Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring
The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.
Project addresses timber trade
A European Union-funded project addressing the timber industry in Viet Nam and Laos was launched yesterday in Ha Noi by the Viet Nam Administration of Forestry, the World Wide Fund for Nature and Centre for People and Nature Reconciliation.
Poor lack financial services access
Viet Nam is facing challenges in granting the poor with access to micro- and general finance, with only 21 per cent of Vietnamese adults having access to these informal services.
Medical expo
Visitors look at medical equipment at the International Medical, Hospital and Pharmaceutical Exhibition, which opened its doors yesterday in HCM City.
Vietnamese exports face legal challenges
Viet Nam's export turnover rose sharply last year and in the first half of 2014, but challenges in legal and administrative procedures and other risks remain for enterprises.
Dong Nai supports riot-hit businesses
Authorities in the southern province of Dong Nai have provided support to factories damaged in the riots on May 13-14 and are set to provide more, they said at a meeting with affected companies in Bien Hoa city on Wednesday.
VN-Index heads for five-year peak
Money continued to pour into the HCM Stock Exchange yesterday afternoon, lifting the benchmark VN-Index by 1.03 per cent to close the session at 612.94 points.
Infrastructure projects target Ly Son Island
The central province has listed 16 priority projects for Ly Son Island district's socio-economic development with total investment capital of VND2.3 trillion (US$110 million).
Firms urged to disclose information in English
The State Securities Commission and stock exchanges are encouraging listed companies to disclose information in English in order to remove barriers for foreign investors.
Steelmaking group worried about effect of Russian imports
The Viet Nam Steel Association is proposing reasonable import tax rates for iron and steel products amid concerns over the effects of a possible mass inflow of imported steel from Russia.
City invites investment from overseas-based Vietnamese firms
The HCM City authorities would readily support overseas-based Vietnamese enterprises to do business in the city, representatives of the state offices said at a meeting here yesterday.
MoF seeks to change gambling rules
MoF seeks to change gambling rules

Vietnamese aged 21 and above will be allowed to enter casinos – which are now off-limits to them – if a draft decree by the Ministry of Finance is approved.

VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy
VNPT official outlines restructuring strategy

The Government has signed Decision 888/QD-TTg approv-ing the restructuring plan of the Viet Nam Post and Telecom Group (VNPT) for the 2014-15 period.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.