Asia stocks hit 9-1/2-year high, markets await BOJ, ECB meetings

En nexpress - Shares scaled near-decade peak on Thursday, bolstered by a surge in global stocks to a record high on strong U.S. corporate earnings.

Hanoi's five-star hotels booked up until next year

En Vnexpress - The rising number of tourists with big budgets has left the city scouring fresh investment in new luxury hotels.

5 things to watch out for in Vietnam’s retail market this year

En nexpress - The retail market keeps moving and shaking at dizzying speed.

Vietnam braces for first tropical storm of the year

The storm is the first of up to 15 typhoons and tropical depressions forecast to hit Vietnamese waters this year.

99-million-year-old bird found preserved in amber stuns scientists

Yahoo News Archeologists have just discovered a nearly complete bird, encased in fossilized tree sap, that has remained intact for almost 100 million years. The bird, which was just a few days old at

Fish belly up in Hanoi lake, one year after similar mass death

Local media estimated that tons of fish had died om the Hoang Cau Lake in the city downtown by Friday morning.

Whoa: Scientists found a 99-million-year-old baby bird encased in amber

Yahoo News Creatures from the Cretaceous period may have died off long ago, but scientists have made an incredible discovery that instantly transports us…

Newly discovered 72 million-year-old complete dinosaur skeleton is largest ever found in Japan

Yahoo News Researchers have unearthed the complete skeleton of an herbivorous, duck-billed dinosaur (Hadrosauridae) in Japan. The fossil measuresat 8 metres long, which according to researchers,

EU to raise South China Sea issues again after last year's tense discussion

The European bloc is cautious about China's militarization of islands.

Purdue joins Microsoft in five-year mission to create topological quantum computer

Yahoo News Microsoft’s big bet to build a usable quantum computer based on two-dimensional quasiparticles just got bigger. Purdue University says it has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft to

NASA spacecraft will aim straight for sun next year

Yahoo News CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years

Da Nang tops administrative reform index for 5th year

Hanoi jumps to the top three while Ho Chi Minh City takes a big slide down the ranking.

Hanoi’s first sky train track found in rusty disrepair a year before launch

This is the latest blow to the project which has already been delayed by nearly five years.

Formosa steel plant in Vietnam restarts one year after toxic spill

Taiwanese-owned Formosa paid $500 million for the pollution that devastated sea life and coastal economies.

Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

Yahoo News Smoking and other tobacco use kills more than seven million people each year, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, also warning of the dire environmental impact of tobacco

130 million-year-old skull of unknown marine reptile species found in Russia

Yahoo News Paleontologists have found the remains of an unknown type of pliosauroidea - an extinct marine reptile - that lived alongside the dinosaurs 130 million years ago on the bank of the Volga

Another year, another vote. Is democracy burning out Brits?

Yahoo News Houda Salehi knows she should vote in Britain’s June 8 general election. “I will try to vote, but I’m just not even sure what I am voting for and why,” says Ms. Salehi at British Library

M&A in real estate hikes early in year

Vietnamnet - The number of mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam’s real estate market has increased considerably in the first four months of this year, and the figure is expected to see continued

Ho Chi Minh City schoolchildren to get free milk from this year

Baomoi - Ho Chi Minh City schoolchildren up to second grade will from this year be given a free carton of milk every day as part of a scheme to improve children’s health.

Non-infectious diseases kill 400,000 Vietnamese per year

Baomoi - Infectious diseases kill about 300 people per year, whereas non-infectious infectious diseases kill about 400,000 ones, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long.

Vietnamese spend $1.38bn a year on cigarettes

Baomoi - The Vietnamese population spends a total of VND31 trillion (US$1.38 billion) a year on cigarettes, according to statistics released by Vietnam’s Ministry of Health.

Vietnam's tra fish prices reach 10-year high

Vietnamnet - Tra fish (pangasius) prices skyrocketed last month, reaching a 10-year high, but experts warn that export of this seafood product could be unstable this year.

Price of pick-up trucks in VN predicted to soar next year

Vietnamnet - Vietnamese customers are flocking to buy pick-up trucks, prices of which are expected to increase sharply from next year. The price hike is predicted given the unreasonable price gap

Cash flow strong this year: analysts

Vietnamnet - The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission’s decision to take disciplinary actions against Dinh La Thang will not have any negative impact on the stock market, analysts say.

Vinalines IPO set for late this year

Vietnamnet - Vinalines will launch its initial public offering (IPO) this December, and become a shareholder-owned concern in January next year.