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Tết shopping begins in earnest

  Customers buy candied and dried fruits for Tết at a supermarket in HCM City. Tết shopping has entered its peak season in HCM City. — VNS Photo Xuân Hương HCM CITY — Shopping at supermarkets and traditional markets for Tết (the Lunar New Year) has increased significantly in HCM City in recent days, and is expected to keep rising ... Read More »

Hà Nội to have enough pork during Tết: officials

  Customers watch pork at Vinmart supermarket in Hà Nội. According to pork sellers, although the price of pork has decreased slightly, the consumption has not increased. — VNA/VNS Photo Đỗ Phương Anh   HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội will not have to face a shortage of pork during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, an official of the capital city’s ... Read More »

ABBANK profit rises 36 per cent

  ABBANK reports a 36 per cent increase in profit after tax in 2019. — Photo courtesy of the bank HCM CITY — An Bình Commercial Joint Stock Bank reported a profit after-tax of VNĐ1.23 trillion (US$53.18 million) for 2019, an increase of 36 per cent from the previous year. Its earnings from interest were VNĐ2.44 trillion ($105.65 million), a ... Read More »

Computer viruses causes $902 million in damage to Vietnamese users

Participants at a cyber security drill in 2018 held by the Việt Nam Computer Emergency Response Team (VNCERT). — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Quyết HÀ NỘI — Computer viruses caused estimated losses of VNĐ20.9 trillion (US$902 million) to Vietnamese users last year, much higher than the VNĐ14.9 trillion reported in 2018, reported Bkav Technology Group. The group’s report focused on cyber security last year and ... Read More »

Vietjet launches Đà Lạt-Seoul route

    Currently, Vietjet has 11 direct routes, 480 flights per month, operating the most flights connecting Việt Nam and South Korea. Photo courtesy of Vietjet HCM CITY  Vietjet on Thursday commenced its latest international route connecting Đà Lạt – the famous tourist destination in Việt Nam’s Central Highlands and Seoul – the capital city of South Korea, in a move to expand its network to ... Read More »

Shrimp exports to Australia increased strongly in 2019

  Shrimp exports to Australia totalled nearly US$121 million as of December 15, 2019, representing a rise of 12.6 per cent over the same period of 2018. Photo baodautu.vn HÀ NỘI – Exports of shrimp to Australia increased strongly in 2019, expanding at a two-digit growth rate, according to statistics from the Việt Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers ... Read More »

Japanese gas firm buys 21% in PV Low Pressure Gas

  A worker at PetroVietnam Low Pressure Gas JSC (HoSE: PGD). Photo congthuong.vn HÀ NỘI – Japan-based firm Saibu Gas Co Ltd has become the large shareholder in PetroVietnam Low Pressure Gas JSC (PV GasD). Saibu Gas has bought in 18.9 million PV GasD shares, raising its stake in the latter to 21 per cent, the Vietnamese firm said in ... Read More »

Direct air route to facilitate Việt Nam-Czech relationship

  A Bamboo Airways plane. VNA/VNS Photo  PRAGUE — Bamboo Airways was working to become the first Vietnamese carrier to open a direct route connecting Hà Nội and Prague in an attempt to bring the two countries closer together, a meeting heard in Prague on Wednesday. The roadshow aimed to introduce Việt Nam’s tourism potential and provide information about a direct air route linking the two countries. In his speech, Vietnamese Ambassador ... Read More »

PM urges Trà Vinh to do everything to ensure growth

  Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc visits a booth showcasing products of Trà Vinh Province on the sidelines of the Trà Vinh Investment Promotion Conference on January 15. — VNA/VNS Photo TRÀ VINH — With its natural and geological advantages, the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Trà Vinh has the potential to become a fairly developed locality, Prime Minister ... Read More »