Việt Nam lose two matches at Davis Cup

(VOVworld) - The deadly cargo truck attack on crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on the evening of July 14 killed at least 84 people and injured hundreds more, heightening fears of terrorist attacks around the globe. Many countries took immediate security steps. An armed French soldier patrols at Nice international airport (Photo: Reuters) In his first address following the deadly attack, French President Francois Hollande announced that France’s current state of emergency, set to expire on July 26, will be extended. 10,000 soldiers mobilized to reinforce security in sensitive areas will be…... [read more]

  • Social News 18/7
ADB helps Ha Giang develop infrastructure for development The Asia Development Bank (ADB) will provide technical assistance for the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang to implement a basic infrastructure project for comprehensive development. During a working session with officials from the provincial People’s Committee on July 15, Lindsay Saunders, head of the ADB’s consultation and technical assistance group, spoke highly of Ha Giang’s potential, advantages and policies to call on investment, saying that these will help create momentum for the locality’s economic growth. He stressed the need for the local authorities to pay more attention to implementing recommendations of…... [read more]
  • Hapro opens Unimart - Seika supermarket in Ha Noi
Customers selling products at Unimart - Seika supermart in Ha Noi. — Photo baodautu.vn HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Ha Noi Trade Corporation (Hapro) opened the Unimart - Seika supermarket in Le Dai Hanh Street, Ha Noi, last week. The 1,000sq.m supermarket showcases nearly 20,000 food and non-food products, processed products and home appliances. Many of these have been imported from Japan, South Korea and European countries, and have good quality and reasonable prices. Hapro has so far set up two shopping malls, three wholesale centres, more than 40 supermarkets and Hapromart stores, besides Haprofood stores. The corporation is…... [read more]
  • VNPT earns $2.8bil. in first six months
The Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) earned an estimated VND63.15 trillion (US$2.8 billion) in revenue and VND2.16 trillion in profit in the first half of this year, achieving 50.6 per cent of the yearly target. VNPT - VinaPhone expects 4G service will help it become the second largest network provider this year. The revenue also registered a 121.1 per cent year-on-year increase. In a press release issued on July 18, VNPT said mobile network operator VNPT-VinaPhone, one of the firm's key arms, maintained a good growth rate by adding 6.5 million subscribers in these six months. The network…... [read more]
  • Samsung Electronics named best brand in Asia – yet again
Samsung Electronics has been named the best brand name in Asia in 2016 for a fifth consecutive time. — VNS Photo HCM CITY (Biz Hub) — Samsung Electronics has been named the best brand name in Asia in 2016 for a fifth consecutive time. The annual ranking of ‘Asia's Top 1000 Brands' if done through an online survey by Campaign Asia-Pacific in collaboration with Nielsen. It aggregates consumer insights across 14 major product categories like automotive, retail, F&B, and consumer electronics and offers a clear measure of the most highly regarded brand names. "With 6,400 respondents across 13 markets, we…... [read more]
  • Vietnam Idol Kids 2016 announces winner
13-year-old Hồ Văn Cường from the southern province of Tiền Giang has become the winner of Vietnam Idol Kids 2016. - Photo vietnamplus.vn Viet Nam News HCM City - Beating other talented contestants, Hồ Văn Cường from the southern Tiền Giang Province has won the first season of Vietnam Idol Kids 2016. His performance of Còn Thương Rau Đắng Mọc Sau Hè and Bà Năm, songs with traditional tunes from south-west Việt Nam, which is also the kind of music that Cường has consistently pursued since the beginning of the competition, won more than 50 per cent of the audience…... [read more]
  • Finance firms raise $1bn with deposit certificates
HA NOI (Biz Hub) - Finance companies have mobilised capital more effectively after the authorities let them issue deposit certificates, experts told Thoi bao Ngan hang (The Banking Times). Nguyen Hoang Minh, deputy director of the State Bank of Viet Nam's (SBV's) HCM City branch, said finance companies raised up to VND23 trillion (about US$1 billion) through deposit certificate issuances during the first half of this year. This was 64 per cent higher than the amount they mobilised last year. Viet Nam defines finance companies as non-banking credit institutions that use their own equity and mobilise money for lending and…... [read more]
  • National Election Council reviews general election outcomes
National Election Council reviews general election outcomes, Ha Noi, July 18, 2016 - Photo: VGP/Le Son The event drew the attendance of Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Tran Dai Quang, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Head of the Council, and the Vice Heads of the Council. Addressing the event, NA Chairwoman Ngan emphasized that the general election was of great importance for the implementation of the 12th Party Congress and the fulfillment of the socio-economic development plans for 2016. The successful election drew the participation of over 67 million voters, accounting for 99%. It elected 496…... [read more]
  • BUSINESS IN BRIEF 18/7
Sapporo expands target market in Vietnam Japanese brewer Sapporo Holdings is launching a cheaper beer brand later this month, marking its expansion from the high-end segment of the Vietnamese beer market. According to the Asian Nikkei Review, the new label will be launched on July 28 and is expected to be sold for between VND13,000 and 15,000 (US$58 and 67 cents) per 330 ml can at volume retailers, around 19 cent cheaper than the company’s mainstay Sapporo Premium lager. The new product will target the middle class. In Vietnam, food stands and large cafeteria-style restaurants sell mid-to-low-price brews that account…... [read more]
  • VNPT earns VND63.15 trillion in first six months
VNPT - VinaPhone expects 4G service will help it become the second largest network provider this year. — Photo pcworld.com.vn HA NOI (Biz Hub) — The Viet Nam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) earned an estimated VND63.15 trillion in revenue in the first half of this year, achieving 50.6 per cent of the yearly target. The revenue also registered a 121.1 per cent year-on-year increase. In a press release issued on July 18, VNPT said mobile network operator VNPT-VinaPhone, one of the firm's key arms, maintained a good growth rate by adding 6.5 million subscribers in these six months. The…... [read more]



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