Trade confidence hits 3-yr high
The HSBC Trade Confidence Index rose to 120 in the first half of 2014, the highest in three-and-a-half years, according to a report released by the bank on Wednesday.
Industrial, trade sector unveils whopping $102b growth target
The industry and trade sector in 28 northern cities and provinces will strive to achieve an index of industrial production (IIP) this year of VND2.17 quadrillion (over US$102 billion).
Money flows into southern realty
Large amounts of money are expected to be pumped into the southern housing market, especially in HCM City, which is recovering rapidly, according to analysts.
Vietnamese businesses have invested in 68 projects in 21 countries with total capital of US$849 million for the first seven months of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency.
Vietnamese American businessman Hoang Kieu has climbed to 628th place in the World's Billionaires list released by American business magazine Forbes as of September 18.
Wednesday's session repeated itself yesterday as investors increased selling in the afternoon session, pushing stocks down on both markets.
Hau Giang Pharmaceutical (DHG) will begin its expansion into Myanmar by acquiring a majority stake in ASV Pharma, which partners with a Myanmar firm building drug factories.
Standard Chartered Private Equity has acquired a significant minority stake in Golden Gate Trade & Services Joint Stock Company, the country's largest domestic developer and operator of Asian full service restaurants.
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will host this year's Vietbuild International Exhibition as well as the Vietnam International Agriculture Fair.
FPT Group's revenue in the first eight months of this year reached VND21 trillion (US$988 million), increasing by 21 per cent compared to the same period last year and representing 108 per cent of the group's eight-month revenue plan.
Metro Cash & Carry Viet Nam on Wednesday kicked off a campaign urging Vietnamese to prioritise use of Vietnamese products at all its 19 outlets nation-wide.
Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties
Myanmar Speaker visit set to bolster ties

Economic ties with Myanmar are expected to strengthen following the visit to Viet Nam by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Thura U Shwe Mann, earlier this month.

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.