• Minimum wage increase no cause for cheer 

    21/05/2011 05:00

    State workers repairs electrical grids in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Many employees of state-owned firms are not interested in the minimum wage increase, saying it fail to match recent price hikes. The Vietnamese government’s...

  • 30% of vehicles in circulation do not meet emission standards

    30% of vehicles in circulation do not meet emission standards

    20/05/2011 05:00

    The Vietnam Register (VR) and inspectors of the Ministry of Transport have found out from an inspection on technical safety and environment protection, that 30 percent of cars in circulation do not meet emission standards....


    19/05/2011 05:00

    Famous Belgian writer joins Vietnam comics festival The renowned Belgian comics writer Stephen Desberg will join his Vietnamese colleagues in this year’s Comics Festival, which will take place in Hanoi from May 30 to June 4. Organized by the Wallonia-Brussels Delegation...



    19/05/2011 05:00

    Vietnam joins world baking competition Nguyen Truong Kim Phung from ABC Bakery is one of three bakers who will take part in the he Louis Lesaffre Cup’s Asian selection round. Vietnamese bakers will...

  • Inventory of “treasures”

    Inventory of “treasures”

    18/05/2011 05:00

    While the Cultural Heritage Agency is combining with local governments to make an inventory of intangible cultural heritages in the country (which will finish in October 2011), the Vietnam Folk Culture and Art Association has “inventoried” folk cultural and art heritages of 46...

  • Vietnam plans to end dollarization completely by 2013

    Vietnam plans to end dollarization completely by 2013

    18/05/2011 05:00

    Vietnam is following a process on easing the dollarization and it hopes the dollarization would be stopped by the end of 2013, according to Dr Le Xuan Nghia, Deputy Chair of the National Finance Supervision Council. These words were spoken by Nghia to answer the questions...

  • Pepper growers add spice to pricing tactics

    18/05/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge - Many pepper farmers have taken advantage of the internet to ensure quick access to world pepper prices and other useful market information. Farmers who improved the way they use up-to-date market information stand to gain hundreds of millions of dong in...

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