VN to boost competitive power market
The competitive power generation market would become operational expeditiously by 2018, together with the pilot implementation of competitive wholesale power market.
Too many rules hamper business
The business climate in Viet Nam suffered from many inadequacies and shortcomings that hindered development and global integration of Vietnam-ese businesses, said Nguyen Dinh Cung, director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).
Rubber plant built in Cambodia
The Tan Bien-Kampong Thom Development Company opened a rubber latex processing plant in Cambodia yesterday.
Thai firms eye VN textiles
A delegation of more than 400 Thai garment, textile and footwear firms are visiting Viet Nam to check out the domestic market.
Tien Giang set for more investment
The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang is currently home to 73 investment projects, 47 of which are foreign direct investment, that cumulat-ively pull US$1.37 billion into the province.
Consumer confidence falls in Aug
The ANZ-Roy Morgan Viet Nam Consumer Confidence Index slid 4.9 points to 133.7 in August over July, caused by weaker sentiment across all components in a monthly survey.
VN to export less mollusks to EU as challenges arise
Vietnamese bivalve mollusk exports to the EU are expected to face more challenges as imports have plummeted and the country faces stiff competition from other exporters, industry insiders heard at a forum this week.
Domestic shares continue to rebound
Shares rose yesterday on the two Vietnamese exchanges, prompted by an improvement in investor confidence, although shares across Asia were mixed after a fresh rate cut by the People's Bank of China.
FTSE Viet Nam ETF to be delisted in Sweden, France
Deutsche Asset&Wealth Management (Deutsche AWM), a division of Deutsche Bank AG, will remove its FTSE Viet Nam ETF from the Stockholm Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris from September 25.
Lotus Residences sale shows growing interest in resorts
The second sale of Van Lien (Lotus Residences) in Ha Noi last Sunday attracted hundreds of investors from the capital city and saw a high rate of successful transactions.
Circular limits used machinery imports
Vietnamese enterprises should carefully consider before importing second-hand machinery and equipment for production, Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Hoang Quan said in a recent interview.
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes

The changes to the housing law allowing foreigners and Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to buy houses in Viet Nam (from July 1) has had an impact on the housing market.

ICT companies call for level playing field
ICT companies call for level playing field

Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.