VN may profit most from TPP trade agreement
International credit rating agencies yesterday said the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal was credit positive for participating sovereigns including Viet Nam.
VNA's nine-month profits reach $58m
National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) earned nearly VND52.5 trillion (US$2.36 billion) in syndicated revenue in the first nine months of this year, a press release issued late last week said.
VN shares continue rally for a third day
Vietnamese shares extended a rally for a third day on the two local exchanges yesterday as global oil prices rose, boosting local energy shares.
Fake fertiliser plagues market
State offices should take strong action against counterfeit and shoddy fertiliser producers, experts said at a conference on the restructuring of the local fertiliser production in Ha Noi yesterday.
Gov't proposes higher tax on vehicles
The Government wants to raise the special consumption tax on vehicles with high engine displacement, according to a statement it delivered to the National Assembly recently.
Rules entice Vietnamese to seek to invest abroad
Vietnamese investors can transfer 5 per cent of their overseas projects' values in foreign currency and not more than US$300,000 towards project-related activities before getting investment licences from foreign authorities.
Electronics company Hanel to sell 61% stake
State-owned electronics and IT firm Hanel Co Ltd has been given permission to sell a 61 per cent stake to strategic investors in an equitisation expected within this year.
Small businesses not investing in tech apps, security
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the city are neglecting to use information and technology applications and information security, said Dang Vu Tuan, vice director of Ha Noi's Department for Information and Communications.
Gov't improves supervision of SoE investment
The Government has issued regulations on further tightening the supervision on State capital directed into enterprises, in a move to assure investments are increasingly effective.
Local, foreign paintmakers vie for market
Domestic paint manufacturers believe they are capable of keeping up with their foreign counterparts in what has become a fiercely competitive market, according to independent market watchdogs.
Cashew exports to top $2.2 billion
Cashew export revenue is expected to reach US$2.2 billion this year, after reaching robust growth due to higher prices and demand, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Viet Nam Industry and Trade Information Centre.
Trade boost to offset Government revenue drop
Trade boost to offset Government revenue drop

In the final round of negotiations in Atlanta, the US, which began on September 30 and ended on October 5, twelve Pacific-rim countries reached a deal on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, creating the world's largest free trade area.

TPP agreement poised to boost Viet Nam-US trade
TPP agreement poised to boost Viet Nam-US trade

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which includes 12 Pacific Rim countries, successfully concluded in Atlanta on Monday after over five years of negotiations. This historic agreement, which will help lower tariffs and open markets in 40 per cent of the world's economy, has received praise world-wide.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.