Ministry urges power, fuel suppliers to be transparent
A directive by the Industry and Trade Ministry calls on Electricity of Viet Nam (EVN) and Viet Nam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) to publish power and petroleum prices, besides salaries and bonuses.
Banks put forward M&A plans
Several banks have recently presented plans or expressed intentions to complete mergers even as the nation continues to speed up the restructuring of credit institutions.
International showcase
Shoppers inspect products at Cosmobeaute Viet Nam 2014, which opened in HCM City yesterday.
The national industrial production during Jan-April 2014 saw a 5.4 per cent year-on-year increase, a positive sign of production recovery at enterprises, noted the General Statistics Office (GSO).
The stock market needs to address shortcomings, mostly to do with the dearth of investment options and size, to attract foreign investors, the chairman of the HCM Stock Exchange has said.
The Ha Noi Stock Exchange yesterday reported the regular review of its index system, including the HNX 30 Index, HNX FF Index, HNX size-based indices and HNX sector indices.
Shares rose slightly yesterday even as market liquidity plunged, however investors kept a close watch on the market fluctuations with little capital injection.
The State Bank of Viet Nam and the World Bank yesterday (April 24) signed credit agreements worth US$390 million for three projects to develop community infrastructure, improve agriculture and livelihoods in the country's poorest areas, and strengthen the social security system.
A Made-in-Thailand outlet fair kicked off in Ha Noi yesterday, with the participation of 100 Thai companies and exporters.
Japan's Mitani Sangyo Group inaugurated its US$10 million chemical factory in Long Thanh industrial park in the southern province of Dong Nai yesterday.
Dong Nai's southern province chiefly exported 100,000 tonnes of coffee to the US, Germany and other European countries, during Jan-April 2014, doubling last year's figures, noted the provincial statistics office.
Has VN entered the middle-income trap?
Has VN entered the middle-income trap?

Becoming a middle-income country has brought enormous challenges for Viet Nam, including the danger of getting caught in the so-called middle-income trap.

Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics

Martin Turner, president of the Association of Chartered Certified Account-ants Global, shares his views with Viet Nam News on the code of ethics and standards in accounting as well as career orientation and professional development in the fields of accounting and auditing.

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Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.