Viettel drops TelkomKenya bid
The Viettel Group's withdrawal from its planned purchase of Orange's 70-per cent stake in Telkom Kenya has left the East African country's telecommunications market in a state of disarray.
Bilateral trade with Laos projected at $1.5b this yr
Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and Laos is expected to reach US$1.5 billion this year, according to the Lao Consul General in HCM City.
Electronics and appliance sales surge to $1.3 billion
Vietnamese consumer spending on electronics products and appliances reached VND28 trillion (US$1.3 billion), a 20.9-per cent increase, in the third quarter of 2014.
Vietinbank projects overseas remittances to reach over $12b
Viet Nam's overseas remittances in 2014 are expected to reach US$12.1 billion, making the country one of the top 10 overseas remittance recipents.
HCM City will set up a hotline for business sectors to create more favourable and convenient conditions for foreign investors, Le Manh Ha, the deputy chairman of the city's People's Committee, has announced.
The Italian government has pledged to change ODA incentives in Viet Nam from the public sector to the private sector in the years ahead, with investment pegged at 15 million euros in the next three years, the Italian Ambassador to Viet Nam Lorenzo Angeloni said during an Italy-Viet Nam business forum held in HCM City on Wednesday.
Vietnamese officials and entrepreneurs as well as top experts from the World Economic Forum (WEF) shared opinions on ways to promote the role of enterprises in enhancing national competitiveness in the context of increasing regional and international integration during a conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
Vietnam Television's VTV9 channel has instituted the 2015 Vietnam Excellent Property Awards aimed at promoting growth of the housing market.
Trend Micro, the US-based provider of antivirus for cloud computing and internet content security, has said that since late last year two million threats were found targeting smart phones through free applications and games.
Falling oil prices hit VN-Index
Stocks fell away yesterday on both exchanges despite improved trading, dragged down by oil and gas shares.
State-owned enterprises (SOEs) have divested nearly VND2.3 trillion (US$108 million) from non-core businesses in the first nine months of 2014, the Ministry of Finance has revealed.
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.

Improvements needed to local business environment
Improvements needed to local business environment

This year, Viet Nam ranked 78th among 189 countries in the world for ease of doing business, lower than its 72nd rank in 2013, said the World Bank's recent report.

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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.