Cashew export value skyrockets
Viet Nam's cashew exports were worth US$1.1 billion in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 28.2 per cent, according to the Viet Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas).
Investment in agriculture and rural development seems to be decreasing year by year in total socio-economic development, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD).
The VN-Index saw its second day of strong growth, climbing 1.77 per cent yesterday to close the session at 616.43 points. However, the rally was again driven mainly by blue chips, particularly bank stocks, while most speculative shares had modest gains or went flat.
Requirement for large provisional funds to support the risk of non-performing loans (NPLs) has forced commercial banks to use caution, despite their positive performance in the first half.
The northern province of Thai Binh is seeking foreign direct investment for hospitals, transport infrastructure, public-private partnerships, climate change prevention, natural gas and agricultural production.
Two long-awaited amended laws on housing and real estate, effective from July 1 and expected to have a significant impact on the property market, may not be as effective.
Property assets can now be used as capital contribution to found or raise charter capital of real estate investment trusts (REITs).
Foreigners registered to buy 112 apartments of Vinhomes Central Park within two hours on Wednesday, when the amended Law on Housing and Real Estate Business came into effect.
Novaland real estate developer has introduced a programme called 100 First Apartments for Viet Kieu (Overseas Vietnamese) and Foreigners to welcome the newly amended Housing Law, which became effective on July 1.
MIK Corporation has announced that it will partner with Viet Nam Prosperity Bank (VP Bank) to carry out property projects including Park Riverside, Villa Park and the Park Residence.
Following the establishment of a Japan Desk in Ha Noi last October, Savills Vietnam has extended its services to HCM City-based Japanese clients from this month.
Airport concessions can be a win-win affair: official
Airport concessions can be a win-win affair: official

Overcrowding and resultant wear and tear on airport infrastructure has marked strong growth of the domestic aviation industry. Infrastructure upgrades as well as service improvements need large investments that exert great pressure on the State Budget as well as State-owned enterprises managing the airports.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.