Touristy Sa Pa lures property developers
The Sa Pa tourist destination in the northern Lao Cai Province has become a magnet for property developers, following projections that the number of tourists coming there would increase sharply.
A blueprint has been made for a new cross-province expressway linking the busy port city of Ha Long and Van Don special economic zone.
Ha Noi has been tackling obstacles overseas investors face in a bid to draw more foreign direct investment (FDI) and boost socio-economic development.
Banks use more short-term capital for loans after rule change
Commercial banks boosted the use of short-term capital for medium- and long-term lending after the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) doubled the allowed capital beginning February 1, 2015.
VN eyes $2b in produce exports
Viet Nam expects to reach a total export value of US$2 billion for fruits and vegetables this year, an official of the Viet Nam Vegetable and Fruit Association (Vinafruit) said.
Investment strategy in May: Sell and go away?
"Sell in May and go away" is a well-known trading adage that warns investors to sell their stock holdings in May to avoid a seasonal decline in the equity market, while returning to trade in autumn. Although this is not always true in the Vietnamese market, it still causes investors to be cautious each May.
Gov't to fine more listed firms for failing to register
The State Securities Committee (SSC) has fined several companies which had failed to register themselves with the SSC and the Viet Nam Securities Depository (VSD) in time for trading, further action will also follow, reported last Thursday.
Viet Nam takes part in trade forum in Argentina
Viet Nam participated in the Trade Exchange Forum at the 2015 International Business Fair, which opened last Saturday in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the first time.
Cultivation plans fail to reach farmers
The nation's agriculture sector needs to bridge the gap that exists between planning and implementation in order to reduce farmers' vulnerabilities to vagaries of the weather and the marketplace, experts say.
Viet Nam to solidify big-name FDI projects
Viet Nam expects a number of foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth billions of US dollars currently under negotiation to be finalised this year and in 2016, experts have said.
Work starts on Phu Quoc Int'l Passenger Port

A ceremony marked the start of construction on the Phu Quoc International Passenger Port in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on April 29.

Gov't eyes private investment in railways
Gov't eyes private investment in railways

At a meeting a fortnight ago Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang revealed that property giant Vingroup had offered to buy Ha Noi, Sai Gon, and Da Nang railway stations and replace them with modern stations elsewhere in the three cities to ease pressure on their downtown areas.

VN needs only five big banks
VN needs only five big banks

Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.