Agricultural exports increase by 12 per cent in first eight months
Viet Nam has generated US$20.22 billion in revenue from its farming, forestry and seafood exports in the first eight months of 2014.
EU trade deal to ‘modernise' VN development
The President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, yesterday encouraged Viet Nam to pursue more "openness" and further economic reforms during a meeting held in HCM City with members of the European business community here.
City keeps up rapid economic growth
HCM City achieved robust economic growth in the first eight months, creating favourable conditions to fulfill its socio-economic targets for the full year, Chairman of HCM City's People's Committee, Le Hoang Quan, has said.
Vinacomin pockets $71m from divestments
The Viet Nam National Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Corporation (Vinacomin) has gained VND1.5 trillion (US$71.4 million) from the completion of its divestment of five companies in its non-core businesses.
Petrol import tax to remain unchanged until end of year
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) on Monday required petrol distributors and dealers not to revise the import tax on petrol and oil products until the end of this year.
Investor confidence lifts share markets
Investors' appetite for shares continued to climb despite both stock indices moving near strong resistance levels.
Resolution clarifies court's role regarding arbitration
Resolution No 01/2014/NQ-HDTP (the "Resolution") issued by the Judge Council of the Supreme People's Court on March 20 guiding the implementation of several provisions of Law on Arbitration No 54/2010/QH12 (the "Arbitration Law") has broadened the court's competence over arbitration activities in resolving disputes.
S Korea continues to snap up VN goods
Viet Nam has gained US$3.66 billion in revenue from exports to South Korea in the past seven months, representing a modest year-on-year increase of 2.4 per cent.
Doji Gold and Gems Group has become the first Vietnamese enterprise to receive a licence from the Government to measure gold content in jewellery traded in the domestic market.
VNA adds 147 flights for coming holiday
Vietnam Airlines will add 147 flights from August 29 to September 3 for nine routes, including Ha Noi/HCM City to Da Nang/Nha Trang/Da Lat/Phu Quoc and Ha Noi's Dong Hoi.
Online tax payments to be applied in 15 localities
The General Department of Customs will deploy a tax payment plan via the internet in 15 cities and provinces by the end of this month to help taxpayers save time and money. The department successfully piloted the service in certain localities, chinhphu.vn reports.
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.

VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy
VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy

The Government has signed Decision 888/QD-TTg approv-ing the restructuring plan of the Viet Nam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) for the 2014-15 period.

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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.