Foreign visitor arrivals up
Viet Nam welcomed more than 6 million international arrivals during the first nine months of 2014, up by 10.42 per cent compared to the same period last year.
PM okays Phan Thiet Airport plan
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved in principle a plan to build Phan Thiet Airport in the central province of Binh Thuan under the BOT (build-operate-transfer) model.
France strike affects VN carrier
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said yesterday that a number of flights between Vietnam and France was cancelled in this month, affecting about 1,400 passenger of the airline due to the ongoing Air France pilot strike.
SBV circular regulates consumer lending
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) recently released a draft circular on consumer lending following the setting up by commercial banks of subsidiary finance companies for the purpose.
Austrian enterpries eye growing Viet Nam market
Viet Nam, with a young population and increasingly wealthy and growing middle class, was a potential market of 90-million customers, said Thomas Loidl, Austrian Ambassador to Viet Nam during a Austria-Viet Nam business meeting in Ha Noi yesterday.
BKAV launches first online web directory in VN
BKAV Corporation, Viet Nam's leading internet service provider, yesterday introduced an online web directory that provides internet addresses on demand.
Bright future seen for E-commerce
Online shopping has developed strongly in Viet Nam in recent time and is forecast to further develop in the coming years, according to the E-commerce and Information Technology Department.
More firms close, fewer open in 2014
More businesses in Viet Nam have either suspended or shut down operations in the first three quarters of 2014, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
New Internet cable cut spotted off HK
The management centre of the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) submarine cable has detected a new cut in the cable about 68 kilometres off Hong Kong.
Stocks fall on waning liquidity
The VN-Index yesterday fell below the psychological support level of 600 points, losing 0.86 per cent to close the session at 599.78 points.
CEO Group's listing fetches profits
Multi-industry company CEO Group (CEO) had a successful debut yesterday on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange, hitting the ceiling price of VND15,000 (US$0.7) with 2.6 million shares changing hands.
Better to buy houses in City, rent in Ha Noi: CBRE
Better to buy houses in City, rent in Ha Noi: CBRE

House rentals are vastly different in HCM City and Ha Noi. For a similar quality apartment in a comparable location, the rent in HCM City is 10-20 per cent higher than in Ha Noi. This means residential properties in the southern hub can provide better yields than those in Ha Noi for landlords, according to a report released by CBRE.

VN farmers face more fruitful future in US
VN farmers face more fruitful future in US

Viet Nam will be exporting litchi and longan to the United States and is preparing to export more fruit when it joins the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) next year.

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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 1    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.