Posts Tagged ‘ The Uk ’

Idols head to Hanoi 

June 1, 2011
Idols head to Hanoi 

  A trio of western reality show stars are heading to Vietnam to perform in a joint concert in Hanoi’s Quan Ngua Sporting Complex on June 16. The concert is part of the annual H-Artistry event, sponsored by Hennessy. The event requires its audience to register online to compete in one of four game shows [...]

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UK grants $114 mln for Vietnam growth, anti-corruption 

May 28, 2011

  The UK has pledged to provide Vietnam with £70 million (US$114 million) non-refundable aid by 2015 to bolster growth and tackle corruption under an agreement signed Thursday in Hanoi. The grant aims to help Vietnam reach the Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted by world leaders under the direction of the UN.  Using this [...]

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Iceland volcano still spewing ash, Europe threatened 

May 24, 2011
Iceland volcano still spewing ash, Europe threatened 

An Eumetsat image shows the ash cloud (reddish colour) billowing from Grimsvoetn, Iceland's most active volcano. A plume of ash from an erupting Icelandic volcano headed for Britain Tuesday, forcing flight cancellations and a change in US President Barack Obama’s travel plans. The eruption of Grimsvoetn has raised concerns over a repeat of last year’s [...]

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Vietnam-UK direct flights set to commence this fall 

May 11, 2011
Vietnam-UK direct flights set to commence this fall 

Vietnam Airlines plans to operate up to four services a week to London. Officials from the UK and Vietnam have concluded discussions to facilitate direct flights between the two countries to take off this autumn. A British Embassy statement released Friday said successful  discussions were held in Hanoi between the UK Department for Transport, the [...]

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Vietnam, UK look to sign defense cooperation MoU in 2011 

January 28, 2011

  Vietnam and the UK plan to sign a memorandum of understanding on defense cooperation this year, according to a press release issued Wednesday in Hanoi. The Vietnam – UK 2011 Action Plan was signed by Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nguyen Quoc Cuong, and British Ambassador Antony Stokes. Under the plan, direct flights [...]

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Viet Nam’s small businesses confident about growth: survey

February 5, 2010
Viet Nam’s small businesses confident about growth: survey

Business confidence among Viet Nam’s small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) climbed 10 points in the fourth quarter last year, . . . Sandy Flockhart, HSBC’s chairman of personal and commercial banking, said: “Our small business confidence index is telling us that confidence levels are back to pre-financial crisis levels. Not only are SMEs confident that [...]

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Party Chief promises better policies for overseas Vietnamese

February 2, 2010
Party Chief promises better policies for overseas Vietnamese

In the meeting with overseas Vietnamese representatives on February 2, Party Secretary General Nong Duc Manh said the Party and the State would continue reviewing policies for overseas Vietnamese. Party chief Nong Duc Manh and overseas Vietnamese. Party Chief Manh, president Nguyen Minh Triet, national chairman Nguyen Phu Trong, permanent member of the Central Party Committee’s [...]

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PM leaves Davos for Hanoi

January 31, 2010
PM leaves Davos for Hanoi

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Davos on the evening of January 30 for Hanoi, concluding his working trip to Switzerland. LookAtVietnam – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung left Davos on the evening of January 30 for Hanoi, concluding his working trip to Switzerland where he attended the World Economic Forum and worked with WTO [...]

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Vietnam wins at UK photography awards

January 29, 2010
Vietnam wins at UK photography awards

Photographer Tran Viet Van from the Lao Dong newspaper has won fourth prize at the Worldwide Photography Gala Awards for his “Harvest season” photo. He ranked behind three US photographers and before a Canadian.Viet Van also received a Merit Award for his image “Spring is Coming”.The prize-winning photos, including “Summer in Haiti” (Best Documentary Series) [...]

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POLITICS IN BRIEF 24/1

January 25, 2010
POLITICS IN BRIEF 24/1

EU countries support program for rural water supply and sanitation; Egypt’s investment minister pays visit; Slovakian Speaker to visit; Vietnam kicks off preparations to host World Economic Forum       EU countries support program for rural water supply and sanitation    The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Embassy of Denmark, and the Embassy of the Kingdom [...]

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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...