November CPI slightly decreases

10:04 | 13/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - The consumer price index (CPI) increases in the last months of the year has often increased in previous years. However, due to abundant supply of goods and a continuous decline of petroleum prices, November’s CPI fell 0.27 percent compared to October.
Transport costs continue to fall

16:27 | 12/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - As a result of the nine reductions in global oil and petrol prices within the last year, state management agencies have been compelled to intercede and make commensurate reductions to transport costs across the country. The Ministry of Finance (MoF) said it would continue to work with local authorities in inspecting transport enterprises regarding this issue.
GMS youth caravan underway

10:23 | 12/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - Thirty-six deputies representing the youth of Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) countries are taking a trip to learn more about the GMS and prepare a message based on their experiences for delivery to GMS ministers at the forthcoming GMS Summit that will take place in Bangkok on December 20.
Vietnam to exceed growth target

10:00 | 12/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh both confirmed that Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 would probably exceed the 5.8 percent set goal at the recently held Vietnam Business Forum. The Ministry of Industry and Trade’s report on the socioeconomic development of the country over the first 11 months of the year has also added evidence to the claims.
Ninh Binh works hard to reach NRAC targets

15:24 | 11/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - To fulfill the criteria of the New Rural Area Construction (NRAC) national program, since early 2014 Ninh Binh Province’s Department of Industry and Trade has been directing its affiliates to develop the local electricity network and meet the criteria for local rural markets.
Rice sector restructuring Promoting crossbreedingand building brand

14:40 | 11/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) General Director Robert Zeigler when addressing a workshop on reforming Vietnam’s rice industry towards increasing value-added and sustainable development held by the IRRI and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on November 26-27 in Hanoi said, “The IRRI will closely cooperate with Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to promote technical support in variety crossbreeding and biotechnology towards sustainable production, contributing to successfully implementing the rice sector restructuring.”
Lotus Impact promotes cooperation with KOTO

11:16 | 11/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - Lotus Impact, the first social investment fund in Vietnam and the Know One Teach One (KOTO), a social enterprise specializing in training skills for the youth with difficult circumstances in Vietnam officially announced their investment cooperation to establish the KOTO Catering, a joint venture specializing in providing food services that will mainly operate in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City based on HACCP and ISO standards.
CPDE Southeast Asia Meeting

11:15 | 10/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - A forum on Civil Society Organization (CSO) Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) in Southeast Asia took place recently in Hanoi. It was organized by the Center for Sustainable Rural Development (SRD) and the Research Center for Management and Sustainable Development (MSD) with the support of the Reality of Aid - Asia Pacific (ROA-AP) network.
Domestic petroleum prices follow global trend

14:52 | 08/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - After Governmental Decree 83/2014/ND-CP took effect on November 1, the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) lowered petroleum prices two times. The two price adjustments were made in a timely, public and transparent manner, reflecting positive effects of the decree.
Vietnam, US cooperate in information security training

09:33 | 07/12/2014 Economy- Society

(VEN) - The Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the US-based University of Arizona on information security training for Vietnamese students and staff.
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