Purchasing power edges higher
The purchasing power of Vietnamese residents increased slightly in the first eight months of 2014, following an increase in the purchase of goods and services.
Share prices, liquidity increase
Liquidity continued to increase in Viet Nam's stock markets yesterday, with the combined trading value on two exchanges hitting more than VND4 trillion (US$188.6 million).
Cargo piles up at Hai Phong Port
The volume of cargo piling up at Hai Phong Port has soared in recent months, following the Ministry of Transport's efforts to regulate truck-loading procedures, as of April 1.
Automobile imports surge despite slow growth
Viet Nam has bucked economic difficulties in August 2014 to achieve its highest level of car importation since 2011.
Ha Noi needs logistics improvements
The capital city has a high demand for logistics services but is currently facing a shortage of professional purveyors.
Disbursed FDI rises 4.5% as registered capital falls
Viet Nam gained a year-on-year increase of 4.5 per cent in total disbursed foreign direct investment (FDI) to US$7.9 billion for the first eight months of 2014.
Support industries to receive funding, infrastructure help
Two banks and an industry association have joined hands with a concerned government agency to boost Viet Nam's support industries with much-needed financial and infrastructure assistance.
SMAC could boost Viet Nam's tech development
SMAC, a combination of the elements of social, mobility, analytics and cloud, offers a good opportunity for Viet Nam to catch up with developed nations in the digital era.
Vinpearl JSC buys $4m of Nha Trang Port shares
The central coastal Khanh Hoa Province's authorities have allowed the VinGroup Vinpearl Tourism and Trading Joint Stock Company to buy Nha Trang Port's shares worth VND85 billion, or US$4 million.
More foreign tourists visit VN in August
The number of foreign tourists visiting Viet Nam increased by 9.5 per cent month-on-month in August 2014, according to figures from the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Trade fair in Mekong city showcases various goods
Around 150 local firms from 16 cities and provinces are displaying their goods at the 2014 Can Tho Trade Expo which opened in the Mekong city yesterday.
Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market
Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market

Thailand's Beri Juker Public Co. Ltd (BJC) signed a deal earlier this month to buy the Viet Nam operations of Germany wholesaler Metro for US$876 million.

Car industry in need of overhaul
Car industry in need of overhaul

Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.