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Vietnamese firms step up outbound investment

Hanoi (VNA), Nov. 18 -- Total outbound Vietnamese investment reached 431.7 million USD in the first nine months of this year, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under the Ministry of Planning ... Read More


SBV proposes account freezes to tackle fraud

Hanoi, Nov. 18 -- The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has proposed freezing the accounts of those suspected of committing frauds. The central bank also called for a ban on borrowing or renting bank accou... Read More


Citi, Lazada unveil credit card partnership in Vietnam

HCM City, Nov. 18 -- Citi, the largest pan-regional credit issuer , and Lazada Group , Southeast Asia 's leading e-commerce platform, have announced the launch of a new Lazada Citi credit card in Viet... Read More


Indonesia to build its first spaceport

Jakarta (VNA), Nov. 18 -- Indonesia plans to construct its first spaceport in Biak, Papua, to serve the country's rocket test launches, the country's National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN... Read More


EU supports ASEAN in sustainable use of peatland, haze mitigation

Jakarta (VNA), Nov. 18 -- The European Union (EU) has launched the civil society component of a 24 million EUR (about 26 million USD) programme to support Sustainable Use of Peatland and Haze Mitigati... Read More


Korean culture spotlighted in Hoi An

Quang Nam (VNA), Nov. 18 -- The "Korean Cultural Days in Quang Nam 2019" wrapped up on November 17 in the ancient town of Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam . The two-day event was jointly org... Read More


Buckwheat flower festival in Ha Giang

Ha Giang (VNA), Nov. 18 -- The fifth buckwheat flower festival has been in full bloom in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang since mid-November with various cultural activities to last throu... Read More


RoK promotes economic relations with ASEAN countries through FTAs

Hanoi (VNA), Nov. 18 -- The Republic of Korea (RoK) is exploring the possibility of forging individual free trade agreements (FTAs) with more ASEAN members in a move to further boost growing economic ... Read More


Vietnam attends int'l charity bazaar in Egypt

Cairo (VNA), Nov. 18 -- The Vietnamese Embassy in Egypt participated in an international charity bazaar held by the Diplomats' Spouses Association (ADSA) in Cairo on November 16 to raise fund for poor... Read More


ASEAN, partners seek to expand defence cooperation

Bangkok (VNA), Nov. 18 -- ASEAN defence ministers and their counterparts from China, Japan and the US held informal meetings on November 17, in the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting Re... Read More