VN trade surplus for 2014 hits $2b
Viet Nam's trade surplus in the first 11 months of 2014 has reached US$2 billion, a $100-million increase over the surplus recorded in the first ten months of the year.
Investment pact to boost green energy
HBRE Wind Power Solution Ltd. and Huy Hoang Transportation & Logistics Corporation signed a framework agreement for a comprehensive strategic partnership to promote investment efficiency in renewable energy projects in Viet Nam.
Rice exports earn $2.5b, prices fall
Viet Nam exported 5.55 million tonnes of rice worth US$2.56 billion in the first 11 months of 2014, according to the Viet Nam Food Association (VFA).
Fertiliser firm set to launch IPO
The PetroVietnam Ca Mau Fertilizer Company is set to make an initial public offering on December 11 before listing on the HCM Stock Exchange.
Stocks rise on both bourses on positive CPI data
Stocks improved yesterday on both exchanges, driven by blue chips, after two days of falls.
HCM City real estate transactions increase
Numerous property projects have recently changed hands in this southern city, although the transactions were not widely publicised.
ADB loans $50m for tourism infrastructure
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Vietnamese Government yesterday afternoon signed a US$50-million loan agreement to upgrade Viet Nam's tourism infrastructure.
Officials' response key to tax reform success
It will be difficult to reduce the time required for tax payment to 171 hours annually by 2015, if tax officials don't work towards resolving the difficulties faced by businesses.
Entrustment principles laid out
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) issued Circular No 30/2014/TT-NHNN (November 6, 2014) on entrustment and taking entrustment of credit institutions and the branches of foreign banks.
Motor Show sets sales record
More than 560 sales contracts were signed during the five-day Vietnam Motor Show 2014 (VMS) here last week, double the number of the 2013 show, according to the event's organising board.
VietJet, CFM sign engine deal
VietJet, Viet Nam's fastest growing carrier, and CFM International on Monday signed a 12-year rate-per-flight-hour agreement to support the airline's 21 Airbus 320ceo aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines.
Preference for dollar loans boosts credit growth
Preference for dollar loans boosts credit growth

Companies prefer borrowing in foreign currency than the dong, with banks' foreign currency credit growth topping 20 per cent as of October.

Technology offers SCG financial, green benefits
Technology offers SCG financial, green benefits

Siam Cement Group, a leading regional conglomerate in production of building materials, has installed a waste heat recovery (WHR) system to reduce electricity consumption at each of its manufacturing sites. Viet Nam News spoke with Surapon Oonchuen, Manager of Operations and Maintenance at SCG Cement and Building Materials, about WHR technology.

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Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist Singaporeans unite to help scammed Vietnamese tourist

The assistance that Singaporeans gave a Vietnamese tourist who was scammed when he bought an iPhone 6 in Singapore has earned much attention and applause from Vietnamese newspapers and netizens.

Old apartments remain in state of disrepair Old apartments remain in state of disrepair

There are more than 1,500 old apartment buildings at risk of collapse across Viet Nam, but in the last decade, only five per cent were rebuilt.

Province backs cable car to cave 2    Province backs cable car to cave

Authorities in central Quang Binh Province have given the go ahead for a highly controversial cable car system connecting various sites in the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park to the world's biggest cave, Son Doong.

Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films Edward Scissorhands among free outdoor films

Saigon Outcast will hold two free Thursday outdoor film screenings this month.

Tax not the solution to online gaming issue 1    Tax not the solution to online gaming issue

A 10 per cent tax on the online gaming industry recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance aims to address the connection between the increase in gaming addiction and game-related crimes among youngsters by charging them more to fuel their addiction.