Viet Nam imports more steel as consumption rises
Viet Nam' steel import volume experienced a modest year-on-year increase of 2 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes, valued at US$1.5 billion, in the first quarter of 2014.
Global supply rise to hit VN cashew exports
Viet Nam is expected to face difficulties in exporting cashew products since global supply has increased, a seminar in HCM City heard last Saturday.
Domestic retailers go in search of rural prospects
Rural areas are a promising market for domestic retailers as they face intense competition from foreign businesses, especially given the full opening of the retail market from next year.
Agriculture now main business for HAGL
Five years after beginning to invest in agriculture, Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company last Friday said the sector is now its major source of revenue and profit.
Shares plunge on investor pessimism
The steep declines on the two stock exchanges last week reflected investors' fears that the market is likely to fall in a downward spiral.
Agriculture firm offers farmers shareholder status
Truong Van Bon, a farmer in An Giang Province who bought 1,500 shares of the An Giang Plant Protection Joint Stock Company (AGPPS), cannot believe that a farmer like him is an owner of a large company.
New ASEAN community offers export opportunities
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) would bring challenges, as well as improved export opportunities for Viet Nam when the AEC is formed in 2015, according to experts.
Pottery, porcelain exports increase
High demand has led to an increase in Viet Nam's pottery and porcelain exports in the early months of 2014, reported Viet Nam General Department of Customs.
Viet Nam increases exports to the Middle East
Countries in the Middle East have great potential for further trade cooperation with Viet Nam as bilateral trade volume has increased sharply since 2010, said Tran Quang Huy, Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Africa, West and South Asian Market Department.
Japan Desk launched to help investors in Ha Noi
The Investment Promotion Centre under Ha Noi's Department of Planning and Investment and Forval Vietnam jointly launched the Japan Desk last week to assist Japanese investors in the city.
March jump in car sales mark 12 months' growth
The Vietnamese automobile market saw impressive sales of cars with 10 seats and below, trucks and commercial vehicles in March.
Has VN entered the middle-income trap?
Has VN entered the middle-income trap?

Becoming a middle-income country has brought enormous challenges for Viet Nam, including the danger of getting caught in the so-called middle-income trap.

Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics

Martin Turner, president of the Association of Chartered Certified Account-ants Global, shares his views with Viet Nam News on the code of ethics and standards in accounting as well as career orientation and professional development in the fields of accounting and auditing.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.