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Health care for elderly a growing concern in Vietnam

Tuyet Thai nursing centre is a private centre for old people. It is not only where the elderly are taken care of but also a gathering place for them to meet and share their autumnal days. “We get very good care here, from medicine to eating and sleeping,” said Bui The Nang, a Hanoian elderly ... Read More »

More people choose Vietnamese goods

  More than 300 booths from 200 domestic names received a warm response from consumers during the ‘Vietnamese give priority to Vietnamese goods’ trade fair held recently in Hanoi. “The designs and quality of Vietnamese goods have improved, many products have high quality, especially agricultural products which are well-known internationally,” said Hoang Quang Huy, a visitor to the trade fair. ... Read More »

HOSE to start trading covered warrants in November

The new investment product covered warrant could start trading on the HCM Stock Exchange in November, according to the State Securities Commission. (Photo pif.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – The new investment tool, covered warrant, will start listing and trading on the HCM Stock Exchange (HOSE) in November, according to the State Securities Commission (SSC). According to Vietnam’s securities market regulator, HOSE ... Read More »

Finance Ministry turns down cassava industry requests

Processing cassava roots at the Intimex Thanh Chương cassava starch processing factory in the central province of Nghe An. (Photo baonghean.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has turned down proposals by the Vietnam Cassava Association (VCA) for preferential policies similar to those for rice and sugar to ensure its sustainable development.  For example, the association proposed halving ... Read More »

Industrial production index up 7.9 percent in nine months

Hanoi (VNA) –The national industrial production index (IPI) expanded by 7.9 percent in January-September, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported. The figure was higher than the IPI growth of 7.1 percent recorded in the same period last year and 7.2 percent in the first eight months of this year. In September alone, the growth was estimated at 13.2 percent as ... Read More »

Experts: Consumer lending potential in Vietnam untapped

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Researchers at the Vietnam National University (VNU) – Hanoi have presented results of a consumer lending survey showing that the majority of Vietnamese people have never used a consumer loan. Consumers’ relative lack of loan access represents both a challenge and an opportunity, as previous studies around the world have shown that consumer lending is an important ... Read More »