Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, October 15.
-- President Tran Dai Quang, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Friday sent their condolences to Thailand over the death of King Bhumibol Abdulyadej.
-- The 12th Party Central Committee has set a key task of renewing the growth model which in a way that is propelled by the economy’s productivity and competitiveness during its six-day fourth plenary meeting, which concluded on Friday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City wishes to learn from Japan’s experience in addressing environmental pollution in urban areas, the municipal deputy chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen said as he met with vice president of the International Friendship Exchange Council of Japan Nakagaki Yoshihiko on Friday.
-- Numerous areas in Quang Binh have been inundated as lashing rains swept the central province late Friday.
-- The recent farm-raised fish deaths in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau may be due to sudden changes in the maritime environment at the farms, according to results of a quick test there.
-- A new Vietnamese stock index, called VNX Allshare Index, is slated for official launch on October 24, combining the two existing VN Index on the HCM Stock Exchange and the HNX Index on the Hanoi Stock Exchange.
-- An exhibition entitled “Japanese Pottery: The Rising Generation from Traditional Japanese Kilns” kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday and is running until the end of this month, showcasing porcelain products by 35 Japanese artisans.
-- Vietnam's U19s earned a surprise 2-1 victory against North Korea in their opener match at the 2016 AFC Championship U19 Final in Bahrain on Friday.