Da Nang looks for more Japanese investment
Viet Nam has become the second biggest destination for Japanese investors in ASEAN – after Thailand – with 1,463 members in the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA).
Viettel eyes global status in telecoms
Viettel has become the biggest telecom company in Viet Nam 15 years after it was established and has been one of the country's few successful investors abroad. Viet Nam News speaks with Tong Viet Trung, vice president of Viettel Group, about the company's business and social responsibility.
Solar plant construction begins in Quang Ngai
Construction of Viet Nam's first solar power plant started in the central province of Quang Ngai on Saturday.
Firms must study laws for TPP
Most Vietnamese businesses are still unclear about international trade and business laws, which could result in a loss of opportunities presented by the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), experts have said.
Market faces downward corrections
Vietnamese shares are expected to see technical downward corrections this week, as profit-taking selling pressures will likely increase after a sharp rebound, stock analysts predict.
National index of industrial production rises on recovery
Viet Nam's index of industrial production (IIP) in the first eight months of 2015 gained 9.9 per cent year-on-year due to the recovery in national industrial production.
New criteria needed to classify SOEs
It is necessary to tweak the criteria for classification of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) to speed up their equitisation and improve their efficiency, a workshop in Ha Noi yesterday heard.
Ministry gives social housing another push
The Ministry of Construction recently asked local authorities nationwide to quicken the building of social housing, in a bid to comply with the national housing development strategy.
BSR signs $25.6m contract with British company
The UK's Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited (Foster Wheeler) has been hired to outline a master plan for the project to expand and upgrade the Dung Quat Oil Refinery in the central coastal province of Quang Ngai, which is expected to increase its capacity to 8.5 million tonnes per year.
Export values drop by 4.8%
The agro, fishery and forestry export value, in the first eight months of 2015, fell by 4.8 per cent over the same period last year to US$19.31 billion.
Inter-bank trading increases, says SBV
Transactions in the inter-bank market increased significantly over the last week due to rising demand, the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) reported.
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades
Crab prices fall to their lowest in decades

Crab breeders in the Mekong province of Ca Mau are worried about imminent losses due to the relentless fall in the prices of the crustacean. The main reason for the 30-40 per cent price decline in recent months is that Chinese traders have stoppedbuying.

ICT companies call for level playing field
ICT companies call for level playing field

Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.