FDI disbursement rises by 7.6% in 12 months
The disbursement of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Viet Nam stood at US$8.5 billion in the past eight months, a year-on-year rise of 7.6 per cent.
VN runs trade deficit of $3.6b
Viet Nam's trade deficit rose by around US$200 million in August to stand at $3.6 billion in the first eight months of this year, according to the latest update of the General Statistics Office.
PM asks ACV to invest in Long Thanh Airport
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Airport Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) to be investor of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern Dong Nai Province.
Firms fined for gambling spam
Six companies have been fined a total of VND535 million (US$23,732) for sending spam messages promoting gambling and providing illegal digital services.
SBV assurance calms foreign exchange fears
After hovering at the ceiling rate set by the State Bank of Viet Nam for three days, the dollar pulled back a little yesterday after the central bank promised no more devaluation is in the offing, with almost all banks reducing their selling rate by VND25-35.
Int'l arrivals on the rise
International visitors to Viet Nam in August reached an estimated 665,000, surging 12 per cent against last month and 7.5 per cent against the same period last year, data from the General Statistics Office (GSO) revealed.
Viet Nam shares rise for third day
Vietnamese shares extended gains for a third day yesterday, fueled by a sharp rebound of banks and energy companies, as well as a strong recovery in Asian and US markets.
Seaprodex to sell stake in Proconco
Viet Nam National Seaproducts Corporation (Seaprodex) has approved a plan to sell all its stake in the Vietnamese-French Cattle Feed Joint Stock Company, better known as Proconco.
Companies need help to compete internationally
Viet Nam's Government needs to help local companies improve their competitiveness on global markets, experts said at the Autumn Economic Forum 2015 yesterday.
Mekong bridge cuts travel time
The My Loi bridge linking the two southern provinces of Long An and Tien Giang, which opens to traffic tomorrow (Saturday), will reduce the distance to the latter province from HCM City to 25km, or just a fourth of the current distance.
VN to boost competitive power market
The competitive power generation market would become operational expeditiously by 2018, together with the pilot implementation of competitive wholesale power market.
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes
Viet kieu, foreigners invest in homes

The changes to the housing law allowing foreigners and Viet kieu (overseas Vietnamese) to buy houses in Viet Nam (from July 1) has had an impact on the housing market.

ICT companies call for level playing field
ICT companies call for level playing field

Viet Nam is currently one of the world's biggest exporters of electronics and ICT products, but the electronics supporting industry is mainly driven by foreign businesses.

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Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA Mental disorders affect 10% of Viet Nam's population: MoLISA

Nearly 9 million people in Viet Nam, or 10 per cent of the population, suffer from mental disorders, including 2.5 per cent with serious mental illnesses under social protection.