Foreign firms using illegal software
Fourteen out of 16 companies were found to be using unlicensed software during random spot checks conducted in Ha Noi, HCM City, Binh Duong, Long An, Ba Ria Vung Tau and Bac Ninh recently.
In the first nine months of 2014, 83 Vietnamese projects were granted licences to invest overseas with a total registered capital of more than US$1 billion.
Viet Nam with its 90 million population and large proportion of young people as well as high internet access offers has huge potential for the non-card payment business, a MasterCard executive has said.
Links between businesses in HCM City and other cities and provinces in the southern region have improved as a result of a cooperation programme begun in late 2011.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) established its representative office in HCM City in October 2007, as Viet Nam is one of the major generating markets for Thailand tourism.
Viet Nam has been elected to the Radio Regulations Board (RRB) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), according to the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications.
Japan ICT Day opened in Ha Noi on Thursday, with a focus on cooperation between Viet Nam and Japan in large-scale information technology (IT) projects and the development of human resources in the IT sector.
Viet Nam and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have signed an aviation transport agreement to allow airlines from both countries to penetrate deeper into each countries' aviation markets.
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho plans to expand and upgrade a number of industrial parks, Head of the Management Board of Can Tho Industrial Park Vo Thanh Hung said on Thursday.
A Vietnamese delegation attended the ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Singapore on Thursday to learn lessons offered from Singapore's social enterprise model, as well as other ASEAN member states.
The military telecom group Viettel today started building a third-generation (3G) mobile network in Tanzania.
Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding
Long road ahead for Long Thanh Airport funding

French company ADPi, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Aeroports de Paris Group (ADP), has said it did not promise to invest US$2 billion in building a new international airport in Dong Nai Province as claimed by a local official last week.

IFC official touts private sector benefits
IFC official touts private sector benefits

Viet Nam should take further steps to equitise State-owned enterprises (SOEs) and create ideal conditions for the private sector to flourish, according to Vivek Pathak, the International Finance Corporation's director for East Asia and the Pacific who visited Ha Noi last week. Pathak said the private sector was the engine that will get the country back on track towards robust economic growth.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.