US wants to strengthen defence ties with Vietnam: Ambassador

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J.Kritenbrink has affirmed that the US wants to strengthen defence cooperation with Vietnam, particularly in the settlement of post-war consequences to enhance mutual trust and understanding.

2018, pivotal year for start-up nation building

VOV.VN - Vietnam has made efforts to nurture the start-up ecosystem since the government defined 2016 as the “start-up nation year.” 2018 is considered pivotal in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.

Lao drug trafficker arrested

VOV.VN - Border guards of the Central Highland Kon Tum province in coordination with the police of Attapeu province in Laos have arrested a 39-year old man for allegedly transporting 10,000 methamphetamine pills from Laos to Vietnam.

On Hanoi's giant lake, amateurs stir up colorful boat race

More than 400 contestants gathered for the first rowing race on the West Lake.

Reduced Australian tariff to boost exports

Australia will cut 90% of import tariff lines in 2018 and 100% of them in 2020 under the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) roadmap, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Stock market targets safe growth

The Government and the State Securities Commission plan to carry out some key measures to develop the stock market in a rapid and effective but safe manner, Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung has said.

Vietnamese lenders to take more security measures after banker steals $10 mln from customer

The central bank has required lenders to strictly comply with legal regulations on protecting and combating violations in the monetary and banking fields.

Opportunities for newcomers

The real estate market is often full of grand visions of luxurious urban areas. However, industry experts say real opportunities often lie in the affordable segment that reaches more homebuyers.

Viettel to officially launch Mytel in first quarter

Myanmar National Tele & Communications Co., Ltd. (Mytel), a joint venture between Viettel and its partners in Myanmar, will officially start supplying telecommunications services in the first quarter of this year with the expected strategy of focusing on rural and remote areas, Viettel’s proven formula at overseas markets.

Thousands block Hanoi's main street outside overcrowded pagoda to wish away bad luck

Locals believe that the ritual will help them avoid unfortunate events in the new lunar year and only monks at pagodas can help them do so.

Vietnamese expats contribute to thriving Vietnam-Australia ties

With 300,000 people, the Vietnamese people community in Australia has made significant contributions to the strong bond between the two countries, experts said.

Gold sellers prepare for Caishen Day annual rush

On the tenth day of the first month of every lunar year, aka Caishen Day attributed to the sacred God of Wealth, domestic gold buyers stream to gold stores due to the common belief that great fortune would be bestowed upon whoever purchases gold on that day.