APEC 2017: Int'l media appreciate Vietnam’s role, contributions
 The success of the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week continues to be the topic drawing international media’s attention, especially the leading role of Vietnam in the region’s most important economic event.

Exchange rate will be kept stable: SBV governor
 State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) Governor Lê Minh Hưng expressed confidence that the central bank would maintain the stability of the VND/dollar exchange rate.


 
Social News 17/11
 Multiple activities to mark Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day in Hanoi, Twenty years of 7th Francophone Summit hosted in Vietnam in memory, Cambodia inaugurates Vietnam-funded broadcast station project’s phase I

Braille versions of Nguyen Nhat Anh’s books to be published
 VietNamNet Bridge – Veteran writer Nguyen Nhat Anh’s books in Braille versions will be printed and released soon by Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in Ha Noi to serve its students. 


 
Discover Pearl island
Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang province has become a famous tourist attraction in the Mekong Delta region thanks to its pristine beauty, fresh air, blue sea, and white sand beaches.

Vietnam aims to have additional 9,000 PhDs
The Ministry of Education & Training (MOET) plans to produce 9,000 PhDs more for universities and junior colleges by 2025 in a VND12 trillion program, though Vietnam now has over 24,300 PhDs.


 
Foreign investors pouring more money in Vietnamese fintech firms
Foreign investment funds and technology firms have poured hundreds of millions of dollars in Vietnamese fintech firms in anticipation of an increase in non-cash payments in the country. 


 
Arsenal ambassador Sol Campbell warmly welcomed in Vietnam
Former Arsenal player Sol Campbell arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on November 16, receiving a warm welcome from Vietnamese fans.

Could buying paintings make you rich?
 It's a fantasy akin to winning the lottery. That painting you spotted in an antique shop for a tenner turns out to be worth thousands, or the ugly painting gifted to you by your grandmother and hidden in a cupboard ...


 
 
Hanoi farmers earn big during rat hunting season
 The current rat hunting season has offered a good chance for many farmers in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thach That to earn money.

Youths celebrate Halloween in HCM City
Thousands of the youthful generation flocked to Bui Vien and De Tham Streets in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City for a Halloween celebration on October 30.


 
 
Events in Hanoi & HCMC from Nov. 13 to 19
A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events will take place in in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

European Music Festival 2017 returns to Hanoi & HCMC
Vietnamese music lovers will have a chance to enjoy a series of spellbinding and enchanting concerts in the European Music Festival 2017 that will take place in Hanoi and HCM City from November 17- December 2.