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.
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.
Woodcraft villages struggle to compete
Craft villages making wooden products in Viet Nam need to work closely and develop a distribution system to increase their domestic market share and challenge foreign products.
Trade surplus tops $1.46b in first half of this year
The country had a trade surplus of US$1.46 billion by July 15, according to statistics from the General Department of Customs.
VN boosts exports to Australia
Viet Nam has seen a trade surplus of over US$924 million with Australia in the first half of this year, the General Department of Customs reported.
Heavyweight stocks lift VN-Index
Rallies of three major stocks, Vinamilk (VNM), PV Gas (GAS) and VinGroup (VIC), yesterday helped the benchmark VN-Index surpass a strong resistance landmark of 600 points on the HCM Stock Exchange.
Regions urged to boost tourism links
Regional linkages and long-term planning are needed to improve tourism in the south-central coastal and Central Highlands regions, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has said.
Southern Hydropower lists on HOSE
The Southern Hydropower Joint-Stock Company got on the board of the HCM City Stock Exchange (HOSE) yesterday after having received a license on July 14.
Linh Dam Lake development gets approval
Ha Noi People's Committee has approved a plan to build a 147 hectare urban development area south of Linh Dam Lake to house 7,800 people.
World Bank finance project benefits rural regions of Viet Nam
Viet Nam is the most successful country to deploy the rural finance project and is seen as a development model by financial institutions and donors.
Support industry needs policy support
Better policies were needed to improve the capacity of support-industry companies, particularly electronics firms, said deputy minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung.
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.