DPM to attend 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting
 Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh will lead a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting (ASEM FMM13) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar from November 20-21.

Petrolimex stocks fall with sinking performance
Petrolimex has witnessed a sharp drop in share prices after a vast wave of investors started selling its stocks and setting up stock discounts, following the drop in profitability since April 2017.


 
Sharing brings happiness: cheap meals for the poor
 VietNamNet Bridge – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Truong Van Dung’s family restaurant, located near Nghiep Industrial Zone offers meals for just VND2,000. 


 
Old war base now tourist destination
 VietNamNet Bridge – The early morning sun shines all around. Clouds hang on mountains near and far mountains. Villages dot the immense green rice fields stretching into the distance.

9,000 PhDs: just what the doctor did not order
 VietNamNet Bridge – There is huge irony in saying this: It seems that the education ministry, which promotes learning, refuses to learn from the past and is therefore condemned to repeat it.


 
HCM City students find way to grow spirulina at home
 VietNamNet Bridge – Nine HCM City chemical engineering students have successfully managed to grow spirulina at home and are selling the know-how to enthusiasts.

Construction Ministry tasked with assessing coal ash treatment
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Ministry of Construction to assess and accelerate a scheme for treating coal ash and other waste from thermal power, chemical and fertilizer plants and turn them into construction materials.


 
Viet Nam’s answer to the NBA
 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam’s very own basketball league, the VBA League, is now into its second year. Young fans regularly pack out the stadiums, enthralled by the country’s latest sporting trend. 

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.


 
 
Weekend celebrations in HCM City
 HCMC has a lot to offer, especially on weekends. Those still undecided over where to go this weekend should take a look at the following destinations.

Events in Hanoi & HCM City from November 20 to 26
A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events will take place in in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on November 20 - 26.