Firms urged to help fight smuggling
Businesses and producers should provide comprehensive product information to prevent the illegal trade in counterfeit goods, as it is difficult to differentiate genuine from fake items.
Farmers to get preferential loans
The State Bank of Viet Nam approved the addition of 19 projects to a pilot programme that offers preferential loans for agricultural development.
Jetstar Pacific posts losses of $122m in past five years
Jetstar Pacific Airlines (JPA) accumulated losses of VND2,564 billion (US$122.1 million) during the 2008-2013 period, the latest financial report of Viet Nam Airlines Corporation, JPA's mother company, revealed.
German firms to look at local market during Asia-Pacific meet
A meeting of leading German companies in Viet Nam will be an opportunity to promote trade and investment between Viet Nam and Germany, and other European Union countries, said experts.
Big banks should get involved with M&As
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) within the Vietnamese banking industry have contributed to the sector's restructuring in recent years, but experts are suggesting that big banks get involved in the process.
Russian firms seek to boost tech co-operation
Russian companies wanted to develop further co-operation with Viet Nam in the field of new technologies, a sector with great potential for both sides.
Local farm produce on display in France
A range of Vietnamese agricultural products, including fruits, vegetables and rice, are on show here at the Global International Food Products Exhibition (SIAL Paris 2014) from October 19 to 23.
Japanese SMEs keen on VN, expect better business climate
Many Japanese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) find Viet Nam a prime destination for business in Southeast Asia due to the country's stable political environment and vast economic potential.
VN stock markets end mixed
Share prices rallied at the HCM City Stock Exchange but continued to decline at the Ha Noi Stock Exchange yesterday.
Deputy PM approves plan to equitise Seaprodex
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh has signed Decision No. 1880/QD-TTg, approving a plan to privatise the Viet Nam National Seaproducts Corporation (Seaprodex).
Delta to benefit from transport links
The Mekong Delta area could increase its annual export value from the current US$10 billion to $18 billion within the next three to five years if linkages between the provinces were improved, Dang Huy Dong, deputy minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, has said.
Lawmakers worried about new airport cost
Lawmakers worried about new airport cost

National Assembly members have voiced concern over the large investment required for building a new international airport in Dong Nai Province near HCM City.

Competitive days ahead for retail sector
Competitive days ahead for retail sector

Viet Nam will be opening its retail market in 2015 in line with its commitments to the World Trade Organisation.

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Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading 1    Tan Son Nhat Airport on verge of overloading

HCM City's Tan Son Nhat Airport will be stretched beyond capacity in the next two years, making construction of the new Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai Province more urgent than ever, experts warn.

BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment BIDV teams up with Japanese banks to facilitate investment

The Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two Japanese banks, namely Minato Bank and the Bank of Yokohama (BOY).

Capital to host biotechnology fair Capital to host biotechnology fair

A three-day fair on technology and biological equipment will take place in the capital on October 21 organised by the National Agency for Science and Information Technology.

Rhino horn demand falls after campaign Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

My Lai survivor writes book My Lai survivor writes book

Pham Thanh Cong, 57, was one of only a dozen survivors of 1968's infamous My Lai massacre. More than four decades later, he has written a book about the mass murder, in which American soldiers killed 504 unarmed civilians.