CPI up in Ha Noi, down in City
The month-on-month consumer price indices (CPI) in the country's two biggest cities in April are dissimilar, with Ha Noi reporting a rise and HCM City enjoying a decline in CPI.
US, ASEAN launch alliance to promote small-business growth
The US-ASEAN Business Council and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) on April 22 launched a partnership programme to promote the development of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Retail prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene rise
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) increased the retail prices of petrol, kerosene and diesel from 12am yesterday.
Market must tackle mid-long term credit
Viet Nam's capital market should be developed to handle the mid-long term credit demand of the economy, leaving the management of short credit and financial services to the banking system.
Firms aim to join global supply chain
Small and medium-sized enterprises in Viet Nam need to make more efforts to improve their competitiveness in the global supply chain, a workshop heard in HCM City yesterday.
Firms grapple with IP issues
Several domestic businesses have not paid much attention to the issue of registering for intellectual property rights and have even hesitated to cooperate with the authorities in preventing counterfeit goods.
Profits can go abroad after paying due dues
To create a safe investment environment for foreign investors, Vietnamese laws guarantee their right to legally transfer profits abroad after completely discharging their financial obligations to the State.
Shares bounce back with strong gains
Shares recovered beyond expectations yesterday after registering a fall in seven out of the eight previous trading sessions, thereby surpassing forecasts of even the most optimistic analysts.
Pesticide makers seek Indian JVs
Many local companies, especially members of the Viet Nam Pesticide Association, want to establish joint ventures with Indian firms to produce high-quality technical pesticides for the Vietnamese market, according to the association chairman.
Malaysia a top destination for Vietnamese tourists
Malaysia's Minister of Tourism and Culture Dato' Seri Mohamed Nazri bin Abdul Aziz late last week praised the support from Vietnamese authorities, coordinators, travel agents and media for their efforts to promote his country as a top holiday destination for Vietnamese tourists.
AIA, Citibank unveil bancassurance pact
AIA Viet Nam and Citibank N.A. Viet Nam have recently announced their landmark bancassurance partnership for the Viet Nam market.
Has VN entered the middle-income trap?
Has VN entered the middle-income trap?

Becoming a middle-income country has brought enormous challenges for Viet Nam, including the danger of getting caught in the so-called middle-income trap.

Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics
Chartered accountants abide by code of ethics

Martin Turner, president of the Association of Chartered Certified Account-ants Global, shares his views with Viet Nam News on the code of ethics and standards in accounting as well as career orientation and professional development in the fields of accounting and auditing.


Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge Light it up with fire on Hue's Truong Tien Bridge

The 150-year-old Truong Tien Bridge, which spans over the renowned Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, was lit up by fire in an installation by French artist Carabosse on Friday evening.

Hospital provides free asthma treatment Hospital provides free asthma treatment

The Bach Mai General Hospital will provide free check-up consultations and treatment to newly asthmatic patients on April 26, to mark Global Asthma Day (May 1).

Failure to address water pollution has consequences 1    Failure to address water pollution has consequences

Viet Nam needs to have a comprehensive, unified set of rules to control water pollution in the country, because the problem has assumed very serious proportions, experts and officials said at workshop yesterday.

Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant Tokyo police release VNA flight attendant

Vietnam Airlines announced on Wednesday that the Japanese authorities had released its 25-year-old flight attendant who had been arrested on suspicion of smuggling stolen goods.

Paean to people with disabilities Paean to people with disabilities

A photo exhibition in Dong Nai Province underscores the will and perseverance of 25 disabled people who overcame their situation to lead normal lives.