Viet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just help by offering messages of … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
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CPI grows 3.57% in nine monthsThe Saigon Times Daily Nguyen Bich Lam, head of the General Statistics Office, speaks at a press conference to update the socio-economic situation for the nine month period of this year on September 28 – PHOTO: VGP HCMC – Vietnam’s headline consumer price index (CPI) in the January-September period rose 3.57% from one year earlier, compared to the 4.14% growth in the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). GSO General Director Nguyen Bich Lam said at a press conference on September 28 that September’s CPI expanded 0.59% against the previous month, 3.98% from the same period last year, and 3.2% from last December. In the last three quarters, CPI gained a 0.35% month-on-month on average, but the pace slowed to 0.04% in August and September, when the eight- and nine-month CPI growth was 3.53% and 3.57%, respectively. Lam said the target of keeping this year’s inflation under 4%, as set … [Read more...] about CPI grows 3.57% in nine months
It ended the day at 985.06, up 14.72 points. The HNX-Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange and the UPCoM-Index for unlisted companies rose by 0.66 percent and 0.81 percent, respectively. The VN30-Index, representing the 30 largest stocks in terms of capitalization, also rose, reaching 958.91 points for a 1.65 percent gain. Several blue chips rose sharply, dairy giant Vinamilk (VNM) by 3.4 percent, PetroVietnam Gas (GAS) by 2.7 percent, Vietnam’s biggest private conglomerate Vingroup (VIC) by almost 2 percent, and budget carrier Vietjet Air (VJC) by 2.1 percent. Bank stocks joined in, with Vietcombank (VCB), BIDV (BID) and Vietinbank (CTG) all rising by 1.6-3.8 percent. ACB, HDBank (HDB), VPBank (VPB), and VIB also closed in the green. After crossing the 1, 200-point mark on April 9, the VN-Index slumped. In the second quarter it plunged 18.19 percent, making it the worst-performing market in the world. Since then, it has not hit four figures again, with the 1, 000 expected … [Read more...] about VN-Index sees highest gain in 2 months
Nguyễn Tiến Minh. — Photo zing.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s No 1 badminton player Nguyễn Tiến Minh is out of the Singapore Badminton Open 2018, losing in the semi-finals on Saturday. Minh, world No 73, was beaten by Hsu Jen Hao of Chinese Taipei, 15-21, 11-21 after 79 minutes which marked a record time in Super Series competition system. “I tried my best but my rival played better. I thank every one for supporting me. I hope next time I will shine in other prestigious events,” said HCM City-born Minh. Earlier, he defeated Ihsan Maulana Mustofa of Indonesia 21-15, 21-15 in just 39 minutes in the quarter-finals. After this tournament, Minh will compete in the upcoming World Badminton Championship in China. — VNS … [Read more...] about Minh loses in semi-finals of Singapore Badminton Open
US President Donald Trump voiced hope Wednesday (Apr 17) that North and South Korea, technically still at war, can pave the way to a lasting peace at a series of upcoming summits. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stands with US President Donald Trump at the end of a joint press conference at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida on Apr 18, 2018. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP) Trump made the comments amid a flurry of diplomatic activity that has fuelled hopes of a major breakthrough in the standoff with Pyongyang. "We hope to see the day when the whole Korean peninsula can live together in safety, prosperity and peace," the US president told a joint press conference with visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida. "As I've said before, there is a bright path available to North Korea when it achieves denuclearization in a complete and verifiable and irreversible way," Trump said. "It will be a great day for them and a great day for … [Read more...] about Trump voices hope Koreas can live ‘together’ in ‘peace’