Archive for January, 2011

1000 voices to join international choir competition in VN

January 31, 2011
1000 voices to join international choir competition in VN

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1000 singers from Asian countries will participate in the first international choir competition in the ancient town of Hoi An from March 16-20.   At least 34 choirs, including 30 from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, have registered for the competition, totaling over 1000 people (855 [...]

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Vocal journalist burnt by stranger dies

January 31, 2011
Vocal journalist burnt by stranger dies

VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese journalist who was set on fire while he was sleeping by a stranger who broke into his private house died on January 29 – after 10 days in critical condition.   Le Hoang Hung, 51, of Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, passed away at 13: 45 after an unidentified intruder broke [...]

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Housekeeping services in demand during Tet

January 31, 2011

LookAtVietnam – The Lunar New Year is the biggest festival in Vietnam and many people go away on vacation, especially to take advantage of the long holiday, but a myriad things still need to be done at home.   Step in these housekeeping companies. They take care of plants and pets, maintain the altar, protect [...]

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Transport firms show poor returns

January 31, 2011
Transport firms show poor returns

VietNamNet Bridge – Many Vietnamese state-owned civil engineering construction businesses are not developing as quickly as they might be expected.   Ministry of Transport (MoT) information reveals that for many transport engineering businesses current figures for ownership capital size and return on revenue rate are not dissimilar to those of several years ago.   “Our [...]

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Vietnam enthusiastic with WEF’s activities

January 31, 2011

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has taken an active part in the freshly-ended 41st World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, said Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.   Deputy PM Nhan, who was present at forum, said the Vietnamese delegation participated in five major seminars on building a new economic model in the post-crisis period, [...]

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Party and State leaders pay pre-Tet visits

January 31, 2011
Party and State leaders pay pre-Tet visits

VietNamNet Bridge – Newly-elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong sent best wishes to army units during his New Year visit to the Defence Ministry headquarters on January 30.   Mr. Trong, who is also National Assembly Chairman and Secretary of the Central Military Party Committee, sent warm sentiments and wishes for a Happy New [...]

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SOCIETY IN BRIEF 31/1

January 31, 2011
SOCIETY IN BRIEF 31/1

3,600 in HCMC ask for jobless benefits   Some 3,600 employees in HCMC have asked for jobless benefits this month, said the city’s Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.   Le Thanh Tam, director of the department, told the Daily on Tuesday about 1,500 of these people had received cash from the unemployment insurance [...]

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 31/1

January 31, 2011

An Giang boosts multifaceted cooperation with Lao provinces   The Mekong Delta province of An Giang and Laos ’ Champassak province have signed cooperation agreements in politics, socio-economics, culture and science and technology for 2011.   The agreements were reached during a working session between a Champassak delegation of the provincial chapter of the Lao [...]

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Huge supplies threaten stock market: experts

January 31, 2011
Huge supplies threaten stock market: experts

LookAtVietnam – Local securities experts predict that market pressure from huge stock supplies would continue this year as many enterprises are expected to list stocks or issue shares to increase capital. Their listing applications were rejected last year and they want to reapply this year.   Last year saw 187 new companies listing stocks on [...]

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Businesses fear exchange rate fluctuations will gobble up their profit

January 31, 2011
Businesses fear exchange rate fluctuations will gobble up their profit

VietNamNet Bridge – A lot of businesses have incurred big losses due to the dong/dollar exchange rate fluctuations. They have called on the Government to intervene in the foreign currency market and take necessary measures to stabilize the exchange rate in 2011.   Exchange rate fluctuations turn profit into loss   In mid-December 2010, Bao [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...