Important trade pacts to be signed in 2015
Free trade agreements (FTAs) between Viet Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the European Union (EU) will be signed in 2015.
Skilled workforce key to development
Viet Nam will not retain the advantage of cheap labour costs and target developing a high quality and professional workforce, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Tuan Anh, said.
Viet Nam, France announce plans to remove trade barriers
Viet Nam and France have agreed on the necessity to remove trade barriers in market approaches through bilateral dialogue, including Viet Nam lifting a ban on French beef.
The management board of the Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) announced its plan to merge with the Mekong Housing Bank (MHB) at a shareholders meeting on April 17.
Investment and partnership opportunities between Vietnamese and Finnish businesses, particularly in education, IT and telecommunications, were presented at a workshop held in Ha Noi yesterday.
Commercial housing projects and new urban areas in the capital city of Ha Noi will be monitored, with a focus on infrastructure construction, following instructions from the municipal People's Committee.
VN-Index flat as blue chips slide
The VN-Index closed almost flat at 568.32 points by the end of yesterday's session, erasing early gains. This was caused by unexpected declines of several large-cap shares.
MPC mulls issuing non-convertible bonds to raise more working capital
Minh Phu Seafood Corporation JSC (MPC) may decide to issue 2,500 non-convertible bonds for periods of three years or more at the annual shareholders meeting on April 18.
After suffering losses for the last three years and allowing accumulated losses to exceed chartered capital, 15 companies listed on the Ha Noi Stock Exchange (HNX) will be delisted, said Nguyen Vu Quang Trung, HNX's deputy director general.
The Viet Nam Joint Stock Commercial Bank of Industry and Trade (VietinBank) signed a US$100-million syndicated loan agreement arranged by the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) on Thursday.
A business incubation model was established in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Soc Trang on Wednesday.
Experts remain divided on devaluing the dong
Experts remain divided on devaluing the dong

At the close on Thursday, April 9, Vietcombank listed the dollar exchange rate at VND21,630, around VND10 higher than on Wednesday.

Farmers struggle to sell enough produce
Farmers struggle to sell enough produce

The oversupply of agricultural products has forced farmers to sell rice too cheaply, especially those who wait for many weeks at the border gates to export their produce to China. As a result, farmers and traders have not earned any profit and their agricultural products have been damaged.

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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.