Nov trade deficit narrows to $3.8b
Viet Nam's trade deficit narrowed to US$3.8 billion in the first 11 months of this year, from the $4.1 billion recorded for the first 10 months.
Retail faces tough competitors
Mergers and acquisitions are churning the Vietnamese retail market, with large domestic players buying out rivals and massive investment by foreign retailers.
Foreign firms seek consistency
Inconsistencies in investment incentives have been one of the concerns for foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises, participants heard at a conference on tax policies held in Ha Noi on Tuesday.
Customs takes on bottlenecks
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the project to enhance efficiency of specialised checks in import and export in an effort to improve the business climate and enhance competitiveness.
Coffee industry to boost quality, value
The local coffee industry should reform production and processing of coffee products to gain added value from those products, experts said.
Central province draws investors
The coastal central province has granted 33 investment licences, of which six are for Foreign Direct Investment, in the first 10 months of this year.
Honda requested to recall 12,000 scooters
The Viet Nam Register has requested Honda Viet Nam to recall 12,000 SH scooters, produced from August 19 to October 6 this year, due to an error in the anti-theft system software.
Stocks down on BIDV share sale
Vietnamese shares yesterday fell on both local exchanges as the banking sector dropped after the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BID) issued extra shares for trading.
Lilama sells 3% of initial public offering
The Viet Nam Machinery Installation Corporation (Lilama) sold only 3 per cent of the total 35.6 million shares offered in its initial public offering yesterday.
Firms study EEU deal opportunities
Numerous Vietnamese firms and member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) gathered at a business forum yesterday in Ha Noi to study opportunities from the free trade agreement (FTA).
Viet Nam urged to fight counterfeit goods
Fighting against counterfeit goods has been a big challenge for Viet Nam, especially since violations of intellectual property rights (IPR) have become more sophisticated and complicated, a government minister said.
Department seeks funds for Da Lat railway
Department seeks funds for Da Lat railway

The Viet Nam Railway Department has drafted plans to lease out infrastructure in the Da Lat-Trai Mat rail section to mobilise private investment for developing railway infrastructure.

Economic growth story to continue through 2016
Economic growth story to continue through 2016

Viet Nam has seen clear progress this year in many areas like banking sector reforms, capital markets and foreign investment.


Environmental issues hinder new rural areas Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.

Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern Baby vaccinations remain a cause for concern

Parents are concerned about post-vaccine reactions after the recent death of babies after receiving Quinvaxem vaccine, although the Health Ministry has repeatedly confirmed the safety of the vaccine.

Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls Photos strengthen confidence of Mong girls

Wearing her most beautiful dress, Vu Thi Vu smiles broadly as she shows to her friends one of her photos which are on display at the Can Chu Phin secondary school in Meo Vac district of northernmost Ha Giang Province.

Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises Lack of fire safety a risk in high-rises

Negligence and ignorance of fire safety regulations by both investors and residents at high-rise buildings have again come to the fore following the latest blaze in Ha Noi.