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Vietnam: Where Are People’s Interests In Land Acquisition?

The land acquisition process at present does not create opportunity for farmers to benefit from the value of assets created from the conversion of land use purposes. Sustainable economic development in Vietnam depends on the change of land use purpose and other resources to more useful purposes. Typically, economic growth is defined as economic growth (for example, the sustainable growth of real income per capita), and the structural transformation. The key factor for economic development is the growth of production inputs (land, labor, and capital), growth of the use of these inputs, and improvement of the quality of the organizational…

VND1.5Tln Government Bonds Are Sold Via Auctions Last Week: BVSC

VND1.5 trillion worth of government bonds were sold out of VND4 trillion auctioned volume in the previous week, the local newswire Gafin.vn reported, citing data from BaoViet Securities Company (BVSC). The State Treasury of Vietnam sold out VND1 trillion 2-year government debts at fixing of 9.5%, down 0.2% from the previous auction. The bid-to-cover ratio was 4.7. The Vietnam Development Bank (VDB) also managed to sell VND400 2-year bonds at 10.5% and VND100 3-year debts at 10.6%. Meanwhile, the Vietnam Bank for Social Policy (VBSP) failed to sell any bonds in its auction. The bid-to-cover ratio…

Vietnam boosts South Korean friendship

HA NOI (VNS)— The Republic of Korea – Viet Nam Friendship Association should take full advantage of its role to strengthen the two countries’ friendship, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday while receiving Choi Young Joo, chairman of the association and head of its delegation to the country. Sang went on to praise the commendable strategic partnership that the two countries have built up in the past 20 years. South Korea is the top investor in Viet Nam, and the two countries will soon hold negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement. With more than 100,000 South Koreans…

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…

CSR is a way to give back

Eight Korean companies last week were presented with corporate social responsibility awards for significant contributions to Vietnamese society. The ceremony was held together with the “Hallyu Korean Wave Products Shows” in Hanoi in celebration of 20 years of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Korea. The honoured firms are Posco Vietnam, VinaKorea, Shinhan Bank Vietnam, PTV, Asian Airlines, Hansoll Vietnam, Posco VNPC and Silkroad Hanoi. They were selected from 16 short-listed candidates by Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI). According to vice MPI minister Dao Quang Thu, the award ceremony was a chance to praise…

AkzoNobel introduces 2013 color trend

AkzoNobel, a paint and coatings company and manufacturer of high-quality paints including Dulux, has launched the 2013 color trend research onto the Vietnam market with new palettes equipped for Dulux paint agents. Introduced in Singapore earlier this month, AkzoNobel’s research program ColorFutures provides an international style and design trends for interiors and exteriors, which is […]

Singapore’s Melior Business School (MBS) In HCM City Closes With Syllabus Unfinished, Singaporean Director Fled

Hundreds of students of the Melior Business School (MBS), based in Ho Chi Minh City, may lose their tuition fees and get no certificate as the unit suddenly closed yesterday and its Singaporean director Cheng Sim Kok fled. On November 10 the school, located at 97 Nguyen Van Troi Street in Phu Nhuan District, informed […]

Vietnamese actor achieves directing dream

Vietnamese-born Dustin Nguyen grew up in America to become a film actor, director, writer and martial artist. He talks to Bao Khanh about his movie, Lua Phat (Once Upon a Time in Viet Nam). Dustin Nguyen, 50, is best known for his roles as Harry Truman Ioki on 21 Jump Street and as Johnny Loh on V.I.P. After nearly 30 years working in the film industry, he has finally realized his dream of producing his own film. In Lua phat (Once Upon A Time In Viet Nam), he takes on a film’s three most important…

Starlake Township Project A Shining Star In Hanoi

Despite the sluggish property market, the Korean-backed Tay Ho Tay Township project is planning to kick-off construction in Hanoi this week. On this occasion, the developer T.H.T Development Company will also announce the new brand name for the project – Starlake. According to the developer, with the agreement from the Hanoi People’s Committee, the project […]

Vietnam Land Disputes Stir NA Debate

The topics of land management and land-related corruption were hotly debated in groups at the National Assembly meeting last week. A majority of the deputies suggested the government soon complete legal reforms on land related issues, especially the amended land law which must be in compliance with the current development situation of the country. The […]