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38 big hospitals use test results of other facilities from August 1
Health

38 big hospitals use test results of other facilities from August 1

It is estimated that 38 big hospitals will accept test results carried out by other facilities from August 1 aiming to cut medical charges for patients and it is hoped to save VND230 billion ($10.1

Bui Vien walking street to open on August 19
Travel

Bui Vien walking street to open on August 19

Bui Vien walking street is scheduled to finish the upgrade process on August 10 and it will be put into operation nine days later.

PV Power prepares for August IPO
Business

PV Power prepares for August IPO

Vietnamnet - PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) will make its initial public offering (IPO) this August, the electricity producer announced.

PV Power set for August IPO
Business

PV Power set for August IPO

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – PetroVietnam Power Corporation (PV Power) has decided to make its initial public offering (IPO) this August, the electricity producer announced.

UN says 100 people killed in C.Africa since August
Politics

UN says 100 people killed in C.Africa since August

The Central African Republic has seen an "alarming increase" in human rights violations since August, with at least 100 people killed, the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said Wednesday. "Since

Rwanda confirms August 2017 presidential election date
World

Rwanda confirms August 2017 presidential election date

Kigali (AFP) - Rwanda will stage presidential elections next August, according to a government statement issued Saturday.

2 arrested in Belgian August machete attack case
World

2 arrested in Belgian August machete attack case

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities have charged two people with terrorist offenses linked to a machete attack on two police officers earlier this year.

Britain breaks August visitor number record
Travel

Britain breaks August visitor number record

New figures released today show that it was a record— breaking August for inbound tourism to the UK with 3.8 million visits, up two per cent on the same month last year. Overseas visitors to the UK

Brits break day tripping tourism record in August
Travel

Brits break day tripping tourism record in August

New figures from VisitEngland show that Brits spent a record— breaking £5.5 billion on day trips across England in August, the highest spend recorded for a single month since the day— tripping survey

August auctions raise $127 million on two exchanges
Business

August auctions raise $127 million on two exchanges

Eight auctions were organised on the two national stock exchanges in August, bringing in a total of 2.83 trillion VND (127 million USD) for issuers.

Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City rise 14% in August
Business

Remittances to Ho Chi Minh City rise 14% in August

NDO/VNA - Remittances to Vietnam’s southern economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City, in August increased by 14% from July, coming mainly from the US and Europe, according to the local branch of the State Bank

Tourists to Vietnam rise in August
Travel

Tourists to Vietnam rise in August

The number of foreigners visiting Viet Nam in August reached 899,700 arrivals, an increase of 34.4 per cent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

Vietnam posts US$200 million in trade surplus in August
Business

Vietnam posts US$200 million in trade surplus in August

NDO - Vietnam’s exports in August were estimated at US$15.2 billion while its imports were US$15 billion, producing a trade surplus of US$200 million, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Vietnam’s rice exports fall during January-August
Business

Vietnam’s rice exports fall during January-August

NDO/ VNA – Vietnam exported 432,000 tonnes of rice for US$ 191 million in August, bringing the total volume and value in the first eight months of this year to 3.37 million tonnes and US$ 1.51

Five million Brits expected to take UK breaks over August Bank Holiday
Travel

Five million Brits expected to take UK breaks over August Bank Holiday

More than five million Brits are planning a holiday at home for the August Bank Holiday weekend this year according to a VisitEngland survey released today. VisitEngland’s Bank Holiday Trip Tracker

Public hospital fees hiked by 18 percent in August
Health

Public hospital fees hiked by 18 percent in August

Hanoi (VNA) – Public hospital services and products in 16 provinces and cities have become 18 percent more expensive since the middle of August, as patients pay for health staff’s basic salaries.

August highlights at Park Hyatt Saigon
Travel

August highlights at Park Hyatt Saigon

Luxury mooncakes are meaningful gifts for the Mid-Autumn Festival season

Vietnam’s largest IPO of 2016 to launch on August 29
Business

Vietnam’s largest IPO of 2016 to launch on August 29


The company with sizable stake in Toyota, Honda and Ford in Vietnam will offer 167 million shares.

Vietfish 2016 exhibition scheduled for early August
Business

Vietfish 2016 exhibition scheduled for early August

NDO – Around 200 seafood exporters and processors from Vietnam and 14 foreign countries and territories will gather at the biggest event of the industry - the 2016 Vietnam Fisheries International

Thai PM says won't resign whatever August referendum outcome
World

Thai PM says won't resign whatever August referendum outcome


Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Monday he would not resign if Thais reject a military-backed draft constitution when they vote in a referendum in August.

Vietnam to ratify TPP trade deal by August 9
Business

Vietnam to ratify TPP trade deal by August 9


The Vietnamese government has confirmed that the national legislature intends to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at its first plenary session from July 20 to August 9.

PetroVietnam power firm set for IPO in August
Business

PetroVietnam power firm set for IPO in August

PV Power has reportedly met with many foreign investors, including Japan's Tohoku and South Korea's SKEconomists welcome plan to open oil retail market to foreign businessesVietnam's PV Gas eyes

Vietnam likely to act on delayed $2 billion steel project by August
Business

Vietnam likely to act on delayed $2 billion steel project by August

The provincial government of Quang Ngai has asked authorities to revoke the investment license of a proposed $2 billion steel project by August due to delays, state-run Bao Dau Tu newspaper said in a