Local firms lack knowledge of FTAs
Many local enterprises do not know much about the TPP and the AEC free trade agreements (FTAs) that are expected to be signed this year.
Socio-economic performance on the agenda at Cabinet meeting
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung chaired the Government's regular meeting in Ha Noi on Saturday to discuss the country's socio-economic performance during the month and in the first four months of 2015.
Inspections to target stock-feed additives
Authorities are set to intensify checks on animal feed producers and traders and pig farmers and slaughter houses around the country, an official from the Animal Husbandry Department told a conference in HCM City on Friday.
Ha Noi targets $5b earnings from IT in 2015
Ha Noi has set a target to earn US$5 billion from the information and technology (IT) industry this year, with incentives being provided to encourage investments in the sector.
Building materials set for rapid growth
The Ministry of Construction has set a 10-15 per cent annual growth target for exports of building materials so that they can reach US$2-$2.5 billion by 2020 under a plan to develop the industry it has submitted to the Government for approval.
Large-caps, foreign funds help hold markets up
Strong foreign purchases of blue chips propped local markets up last week and encouraged domestic investors to retain confidence in domestic stocks.
More interest shown at Ha Noi auctions
A greater number of investors participated in the equity auctions held on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange in April, the northern bourse reported.
Industrial production up by 9.4 %
Viet Nam's index of industrial production (IIP) grew by 9.4 per cent year-on-year in the first four months of 2015, the General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported.
S Korea, VN localities sign ginseng deal
The province's Nam Tra My District and Hamyang County in South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism, agriculture, conservation and the development of Ngoc Linh ginseng.
Duty-free shops close at borders
About 90 per cent of the 32 tax-free shops and supermarkets at Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh province, bordering Cambodia, have shut down due to policy changes.
Positive socio-economic markers reported in Q1
The nation's first quarter GDP grew at the highest level since 2011 to reach 6.03 per cent, the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported yesterday.
Workers refuse dormitories in City
Workers refuse dormitories in City

Managements of many industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City have built dormitories for employees, but only a small fraction of the workers choose to stay in these places.

VN needs only five big banks
VN needs only five big banks

Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.


Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.