Report evaluates local economy
Viet Nam stands to benefit the most among all signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) treaty, but this would require fundamental institutional, policy and structural changes, a new report says.
The southern Dong Nai province's Sonadezi Transport Corporation will spend more than VND630 billion (US$30 million) on a compressed natural gas (CNG) bus project that will end in 2020.
Markets losing lead over convenience stores
Wet markets and traditional stores remain the preferred retail channels for Vietnamese shoppers, though they are under threat as consumers shift away, according to a Nielsen report released on Wednesday.
Local rice exports continue to decline
Rice exports have declined sharply in the first five months of the year, indicating that the industry is struggling, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development's latest report.
The concentration of resources in the hands of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) allegedly created barriers to reforms, said experts from the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).
Transparency is an important element in improving the productivity of a business and gaining the trust and loyalty of stakeholders, a forum heard in HCM City yesterday.
Retail sales and service revenue in the first five months of the year totalled VND1,305 trillion (US$60.67 billion), according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
With total assets of VND763 trillion (US$35.16 billion), the Viet Nam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank) retained the top slot in terms of assets in the first months of this year.
A conference on tourism cooperation among north-eastern provinces and cities will be held at Ha Long City from June 12 to 16.
Stock markets yesterday turned back to recovery as bank shares had an impressive performance.
Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Joint Stock Corporation (Sabeco) approved a hike in its net profit target for 2015 to VND3.291 trillion (US$151.7 million), up 8 per cent over last year.
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City

Overseas Vietnamese have sent home remittances of US$1.4 billion through HCM City-based banks in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.

Drastic banking restructuring in progress
Drastic banking restructuring in progress

The implementation of the project, ‘Restructuring the system of credit institutions in 2011-15' has entered its final year.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.