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Stocks nosedive as investors lose confidence

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2010 at 8:54 am

Vietnam’s under-23s lose to Turkmenistan

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Stocks lose ground under selling pressure

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Movement of VN-Index on June 24. (Photo: Vietstock.vn)Stocks on Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange declined on June 24 as selling demand took the upper hand.

VN-Index, which tracks 241 companies and four mutual funds, dropped 1.15 points, or 0.22 percent, to finish at 511.67.


Of the index, 109 shares gained, 90 fell, and 46 remained unchanged. More than 53.1 million shares changed hands at VND1.49 trillion.


Though it has approached the 515 mark for seven trading sessions, the benchmark has not yet surpassed it. Demand to buy, especially blue-chip stocks, must increase for the index to advance further.


Vinalink International Freight Forwarders (VNL), which gave up 4.74 percent, was the biggest loser on the city bourse.


Dry Cell and Storage Battery Joint Stock Company (PAC) eroded 4.51 percent to VND63,500.


Meanwhile, seafood producer Nam Viet Corporation (ANV) and General Materials Biochemistry Fertilizer Joint Stock Company (HSI) both closed up 5 percent to VND21,000 and VND16,800 respectively.


Mining company Hoa An Joint Stock Company (DHA), Vien Dong Investment Development Trading Corporation (VID), and Ha Tien Transport Joint Stock Company (HTV) all added 4.97 percent to VND48,600, VND16,900 and VND19,000 respectively.


PetroVietNam Transportation Corporation (PVT) continued to top the list of most active shares by volume with 2.96 million changing hands.


Petrovietnam General Services Js Corporation (PET) was next with 2.51 million shares, followed by Vien Dong Investment Development Trading Corporation (VID) with 1.95 million shares.


In contrast, the Hanoi’s HNX-Index rose 0.12 points, or 0.07 percent, to 162.98. Around 34.6 million shares, worth VND1.16 trillion, were traded.


The UPCoM-Index slid 0.32 points to 46.41 as of 11:25 am local time. Trading volume was at 282,240 shares, worth nearly VND5 billion.


Internationally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index and Japan’s Nikkei 225 index both rose 0.05 percent. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite index slid 0.34 percent and the S&P 500 index 0.3 percent.


FTSE 100 index declined 1.31 percent. France’s CAC 40 index gave up 1.72 percent.


China’s Shanghai Composite index lost 0.26 percent.

Source: SGGP

Organisers lose contact with Gaza aid boat, blame ‘sabotage’

In Uncategorized on June 4, 2010 at 10:14 am

JERUSALEM, June 4, 2010 (AFP) – Organisers of the Gaza flotilla said they lost contact with the Gaza-bound MV Rachel Corrie on Friday just as they are seeking to delay the latest bid to bust the embargo with an aid-laden ship.


The ship had been on course for arrival in the Palestinian enclave on Saturday, just five days after Israeli commandos killed nine activists aboard a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in a botched raid that plunged Israel into a diplomatic crisis.


“The situation is we lost all contact with the boat. We assume this was sabotage by the Israelis,” said Audrey Bomse of the Free Gaza Movement.


It was now unclear whether the Irish and Malaysian activists aboard the ship would turn around or steam on towards the Hamas-run Gaza which is under a crippling blockade Israel says aims at halting Palestinian rocket fire.

Protestors attend an anti Israel demonstration in front of the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur on June 4, 2010. AFP photo

Monday’s raid sparked worldwide outrage with more massive protests expected on Friday, particularly after weekly prayers in Muslim countries.


In Kuala Lumpur, some 5,000 Malaysians rallied outside the US embassy where the Israeli flag was burned


Some demonstrators burned the Israeli flag while others brandished posters that said “Destroy America, Destroy Israel — Long Live Islam” and “Allah will destroy you Israel”.


Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah called for a mass rally in Beirut Friday evening where he said he would announce “serious measures.”


In Jerusalem, police restricted access to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound and deployed in force in and around the Old City.


Angry anti-Israel protests have been staged across the Middle East and in major cities since Monday’s deadly raid, with vast crowds taking to the streets to demand an end to Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip.


A massive rally was staged on Thursday in Turkey — a key Israeli ally — whose activists played a major role in the six-ship flotilla and whose president warned that ties with Israel “will never be the same” after the attack.


Turkey sent two medical planes to Israel early Friday to bring back five of its nationals wounded during the assault on the flotilla in which eight Turks and a US national of Turkish origin were killed, the Anatolia news agency said.


Israel has warned it also will stop the blockade-busting bid by Rachel Corrie — a 1,200 tonne cargo ship named after a US activist killed in 2003 as she tried to prevent an Israeli bulldozer from razing a Palestinian home.


“As a result of these threats, we’re going to pull Rachel Corrie into a port, add more high-profile people on board, and insist that journalists from around the world also come with us,” the Free Gaza movement said.


But Bomse later said the decision couldn’t be communicated to those aboard the vessel, who include Irish Nobel Peace laureate Mairead Maguire, 66.


“We’re hoping communications get turned back on so we can inform them of the decision,” Bomse told AFP.


On Thursday afternoon, organisers said the Rachel Corrie was about 250 miles (400 kilometres) from the spot in international waters the six boats were boarded on Monday.


Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen has said that the ship must be allowed to reach Gaza and warned of “the most serious consequences” if Irish citizens are injured.


The US administration has so far refused to explicitly single out the Israeli government for blame.


Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will ask President Barack Obama to make “bold decisions” on Middle East peace when the two meet in Washington on Wednesday. He will first travel to Turkey to pay his condolences.


