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Hanoi: 83 percent of population covered by health insurance
Health

Hanoi: 83 percent of population covered by health insurance

About 83 percent of Hanoi’s population has joined the health insurance scheme so far, the city’s Social security Agency announced at a conference to review its performance on November 8.

Foreign OTAs holds 80 percent of VN’s online travel market share
Travel

Foreign OTAs holds 80 percent of VN’s online travel market share

Global online travel agencies such as Agoda.com, booking.com, Traveloka.com, Expedia.com are monopolizing the Vietnamese market, holding 80 percent market share, according to Vietnam E-Commerce

Industrial production index up 7.9 percent in nine months
Business

Industrial production index up 7.9 percent in nine months

NDO/VNA –The national industrial production index (IPI) expanded by 7.9 percent in the January-September period, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported.

Hanoi: Consumer price index rises over 3 percent
Business

Hanoi: Consumer price index rises over 3 percent

NDO/VNA – Hanoi’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) in September posted a month on month rise of over 3 percent as reported by the municipal Statistics Office.

70 percent of Vietnamese people infected with H. pylori
Health

70 percent of Vietnamese people infected with H. pylori

Around 70 percent of Vietnamese are infected with H.pylori bacteria while infection with H. pylori is the strongest known risk factor for gastric cancer.

40 percent of Vietnamese kids lack sleep because of much studying
Health

40 percent of Vietnamese kids lack sleep because of much studying

According to Dr. Johnathan Halevy from Family Medical Practice infirmary, half of preschool students and 40 percent of Vietnamese adolescents sleep less than a normal sleep of 8 hours.

Deaths from Alzheimer's Increase 50 Percent
Science

Deaths from Alzheimer's Increase 50 Percent

Yahoo News Deaths from Alzheimer's disease are on the rise in the United States, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Researchers at the CDC found

Vietnam's annual retail sales growth projected to reach 11.9 percent
Business

Vietnam's annual retail sales growth projected to reach 11.9 percent

Vietnamnet - Vietnam's annual retail sales growth projected to reach 11.9 percent

Vietnam to enjoy stable economic growth at 6.4 percent
Business

Vietnam to enjoy stable economic growth at 6.4 percent

Vietnamnet - Vietnam is forecast to enjoy a stable economic growth rate of 6.4 percent in 2017 and 2018.

How cheap will cars be once tariffs are cut to zero percent?
Business

How cheap will cars be once tariffs are cut to zero percent?

Vietnamnet - The tariff cut to zero percent will pave the way for imports from ASEAN to flood Vietnam, but analysts do not think low-cost cars will be available by 2018.

Retail sales, services revenue up 6.7 percent in four months
Business

Retail sales, services revenue up 6.7 percent in four months

Vietnamnet - The country’s total retail sales and services revenue reached 1,267.9 trillion VND (56.7 billion USD) in the first four months of this year, a year on year increase of 6.7 percent.

VN trade value up 20.1 percent in four months
Business

VN trade value up 20.1 percent in four months

Vietnamnet - Viet Nam’s total trade value in the first four months of the year gained a year-on-year increase of 20.1 per cent to US$125.41 billion, according to the General Department of Customs.

Vietnam’s PV OIL holds 20 percent of petroleum retail in Laos
Business

Vietnam’s PV OIL holds 20 percent of petroleum retail in Laos

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PV OIL), is running profitably in Laos, earning an average revenue of over 100 million USD and contributing over 20 million USD to the host

31 percent of firms pay as bribery for customs procedure: survey
Business

31 percent of firms pay as bribery for customs procedure: survey

Vietnamnet - The ratio of businesses having to pay “under table” fees when doing customs procedure was 31 percent, according to a survey on administrative reform last year by the Vietnam Chamber of

VN corporate profit falls 60 percent in 2010-2015
Business

VN corporate profit falls 60 percent in 2010-2015

Vietnamnet - The corporate profit growth stood at 7.5 percent from 2010 – 2015, falling 60 percent from the rate of the 2005-2010 period, according to the General Statistics Office under the

Vietnam's wood exports surge 17.1 percent in Q1
Business

Vietnam's wood exports surge 17.1 percent in Q1

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s exports of wood and wooden products in the first quarter of this year hit 1.78 billion USD, a year-on-year increase of 17.1 percent, the General Department of Vietnam Customs

Petrolimex’s foreign ownership cap at 20 percent
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Petrolimex’s foreign ownership cap at 20 percent

Vietnamnet - The State Securities Commission (SSC) has endorsed the ceiling foreign ownership level at the Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) at 20 percent as approved by Prime Minister

Gov’t determine to curb inflation below 4 percent this year
Business

Gov’t determine to curb inflation below 4 percent this year

Vietnamnet - Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue yesterday stressed the determination of curbing inflation rate below 4 percent as per the target set by the National Assembly and fully exploiting

Vietnam’s economy to grow at 6.5 percent in 2017: ADB
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Vietnam’s economy to grow at 6.5 percent in 2017: ADB

Vietnamnet - Vietnam’s economy will grow at 6.5 percent in 2017 and expand to 6.7 percent in 2018, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s “Asian Development Outlook 2017” report.

FDI to HCM City increases by 56.7 percent in Q1
Business

FDI to HCM City increases by 56.7 percent in Q1

Vietnamnet - HCM City attracted 574.71 million USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first quarter of 2017, a year-on-year increase of 56.7 percent, according to the municipal Department of

CPI goes up 4.96 percent year-on-year in first quarter
Business

CPI goes up 4.96 percent year-on-year in first quarter

Vietnamnet - Consumer price index (CPI) in the first quarter of 2017 increased by 4.96 percent year on year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Aviation service prices proposed to increase by 15 percent
Business

Aviation service prices proposed to increase by 15 percent

Vietnamnet - Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam yesterday sent a document to the Ministry of Transport proposing to increase prices of some aviation services especially takeoff and landing during

Vietnam’s veg imports up 55 percent
Business

Vietnam’s veg imports up 55 percent

Vietnamnet - The country’s import of vegetables and fruits saw strong growth in the first two months of 2017, especially from Thailand and China.

Report: Trump asks State Department for 50 percent cut to UN funding
World

Report: Trump asks State Department for 50 percent cut to UN funding

Yahoo News The White House budget proposal is considering cutting funding of the United Nations and its programs in half as it looks to shrink spending by the State Department. President Trump’s

Will 86 percent of garment workers lose jobs because of robots?
Business

Will 86 percent of garment workers lose jobs because of robots?

Vietnamnet - With the development of automation technology, many unskilled workers are expected to be replaced by robots on production lines.