Cement consumption up year-on-year
The total consumption of cement till September 2015 rose 3 per cent against the same period of last year to 52.11 million tonnes, according to the Ministry of Construction.
Viet Nam has implemented an open contracting initiative as part of a drive to improve transparency in procurement activities, particularly in public investment projects.
Discussions during the four-day bi-annual Vietnam International Woodworking Industry Fair in mid-October are expected to help producers improve competitiveness when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other free trade agreements come into effect.
Indonesian firms are interested in exploring business and investment opportunities in Viet Nam as the two countries strengthen their economic partnership, according to Jean Anes, Indonesian Consul General to HCM City.
As leaders of foreign investment in Viet Nam, most Korean investors consider themselves to be local businesses contributing to the country's development, according to opinions shared at a conference in Ha Noi yesterday.
VN shares continue rally on TPP deal optimism
Shares in Viet Nam's two stock markets continued to rally yesterday after 12 Pacific Rim countries reached an historic agreement which will liberalize commerce in 40 per cent of the world's economy.
The Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank will complete its merger with Song Da Finance Company this year, the bank reported on its website after a shareholder meeting yesterday.
TPP offers VN opportunities
Trade ministers from the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries reached final consensus on the world's largest free trade agreement at Atlanta, the US, on Monday. Vietnam News Agency asked Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang about the agreement.
Bank warns on USD speculation
The State Bank of Viet Nam has issued an urgent circular to curb speculation and hoarding of US dollars by enterprises.
Dong Nai's nine-month FDI exceeds yearly target
The southern province of Dong Nai, known as one of Viet Nam's most attractive destinations for foreign invested business due to favorable policies and developed infrastructure, attracted a whopping US$1.83 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first nine months of 2015.
The ratio of bad debts in the domestic banking system dropped to 3.21 per cent at the end of August 2015, from 4.93 per cent recorded in September 2012.
HCM City cracks down on delays
HCM City cracks down on delays

The recent decision by HCM City authorities to revoke 298 development projects, mainly public works, reveals a determination to take stronger measures against delays.

South Korea plans to boost food exports to VN
South Korea plans to boost food exports to VN

Viet Nam and South Korea signed a free trade agree-ment (FTA) in May and it will take effect next year. Trade between the two countries, including in food products, is expected to soar.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.