Seafood exports reach $7.9b in 2014
Viet Nam will reach US$7.9 billion in the value of seafood exports for 2014 due to high growth in key products.
Energy sector pulls shares down
Stock indexes tumbled last week, following concerns about oil prices on the global market. However, the highlight was that bottom-fishing made a come back as oil and gas shares rebounded.
Cap lowered on economy class airfares
The Finance Ministry has issued a decision that lowers the current cap on domestic economy class airfares to VND4,250 per passenger per kilometre from the current VND5,000 ($23 cents) from January 1, 2015.
VN firms need to seize IT innovations
More than 130 ICT foreign and local specialists gathered for a seminar late last week at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park to discuss IT innovations in computing issues on quality and service based on the SMAC.
Mobile devices market set for holiday pickings
Most mobile device agents and stores in HCM City expect to achieve high turnover in December and in early 2015, thanks to several holidays and festivals, according to market observers.
HCM City posts 94% FDI surge
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into HCM City as of December 15 has reached US$3.21 billion, an increase of 94 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to figures from HCM City Department of Planning and Investment.
BIDV, Hiroshima Shinkin ink MoU
The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Japan's bank Hiroshima Shinkin to support Japanese businesses operating in Viet Nam.
Service industry lures Japanese firms
There is a growing tendency to seek investment opportunities in the service industries in Viet Nam among Japanese companies, according to a speaker at a workshop in HCM City last week.
Old technology obstructing coal production plans: official
The coal industry must invest VND18-19 trillion (US$857-$904 million) to complete production on schedule, according to Nguyen Van Bien, Deputy General Director of the Viet Nam National Coal-Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin).
VN cashew exports approach new high
Viet Nam expects to gain US$2 billion from cashew exports this year, according to the Viet Nam Cashew Association (Vinacas).
Low inflation leaves room for interest rate cuts
Inflation is expected to dip lower next year, which could give the central bank room to cutback loan interest rates, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
FDI info system launched
FDI info system launched

Director o the Ministry ofPlanning and Investment's Foreign Investment Agency Do Nhat Hoang spoke to Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper about how the new national information system for foreign investment would benefit investors.


HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce 1    HCM City struggles to control influx of substandard produce

High demand for farm produce and the sheer variety of ways in which it is brought into HCM City from other localities makes quality control a very difficult task, officials say.

Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous Hoi An hosts silken rendezvous

Top craftsmen and women from seven silk villages in Viet Nam will participate in the Viet Nam Silk Culture Day at Hoi An city's Silk Village centre on December 28.

Local art smashes auction record Local art smashes auction record

Days after noted Vietnamese artist Le Pho's View from the Hilltop set a new auction record, art collector Nguyen Minh still has a lingering feeling of regret.

Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners 3    Long Bien Bridge preservation divides planners

Architecture and cultural managers discussed Long Bien Bridge's future at a seminar held on Wednesday in Ha Noi.

Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis Malaysia crush VN in AFF semis

Viet Nam suffered a nightmare yesterday at My Dinh Stadium in Ha Noi as they were knocked out of the ASEAN Football Federation-Suzuki Cup.