Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
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Delegates signed an agreement on cooperation in research and education to tackle the impacts of climate change on economic development in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of FTU) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Experts discussed the impacts of climate change on economic development in Vietnam using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model at an international workshop at the Foreign Trade University (FTU) on September 30. CGE is an economic model that uses actual economic data to estimate how an economy might react to changes in policy, technology or other external factors. Applying the CGE model, the impacts of climate change on economic development has been analysed through changes to the productivity, output, quality and structure of the agricultural sector and its sub-sectors. “Climate change needs urgent attention at global, regional and national levels. Developing countries like Vietnam are the most vulnerable to climate change because … [Read more...] about Workshop discusses impacts of climate change on economic development
RoK airline to launch route to Nha Trang in December An aircraft of Air Seoul (Photo: Yonhap news agency) Air Seoul is wholly owned by the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Asiana Airlines Inc. Starting December 18, Air Seoul plans to offer seven flights a week to Nha Trang as it strives to strengthen services on routes to Southeast Asia to offset declining demand on Japanese routes, the company said in a statement. Since early July, RoK airlines have halted or reduced services on their Japanese routes, while expanding flights on non-Japanese ones after the neighbouring country implemented export restrictions of key materials to the RoK./. Banks forecast strong performance despite credit slowdown Most domestic credit institutions and foreign banks’ branches in Vietnam expect their business performance in 2019 to be better than last year despite the predicted slowdown in credit growth, according to the State Bank of Vietnam's latest survey released late last week. In the … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS OCTOBER 15
Vietnam’s high-ranking military delegation visits EU Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich Vietnamese Minister of National Defence General Ngo Xuan Lich is leading a high-ranking military delegation to visit the European Union (EU) from October 14-19. The visit is made at the invitation of Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. The two sides will ink a Framework Participation Agreement (FPA) to establish Vietnam’s engagement in the EU’s crisis management activities. The Vietnamese delegation’s visit and the signing of the FPA aim to boost defence relations with the EU, which is in line with the spirit of the EU-Vietnam Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. The move also shows Vietnam’s responsibility in promoting joint efforts to bring peace to the region and the world./. Vietnam attends int’l law development … [Read more...] about VIETNAM POLITICAL NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 16
Plastics industry confident of achieving 3.2 billion USD export target The local plastic industry, with solid growth in shipments, will surely meet its yearly export target of 3.2 billion USD, according to the Vietnam Plastics Association. According to Ho Duc Lam, its chairman, said exports saw impressive growth last year to 3 billion USD while overall revenues jumped to 12 billion USD. “Exports in the first nine months of the year increased by 5 percent and will continue to enjoy good growth in the rest months of the year. “The US-China trade war has offered opportunities to Vietnamese plastics firms to boost exports.” According to the association, exports go to more than 150 countries and territories, with the US and Japan being key markets. In the domestic market, some industries, even those such as aerospace which use high-grade materials, are shifting to plastic products, and as a result sales have grown rapidly, Lam said. Locally-made plastic products are … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES OCTOBER 16