Middle-income Vietnam managed to jump 30 notches, from 94th in 2010 to 64th in 2016, on the list of the world’s biggest beer-drinking countries, Nguyen Tuan Lam, a WHO advisor for Vietnam, told an event held to discuss a draft decree on preventing alcohol abuse in Hanoi last week. … [Read more...] about Why do Vietnamese drink so much?
A pair of conjoined twins in HCM City are in good health following surgery to separate them conducted on July 15. The two little girls Hoang Truc Nhi and Hoang Dieu Nhi were joining at the pelvis. They were born prematurely on June 7 last year at the Hung Vuong Hospital in the city. … [Read more...] about Conjoined twins recover well after surgery
In a recent e-mail interview with VIR, Sabeco said, “While it is difficult to provide forecasts due to uncertainty, particularly with regards to COVID-19, we have been seeing some positive signs of recovery as of late. This is in large part attributable to the Vietnamese government’s swift and effective actions to prevent and contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, this has helped put the country’s economy in a great position to recover faster, and we believe that this bodes well also for our industry and our company." … [Read more...] about Sabeco sees recovery in second quarter after dual pressures
Hanoi (VNA) - The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HD Bank) reported impressive results on August 3 for the first half of 2020, with pre-tax profit growing 31.5 percent year-on-year to over 2.9 trillion VND (124.3 million USD). Its non-performing loan ratio was kept firmly under control, at 1.1 percent, the lowest among all the domestic banks. Several indicators for the first half posted strong growth. Total mobilised capital, for instance, reached close to 213.94 trillion VND, a year-on-year increase of 18.2 percent, while total outstanding loans rose 10.3 percent to more than 168.77 trillion VND. The bank also recorded a 22.7 percent increase in total consolidated operating income, exceeding 6.34 trillion VND. This included over 5.66 trillion VND in net interest income; 30.1 percent higher than in the same period last year. Operating costs were well-managed and stood at nearly 2.74 trillion VND, making its cost income ratio (CIR) fall to 43.1 percent from last … [Read more...] about HD Bank’s profit up 31.5 pct. in H1
I love the mornings strolling along the market. The morning sun sprays soft golden rays on the river, small boats returning give a romantic and quiet feeling. The typical noises of a fish market can still be heard, but because of the low volume of trading, the sound is quieter. … [Read more...] about The simple delights of a market tour in Quang Binh