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Vietnam’s bakery market shows fast growth

The bakery market has enjoyed compounded annual growth of 20-30 percent in recent years and is worth 700 million USD now, the chief of one of the country’s largest bakery chains has said.

Vietnam shortens gender gap in politics, economy

Vietnam has recorded gender equality achievements in political and economic sectors since the Law on Gender Equality took effect.

Japan helps Vietnam improve control of food safety

JICA signed a grant agreement with Vietnam on October 17 to provide over 1.2 billion JPY for a project to enhance laboratory capacity of the Reference Testing and Agrifood Quality Consultancy (RETAQ) Centre.

Flooding causes four deaths, heavy losses in central region

Floods following downpours, along with gale and lightning, killed four and caused heavy losses in many central localities from October 14 to 16, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Contactless payment could be next big thing in Vietnam: experts

Contactless payment is becoming trendy in Vietnam thanks to the growth of technology and the country’s young population.

Vietnam among rising stars of global trade: Standard Chartered

Vietnam has been named one of the rising stars of global trade with the sixth position among the top 20 markets with the greatest potential for future trade growth, according to a recent report by Standard Chartered.

Ex-leader of Vinashin faces stricter punishment

The High-level People’s Court in Hanoi yesterday increased the penalty imposed on one of the four defendants charged with “abusing position and power to appropriate assets” at the State-run Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin).

Long Bien Bridge clean-up event to be held this weekend

The environmental group Keep Hanoi Clean (KHC), in collaboration with a Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, will hold a clean-up underneath Hanoi’s iconic Long Bien Bridge this weekend.

Korean banks focus more on Vietnam for impressive growth

The Republic of Korea’s banks are focusing more on Vietnam as the market emerges as a major source of earnings for them amid their slowdown from China.

Vietcombank posts record profit of nearly $757.6 million

Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank) reported $757.59 million in consolidated profit in the first nine months of this year, surging 50.6 percent from the same time last year and reaching 85.8 percent of the yearly plan.

Policies, legislation on climate change to be amended

A workshop was held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on October 7 to seek improvement of policies and legislation in response to climate change in Vietnam.

HCM City court hands eight death, one life sentences to drug traffickers

The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on October 7 sentenced eight defendants to death and another to life imprisonment for trafficking 379 heroin bricks weighing over 132kg and 55kg of methamphetamine.

Hanoi to host regional forum on sustainable transport

The 12th Intergovernmental Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) Forum in Asia is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from October 28 to 31.

Vietnamese propaganda posters on show in Slovakia

Nearly 80 propaganda posters created by Vietnamese painters between 1945 and 2000 are being showcased at an exhibition held at the headquarters of the Slovak Ministry of Culture in Bratislava city.

Heat inversion worsens air pollution in Hanoi: report

Many studies in Hanoi have shown that heat inversion is one of the main causes for recent sharp rises in pollutants, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

Thua Thien-Hue: Nine Laotians receive Vietnamese nationality

Nine Lao citizens who are irregular migrants or have undocumented marriages and currently residing in the border district of A Luoi, Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue, took Vietnamese nationality on September 6.

Insurance firms and agents face higher qualifications bars

Insurance companies and their agents face stricter scrutiny as a number of Government decisions designed to regulate agents’ qualifications are set to take effect in November.

Ministers vow coordination for successful CLMV action plans

Economic ministers of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) affirmed the countries’ coordination to successfully carry out CLMV action plans at their 11th meeting in Bangkok on September 5.

Revised Law on Enterprises to add household business regulations

Vietnam has considered adding regulations of household business to the revised Law on Enterprises that is set to be submitted to the National Assembly for approval in October.

Ceremonies held overseas to mark Vietnam’s 74th National Day

Ceremonies have been held by diplomatic agencies of Vietnam in many countries around the world to celebrate the 74th National Day (September 2).