Ministries monitor local fuel prices
The ministries of industry and trade, and finance on Tuesday released a document requiring key fuel dealers to keep retail prices of fuel stable.
Ministry plans to sell operation rights to int'l airports
The pilot scheme to sell the operation rights of Phu Quoc International Airport should be speeded up this year, the Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang has said.
Ministry cuts cost of int'l airport project
Transport Minister Dinh La Thang yesterday said his ministry expected Long Thanh International Airport to cost around US$15.8 billion, drawn from the State budget and outside sources.
Expressways on 2020 checklist
Viet Nam had set a target of building 2,500km of expressways by 2020, Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang told a meeting in the capital on Wednesday.
Tolls collected on wrong road
It may seem self-evident that a toll station should collect money on the road it's financing. But that isn't what's happening on the highway to Noi Bai Airport.
Construction material market grows
With a wide range of models, good quality and reasonable prices, locally made construction materials like tiles and ashlar bricks are increasingly capturing the domestic market, according to traders.
Banks pocket profits from personal loans
Hoang Ngoc Hoa in HCM City's Tan Binh District needed money to buy a new house so she used the overdraft service of a commercial bank near her home, using her bank card to access a loan.
Brokers raise property prices on back of new framework
Although the new land price framework in HCM City has only recently taken effect, some brokers have taken advantage of the change to increase property prices, according to Thoi bao kinh te Sai Gon (Sai Gon Economic Times) newspaper.
Farmers profit from mai tree service
Services to take care of mai (ochna) trees after Tet have increased in HCM City, particularly among families that have little time to look after the valuable plants.
Construction begins at Phu Ha IZ
Construction started on the first phase of the Phu Ha Industrial Zone yesterday in the northern province of Phu Tho.
Private firms race to take over State-owned enterprises
Major Vietnamese business people have geared up to take over State-owned enterprises, which were recently equitised, in the role of strategic partners.
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015
Businesses hope for State reforms in 2015

The local business community in Viet Nam is hoping that this will be breakthrough year in terms of reforming economic institutions and administrative procedures.

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Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises Wild peach branches disappear as demand rises

It's hard to find ancient wild peach branches on sale in the northern mountainous province of Son La, due to their overexploitation by the local people.

Flower Road to be opened today Flower Road to be opened today

The Flower Road in HCM City's Ham Nghi Street will be opened to the public at 7pm today. Viet Nam News photographer Van Dat presents different images of the Flower Road, as seen through his lens.

Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist Vietnamese consumer confidence "largely intact": Economist

Vietnamese consumers started 2015 with their confidence broadly unchanged after a tumultuous 2014, ANZ Bank Economist Glenn Maguire said in a recent report.

Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances Viet Nam ranks 10th worldwide in remittances

Viet Nam was among the top 10 countries in the world with the largest amount of remittances from abroad last year, with around US$12 billion, according to the Western Union company, which handles money transfers worldwide.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.