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HCM City marks Russian October Revolution’s 100th anniversary

An art performance at the ceremony (Source: voh.com.vn) HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam-Russia relationship has been thriving thanks to joint efforts made by leaders and people of both countries, Hoang Minh Nhan, President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City, said at a ceremony in the city on November 3 to mark the 100th anniversary of the ... Read More »

Urgent meeting held to plan for storm Damrey

The committee members are discussing the storm preparedness plan. (Photo: laodong.vn) Hanoi (VNA)  – The Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control held an urgent meeting on November 2 to prepare for the 12th storm, internationally known as Damrey. At the meeting, Hoang Duc Cuong, Director of the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF), said that the tropical depression ... Read More »

Customs clearance payments to go online

Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – In the next few months, tax payments for customs clearance will be made available online, round-the-clock. This will allow enterprises to pay tax at anytime and from anywhere, provided they have internet access, said the General Department of Customs. The department said that it planned to expand the 24/7 online tax payment scheme to ... Read More »

VN Index down on low investor confidence

Investors track market fluctuations on the Maybank Kim Eng trading floor in HCM City (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA)  — Shares declined on the HCM Stock Exchange on November 2 as the market was hit by poor investor confidence due to a lack of supportive information and by intraday profit-taking. The benchmark VN Index dropped 1.14 percent to close at 833.09 points. ... Read More »

ASEAN taking centre stage in shaping agenda for regional peace, prospe

Ambassadors from ten ASEAN nations pose for a photo with Speaker of the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly Chung Sye-kyun at a banquet to mark the 50th ASEAN Anniversary in Seoul on November 2. (Photo: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – ASEAN is taking a centre stage in shaping agenda for peace and prosperity in the region and beyond, said Cambodian Ambassador ... Read More »

SHB posts 59.1 million USD pre-tax profit in 9 months

Hanoi (VNA) – Sai Gon-Hanoi Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SHB) on November 1 posted pre-tax profit of over 1.33 trillion VND (59.1 million USD) in the first nine months of the year. This was an increase of 69 percent from the same period last year. The bank said the high profit was due to its strong growth in services, especially bancassurance. SHB’s ... Read More »

Thua Thien-Hue attracts 96 million USD in investment

A view of Chan May Port in central province of Thua Thien-Hue (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA)  — The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has attracted 11 more projects with total registered capital of over 2.18 trillion VND (96 million USD) during the first ten months of this year. So far, industrial parks (IPs) and economic zones (EZs) in the province ... Read More »

PM urges more optimal support to businesses in gov’t meeting

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the government’s monthly meeting in Hanoi on November 3. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired the government’s monthly meeting in Hanoi on November 3, urging further support for businesses. Before the opening of the meeting, he presented the President’s Decision to appoint two new government members, Transport Minister Nguyen Van The ... Read More »