Seminar looks at future of local cocoa industry
Agricultural officials, experts, farmers, and business executives yesterday discussed the state of the cocoa industry and the opportunities to develop it in Binh Phuoc and the south-eastern region at a seminar held in the province.
Government enforces price cap on milk products for young children
Concerned government agencies have applied a price ceiling on 538 milk products for children under six years old, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Blue chips weigh on VN-Index
Slumping blue chips dragged down the HCM City Stock Exchange again, with the benchmark VN-Index losing 0.16 per cent to end yesterday's session at 598.80 points.
VN's first ETF to list certificates next week
The fund certificates of Viet Nam's first exchange-traded fund (ETF) VFMVN30 will be listed from October 6, the HCM City Stock Exchange has announced.
Swiss-funded project offers help to SMEs
The development of regional export and production plans can help Viet Nam's small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) become more competitive, a workshop held in Ha Noi heard yesterday.
Guidance on foreign loans
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) issued Circular 25/2014/TT-NHNN on 15 September 2014 to guide registration of foreign loans not guaranteed by the Government ("foreign loans") and changes made to their terms and conditions.
Purchasing power stays low as CPI increases
The purchasing power of Vietnamese citizens in September 2014 reached VND244.5 trillion (US$11.65 billion), representing a 0.7-per cent month-on-month increase and a 9.1-per cent year-on-year increase.
Decree regulates credit rating firm operations
The Decree 88/2014/ND-CP, issued last week to regulate the operations of credit rating firms, does not allow the use of State capital to establish credit rating firms.
Petrolimex cuts fuel prices for sixth time since August
The Viet Nam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) reduced the selling price of RON 92 gasoline by VND150 (0.7 US cent) per litre to VND23,560 ($1.11) at 3pm yesterday.
Hai Duong stabilises prices of five staple commodities
The northern province of Hai Duong decided to spend VND25 billion (US$1.2 million) on a price stabilisation programme for the end of the year and the upcoming lunar new year festival.
Tien Giang holds rural industry and trade fair
An annual rural industry and trade fair opened in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on Monday.
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.