Fertiliser firms seek VAT waiver on inputs
Domestic fertiliser makers say they will face difficulties if they are not granted exemptions from value-added tax on input materials they need for production.
Southern expressway in need of funding
An investment of VND5.6 trillion (US$261 million) is required to build the first phase of the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway project, the builder, the Viet Nam Expressway Corp (VEC), has said in a report it sent to the Ministry of Transport
VN-Index set for rough week
The VN-Index may continue to fall this week as investors are losing patience and continue to sell to escape from the market, securities companies forecast.
Getting ready for the ASEAN Community
Tax-related policies are among key measures the Government has taken to improve the business community's capacity to cope with competition when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) begins operations late this year.
Retail, service sectors post encouraging growth in Q1
The total retail sales and service revenue earned in the first quarter this year was VND790.8 trillion (US$37.13 billion), according to data from the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Indian firm to build Mekong power plant
The Tata Power Group from India has proposed to invest in the Long Phu 3 thermal power plant in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang.
Thai imports to grow in local car market
Cars made in Thailand are expected to flood Viet Nam in the future as their sales have been increasing in the domestic market in recent times, reports online news vietnamnet.vn.
World Bank to help back power grid
The Ministry of Finance has authorised the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) to on-lend US$500 million for improving the power grid in key economic regions.
Can Tho City seeks Japanese investment
Officials in Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho have asked Japanese invest-ors to fund seven local projects.
Tech stocks contribute 48 per cent to VF4 profit
The Vietnam Blue-chip Investment Fund (VF4) reported a total profit of VND67 billion (US$3.1 million) last year, lifting its net asset value (NAV) to nearly VND8,977 ($0.42) per fund certificate by the year's end.
Retailers launch eco-friendly services
Many supermarkets nationwide have collected used batteries, offered reusable bags and cut prices on energy-savings devices in response to the Earth Hour event scheduled from 8:30pm-9:30pm tonight.
Salt producers count their losses
Salt producers count their losses

Salt producers in coastal Mekong Delta provinces have incurred losses since salt prices have gone plummeted in the past month.

PPP decree to attract investment
PPP decree to attract investment

The Tendering Management Department under the Ministry of Planning and Investment introduced a decree, governing private-public-partnership (PPP) projects in Viet Nam yesterday, at a meeting in Ha Noi.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.