‘Cement should be top export'
Viet Nam should have a long-term strategy to make cement a large-scale and high-value export product to give a boost to the country's export revenue, said Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam.
Me Linh District plans to become a green urban hub
The Ha Noi Department of Planning and Architecture yesterday unveiled a 15-year (2016-2030) development master plan for Me Linh District with a total investment of VND220 trillion (US$10.37 billion).
CPI rises slightly in major cities
The consumer price indices (CPIs) increased modestly in the country's two largest cities in April, according to the statistics departments in Ha Noi and HCM City.
Trade deficit $3.1b as imports increase 18.9%
The country's total export and import turnover reached US$88.4 billion by April 15, a year-on-year increase of 13.9 per cent, according to the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.
VN railways sector opens up
A logistics centre and container depot at Ha Noi's Yen Vien station, planned to be built in the second quarter, is set to become the first private investment in the railways in Viet Nam.
Govt tries to pull documents in line
This week, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung instructed ministries, agencies, as well as municipal and provincial administrations, to stop issuing any documents on conditional business lines or business conditions.
Decree allows property as REIT capital
Following a recent draft amendment to a Decree, investors might be allowed to contribute capital to a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the form of property assets, besides cash.
Market slumps on weak info
Blue chips were unable to pull the markets up due to a lack of market information and weakened capital flows.
SSC, GIZ to develop green capital market
The State Securities Commission (SSC) and the German Federal Enterprises for International Co-operation, better known as GIZ, will collaborate to develop a green capital market.
Japanese-invested factory produces handheld tools
The Japanese-invested Tone Vietnam Co started operations at its new factory producing handheld tools in Nhon Trach 3 Industrial Park in a district of the same name on Wednesday.
Bac Lieu earns $100m from shrimp export
The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bac Lieu this month exported 2,700 tonnes of frozen shrimp worth US$32 million, local authorities have said.
VN needs only five big banks
VN needs only five big banks

Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.

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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.