New investors had flocked to the stock market in the past months to ride the VN-Index’s impressive recovery as Covid-19 dampened the charm of other investment channels such as savings and real estate. According to the Vietnam Securities Depository, last December, over 60,000 new accounts were opened at securities companies. … [Read more...] about Panic selling sends VN-Index to biggest losing session in six months
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Hanoi (VNA) – The Foreign Ministry held an annual meeting with the press at the Government Guesthouse in Hanoi on January 19, praising press agencies and reporters nationwide for their contributions to achievements made by the diplomatic sector in the past year. Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh said the sector scored important achievements amid difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He said Vietnam successfully accomplished the roles as ASEAN 2020 Chair, Chair of the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) and a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the 2020-2021 tenure. Vietnam actively led and coordinated regional efforts to overcome challenges and achieve successes in building the ASEAN Community, effectively coped with the pandemic, flexibly held over 550 online meetings, and adopted a record number of documents in a year, he said. During the … [Read more...] about Foreign Ministry hails press agencies’ contributions
Local passenger bus owners recently complained about unfair competition from foreign buses with registration plates from Laos and Cambodia. During busy days, there were eight to ten foreign buses carrying tourists from HCM City to Lam Dong. According to the local bus owners, the fares are cheaper by half because the foreign buses do not have to pay taxes and fees while the local owners have to pay VND1.7m (USD73) to VND2.3m per month per vehicle in addition to the road maintenance fee and other charges. The traffic police said they had fined three buses from Laos and Cambodia VND4m (USD172) each and ordered them to leave Vietnam as they stay in Vietnam past the allowed time limit. Vehicles from Vietnam and Laos can stay in each other's territories for a maximum of 30 days according to Laos-Vietnam Cross-border Transport Permit. As of January 18, they have fined a total of six buses from Cambodia and Laos. Most of them stayed in Vietnam over the regulated time, failed to obey … [Read more...] about Foreign passenger buses fined for breaking rules
On Saturday, defending champions Viettel FC also suffered a 0-1 defeat to Hai Phong FC despite playing at home. Hai Phong found the post three minutes into the game, followed by a series of chances to score. Only the talent of goalkeeper Bui Nguyen Manh could save Viettel from conceding. The only goal of the game came in the 16th minute, just enough for Hai Phong to pocket three points. … [Read more...] about First round V. League recap: Rise of the underdogs
Gotcha: It's pho. A type of Vietnamese soup, typically made from beef stock and spices to which noodles and thinly sliced beef or chicken are added. That’s how Oxford, the dictionary, puts it. For a word of foreign language to land a place in the English speaking world, it definitely takes more than simple beef stock, spices and thin slices of beef. Pho has its own story and a taste that should be tasted rather than told. Note that the word “pho” is both the name of the soup and the flat rice noodle strings that make its foundation. … [Read more...] about Quiz: Vietnamese noodles, can you disentangle them?