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Robotic-assisted surgery: more expensive, but not always more effective

Robotic-assisted surgery is much more expensive than other minimally invasive surgeries, but it does not improve outcomes of surgery for kidney tumors and rectal cancers. ”The rapid increase in costly robot surgery in lieu of laparoscopic surgery without a definite advantage for the patient is a problem that can be applied not only to the urological field but also to ... Read More »

Shares rise again, caution lingers

Shares rose for a second day on October 25 on the two national stock exchanges (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Shares rose for a second day on October 25 on the two national stock exchanges but cautious sentiment still lingered as the market trend was highly dependent on large cap movement. On the HCM Stock Exchange, the VN-Index increased 0.66 ... Read More »

Traditional music dazzles tourists to Ho Chi Minh City

Weekend traditional music performances which have been piloted in Ho Chi Minh City’s Centre are gripping visitors to the southern hub. They are an initiative by the municipal government to promote Vietnam’s traditional culture values, and at the same time, attract tourists to the city. Folk songs have been echoing in front of Saigon Central Post Office, a renowned tourist ... Read More »

Improving Vietnam’s workforce in implementing FTAs

Only 21 percent of Vietnamese workers are provided with training. Meanwhile labour productivity is low. The information was released at a seminar on enhancing the quality of Vietnamese workforce in implementing the Vietnam-EU Free trade agreement held in Hanoi on October 25. Apart from benefits, the Vietnam-EU free trade agreement (EVFTA) also challenges Vietnam, including commitments relating to the labour. ... Read More »

Moscow hosts Vietnamese Film Days

A scene of the film Yen’s Life (Photo: Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Film Days will be held in Moscow from October 27 to 31 at Illusion Cinema, showcasing five award winning movies from Vietnam. The movies are box-office hits, including Toi Thay Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh (I See Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass), Em Chua 18 (Jailbait), Cuoc Doi ... Read More »