Banks struggle to boost credit growth
Vietnamese banks are likely to promote lending programmes that hopefully will help them to either unleash idle capital or boost the sluggish credit growth toward the end of the year.
Shipping industry faces obstacles
Most Vietnamese ship-owners lack capital to operate and are currently in the red, according to Do Xuan Quynh, General Secretary of the Viet Nam Shipowners' Association.
Porcelain makers reclaim market
Vietnamese porcelain products, especially the high-end segment, have gradually regained the domestic market thanks to technological investment, after years of losing out to foreign products.
Steel sector can cope with FTA
Domestic steel manufacturers will not be on the brink of shutting down when the free trade agreement (FTA) between Viet Nam and the Custom Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan (VCUFTA) comes into effect later this year.
VN investors eye Laos market
Viet Nam continued to be among the top three investors in Laos, with more than 400 projects valued at US$5 billion, heard a conference yesterday in Vientiane.
Overdue debts touch $2.9 billion
Overdue debts at credit institutions in Ha Noi reached VND61.3 trillion (US$2.9 billion), or 6.72 per cent of the total outstanding loans, by the end of August, Hanoimoi online reported.
Japan travel firms urge discounts
Travel experts from Japan have said that more discount programmes could help stem the slight decline in the number of Japanese tourists to the city.
Smartphones surge in popularity: study
The percentage of Vietnamese people using smartphones has increased to more than 36 per cent, nearly double the rate of 20 per cent in 2013.
Finance ministry seeks to remove advertising cap
The Finance Ministry will present a proposal to the National Assembly next month for the removal of some unsuitable taxes, fees and rules.
VN-Index slides on blue chips
Stocks fell further in yesterday's afternoon session. The benchmark VN-Index lost 2.16 points, or 0.34 per cent, to close yesterday's session at 630.34 points as investors increased selling to lock-in profits.
Shares of seafood companies soar
Shares of seafood processors have enjoyed pricey trading as a result of the development of the sector as well as the healthy operations of each of the companies.
Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties
Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties

Economic ties with Myanmar are expected to strengthen following the visit to Viet Nam by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thura U Shwe Mann, earlier this month.

Call to protect ailing steel industry
Call to protect ailing steel industry

The steel industry is the key to the development of heavy industry, including car making and shipbuilding. Viet Nam News reporter Mai Huong interviewed An Sung Gu, chief representative of one of Viet Nam's largest steel producers, Posco-South Asia Ha Noi, about the issue.

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Authorities step in to save old trees 1    Authorities step in to save old trees

The Ha Noi People's Committee has asked Ha Noi Urban Railway Management Unit to try to avoid chopping down many old trees to make way for a future metro line.

Young travellers rescue bus accident victims Young travellers rescue bus accident victims

A group of 16 young Vietnamese motorbikers were first on the scene at last Monday's tragic bus accident on its way from the resort town of Sa Pa, which killed 13 of the 50 passengers on a sleeper bus.

Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water Capital's new urban areas still without safe tap water

People living in apartment buildings of the capital's new urban areas are expressing concern over poor-quality tap water.

Minister acts on highway peril Minister acts on highway peril

The Ministry of Transport has urged Lao Cai People's Committee to co-ordinate the completion of the highway linking Noi Bai airport with Lao Cai and the resort town of Sa Pa.

VN film triumphs at Venice festival VN film triumphs at Venice festival

A film by Vietnamese female director Nguyen Hoang Diep beat seven other foreign debut features to win the Best Film prize at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival's International Critics' Week.