-- The fourth meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Women plus 3 (ACW+3) opened in Vientiane, Laos on October 18 to discuss ways to boost regional cooperation in women-related issues and sustainable environment.
-- The ninth meeting of the ASEAN Expert Group on Food Safety opened in Hanoi on October 17, attracting many healthcare experts in the region.
-- Vietnam always attached importance to strengthening friendship and comprehensive co-operation with nations in Central and Eastern Europe, including Bulgaria, said Minister of Finance Vuong Dinh Hue at a meeting with Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Simeon Dyankov yesterday.
-- Police Thursday indicted Nguyen The Ngoc, 37, former chief accountant of the Falcon Shipyard, a subsidiary of the loss-ridden Vinalines, on charges of “embezzling assets.”
-- 20 orange agent victims will cycle across the country under a Korea – Vietnam friendship program. The tour will run from November 1 to 26, with the participants expected to cycle 1,751km across 19 provinces and cities of Vietnam.
-- Hanoi police Thursday had to open fire to arrest three men with suspicious behaviors on Pham Van Dong Street. Police later seized six cakes of drugs.
-- A huge number of workers said they have been saddened by the news that the basic wages were demanded by the Minister of Finance not to be increased in May 2013.
-- Toyota Vietnam said it will begin recalling 5,299 Corolla Altis and Vios that have a technical fault in the switch of the electric windows of the vehicles from November 3.
-- Financial experts have warned the public against a recent advertisement circulated on the Internet that one can deposit their money to enjoy the whopping interest of 22 to 30 percent a year.
-- Singapore-based SembCorp Utilities Pte Ltd has recently announced that it will earmark US$2 billion to set up a thermal-power plant in the central province of Quang Ngai.
-- South Korean actress Cha Ye Ryeon has been chosen as the ambassador for the Vietnam – South Korea Film Festival, which kicked off on Thursday.
-- Organizers of the upcoming Bang Kieu in concert 2012 said they have sold out 3,000 tickets for the show that will kick off on October 28.
-- The brother and sister of Quach Cong Lich, 19, and Quang Thi Lan, 17, have caused a stir in the local athletics as they won three gold medals and smashed a national record that has been unbeatable over the last 10 years during their maiden participation at the national athletics championships.
-- Vietnam will play Turkmenistan in the opener of the 2012 VFF Cup that will run from October 24 to 28 in Ho Chi Minh City’s Thong Nhat Stadium.