Support industries crucial to development
Support industries have played a key role in the industrialisation and modernisation of Viet Nam, a developing country.
SBV battles to control bad debts
Total funds provided to cover any risk reached VND77.3 trillion (US$3.6 billion) by the end of June, up 10.9 per cent over the 2013-end figure. If the funds are put to use, the entire bad debt ratio will fall to 2.2 per cent.
Future bright for VN air travel sector
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is predicting that Viet Nam will become the world's seventh fastest-growing market for international passengers, with a 6.9 per cent growth rate.
Domain names hit 1m in VN
The Viet Nam Internet Network Information Centre (VNNIC) celebrated the registration of the one millionth domain name written in Vietnamese on Monday.
Thai firms seeking new opportunities
Bilateral trade between Viet Nam and Thailand is expected to increase by 20 per cent per year to reach US$15 billion by 2020, according to Nguyen Van Tuan, head of the International Relations Department of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in HCM City (VCCI).
VN share markets end mixed
The VN-Index in HCM City fell by 0.05 per cent to 628.77 points even as the HNX-Index in the capital city increased by 0.23 per cent to 85.89 points.
Government bond transactions near $1b
The total value of State treasury bill transactions have reached nearly VND21 trillion (US$1 billion), the Ha Noi Stock Exchange has reported.
Hai Phong greenlights two FDI projects
The management board of the Hai Phong economic zone has granted licences for two foreign direct investment (FDI) projects.
City high-tech park to be expanded
HCM City's Agricultural High-Tech Park (AHTP) will expand by nearly 400ha by 2020, the park's management board said during its 10th anniversary celebration on Tuesday.
Korean insurer to open branch in capital
The Ministry of Finance has issued a licence to Seoul Guarantee Insurance to open a branch in Ha Noi.
More industrial parks licensed in HCM City
The HCM City Export Processing Zones Authority has issued licences for two new industrial parks in the city.
Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market
Thai firm snaps up Metro, eyes VN market

Thailand's Beri Juker Public Co. Ltd (BJC) signed a deal earlier this month to buy the Viet Nam operations of Germany wholesaler Metro for US$876 million.

Car industry in need of overhaul
Car industry in need of overhaul

Mechanical engineering is the key to the growth of Viet Nam's underdeveloped car industry, which is plagued by too many small operators, limited production of sophisticated components and a low localisation rate.

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.