Banks use profits for risk provision
Large-sized commercial banks had to set aside nearly half of their profits for credit risk provision in the first months of the year.
Thang Long Group Joint Stock Company (Thang Long Group) yesterday announced Tasco Joint Stock Company (Tasco) would become the company's largest investor.
Deputy PM upset at fall in farm exports
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has urged ministries and relevant sectors to find solutions to overcome difficulties in exporting agriculture, forestry, and fisheries products and promote them.
The HCM City People's Committee has instructed the Department of Transport to consider a proposal to upgrade a section of the National Highway No 1 A between the Tan Kien Intersection in Binh Chanh District and the Long An Province border.
CPI keeps rising throughout Viet Nam
The consumer price index (CPI) for May showed continued growth in Ha Noi and HCM City, reported the cities' statistics offices.
Lam Dong eyes high-tech farming
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has the potential to attract more foreign investment in hi-tech agriculture due to its climate, land and proximity to the southern economic region.
Russia to increase investment as co-operation with VN grows
The Chief Representative of the Russian Trade Office in Viet Nam, Maxim Golikov, suggested that Russia and Viet Nam expand cooperation in trade and investment as well as implement policies to gain sustainability in trade turnover.
Firms urged to advertise salary range
Recruitment of new employees should be done in a transparent manner, with salary ranges advertised clearly for positions, speakers said at a meeting held in HCM City on Wednesday.
IT businesses struggle to keep up with ever-changing policies
HCM City-based information technology companies complained about arbitrary changes in regulations that caused them huge losses to officials from the Ministry of Information and Communications and local authorities at a meeting on Wednesday and demanded better protection from official capriciousness.
Confidence up among local consumers
The consumer confidence index in Viet Nam increased by six points to 112 points during the last quarter, according to Nielsen's reort for the first quarter of 2015 released on May 20.
Strong investment pushes shares up
Increased buying power yesterday afternoon kept shares buoyant at the end of the session. The markets extended gains for the second day after seeing the biggest daily growth in many months on Wednesday.
The ups and downs of devaluing the dong
The ups and downs of devaluing the dong

On May 7 the State Bank of Viet Nam decided to weaken the dong by 1 per cent, reducing its daily reference rate against the US dollar from VND21,458 to VND21,673, the second devaluation this year.

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.

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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.