Students of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry learning in a lab. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese universities to raise admission criteria

The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) states that in the upcoming academic year, universities in Vietnam must stop using unsuitable subject combinations to accept new students. Neither can they lower admission grades to attract more people. Autonomy is encouraged among these educational institutes, as long as they are able to ensure admission and training quality.

The ceremony to announce GII 2019 in India

Vietnam increases 3 places in Global Innovation Index 2019

Vietnam has risen three places to rank 42th out of the 129 nations and economies in the Global Innovation Index 2019 (GII 2019), according to the announcement of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) yesterday in India.

Pig price increases by VND1,000 – 2,000 per kg in January, 2019

Pig price increases by VND1,000 – 2,000 per kg in January, 2019

The Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said pig price has increased by VND1,000-VND2,000 per kilogram in January, 2019 compared to December, 2018 because the possibility of African Swine Fever (ASF) from China and surge of imported pork volume after Vietnam’s ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

NCSC cooperates with Kaspersky Lab to enhance cyber security in VietnamNam

Vietnam to increase cyber security capacity

The National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global cyber security company Kaspersky Lab to implement solutions for domestic online security challenges and expand the cyber security capacity of the Vietnamese Government.
The textile industry is going to import material at the end of the year. Photo by Cao Thang

Trade deficit rate may increase in Vietnam

The Vietnam trade balance in the first eight months of 2018 showed a surplus of $2.8 billion. Yet, if counted only the export turnover in August, there is a trade deficit of nearly $100 million, which is a worrisome warning.

A man buys fuel at a petrol station in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)

Petrol prices go up to 17,486 VND per litre

The domestic retail price of RON 92 petrol increased by 461 VND to trade at a maximum of 17,486 VND (77 US cents) per litre, as of 3pm on August 19.