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Banking assets exceed 407 billion USD

Clients and members of staff at HDBank headquarters in HCM City. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA)  – Total assets of Vietnam’s banking system reached more than 9.25 quadrillion VND (407.5 billion USD) by the end of August, an increase of 8.79 percent over the beginning of this year, statistics from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) show. ... Read More »

Central localities seriously flooded after storm Damrey

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Mogao Caves: the Thousand Buddha Grottoes

At rest: One of the Budhhist statues in the Mogao Caves.— VNS File photo Viet Nam News Mai Khuyên The sun dazzles brilliantly all day over indulgent sand dunes stretching towards the horizon while tourist pilgrims riding on camels move smoothly with their shadows on a small sandy path. This was the incredible attractive facet of the Gobi desert attributed ... Read More »

Discovering Chiềng Khoi Lake, mountains, caves and culture

Peace and tranquility: The peaceful landscape of Chiềng Khoi Lake at dusk. — Photo Viet Nam News By Minh Đức Riding a boat on Chiềng Khoi Lake, you may find yourself feeling somewhat insignificant in the face of expansive mountains and endless water. Chiềng Khoi Lake is located in Pút Village, Yên Châu District, the northern mountainous province of ... Read More »

Officials to finalise preparations for APEC high-level meetings

Panels welcoming the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) – The APEC Concluding Senior Officials’ Meeting (CSOM) is taking place in the central city of Da Nang on November 6-7 with the participation of representatives from all  21 APEC economies. The event aims to finalise preparations for the APEC Ministerial Meeting and the ... Read More »

"APEC Vietnam 2017

           APEC in its Third Decade: Achievements and Milestones           The birth of APEC in 1989 took place at a time when the world was undergoing profound changes, opening a new chapter in the history of economic cooperation in Asia – Pacific, transforming the region from a divided one into an increasingly interconnected market toward the ... Read More »

Blue-chip reliance worries investors

Investors watch stock movements at Saigon Securities Inc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Large-cap companies continued to drive shares on the HCM Stock Exchange up on November 3, but analysts warned of market volatility over investor worries about the market’s dependence on blue chips. The benchmark VN Index gained 1.28 percent – the highest growth rate since May 22 – ... Read More »

APEC 2017 brings Vietnam to new position: Kampuchea Thmey

The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will be held in the central city of Da Nang (Photo: VNA) Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia’s daily Kampuchea Thmey (New Cambodia) on November 3 ran an article saying APEC 2017 activities will contribute to affirming the increasingly important role of the forum and the position of Vietnam in regional and global governance. Titled “APEC ... Read More »