20:20 (GMT +7) - Wednesday 21/03/2018
All set for Japanese Cultural Exchange Festival 2018

Society 21/3/2018

All set for Japanese Cultural Exchange Festival 2018

Cultural activities and displays of cherry blossoms to animate Ly Thai To Garden in Hanoi from March 23 to 26.

Toong cooperates with Indochina Vanguard Hotels

Toong co-working spaces to be located in newly-built Wink Hotels, with the first scheduled to open in HCMC late next...

Hoi An International Food Festival underway

Chefs from 12 countries cooking up a storm until March 17.

Government Inspectorate releases report on MobiFone - AVG deal

Real risk of great damage to State capital from purchase, inspection finds.

Doosan appoints new CEO

Mr. Park Hong Ook addresses "Meet the CEO" meeting with over 200 management staff.

Vietnam & Australia establish Strategic Partnership

Joint statement on establishment signed in Canberra on March 15 during PM's visit to Australia.

March 16: VN-Index reaches 2018 high

All main indexes gain ground.

GoBear Vietnam partners with KLOOK

Two to launch mini game series this month.

InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 opens Sunday brunch

Brunch to start on April 1 from 11.30am to 3pm.

Vietnam's first lung transplant a success

Patient in good health following February 26 transplant at Hanoi's 108 Military Central Hospital.

The Anam launches lavish new package

Ten-day package on offer following the Cam Ranh resort's hosting of "Der Bachelor", the German spin-off of US reality...

Facts & Figures

$5.2 billion in overseas remittances are estimated to have gone to Ho Chi Minh City in 2017, up 4.5 per cent year-on-year, according to the State Bank of Vietnam. The figure stood at $4.55 billion in the first eleven months of the year, with 60 per cent coming from the US and over 19 per cent from Europe.

$4 billion has been invested in a smart city project along the Nhat Tan-Noi Bai route in Hanoi, with construction expected to begin in the first quarter of the new year, a meeting held last month between the Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee, Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung, President and CEO of Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, Mr. Kuniharu Nakamura, and Chairwoman of the BRG Group, Ms. Nguyen Thi Nga, heard.

$835 million came from State divestment activities in 2017 and is expected to be added to the State budget. The figure is calculated based on the par value of the portion of State capital expected to be withdrawn from 135 enterprises during the year.

$61 million in investment has gone to an FPT University campus and software park inside a complex in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, construction of which has begun. Covering 5.2 ha and straddling Ninh Kieu and Binh Thuy districts, FPT University and the FPT Can Tho Software Park complex will include an office building and a lecture hall in the first phase.

$20 million will be invested by USG Boral, a Malaysia-based plasterboard manufacturer, to build a plant at the Hiep Phuoc Industrial Zone in Ho Chi Minh City to expand its production in Vietnam. The new facility is set to increase production capacity by 17 million sq m to 47 million sq m once in operation in September 2019.

$10 million worth of apartments for lease and facilities providing services for Japanese employees at the Dong Van I Industrial Park in the northern province of Ha Nam has been opened by Japan’s Fuji Engineering Vietnam Co., Ltd.

$7 million in a five-year coffee industry development project has been approved by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), aimed at improving coffee quality, developing a premium Vietnamese brand, and expanding export markets.

$2 million was spent by Jardine Cycle & Carriage (JC&C) on acquiring an additional 1.1 million shares in the Refrigeration Electrical Engineering Corp. (REE). JC&C previously spent over $1 billion on acquiring a large stake in Vinamilk.


Crude Oil: $59.48 ? -0.27%
Copper: $2.64 ? 0.38%
Sugar: $134.30 ? 1.21%
Coffee: $12.05 ? -2.19%
Gas: $2.75 ? 0.00%
Corn: $375.25 ? -1.83%

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