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Image : Cai Rang Floating – A must-see place in Mekong Delta

Cai Rang Floating – A must-see place in Mekong Delta

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 31,2017

EN VietNamNet - The Cai Rang Floating Market, a national intangible cultural heritage site, is on the 185-kilometre Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong River.

Image : Child of 'Britain's Schindler' appeals for help for refugees

Child of 'Britain's Schindler' appeals for help for refugees

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 29,2016

LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a stockbroker nicknamed 'Britain's Schindler' for saving Jewish children from the Nazis is appealing for today's child refugees to be treated with similar compassion.

Image : Dortmund claims 3 points against Sporting

Dortmund claims 3 points against Sporting

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 19,2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl scored in the first half to lead Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in their Champions League match on Tuesday.

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Vietnam April inflation at 4-year high

access_time May 07,2016 chat_bubble_outline 94 views
Vietnam April inflation at 4-year high
A gas station in Hanoi. Photo: Ngoc Thang Vietnam's inflation rate in April was 0.33 percent, the highest month-on-month increase since 2012, with the prices of most goods and services rising, according to the government's new data. After flatlining in January and slowly picking up in the following months, the inflation rate this year has been 1.33 percent compared to 0.04 percent in the same period last year. Of the 11 baskets making up the consumer price index, food and dining services and post and telecom remained unchanged in April and entertainment and tourism slightly declined, while all the rest saw an increase, the General Statistics Office of Vietnam reported. Transport prices grew the most, 1.73 percent, as fuel prices increased by 3.83 percent month-on-month following two fuel hikes at the end of March and early this month. Housing and construction materials ranked second after increasing by 0.71 percent due to a rise of 1.64 percent in construction material prices. The rise resulted mainly from additional taxation on imported steel products as a temporary safeguard measures. The new tariffs, 23.3 percent on billets and 14.2 percent on rods, took effect on March 22. Inflation was at a record low of 0.63 percent last year, but is expected to rise to 5 percent this year. Read on the original site
German investors eye VN business opportunities

A worker at the B.Braun Viet Nam Company Limited, a Germany-invested medical equipment producer. Germany has invested around US$1 billion in Viet Nam to date. - VNA/VNS Photo Danh Lam They are in the country along with the visiting German Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Iris Gleicke. “The visit of … Gleicke to Viet Nam has promoted relations between the two nations, and this is a good chance for Vietnamese localities to introduce themselves to German… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

PM witnesses capital flow of VND126 trillion into Binh Thuan province

The event, which was attended by more than 240 businesses and investors from both at home and abroad, sought to introduce Binh Thuan’s potential and advantages in order to attract investment and mobilise resources from economic sectors. In his remarks, PM Phuc affirmed Binh Thuan’s strategic position and huge potential, hailing the progresses in infrastructure, exports and imports, vocational training and the investment environment as a convenient premise to create a strong belief for… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Qatar denies receiving invite to Astana talks on Syria

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Thursday it had not received an invite to talks on the Syria conflict to take place in the Kazakh capital Astana later this month, state media said.Earlier on Thursday a Qatari Foreign Ministry official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Doha had been invited to the talks."An official source at Qatar's Foreign Ministry denies that Qatar received an invitation to participate in the Syrian crisis talks to be hosted in Astana, the capital of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Why Several Native Americans Are Suing the Mormon Church

Native Americans who were part of a little-known Mormon program from 1947 to the mid-1990s share much of the same story. Year after year, missionaries or other members of the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints approached these families and invited their children into Mormon foster homes. As part of the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program, Native American children would live with Mormon families during the school year, an experience designed to “provide educational, spiritual,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam, EU promote trade links in food safety and agricultural products

Co-organised by the EU Delegation to Vietnam and the host’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), the event saw the participation of the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, and a high-level mission of 42 agro-food businesses from the bloc, along with domestic businesses and enterprises. As the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) negotiations were concluded in late 2015 and the entire written agreement was published in February 2016, the two sides are expected… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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