Vietnam Education Fund (VEF): More Vietnamese to study in US

Up to 49 fellows and six scholars will participate in professional development programmes at 34 top universities in the United States for 2012-2013 school year. 

Vietnam braced for franchises

Over the past year, the US Embassy’s Foreign Commercial Service has linked up many US businesses with Vietnamese partners for franchise deals, said an embassy representative. 

US professors, students explore Vietnam

Former Vice State President and President of the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation (VPDF) Nguyen Thi Binh received Professor Thomas N. Gardner, Dean of the Westfield State University ’s Communication Faculty, in Hanoi on June 11. 

Vietnam attends health forum in US

Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has attended the Ministerial Health Leaders’ Forum held by Harvard University in Massachusetts, USA from June 3-6.

Standard & Poor's (S&P) revised the outlook on Vietnam to stable from negative

Standard & Poor's (S&P) has revised the outlook on Vietnam to stable from negative. The revision is due to the government’s successful drive to bring down sky-high inflation.

Prime Minister: Vietnam, US need to build greater trust, improve ties

Vietnam and the United States need to strive more in trust-building process and elevation of bilateral co-operative ties, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told the US Defence Secretary Leon Edward Panetta in Hanoi on May 4. 

US defense chief foresees boost in military ties

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on June 3 that Vietnam-US relations still hold a lot of potential for further development as he was on board a Navy supply ship, the USNS Richard E. Byrd, currently anchored in Khanh Hoa province’s Cam Ranh Bay. 

Austrian President visits Vietnam

President Truong Tan Sang held talks with his Austrian counterpart, Heinz Fischer, immediately after an official welcome ceremony for the guest in Hanoi on May 29. 

Vietnam Business Forum 2012 opens

Vietnam Business Forum is scheduled to take place in the capital on May 29 focusing on infrastructure, capital markets, trade and investment, finance, banking and education.

Industrial production increases 4.2%

The index of industrial production (IIP) in the first five months of this year rose 4.2 percent over the same period last year, the Ministry of Planning and Investment said on May 25.