Rise in point-of-sale payments
Point-of-sale (POS) payment usage is rising in Viet Nam, news website baotintuc.vn has reported.
VN gold prices lowest since 2012
Gold weakened further yesterday in Viet Nam, falling to the lowest levels since 2012, amid a continuing steady drop in world prices.
Tapioca farmers seek tariff relief
The Ministry of Finance on Monday proposed that the Prime Minister temporarily stop collecting export tariffs levied at five per cent on tapioca chips since the business was facing difficulties.
Retail petrol falls by VND816 per litre
The retail price of RON 92 petrol has been reduced by VND816 to touch VND19,304 (88 US cents) per litre from 3pm yesterday, the industry and trade ministry said (MOIT).
Losses continue to hit markets
Local shares yesterday extended losses on both bourses as blue chips continued their recent slip. Market liquidity also took a sudden tumble, ending at two-thirds of Monday's figure.
Shareholders in big companies make large profits this year
Several large companies on the HCM Stock Exchange have spent hundreds to several billions of Vietnamese dong to pay dividends since the beginning of this year.
Stock exchange delists 26 firms in first half of year
The HCM Stock Exchange (HSX) and the Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) delisted 26 companies, with 438 million shares, in the first six months of this year.
Industries face more penalties
Under the new Circular No 11/2015/TT-BKHCN, apart from the main sanctions, additional penalties and remedial measures shall be imposed on enterprises, depending on the nature and severity of their violations.
EU, VN agree on free-trade after three-year talks
The European Union (EU) and Viet Nam yesterday reached an agreement in principle for a free-trade agreement (FTA) after nearly three years of intense negotiations.
Markets receiving goods despite floods
Local authorities have ensured adequate supplies of essential commodities to guard against any undue price rise in the local markets on account of floods, an official of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) said yesterday in Ha Noi at the ministry's online meeting.
Central port in dire need of space
The Quy Nhon General Port in central Binh Dinh Province has been overloaded in recent years, having to handle nearly 2.5 times its designed capacity annually.
HCM City officials seek visa-free stay extention
HCM City officials seek visa-free stay extention

HCM City tourism authorities want the visa-free stay for European travellers doubled to 30 days. The Government will allow nationals of the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain to enter Viet Nam without a visa for up to 15 days starting this month in an effort to reverse a decline in foreign arrivals.

Samsung seeks more Vietnamese suppliers
Samsung seeks more Vietnamese suppliers

Only 10 per cent out of 41 Vietnamese suppliers has directly participated in the production chain of Samsung Electronics Viet Nam (SEV).

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 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".