Mong Cai seeks FDI for projects
The economic zone at the Mong Cai border gate with China has attracted 20 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects with the total registered investment capital of US$1.1 billion and hundreds of domestic investment projects, officials said at a meeting yesterday.
Sea transport sector still weak
Vietnamese shipping companies are losing in their own homeland as domestic producers continue to choose foreign shippers for their imports and exports.
Domestic exporters have missed many business opportunities in Russia because of lack of market information, payment difficulties and high shipping fees, experts have said.
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh held a working session with General Director of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Francis Gurry on Wednesday to discuss further collaboration between the two sides.
Viet Nam's farming, fishery and forestry exports this year may achieve 95 per cent of the target, an official of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said on Tuesday.
The central bank's recent dollar deposit reduction would not have a negative effect on Vietnamese remittances from overseas because an insignificant amount of the remittances went into savings.
The Government has adopted the Ministry of Finance's suggestion to issue State bonds with all terms, it said in a Government's resolution released on Wednesday.
After a short pause on Wednesday, shares advanced yesterday on the two markets as investors readied for the release of companies' third quarter earnings reports, many betting on positive numbers.
Foreign firms outpay domestic ones
Base salaries at foreign companies and Vietnamese companies show a marked difference, a survey conducted by human resources firm Mercer and its partner Talentnet Corporation has found.
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) is reducing special control on three banks that it acquired with zero dong thanks to the banks' improving liquidity and business performance.
Jobs recruiter Anphabe and market research firm Nielsen Viet Nam have launched the Viet Nam Best Places to Work 2015 survey with extended scale, deeper analysis and new areas of research.
HCM City cracks down on delays
HCM City cracks down on delays

The recent decision by HCM City authorities to revoke 298 development projects, mainly public works, reveals a determination to take stronger measures against delays.

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.