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VN-Index advances second day

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:28 am

Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index rebounded on December 28 thanked to support from financial stocks.

The measure of 275 companies and five mutual funds listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange escalated 1.33 percent, or 6.28 points, to finish at 479.33 points.

Among the index members, 199 stocks advanced, 47 slid, while 34 stalled.

Trading volume strongly jumped over the previous trading session. Around 88.91 million shares changed hands at a value of VND2 trillion.

Saigon Securities Inc. (SSI), the country largest brokerage, won the position of most active share in volume with 4.2 million shares.

It was followed by Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank or Sacombank (STB) with 3.36 million shares traded.

Vietnam Mechanization Electrification & Construction Joint Stock Company (MCG) came in third with 2.24 million shares.

Tan Tao Investment Industry Corporation (ITA) strengthened the daily maximum allowed limit of 5 percent to VND16,800.

Tan Binh Import – Export Joint Stock Company (TIX) increased the third day, gaining 4.96 percent to VND40,200.

Dong A Plastic Group Joint – Stock Company (DAG) emerged 4.94 percent to VND17,000.

Garment company Everpia VietNam Joint Stock Company (EVE) sank 4.98 percent to VND43,900.

South Logistics Joint Stock Company (STG) declined for two consecutive days, giving up 4.84 percent to VND23,600.

Ben Tre Forestry and Aquaproduct Import Export Joint Stock Company (FBT) shed 4.76 percent to VND10,000.

The smaller bourse in the north also performed well as the Hanoi’s HNX-Index rocketed 3.03 percent, or 3.38 points, to close at 114.81 points. Trading volume reached nearly 45 million shares worth VND903 billion.

Meanwhile, the UPCom-Index inched up 0.34 points to 41.79 points this morning. A total of 200,000 shares changed hands at a value of VND2.1 billion as of 11:15 am local time.

Source: SGGP

Northern weather very cold for Christmas day

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

A new cold front is set to slam into northern Vietnam on December 24 causing the weather to turn extremely cold, together with rain and drizzle.

People streamed into Ho Chi Minh City’s at night to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere. The city’s weather will be warm until Christmas, but turn cold during the following days (Photo: SGGP)

The National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center said that after affecting the north, the system will move south into central and southern provinces.

It is forecast to rather warm until Christmas night in the southern region. However, after December 25, the cold front will make things much colder.

In Ho Chi Minh City, the temperature might drop to 18-20 degrees Celsius at night.   

Meanwhile, the cold front, covering the country in the last week has receded. As a result, temperatures will gradually increase in the central and northern regions in the next two to three days.

Cold weather will only occur during the early morning and at night, rain and frost will affect road visibility for drivers.

Source: SGGP

Meeting marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Meeting marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities

QĐND – Saturday, November 27, 2010, 21:42 (GMT+7)

A meeting to mark the International Day for Persons with Disabilities (December 3) was held in Hanoi on November 27 by the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA).

In response to this year’s theme “Mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals towards 2015 and Beyond”, the MOLISA has worked with relevant organisations to hold many activities, such as issuing guidance for implementing the Law on Persons with Disabilities and organising a “Persons with Disabilities and Jobs” contest and seminar to share experiences in the labour market.

After the meeting, there was a fair to introduce products made by persons with disabilities and to announce the winners of the “persons with disabilities and jobs” contest as well as cultural and sporting activities for disabled people.

A job bazaar was also held to provide opportunities for disabled people to look for employment.

An exchange called “Disabilities and Development” will take place at the Hanoi Children’s Cultural Palace in the evening of November 27 to honour businesses that have helped persons with disabilities overcome difficulties in recent times.

On the occasion, the US based NGO, LDSC presented 15 wheelchairs to Vietnamese disabled people.

There are around 600 million persons with disabilities in the world, including 400 million people in 63 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region. Vietnam has around 5.3 million persons with disabilities, accounting for 6.34 percent of its population.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Cambodia holds day of mourning for stampede dead

In Uncategorized on November 25, 2010 at 1:19 am

PHNOM PENH, Nov 25, 2010 (AFP) – Cambodia’s prime minister led a mourning ceremony Thursday at the site of a bridge stampede in the capital that killed over 450 people in the worst national tragedy for decades.

A visibly emotional Hun Sen, dressed in black, wiped away a tear and burnt incense at a small altar erected at the foot of the narrow bridge, now cleared of the shoes, clothing and plastic bottles that were a grim reminder of the disaster that unfolded.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (R) and his wife Bun Rany (L) grieve during the mourning ceremony on November 25, 2010 in front of the bridge in Phnom Penh. AFP

His wife Bun Rany, wearing a black skirt and a white shirt, stood at her husband’s side and openly cried.

