Vietnam’s 30 biggest firms reluctant to publish transparent information – report International

None of Vietnam’s top 30 companies disclosed sufficient transparent information in 2016, according to a report released Wednesday by Towards Transparency, the official Vietnam contact of the Berlin-based Transparency International. “Websites are the easiest way to access a company’s information, and that information should be available for small shareholders, potential investors and the press.” said […]

Over 4 million foreign visitors touch down in Vietnam in first four months International

By VnExpress  &nbspApril 26, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7 The number of international arrivals surged by 30 percent on-year during the first four months of the year. Foreign arrivals in Vietnam have hit 4.3 million so far this year, official statistics show, marking a jump of 30 percent against the same period last year. Visitors […]

Transgender singer wins Vietnam’s most coveted music award International

By Tam Giao  &nbspApril 26, 2017 | 03:31 pm GMT+7 Singer Le Thien Hieu holds his Cong Hien Music award. Photo by VnExpress/Tam Giao Le Thien Hieu wowed the nation in his very first TV appearance with his song ‘My grandparents.’ When singer-songwriter Le Thien Hieu debuted his catchy song mocking modern love in November […]

S.Korean island erects statue commemorating Vietnamese victims of war massacres International

A bronze statue of a mother embracing a slaughtered child, cast to remember thousands of Vietnamese killed by South Korean troops during the Vietnam War, was unveiled on South Korea’s Jeju Island on Wednesday. The “Vietnam Pieta” statue of a mother holding her slaughtered child. Photo by VnExpress/Phuong Thao The Korean-Vietnam Peace Foundation said the […]

Vietnam’s customs detect Chinese woman with 140 iPhones on her body International

By VnExpress  &nbspApril 26, 2017 | 01:51 pm GMT+7 She wrapped the phones underneath her clothes to avoid getting caught. Authorities in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh have arrested a Chinese woman for attempting to smuggle 140 iPhones into the country, a local newspaper reported. The woman, identified as Chan QianLan, 48, was detected […]

Slow down: WHO says cars are moving too fast in Hanoi International

Speed limit in urban areas of Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, should be decreased to 50 kilometers (30 kilometers) per hour from 60 kph now, given a large traffic volume in the city, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said. Many countries set the speed limit for cars at 30 kph in crowded areas and near schools, […]

Jilted Dubai man arrested for killing Vietnamese girlfriend after breakup – report International

By VnExpress  &nbspApril 26, 2017 | 11:33 am GMT+7 He allegedly strangled her to death after she said she wanted to end the relationship. An Arab man in Dubai has been arrested for allegedly killing his Vietnamese girlfriend and dumping her in a bag after she wanted to break up with him, a newspaper reported. […]

One in five Vietnamese adults suffer from high blood pressure International

It is estimated that around 12 million people in Vietnam currently suffer from high blood pressure, meaning that one in every five Vietnamese adults have a condition that can cause a number of serious health problems, Vietnamplus reported. The warning was announced at a conference on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension held on […]