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  • Three photojournalists of VNA honoured with prestigious awards

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - President Trần Đại Quang has presented Hồ Chí Minh Awards and State Awards for Literature and Art to outstanding works from three photojournalists of Vietnam News Agency, along with more than 50 other authors and artists. The three journalists from Vietnam News Agency have been honoured for their photos taken during the American war. Late journalist Lương Nghĩa Dũng (1935-1972), who worked as a war reporter of Vietnam News Agency during the American war, was given the Hồ Chí Minh Award for his collection of five photos, entitled Những Khoảnh Khắc Để Lại (The…... [read more]

  • Steel sector expected 10 per cent growth rate

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The domestic steel sector is expected to achieve a growth rate of 10 per cent in 2017, said Nghiêm Xuân Đa, chairman of the Việt Nam Steel Corporation (VnSteel)'s Executive Board. VnSteel has planned to invest a total of VNĐ454 billion (US$20 million) while pre-tax profit of more than VNĐ200 billion. The board said the imposing of anti-dumping duties on steel billet and long steel would continue to support the local production of construction steel. This year, the corporation plans to enhance updating of market information while focusing on solutions to reduce production costs.…... [read more]

  • Vinalines seeks opportunities at Sea Asia 2017

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - A delegation of Việt Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) is participating in Sea Asia 2017, the region's anchor maritime exhibition and leading forum for analysis and debate on key issues facing the industry. This is the first time Vinalines has joined in the three-day event and its relevant seminars, which are organised by Seatrade and Singapore Maritime Foundation in Singapore from Tuesday to Thursday. The exhibition covers 22,000 booths of more than 420 maritime companies and groups from countries such as Singapore, China, Japan and South Korea, as well as UAE, the United Kingdom,…... [read more]

  • Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Portrait of a Girl by famed Spanish painter Diego Velazquez fetched 8 million euros at auction in Madrid. — AFP/VNA Photo Viet Nam News MADRID — A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain’s famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold on Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said. The Portrait of a Girl, which portrays a young girl with large, sad eyes, her hands held together as if in prayer, is believed to be an early work by the Sevillian artist best known for his masterpiece…... [read more]

  • France’s Macron says ’nothing’s won yet’

Viet Nam News PARIS — French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has rejected accusations he was resting on his laurels after winning the first round of the election, insisting "nothing’s won yet" in the race against the far right’s Marine Le Pen. The 39-year-old centrist said his victory in Sunday’s first round of voting was proof that pollsters -- who had long placed him second to Le Pen in the opening round -- "get it wrong". "Nothing’s won yet," Macron said on Monday during a visit to a hospital near Paris. "I will continue to fight for two weeks... I will…... [read more]

  • Online shoppers use mobile phones more than computers

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - There are more people using mobile phones to shop online than those using desktops or tablets, reported Bizweb at a recent mobile e-commerce event. The data was created from a survey of more than 27,000 client websites of Bizweb, an online commercial solutions platform. The results showed that 53.8 per cent of online shoppers visited trading websites on mobile phones, higher than those accessing by desktop (41.3 per cent), with the rest using tablets. For mobile phones, iPhone was the most popular device, accounting for more than 30 per cent. Mobile phones have become…... [read more]

  • Wanted notices issued for two former bank officials

HÀ NỘI - The Ministry of Public Security has issued wanted notices for two officials of Techcombank's HCM City branch. The two are Lương Hữu Lâm, former branch director, and Đinh Thị Hiền, former deputy director. According to the ministry, the two are being sought for violating regulations on lending, which caused the bank a loss of VNĐ30 billion (roughly US$1.3 million). The mastermind of the scheme is said to be Đặng Phước An, director of Vân An Ltd, a company based in the southern province of Bình Phước. An was prosecuted and arrested in March last year for swindling…... [read more]

  • 7 to be prosecuted in Đồng Nai for possessing fake currency

ĐỒNG NAI - The Đồng Nai Province police are set to file charges against seven people for allegedly using and possessing fake currency bills. They are Hoàng Văn Hưng, Hồ Văn Sỹ, Phạm Thị Tú Vân, Cao Văn Khoa, Trần Hưng Thành, Nguyễn Thị Kiều Linh, and Trần Thị Ninh. Their ages range from 20 to 37. On March 20 Sỹ was caught using a fake VNĐ200,000 (US$8.8) note to buy cigarettes at a shop in Biên Hòa city. The police then found 55 more counterfeit bills of the same denomination at his apartment in the city's Long Bình Ward.…... [read more]

  • Military Insurance Corporation to trade on UPCoM in May

HÀ NỘI - Eighty million shares of the Military Insurance Corporation will debut on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) on May 5. Military Insurance Corp (MIC) will trade its shares under code MIG at an opening price of VNĐ10,000 per share. That price level puts the firm's chartered capital at VNĐ800 billion. The largest shareholder of MIC is the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MBBank), which holds 69.58 per cent of the chartered capital in the insurance firm. MIC in 2016 earned revenue of VNĐ1.9 trillion, a year-on-year increase of 19.7 per cent from 2015, and pre-tax profit of…... [read more]

  • Saudi wins top Arab fiction award

Alwan won for his novel A Small Death, about Sufi scholar and philosopher Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, from his birth in Muslim Spain in the 12th century until his death in Damascus. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News ABU DHABI — A Saudi novelist has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the third author in 10 years from the kingdom to grab the Arab world’s most prestigious literary award. Mohammed Hasan Alwan won for his novel A Small Death, which is a fictionalised account of the life of a Sufi scholar and philosopher, Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, from his birth…... [read more]