Results of APEC Economic Leaders’ Week announced
 Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on November 17 chaired an event to announce the results of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week that took place in central Da Nang city from November 6-11.

Vietnamese fintech market looking at bright prospects
 Vietnam is considered a tremendously potential market by Korean fintech enterprises, setting off an avalanche of deals looking to expand business operations and find investment and co-operation opportunities.


 
Sex change process too costly for Vietnamese
 Many people have used illegal services or sub-standard hormones because the cost for overseas sex reassignment surgery is too costly in Vietnam.

Loan’s unique national costume for Miss Universe 2017
 Vietnamese representative Nguyen Thi Loan will wear a unique dress adorned with conical hats to compete in the national costume contest in the ongoing Miss Universe 2017 pageant in Las Vegas, USA.


 
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 slightly drops in EF English Proficiency Index
Vietnam ranks 34th among the 80 countries and territories surveyed on general English skills, signifying a slight drop of three grades compared to the 2016 index.


 
Promoting VN innovation critical: PM
 Le Van Chung could not hide his happiness when his seven-member team from Duy Tan University won first prize in the information technology (IT) category at the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2017 held on Thursday evening.

The man dedicated to saving wildlife
 “Everyone has their own interest. To me, I choose rescuing wild animals as my passion,” said Nguyen Thanh Long from the Central Highlands’s province of Dak Lak.


 
Vietnamese couple earn berths in Challenge’s semis
 Nguyen Tien Minh of Viet Nam stormed to win his quarter-final match at the CELCOM AXIATA Malaysia International Challenge in Johor yesterday.


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.


 
 
Where to celebrate Thanksgiving in Saigon
There is just one week left until Thanksgiving Day, which is celebrated in the U.S. on the fourth Thursday of November. But some luxury hotels and restaurants in downtown HCMC are preparing special treats for guests on the holiday on November 23.

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.