The HCMC Department of Industry and Trade said it encourages enterprises to take turns launching promotional programs in supermarket chains to serve consumer demand and boost consumption from now to year-end.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance in the fuel price control meeting yesterday requested that fuel businesses keep petrol prices unchanged while allowing them to adjust prices of certain kinds of oil.
Doctor Nguyen Ba My Nhi of Tu Du Maternity Hospital announced yesterday that all patients having symptoms of swine flu A/H1N1 and quarantined people were discharged from the hospital when showing stable condition after careful treatment and observation. There was no more new patient infected with the disease.
Prices of many food, seafood, vegetables and fruits have returned to be stable since early this month after increasing at the end of October because of unusual weather, according to the HCMC Department of Finance.
Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, expressing hope for "sound and stable" relations between the two countries, according to Pyongyang's state media Thursday.
The Government reported yesterday to the National Assembly that the macro economy remains stable, inflation is controlled under 4 percent, and the annual growth target of 6.7 percent is likely to be achieved. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is estimated to reach US$2,400 this year.