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  • Vietnam loses $125mil to computer viruses
    on Jan 28, 2008 in viet nam news
    A survey conducted by BKIS, the most prestigious anti-virus agency in Vietnam, shows that viruses caused losses of VND591,000/user on average last year among at least 4 million Vietnamese computer users.“To define the loss, we asked computer users...
  • Vietnam Airlines add 212 flights over Tet
    on Jan 28, 2008 in viet nam news
    The Vietnam national flag carrier (Vietnam Airlines) has announced it will increase its flights for the second time to meet the demand for more travel during the Tet (lunar new year) holidayVietnam Airlines have hired aircraft A321 to enhance repair...
  • Market fall doesn’t discourage foreign investors
    on Jan 28, 2008
    Foreign investors are still eyeing Vietnam, though the stock market is expected to face challenges and pitfalls in 2008.Dragon Capital plans to set up three more investment funds this year, raising the total capital it manages to $3bil, while BVIM pl...
  • MoF works with HOSE on security money case
    on Aug 10, 2007 in viet nam news
    VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha has had the first meeting with leaders of the HCM City Stock Exchange (HOSE) on the security money case, under which HOSE unexpectedly opened an account at Sacombank instead of BIDV, which...
  • Vietnam, ASEAN protest Australia’s tough import regulations
    on Aug 10, 2007 in viet nam news
    VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam will join other ASEAN countries in a claim against Australia to be filed at the WTO for its tough new import regulation that aims to limit shrimp imports from Asia.The suit will be filed at the World Trade Organisation (WT...
  • GRDI: Vietnam falls back
    on Jun 29, 2007 in viet nam news
    AT Kearney has released its report on the Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), selecting the 30 economies that have the most attractive retail markets in the world, in which Vietnam ranks fourth, after India (92 marks), Russia (89 marks) and China...
  • Vietnam ranks 17th worldwide in Internet users
    on Jun 29, 2007
    The latest survey by Asia Digital Marketing Yearbook ( reveals that as of May 2007, the number of Internet users in Vietnam was 17th highest in the world.According to the survey, around 17.5% of Vietnam’s population (more than 14 mi...
  • NA approves benefits for great revolutionary service
    on Jun 21, 2007
    VietNamNet Bridge – The National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday passed an amended ordinance at authorising preferences for persons who have contributed great service to the revolution. The amendment to an earlier ordinance adds provisions f...
  • Vietnam wants to host AFF Cup 2008
    on Jun 21, 2007 in viet nam news
    Vietnam is one of seven countries applying to host the 2008 Southeast Asian football championship, AFF Cup 2008, which was previously called the Tiger Cup.Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam are the seven countries tha...
  • Phu Lang stays true to its traditional way of life
    on Jun 21, 2007 in viet nam news
    Phu Lang is a must-see for tourists in the region, not least because of its natural surroundings. The village sits at the foot of the majestic Son Mountain on the banks of the Cau River, only 18km northeast of Bac Ninh Town along Highway 18.Wheel of...
  • Property firm plans $600mil IPO
    on Jun 21, 2007
    JSM Indochina Ltd, a company set up to invest in Vietnamese and Cambodian real estate, said on Tuesday it planned an initial public offering in London to raise between US$400mil and $600mil.JSM, which is based in the Cayman Islands and focuses on the...
  • 638 Ways to Kill Castro
    on Mar 6, 2007
    From The Guardian:For nearly half a century, the CIA and Cuban exiles have been trying to devise ways to assassinate Fidel Castro, who is currently laid low in Cuba following an operation for intestinal bleeding. None of the plots, of course, succeed...
  • Scooter Libby - Author
    on Mar 6, 2007 in viet nam news
    I know that everyone here is all broken up over Mr. Libby’s conviction. But there is a bright side. Now he has plenty of time to grace us all with another elegant and tasteful tale like his 1996 work, The Apprentice.From a 2005 article in the New Y...
  • 245 Countries in 10 Minutes
    on Mar 6, 2007
    On the heels of the 50 States in 10 Minutes game comes this.You have 10 minutes to remember as many of the 245 countries in the world as you can.After 10 minutes, the correct answers will appear in this space so you can see which ones you’ve missed...
  • Uncomfortable Questions: Was the Death Star Attack an Inside Job?
    on Mar 6, 2007
    Important questions that have yet to be answered:We’ve all heard the “official conspiracy theory” of the Death Star attack. We all know about Luke Skywalker and his ragtag bunch of rebels, how they mounted a foolhardy attack on the most powerfu...
  • The Top 10 Sentences From Third-Rate SF Stories
    on Mar 6, 2007
    The Top 10 Sentences From Third-Rate SF Stories I’ll give you number 10:10> As he was led to die in an arcane alien ritual, Tank McPhoton tried one last time to apologize. How was he to know that what he took to be an extended hand of friendship wh...
  • Books on MP3
    on Mar 6, 2007
    LoudLit has a nice collection of free audio books.(via Metafilter)And LibriVox has a free unabridged audio version of Origin of Species.(via Boing Boing)

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