Securities shares likely to lead market
Securities shares are expected to lead the market this week following Decree 60 which allows foreign investors to increase their stakes in Vietnamese public listed companies, according to analysts.
Blue chips help lift VN-Index
The VN-Index rose 1.72 per cent to close the session at 591.75 points, but the decliners outnumbered the gainers, meaning the rally did not reflect the market's real development.
Plan revised for hospital equitisation
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has directed the Transport Ministry to make alterations to a plan to equitise Giao Thong (Transport) Hospital before seeking the Prime Minister's approval.
North-eastern province Quang Ninh has attracted US$5.1 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) through 104 projects so far, according to the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.
The Foreign Investment Agency of Viet Nam, under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, launched the third phase of an e-regulations system yesterday.
The State Securities Commission (SSC) will hold a conference in the US from tomorrow to Sunday to attract more foreign investments in Viet Nam's securities market and stabilise foreign investor confidence.
Contractors must fix road cracks, can't collect tolls
Contractors will not be allowed to collect toll fees, and they must pay for repairs if cracks and subsidence are found on roads, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang said.
HCM City on path to hit growth target
HCM City has managed to remain on the growth path this year, city authorities noted at a meeting to review socio-economic performance in the first half of the year.
Businesses move into farms slowly
Private enterprises have succeeded with their agricultural investments, but their progress still lags behind their true potential and the demand for development in the sector, a conference was told in Ha Noi yesterday.
World Bank funds food safety
The World Bank's Board of Governors approved an additional fund of US$45 million for a project ‘Improving the competitive capability and food safety' in Vietnam on June 27.
Ha Noi exchange opens electronic bond trading
The Ha Noi Stock Exchange has launched an electronic bond trading system (E-BTS). The new system, opened last Thursday, is expected to further facilitate access and trade by domestic and foreign investors in Viet Nam's bond market.
State SOEs told to sell up
State SOEs told to sell up

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has directed ministries, sectors, as well as State-owned groups and corporations to complete the withdrawal of their capital from non-core businesses by this year end.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.