Gov't greenlights auto industry plan
The Government has approved a new development strategy for the auto industry to enable it to meet domestic demand and join world production.
Viet Nam's shrimp exports to Germany saw robust growth in the first five months of 2014 with turnover of nearly US$51 million, up 92.7 percent from the previous year.
Industrial parks, export processing zones and economic zones in central coastal provinces and cities attracted 23 domestic and foreign investment projects with total capital of US$310 million in the first six months of this year.
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak plans to register for geographical indication (GI) recognition in the European Union for Buon Ma Thuot coffee.
Viet Nam Dairy Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) received a certificate from the Global GAP Control Union last week for meeting international Global Good Agriculture Practices (Global GAP) standards.
Budget carrier VietJet Air carried 180 passengers from Da Nang to Can Tho on its inaugural flight between the two cities yesterday.
Dairy giant Vinamilk (VNM) will issue a maximum of 167 million shares to raise charter capital from VND8.34 trillion (US$395.3 million) to VND10 trillion ($474 million).
Steelmaker Hoa Sen Group (HSG) estimated revenue would be more than VND4.32 trillion (US$204.8 million) and net profits VND111 billion ($5.3 million) in the second quarter of this year.
Construction giant VinGroup (VIC) will contribute VND94 billion (US$4 million) to establish Vincom 2 Construction Company with a total charter capital of VND100 billion ($4.7 million).
Son Ha International Coporation (SHI), a manufacture of stainless steel welded pipe, registered to sell 10 million shares at a price of just VND5,000 (US$0.24) per share, below the par value of VND10,000 a share.
PetroVietnam achieves H1 goals
The Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) reached all targets in production and business for the first half of this year, according to the group's press release yesterday.
Good jobs hard to find for returning workers
Good jobs hard to find for returning workers

Thousands of workers struggle to find a suitable job after returning home to Viet Nam despite having good skills and experience of working abroad for years.

Less reliance on foreign imports
Less reliance on foreign imports

Viet Nam is a developing country, and it has lacked equip-ment and materials to improve infrastructure to develop a market for domestic consumption and exports because it lacked local suppliers.

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China continues East Sea aggression China continues East Sea aggression

China continued to maintain its illegal presence and aggression in Vietnamese waters yesterday as more condemnation of its actions came from US and Philippine officials.

Single father's formula for mother's milk 6    Single father's formula for mother's milk

The baby began to cry just as the taxi started moving.Trinh Tuan was at a loss. He had no previous experience of taking care of any baby, and here he was, alone with his 14-day-old baby daughter for the first time, going home from the Tu Du Hospital in HCM City.

BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos 1    BIDV funds $53 million road in Laos

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) will lend US$53.16 million to Laos to help the country build a road in its northern province of Houaphanh.

Delta faces major water crisis Delta faces major water crisis

More efforts must be made to efficiently manage and use scarce water resources of the Mekong River as climate change and rapid development to produce electricity have threatened its sustainability.

Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal Three guys, one camera, an Irish goal

It has been difficult getting back to normal life for Iain McNamara and his peers after their one-year trip through 22 countries.