The Israeli authorities and the activists had conflicting versions of what happened during Monday’s pre-dawn raid.


Bulent Yildirim, head of the Islamic charity Foundation of Humanitarian Relief, which spearheaded the Gaza aid fleet, said Israeli soldiers fired indiscriminately when they stormed the Turkish ferry Mavi Marmara.


He said activists used iron bars against the Israeli forces “in self defence”. They also seized the soldiers’ weapons but threw them in the sea, he added.


Israel has said the commandos only opened fire after they came under attack with clubs, knives, guns and other weapons. It said two pistols taken from soldiers were found, their magazines empty.


Israel rejected a bid by the UN Human Rights Council to set up an investigation.

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Source: SGGP

Vietnamese Footballers Lose Their Way As They Earn Money, Fame

In Vietnam Sports on September 9, 2009 at 2:55 am


With the focus solely on honing players’ football skills, clubs in Viet Nam are neglecting other larger lessons the footballers need to learn, social scientists warn.








A scene of vying for the ball in a V-League 2008  match between Hoang Anh Gia Lai (left) and Da Nang (Photo: baovietnam.vn)















One commentator recalls his “strongest impression” of Pham Van Quyen, once the golden boy of Vietnamese football.


“[It] was at a ceremony held for him to join ‘The family of Pepsi’ in April 2004,” he says.


“That day, dressed in a pair of jeans and T-shirt, Quyen was very shy as he shook hands with celebrities, particularly when he and pop star My Tam posed for a photo.”


But now the commentator finds Quyen the most notable among footballers whose careers have nosedived because of their lack of discipline and self-indulgence.


Quyen, born into a poor family in a small village in Nghe An Province, spent most of his childhood herding buffalos. He had been brought up singly by his divorced mother. In his spare time, he played football using a pomelo for a ball.


Recognizing his talent, people encouraged Quyen to take a trial with V-League team Song Lam Nghe An. He passed the test easily.


He then began to spend most of his time practicing with his teammates. He also got to see them drink, gamble, and go around with young girls on their arms.


As his talent bloomed and he began to earn more money than he had ever imagined, he began emulating his seniors, taking to drink, gambling, and other vices.


Having nothing except ball kicking

Quyen came into the big league with almost nothing except his ball-kicking skills. Not unexpectedly, he was socially diffident, especially in the company of educated people. To cover up his humble background, it appeared, he put up a facade of luxurious living and cultivated “cool” habits.


When Pham Phu Ngoc Trai, general director of Pepsi Vietnam, asked him about his smoking habit, Quyen strongly denied it though, by that time, his smoking and drinking “skills” were reportedly on a par with his football skills.


This situation, where footballers from modest backgrounds falter after being thrust into the limelight, is partly due to their managers, who fail to teach them a healthy lifestyle. Nguyen Van Vinh, managing director of Hoang Anh Gia Lai, another V-League club, says they even get the players embroiled in fraud — such as falsifying their age to play in age-limit tournaments.


Asked what can be done to address this persistent problem, he said every club should have a psychologist, like in many other countries, who can counsel footballers, particularly young ones, on moral and lifestyle issues.   


He added that footballers’ parents should pay more attention to educating their children and not entrust them totally to their teams.


Source: SGGP

Olympic squad lose to Malaysia in Myanmar

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2008 at 11:53 am

HA NOI — The Viet Nam Olympic team tasted a 3-0 loss to Malaysia in the group B opener of the Grand Royal Challenge at the Thuwunna Youth Training Centre in Myanmar yesterday.


The win was revenge for Malaysia, who were defeated by Viet Nam in the Merdeka Cup final after a penalty shoot-out last month.


Viet Nam meet the South Korean Hyundai in the group’s second match on Sunday.


The Vietnamese team are in group B with Malaysia and the South Korean Hyundai team.


Viet Nam had a goalless draw to V-League’s Hai Phong Cement, who are trained by former national coach Austrian Alfred Riedl in Ha Noi last week.


The Viet Nam team, who are made up of the country’s best young players, all of whom helped Viet Nam place third at the International U-21 football tournament in Hue City in September, will be the main squad competing at the 25th Southeast Asian Games in Laos next December.


Hosts Myanmar were held to a goalless draw by underdogs Bangladesh in their group A match on Tuesday. Myanmar, Indonesia and Bangladesh make up group A.


The 11-day football event will see the winning team taking US$15,000, while the runners-up pocket $7,500. —

Polluting tannery may lose licence

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2008 at 12:14 pm

HCM CITY — Municipal authorities want to revoke the licence of a tannery in HCM City’s Nha Be District for continuing to pollute a nearby river with untreated waste water.


The city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment yesterday asked the city People’s Committee to revoke the licence of Hao Duong joint-stock tanning company in Long Thoi Commune, which has continued to pump its untreated waste water into nearby Dong Dien River regardless of warnings from local authorities.


Officers from the city’s environmental police department said they caught the company’s workers red-handed, pumping untreated wastewater into the river through a hidden sewage system on Saturday night.


The sewage was then sealed up by police officers. However, the officers and representatives of the city’s Authority for Industrial Park and Export Processing Zone found that the sealed sewage pipes were removed when they came back to the company’s premises yesterday afternoon.


Chairman of the Management Board of Hao Duong Company, Tang Van Duc yesterday officially admitted the company’s violation. He said the company would try to cope with hundreds of tonnes of waste stored in the tannery’s pools.


Speaking to local reporters, Natural Resources and Environment Department deputy director Nguyen Van Phuoc said his office had passed the case to the city’s environment police who would handle it as a criminal act. —