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Dong Nai draws over US$147 million in FDI in first two months
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Dong Nai draws over US$147 million in FDI in first two months

NDO/VNA - The southern province of Dong Nai has licensed eight new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth US$31.7 million and approved increases in capital in nine existing projects of

Agro-forestry and fishery exports estimated at US$6.1 billion in first two months
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Agro-forestry and fishery exports estimated at US$6.1 billion in first two months

NDO – The export turnover of Vietnam’s agricultural, forestry and fishery products stood at an estimated US$2.6 billion in February, bringing the sector’s export revenue in the first two months of

Hanoi Chairman rejects proposal to expand pedestrian space
Travel

Hanoi Chairman rejects proposal to expand pedestrian space

VietNamNet Bridge – The pedestrian space around Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword) Lake will not be expanded to the Old Quarter area.

Standing at heaven’s gate on Bao Dai Mountain
Travel

Standing at heaven’s gate on Bao Dai Mountain

VietNamNet Bridge – We headed up to Bao Dai Mountain, also known as Vay Rong Mountain, to visit the Ngoa Van Am (Ngoa Van Pagoda) historical site.

Documentary about famed Vietnamese Buddhist monk to hit local screens
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Documentary about famed Vietnamese Buddhist monk to hit local screens

En Vnexpress - The release of the film about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been delayed for three months in Vietnam.

MoH urges punishment for assaulter
Health

MoH urges punishment for assaulter

The Department of Medical Examination and Treatment yesterday sent its document to its sub-department in the northern province of Yen Bai asking to issue punishment on the man who assaulted doctors.

Binh Duong: firms seek 20,000 labourers in early 2018
Business

Binh Duong: firms seek 20,000 labourers in early 2018

NDO/VNA – More than 500 enterprises in the southern province of Binh Duong registered with the provincial job placement centre to fill the required 20,803 workers before and after the Lunar New Year

Da Lat flooded with garbage as Lunar New Year holiday comes to an end
Travel

Da Lat flooded with garbage as Lunar New Year holiday comes to an end

En Vnexpress - Many have flocked to the resort town in Vietnam's Central Highlands to enjoy the last few days of the long holiday.

Report: Positive outlook for Vietnam’s FMCG sector
Business

Report: Positive outlook for Vietnam’s FMCG sector

NDO/VNA - Fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) are expected to have another year of strong growth in 2018 and rise by 6-7 percent over the previous year, according to a Kantar Worldpanel report on

Exports of Tra fish to UK increase
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Exports of Tra fish to UK increase

NDO/VNA - Tra fish exports to the UK were worth US$ 45.7 million last year, an increase of 2.5% over the previous year, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers.

Vietnam to realise opportunities created by economic integration
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Vietnam to realise opportunities created by economic integration

NDO – 2018 is crucial for Vietnam in the roadmap to implementing its international economic integration commitments. However, the country must take the initiative and fully grasp the opportunities

Enterprises nationwide resume work after Tet
Business

Enterprises nationwide resume work after Tet

NDO - Departments of the Tan Cang - Cai Cui Company in the southern city of Can Tho handled more than 5,000 tonnes of cargo for import and export on February 21 (the sixth day of the Lunar New Year).

A real-life love story hidden in century-old Vietnamese house
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A real-life love story hidden in century-old Vietnamese house

En Vnexpress - The house is living witness to a sad yet intense romance between a French girl and a Chinese Vietnamese man that became a best-selling novel.

Purchasing power increases 10 percent during Tet
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Purchasing power increases 10 percent during Tet

NDO – According to the Ministry of Finance, the purchasing power during Tet holiday surged by 12-15% compared to normal days, and 10% against the same period last year, as a result of 2017’s noted

Vietnam's controversial pig slaughtering festival returns behind closed doors
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Vietnam's controversial pig slaughtering festival returns behind closed doors

En Vnexpress - The 800-year-old festival has been criticized as barbaric by many Vietnamese and international organizations.

Petrol prices drop for the first time in 2018
Business

Petrol prices drop for the first time in 2018

NDO – Petrol prices decreased as of 3pm on February 21, as decided by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance.

Vietnam's most modern agricultural machinery factory opened in Quang Nam
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Vietnam's most modern agricultural machinery factory opened in Quang Nam

NDO - Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO) held an inauguration ceremony for the THACO agricultural machinery factory at the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone in the southern province of Quang Nam on

Vietnam eyes US$21 billion in cultivation exports in 2018
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Vietnam eyes US$21 billion in cultivation exports in 2018

NDO/VNA – The cultivation sector aims to gross over US$21 billion in export turnover in 2018, representing an annual rise of 2.2-2.3%, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Bac Ninh ranks second in FDI attraction in 2017
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Bac Ninh ranks second in FDI attraction in 2017

NDO/VNA – The northern province of Bac Ninh attracted US$3.5 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2017, ranking second among all provinces and cities across the country.

Optimising Vietnam’s trade missions
Business

Optimising Vietnam’s trade missions

NDO - Vietnam’s export sector performed strongly in 2017 with revenues expanding to more than US$213 billion, up 21.1% from the previous year. This new record was substantially contributed to by

Tourism booms during lunar New Year holiday
Travel

Tourism booms during lunar New Year holiday

Tourism in central and southern regions have reaped the benefits of the week-long Lunar New Year holiday (February 14 - 20), reporting an impressive surge in the number of visitors.

Trang An - meeting place of river and mountains
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Trang An - meeting place of river and mountains

The Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO-recognised Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site, is an attractive tourist site thanks to its unique beauty that could hardly be found in anywhere else.

Vietnamese economy set for sustained growth in 2018
Business

Vietnamese economy set for sustained growth in 2018

NDO - The national economic growth will continue to be marked by positive trends this year thanks to improvements to institutions and the investment environment, according to a forecast by the

Daily grind resumes as factories get back to business after Tet holiday
Business

Daily grind resumes as factories get back to business after Tet holiday

NDO – Many businesses across the country have resumed production after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Floating under the moonlight to Hanoi's Perfume Pagoda
Travel

Floating under the moonlight to Hanoi's Perfume Pagoda

En Vnexpress - Tens of thousands are getting up in the small hours this year to make the pilgrimage by boat and celebrate the spring festival.