Other government officials also paid their respects during the short ceremony, as a military band played a sombre tune.

Officials said throngs of revellers celebrating the nation’s annual water festival apparently panicked as rumours rippled through the crowds that the bridge to an island in Phnomh Penh was about to give way.

“The deaths happened because the bridge was overcrowded and there was panic that the bridge was collapsing because it is hung by cables and it was swaying,” said Prum Sokha, who heads a panel investigating the tragedy.

“Some started screaming that the bridge was collapsing, that people were getting electric shocks and that the iron cables were snapping, so the people pushed each other and fell down and the stampede happened.

“The people had nowhere to run,” said Sokha, secretary of state at the interior ministry.

The government admitted it had overlooked issues of crowd control, while the victims’ families expressed growing anger about security at the event, which attracted some three million revellers from all over Cambodia.

“We were concerned about the possibilities of boats capsizing and pick-pocketing. We did well, but we did not think about this kind of incident,” government spokesman Khieu Kanharith told AFP.

He said a private firm had been in charge of security on the island and the bridge where the disaster unfolded.

“The place is private, so they used their own security, and police only helped handle order outside,” Kanharith said.

As the first funerals and cremations took place across the country Wednesday, distressed relatives searched for answers.

“I feel very sad and angry about what happened,” Phea Channara said at a funeral service for his 24-year-old sister on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

“I wonder if the police really did their job. Why did they allow it to happen in the first place?”

Hun Sen has described the disaster as Cambodia’s worst tragedy since the Khmer Rouge’s 1975-1979 reign of terror, which killed up to a quarter of the population.

The premier said a memorial stupa would be built “to commemorate the souls of the people who lost their lives in the incident… and to remember the serious tragedy for the nation and the Cambodian people.”

Social Affairs Minister Ith Samheng told AFP the toll from the tragedy had jumped to 456 dead and 395 injured.

“Some bodies were transported home straight away and some injured people died at home,” he said, explaining the increase.

Exuberant festival-goers had been crossing the bridge to reach an island hosting concerts, food stalls and ice sculptures when the stampede began, resulting in a deadly crush of bodies.

It marked a tragic end to the boat races, concerts and fireworks that are part of the traditional festival, which celebrates the reversal of the flow between the Tonle Sap and the Mekong river.

Source: SGGP

VN-Index mounts for second day

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

Movements of VN-Index on November 24. ( shares of 270 companies and five mutual funds listed on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange advanced the second day on November 24 with support from financial and banking stocks.

Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index enhanced 0.85 percent, or 3.67 points, to finish at 434.48 points.

Trading volume slightly improved over the previous session. Around 30.9 million shares worth VND604.28 billion changed hands.

Among the index members, 110 increased, 86 retreated, while 79 were unchanged.

Vietnam Electricity Construction Joint Stock Corporation (VNE) was the most active share in volume with 1.72 million shares changing hands.

Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Bank or Sacombank (STB) dropped to the second rank with 1.64 million shares.

Gemadept Corporation (GMD) followed with 984,160 shares traded.

Foreign Trade Development and Investment Corporation of Ho Chi Minh City (FDC) and Van Phat Hung Corporation (VPH) both jumped the daily maximum allowed limit of 5 percent to VND23,100 and VND21,000 respectively.

Investment Commerce Fisheries Corporation (ICF) and Seafood Joint Stock Company No4 (TS4) grew 4.94 percent to VND8,500 and VND17,000 respectively.

Thien Nam Trading Import Export Corporation (TNA) built up 4.92 percent to VND25,600.

Saigon Telecommunication & Technologies Corporation (SGT) eliminated 5 percent to trade at VND22,800.

Construction company Long Hau Corporation (LHG) subsided 4.94 percent to VND44,300.

Shipping company Gemadept Corporation (GMD) shrank 4.9 percent to VND27,200.

Meanwhile, the smaller bourse in the north made a contrast move. The Hanoi’s HNX-Index dipped 0.03 percent, or 0.03 points, to close at 99.02 points. Trading volume reached more than 30 million shares, an approximately VND513.59 billion.

The UPCoM-Index cut 0.3 points to 40.19 points. Around VND1.58 billion were spent on 146,375 shares on the trading floor of unlisted shares this morning.

Source: SGGP

Cultural Heritage Day opens in Hanoi

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 10:13 am

UN, Education Ministry mark Teachers Day

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm

18 dead, four missing in two day flood in central Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 4:27 am

The Deputy PM congratulates General Giap on the Teachers’ Day

In Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 at 2:31 pm

Handmade gifts for Teacher’s Day

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 9:29 am