RoK to cut taxes on farm goods
The Republic of Korea has chosen Viet Nam as its first FTA partner that can export products such as garlic, ginger and honey with tariffs reduced to zero per cent over the next 10-15 years.
Fisheries sector urged to improve production technologies
Viet Nam's fisheries industry should better utilise modern production technologies to improve its competitiveness in the global market, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Cao Duc Phat at a conference last Saturday.
IT industry tackles lack of qualfied staff
Despite having a large number of universities specialising in information and technology, IT companies in Viet Nam are still short of candidates, according to the HCM City Computer Association.
Foreigners pour total of $11.5b into construction
Since the Foreign Investment Law was passed in 1987, Viet Nam's construction sector has received US$11.5 billion for 1,196 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects. The law was passed a year after Doi Moi (Renewal) policy was announced in 1986.
Forecast bright for week ahead
The market will face high profit taking pressures this week, though most analysts predict shares will continue their uptrend, due to the support of strong money inflows and foreign purchases.
Petrol, power tariff hikes push CPI up
Do Thi Ngoc, deputy director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) 's Pricing Department, yesterday said petrol and electricity cost hikes have pushed consumer price index up 0.16 per cent this month.
Foreign firms caught using illegal software
Eight foreign-owned companies were found using unlicensed software valued at more than VND13.5 billion (US$643 million) by an inter-ministerial team that carried out a month-long inspection.
HCM City urges banks to cut interest rates
Interest rates on long - and medium-term loans should be lowered by at least 1.5-2 per cent to speed up credit growth and help companies revive, National Assembly delegates from HCM City have told commercial banks.
HVG purchases 50 per cent stake in FMC for US$2.78m
Hung Vuong Corporation (HVG) bought 2.5 million shares issued by Sao Ta Foods Joint Stock Company (FMC) for a price of VND24,000 (US$1.11) per share.
CIMB–Vinashin Securities Company suspended from nothern bourse
The State Securities Committee (SSC) decided last Friday to suspend CIMB-Vinashin Securities Company (VSC) from the stock market for six months, starting May 22.
Thuong Dinh Footwear Company to hold public offering in June
The Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) will organise an initial public offerings (IPO) for Thuong Dinh Footwear One on June 8.
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City
Inward remittances continue to rise in HCM City

Overseas Vietnamese have sent home remittances of US$1.4 billion through HCM City-based banks in the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 19.6 per cent.

VN-South Korea FTA: A chance to develop firms
VN-South Korea FTA: A chance to develop firms

The Viet Nam - South Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed on May 5 is expected to bring positive effects to many of the countries' economic fields.


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.