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Ha Noi and Osaka air route launched

The budget carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines officially launched direct air routes linking Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng City and Japan’s Osaka City last week. With the launch, Jetstar became the first low-cost airline to offer direct service between Việt Nam and Japan. The airline operates four round trips per week using the 180-seater Airbus A320 on […]

Nov 14: Vietnam Shares Reverse Yesterday’s Losses

HA NOI (VNS)- It seemed to investors that stocks would continue to slide after yesterday’s decline, but they managed to rebound during this morning’s session. The VN-Index added 0.93 per cent to reach 388.81 points as market sentiment improved, with nearly half of listed codes emerging from the session as gainers. However, trading value dropped 11.7 per cent from yesterday morning’s level to VND184.1 billion (US$8.7 million). Trading volume reached 15.3 million shares. Among blue chips tracked by the VN30, only four retreated, three of which were real estate shares – HCM City Infrastructure Investment (CII), Dic Corp (DIG) and…

Tragic high-rise tumble sets alarm bells ringing in Vietnam

A four-year-old girl was playing cheerfully with an iPad next to an open window in her family’s 15th floor apartment. In a flash, the tablet slipped out of her hand and spun its way through the air. Instinctively, the girl reached out to capture the device. Tragically, it was to be the last action she ever took. Onlookers later watched in horror as the grief-stricken mother wailed over her daughter’s lifeless body on the pavement. That was the tragedy that befell a family in Phu My Thuan…

Ha Noi to see small hike in land prices

HA NOI (VNS) — Ha Noi land prices to be applied next year will not drastically alter the current price framework, with the highest price remaining at VND81 million (US$3,860) per square metre, according to the draft of land prices in 2013 recently released by the city People’s Committee. The new prices of non-agricultural land used for business and production purposes in central districts range from VND47.81 million ($2,277) to VND2.04 million ($97), from VND19.124 million ($910) to VND1.221million ($58.2) in bordering areas and from…

S Korea tops Vietnam’s foreign investor list

HA NOI (VNS) — The Republic of Korea (RoK) has the largest number of investment projects among foreign investors in Ha Noi, with 636 developments worth more than US$3.5 billion. RoK businesses mainly invest in hotels and office and urban area building. At a meeting in Ha Noi on Monday with Choi Yong Joo, Chairman of the RoK-Viet Nam Friendship Association, Vice Chairwoman of the Ha Noi People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc said that economic co-operation between the RoK and Viet Nam – and particularly Ha Noi – has become more and more fruitful…

Music festival in Hanoi attracts European musicians

HA NOI (VNS)– International musicians will perform at the European Music Festival in Ha Noi and HCM City this month. The festival, organized by the European Union, has attracted musicians from Germany, Netherlands, Hungary, Poland, Sweden and Belgium. They will perform in pop and jazz styles. Highlights will include a performance by Swedish mezzo-soprano Emma Transtromer, the daughter of Nobel Prize (literature) winner Tomas Transtromer. She will perform songs written by her father. The European Music Festival is an annual event initiated in 2005. It receives a warm response from the Vietnamese public, with thousands…

Italian architecture inspires Vietnamese designer

HA NOI (VNS)– A fashion show will be held by the embassy of Italy in co-ordination with Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, featuring designs inspired by Italian architecture. The show, entitled Italian Architectural Style in Fashion , introduces a collection designed by Vietnamese Minh Hanh. The 80-design collection will be paraded by top Vietnamese models, Italian expatriates in Viet Nam and Lorenzo Angeloni, Italian ambassador to Viet Nam. “The ambassador is very Italian in style,” said designer Minh Hanh at the press conference held in Ha Noi yesterday. Hanh also introduced three designs at the…

Short circuits, fuel leaks cause vehicle fires in Vietnam, Scientists say

HA NOI (VNS)– Electrical short circuits, fuel leaks, heating system faults and substandard fuel were causes of motor vehicles catching fire, a conference in Ha Noi heard this week. The conference organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology discussed research on the cause and solutions of motor vehicle fires. Viet Nam Register general director Trinh Ngoc Giao said that after six months of research the main causes were identified, with the addition of rats eating electrical wires and overheated exhaust systems. Viet Nam Register official Nguyen Van Phuong said accessories…

Nov 13: Shares tumble in HCM City, gain in Ha Noi,

HA NOI (VNS)– Shares tumbled on the HCM City Stock Exchange this morning after successive increasing sessions. The VN-Index lost 0.19 per cent to 387.88 points. Trading value fell by around VND100 billion (US$4.7 million) from yesterday morning’s level to VND208.36 billion ($9.9 million) with 18.6 million shares changing hands. Blue chips were mixed, with 13 of the 30 leading shares tracked by the VN30 retreating while eight others added value. The VN30, sliding 0.5 per cent, reached 458.26 points. Meanwhile, on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, the HNX-Index rose 0.19 per cent, standing at 52.62 points, although…

Japanese Investor Delay Won’t Impact On Nghi Son Oil Refinery

Construction of Viet Nam’s largest oil refinery complex will start as planned, despite a decision-making delay from Japanese investor Idemitsu. An official of PetroVietnam, the complex manager and also an investor, moved quickly to assuage fears after it emerged that a final investment decision on the complex had yet to be taken by Idemitsu, which […]