CPI up by 0.08 percent in April
16:03 | 05/05/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - The General Statistical Office said that the consumer price index (CPI) increased by 0.08 percent from March to April, up by 0.88 percent from December 2013, and up by 4.45 percent from a year ago.
Classbook new-generation e-textbooks unveiled
15:47 | 04/05/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - The Intel Group together with the Education Publishing House and the Foreign Languages University under the Vietnam National University Hanoi recently unveiled Classbook new-generation electronic textbooks which provide a basis for educational renovation.
Domestic worker recognized as professional job
14:53 | 30/04/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Governmental Decree 27/2014/ND-CP stipulating that employers must pay insurance premiums for domestic workers officially took effect on May 25. Employers will also have to allow those conducting domestic help to have one day a week off and pay a minimum level of salary no lower than the minimum wage set by the government.
VPA/FLEGT negotiations enter sprint period
11:14 | 30/04/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement regarding Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT) between Vietnam and the European Union (EU) have speeded up. The two sides want to finish negotiations this October and complete necessary procedures to ratify and sign the agreement as soon as negotiations end.
Tuna fishing and exports: Positive changes expected
10:05 | 27/04/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - In recent years, tuna exports contributed about eight percent to the total export value of Vietnamese seafood, and tuna ranked third among Vietnam’s major seafood exports. In 2013, Vietnamese tuna was present in 112 foreign markets with its export value reaching over US$526 million.
Creating a transparent business environment
10:44 | 26/04/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - To enhance the transparency of the business environment, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, in association with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) recently kicked off its Expansion of the National Business Registration System to New Business Entities project.
AIP, Abbott hold first Helmets for Families
15:52 | 25/04/2014 Economy- Society
(VEN) - Asia Injury Prevention (AIP) Foundation and Abbott, commenced the new road safety education program, Helmets for Families, built on the proven school-based program, Helmets for Kids, with a ceremony at the Cau Xang Primary School in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, on April 24. Developed in cooperation with the National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training, this Helmets for Families project pilots the first of four selected primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City.