Monthly Archives: December 2019

Son La: Man arrested for drug trafficking

Police of Song Ma district, the northern border province of Son La, said on December 31 that they had arrested a man for trading 15,000 synthetic drug pills.Song Lau Po, born in 1971 and residing in Song Ma district's Muong

Vietnam’s export-import value increases 17 fold in two decades

Vietnam's export-import value increased 17 fold from 2001 to 2019, according to the General Department of Customs.Trade grew from 30 billion USD to 500 billion USD. From 2006 to 2018 Vietnam's World Trade Organization export ranking rose from 50th to

US-China trade deal to be signed early in new year

The United States and China will likely sign Phase 1 of a new trade deal early in the new year, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said on Monday.China's Ministry of Commerce said on Sunday that China has resolved some

Reference exchange rate down on December 31

The State Bank of Vietnam set the daily reference exchange rate at 23,155 VND/USD on December 31, down 12 VND from the previous day.With the current trading band of +/-3 percent, the ceiling rate applied to commercial banks during the

Contest honours scripts featuring Dien Bien Phu Victory

Two scripts, entitled Doi mat (The Eyes) and Moi Tinh Dien Bien (Dien Bien Love), won the top prize in a contest to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory over French colonial rule and the 75th

Vietnam ready for ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020: ambassador

The Vietnamese Permanent Mission to ASEAN has completed all preparations for the ASEAN Chairmanship Year 2020, a diplomat has said.As the permanent representative of Vietnam � the Chairman of ASEAN in 2020, the mission will preside over about 300 meeti...

Vietnam’s healthcare sector seeks to attract foreigners

A workshop on attracting foreigners, overseas Vietnamese, and high-income earners to high-quality healthcare services in Vietnam between now and 2030 was held in Thua Thien-Hue province on Monday.Participants agreed on the need for improved legislation...

Cold spell to hit northern region during New Year

A cold spell is expected to hit the northern region at the start of the new year, bringing rain and lowering temperatures.Temperatures are forecast to drop to 16 degrees Celsius in northern provinces and cities on January 1, 2020, according

Vietnam’s diplomatic achievements in 2019

While the world saw profound instability in 2019, the Pacific � Asia region proved to be the leading region in terms of economic integration, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh has said.Writing on the achievements

Forbes announces 100 largest firms in Vietnam for first time

Forbes Vietnam has announced a list of the 100 largest public firms in the country for the first time.Featured on the list are 65 firms registered on the HCM Stock Exchange (HSX), 23 firms on the Unlisted Public Company Market