• Focus on ‘easy’ markets first 

    Focus on ‘easy’ markets first 

    18/06/2011 05:00

    No need to curb investments abroad by Vietnamese firms A tuk-tuk rides past a large advertising poster featuring investment fields by Vietnam’s group Hoang Anh Gia Lai in the Laos...

  • Vinashin inspection report released 

    Vinashin inspection report released 

    10/06/2011 05:00

    Sixteen former Vinashin officials and three government ministries implicated in the company’s financial debacle A ship assembled by the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group...

  • The last pines 

    The last pines 

    10/06/2011 05:00

    Handicrafts carved from thuy tung are publicly advertised online and sold throughout the country. Nguyen Van S is near tears as he recalls the day when hundreds of thuy tung (Glyptostrobus Pensilis or water pine) disappeared from...

  • Lack of expertise complicates nuclear plan 

    Lack of expertise complicates nuclear plan 

    05/06/2011 05:00

    Vietnam needs some 3,000-5,000 field-trained experts by 2020. The country is scheduled to build 14 nuclear power plants, each of which needs at least 300 field-trained engineers. Vietnam hopes to resolve its power shortages by...

  • Bears pack park for summer 

    Bears pack park for summer 

    04/06/2011 05:00

    The members of  Ho Chi Minh City’s Great Bear Club have poured into the park for a summer of exercise and fun Members of the Sao Bac Dau (Great Bear) Club stand ready for...

  • The gasoline thief 

    The gasoline thief 

    04/06/2011 05:00

    A Delta town struggles with the bizarre addiction of an abandoned boy Ho Van Thao (R) sucks on a gasoline as his grandmother looks on at their house in the Mekong Delta province of...

  • Maritime experts cry foul on China 

    Maritime experts cry foul on China 

    03/06/2011 05:00

    International experts condemn China for disrupting Vietnam’s legal marine activities and urged the country to be better prepared for the next encounter Fishermen unloading tunas in...

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