Garments, footwear on export high
Textile and garment industries, as well as leather and footwear, recorded high growth in production and exports during the first five months of this year.
Can Tho hosts local goods fair
Around 130 businesses are displaying goods at a Vietnamese high-quality products fair that will end on Sunday in Can Tho City.
Insurance triples average GDP growth
The insurance market's turnover at the end of last year accounted for 2.44 per cent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP), meeting the national strategy's target.
PetroVietnam wins dispute over tax
Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group, better known as PetroVietnam, announced it had won a major tax incentive dispute over a production-sharing contract for a Vietnamese offshore oil concession.
HCM City seeks Japanese partners
Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and Japan's Saitama Prefecture had a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday to seek opportunities to boost partnerships and economic connections.
FTAs demand trade rule awareness
The need for businesses to learn the import and export regulations in different markets has only become more important as Viet Nam signs a slew of free trade agreements (FTAs), experts say.
Govt cuts loan rates to support needy people
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed a decision to lower lending rates for needy households, policy beneficiaries, and students seeking loans at Viet Nam Bank for Social Policies (VBSP).
Shares drop at close of session
Shares lost gains at the end of yesterday's session, pulled down by selling pressure in the afternoon.
Dutch shipbuilder eyes 49% stake in Ha Long shipyard
Well-known shipbuilding firm Damen of the Netherlands is expected to buy a 49 per cent stake in the Ha Long shipbuilding company, the Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (SBIC) said.
Foreign investors who ignore regulations may face penalties
There are many legal consequences associated with the omission of the establishment of investment projects while receiving foreign members/shareholders
Pacific deal may add 30% to GDP
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is expected to add 30 per cent to Viet Nam's GDP over the next 10 years, the US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs said at a press briefing held in HCM City last week.
Private interest in State firms
Private interest in State firms

After several years of sluggishness, the Government's State-owned enterprises (SOEs) restructure programme regained speed early last year, with plans in place to complete equitisation of 432 SOEs in 2014 and 2015.

Drastic banking restructuring in progress
Drastic banking restructuring in progress

The implementation of the project, ‘Restructuring the system of credit institutions in 2011-15' has entered its final year.


VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.