, a newly-opened private theatre in HCM City, has closed as ... Read More »