Production rise hints at recovery
The nation's industrial production from Jan-July 2014 saw a 6.2 per cent year-on-year increase, a positive sign of recovering production at enterprises, noted the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Delayed land clearance holds up work on longest sea bridge
Work on Viet Nam's longest sea bridge, the Tan Vu–Lach Huyen Sea Bridge in Hai Phong, was at danger of being delayed due to slow land clearance, according to the project's investors.
Apartment prices see slight decline across Ha Noi
The selling prices of apartments in the capital fell by a slight 1 to 2 per cent in the second quarter of the year compared to the previous quarter.
Farming, forestry, fisheries exports reach $17.4b
The value of Viet Nam's farming, forestry and fisheries exports reached US$17.43 billion for the first seven months of 2014, up nearly 12 percent from the same period in 2013.
VN to boost trade with S Africa
Viet Nam and South Africa have significant opportunities to deepen bilateral relations, especially in economics and trade, according to the Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa, Le Huy Hoang.
Report predicts sweet success for confectionery makers
The future of the domestic confectionery market is positive, reported the Business Monitor International (BMI).
Blue chips push VN-Index above 600 points
Gains of blue chips last week helped lift the VN-Index over the strong resistance landmark of 600 points on the HCM Stock Exchange.
Foreign investors pour $13 billion into VN markets
Viet Nam's stock market has attracted US$13 billion from foreign investors, both individual and institutional, according to an official.
Software companies eye business demand
The market for business management software is promising for IT companies thanks to increasing demand for more effective management among local companies.
Sugar industry needs overhaul
Revamping the process from plantation to production to consumption were critical for the sugar industry to overcome the prices that had fallen in three consecutive seasons.
Broken internet cable to be fixed this month
The broken Asia-America Gateway (AAG) undersea cable will be completely repaired by July 30, restoring full Internet connectivity between Viet Nam and other countries.
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts
VAMC looks to find foreign buyers for bad debts

Thanks to concerted efforts by the Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) and commercial banks, the former has so far bought around VND50 trillion (US$2.4 billion) worth of bad debts and plans to increase that to VND70-100 trillion by year-end.

Petrol price hike follows global market
Petrol price hike follows global market

 The adjustment in the selling price of petroleum has stirred a controversy, especially in its transparency though it has become more flexible.

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Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters Chinese drilling rig pulled out of Vietnam's waters

At 6:30pm on July 16, China's oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 was 41 nautical miles from its previous position and out of Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, about 163 nautical miles southwest of China's Hainan island, reported the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command.  

School closed for torturing autistic students School closed for torturing autistic students

City authorities have shut down an illegal school for autistic children after it was found to be torturing its students.

Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books 2    Teachers question city's proposal to use e-books

E-books would replace printed textbooks in the first to third grades in HCM City for the upcoming schools year under a new proposal, the vice chairman of the city People's Committee Hua Ngoc Thuan has said.

Beer plant left unfinished Beer plant left unfinished

A beer plant under construction in the centre of Ha Tinh City has become a pasture for local residents to graze oxen.

Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods Noi Bai unveils first sleeping pods

Vietnam Airlines Tourism Company (VATC ) has installed the first ever sleeping pods in Noi Bai International Airport to serve the passengers.