Settling bad debts takes time, say experts
Solving bad debts requires great attempts by lenders and State-owned bodies, and Viet Nam should not expect all the debtsto be settled within a certain time, experts said.
Call to export more building materials
The domestic building materials industry should promote efficiency in the export of its products in the future because the domestic market has yet to fully recover from crisis, experts said.
Many new projects added to coal development plan
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved the inclusion of at least eight projects in the country's coal industry development planning for 2020 to 2030 to meet domestic demand, especially for electricity.
Cyber attacks hit 30 government websites
As many as 1,039 Vietnamese websites have been attacked during the first half of September.
SBV forecasts credit growth of 12-14%
The country's total means of payment next year will increase roughly by 16 to 18 per cent against December, according to the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV).
Petrol market prepares for the world
The domestic petroleum market is expected to become more competitive and closer to world standard following the issuance of Decree 83.
Stocks fall on increasing CPI
Vietnamese stocks had an off day after economic data from HCM City showed the consumer price index increased sharply from August.
Vinatex sells 110m shares worth $58m
The Viet Nam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) auctioned 110.56 million shares, or more than 90 per cent of the total, in its initial public offering (IPO) yesterday.
Bac Giang attracts 102 FDI projects this year
The northeastern province of Bac Giang has granted licences for 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects since the beginning of this year, with total capital close to US$193 million.
Smile of Viet Nam prizes handed out to 110
More than 110 travel and hospitality enterprises were honoured at the 15th Guide Awards ceremony held in the central city of Nha Trang last Saturday.
Viet Nam fish exports lead in Colombia
Viet Nam was the number one fish provider for Colombia in 2013, with a 36 per cent market share in the South American country.
SOEs struggle to find strategic partners
SOEs struggle to find strategic partners

After a search for suitors that lasted several months the Viet Nam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) finally identified two of them — Vingroup and Vietnam Investment Development Group. But Vinatex's quest for strategic shareholders has not come to a happy conclusion since they are said to be not what the company had expected: both are property companies.

Support industries need plan for development
Support industries need plan for development

After 14 years, support industries in Viet Nam remain underde-veloped and have so far been relegated to the role of assembling low value-added products.

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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.