Overseas remittances under downward pressure
Although the amount of remittance flows into HCM City in the first eight months of 2017 slightly increased compared to the same period last year, it is forecasted that the city’s overseas remittances might still decrease by the end of the year.


 
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 Tougher administrative punishments for flood prevention and control violators, 5-alarm fire tears through high rise office building in Hanoi, HCM City cops arrest petrol thieves at Nhà Bè Petroleum General Depot

Class of ’54: book portrays early VN artists
A unique newly issued complication brings together the story and works of the first graduates of the Viet Nam College of Fine Arts, many of them well-known painters, reflecting the role of artists and fine arts


 
Century-old buildings with French architectural styles in Saigon
HCM City has many museums with French architectural styles dating back hundreds of years in addition to Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Central Post Office.

Q2 sees extra 44,000 college graduates unemployed
 While the country’s unemployment in general declined slightly, the jobless rate among young people and those holding bachelor’s or master’s degrees surged by 44,000 people in the second quarter of 2017.


 
Nuclear science & technology center to be built in Hanoi
Vietnam will develop a nuclear science & technology center with two components in Da Lat and Hanoi, according to the director of the Vietnam Atomic Research Institute, Tran Chi Thanh.

The life story of the ‘great grandfather tree’ through seven centuries
The great old da huong (cinnamomum comphora) tree in Yen Nhan commune in Y Yen district in Nam Dinh province has existed for hundreds of years. People call it ‘cu cay’, or the ‘great grandfather tree’, to show their respect.


 
With new operating system, Apple revamps its money-making App Store
 Apple Inc’s newest operating system for iPhones and iPads introduces changes to its marketplace for third-party software to satisfy app developers and add new so-called augmented reality apps.


 
 
Lantern-making village revives in HCM City
 The Phu Binh Lantern Village in HCM City's District 11 have been busy again as the Mid-Autumn Festival nears.

The most exclusive 'free water park' in Hanoi suburbs
With an area of 4,500 m2, the village pond in Duong Lieu Commune, Hoai Duc District, Hanoi, has been converted into a swimming pool, attracting people of all ages to cool off on summer days. 


 
 
Concert celebrates VN-Korea relationship
 Artist couple Anh Tu and Viet Dung will hold a concert featuring South Korean folk and modern music pieces at the Hanoi Opera House on September 30.

National Academy to host the music of Armenia
 The Azerbaijan Embassy has announced it will sponsor a concert September 29 at the National Academy of Music Hall in Hanoi featuring opera singer Azer Zeynalov and the music of Karabakh.