Agro, forestry, seafood exports down
Viet Nam earned an estimated US$1.95 billion from exports of agro-forestry-fishery products in January, reflecting a year-on-year decline of 13.8 per cent, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, reported.
Ride economic recovery to market success, SMEs urged
Small and medium–sized enterprises (SMEs) have been urged to improve their competitiveness amid rapid global integration, to grab opportunities as signs of economic recovery are already emerging in 2015.
Hai Duong IZs attract $122m in foreign direct investment
The northern province of Hai Duong reported positive investment results at its industrial zones (IZs), which attracted more than US$122 million in foreign direct investment (FDI) during January alone.
Foreign firms hold beverage aces
The domestic beverage market has seen fierce competition as nearly half the market share last year belonged to foreign firms.
Lack of network safety causes losses
Computer viruses caused losses of around US$400 million to Vietnamese users last year, the Bach Khoa Anti-Virus Centre has said following a study.
Stocks decline, but 2015 growth potential seen
National stocks tumbled yesterday despite earlier gains in the morning.
FPT Software targets $1b in 2015 revenue
FPT Software aims to earn US$1 billion in revenue, employ 30,000 workers, and join more software outsourcing markets in 2015.
Circular regulates foreign currency lending
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) recently issued Circular No. 43/2014/TT-NHNN (December 25, 2014) on lending in foreign currency by credit institutions and foreign bank branches to residents. The circular applies to credit institutions and foreign bank branches authorised to conduct foreign-exchange activities and lending foreign currency to Borrowers (Lender), and residents borrowing from Lenders (Borrowers).
Russia-Phu Quoc air route suspended
The international flight route between Russia and Phu Quoc will be suspended until May 2015, according to Huynh Quang Hung - Deputy Chairman of People's Committee of the Phu Quoc island district, southern Kien Giang Province.
$12m coffee plant opens in Dong Nai
A US$12 million coffee processing plant was opened by the German group Neumann Gruppe on Monday in the An Phuoc Industrial Zone, Long Thanh District, southern province of Dong Nai.
S Koreans invest in high-quality rice
A South Korean business has announced a plan to funnel nearly VND20 billion (US$950,000) into a high-quality rice growing area in the southern province of Tay Ninh.
Who will benefit from the weaker dong?
Who will benefit from the weaker dong?

A new year has come, bringing with it some good news for exporters : the State Bank of Viet Nam has decided to depreciate the dong by 1 per cent.

Urban property market set for a good year
Urban property market set for a good year

The domestic real estate market is likely to warm up this year, with the amended Housing Law allowing foreigners to buy property. Viet Nam News reporter To Hang talked with economic expert Nguyen Tri Hieu about this issue as well as the most promising segments in the property market.

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VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 3    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.