City set to maintain growth tempo
HCM City's major economic indicators were positive in the first two months of the year, with high growth in industry and trade, the municipal People's Committee has said.
The Ha Noi Department of Construction has set April 30 as the deadline for investors to submit reports on the implementation of residential projects, of particular concern are waste water treatment stations.
Exports help lower trade deficit
A surge in exports has seen Viet Nam 's trade deficit drop sharply in the first two months of the year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) says.
Ministry sets up database to monitor FDI project progress
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) will launch a national system for foreign investment on March 1.
God of Wealth drives demand for gold
Domestic gold demand is expected to surge sharply today as Vietnamese prefer buying the metal to mark the God of Wealth Day–the tenth day of the Lunar New Year.
Viet Nam became the second largest footwear exporter to the US market last year after China, accounting for 13.8 per cent of the US market share.
Automobile sales touched 19,979 units in January, down 1 per cent from December, but surged 80 per cent from a year ago, a Viet Nam Automobile Manufacturers Association (VAMA) report stated.
IT firms set high targets for 2015
After ending last year with encouraging results, several IT firms in HCM City have set higher business targets this year.
Viet Nam is expected to start developing 4G services by the end of 2015, experts believe, adding that the services will ensure competitiveness and enjoy widespread popularity.
Viet Nam's Flappy Bird mobile game has been ranked 39th in a report on the world's 50 most popular brands of 2014.
Japan's DA Consortium (DAC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Viet Nam's FPT Online Service Joint Stock Company on transfer of technology and investment opportunities.
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015

The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.

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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.